After stage managing several productions with a college student theater group, his opera stage management career began at the Opera Theatre of the Curtis Institute of Music with productions of works by Debussy, Mozart, Puccini, and R. Strauss. The following year, with the Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Theatre, it continued with productions of works from the standard repertoire by Bellini, Donizetti, Massenet, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, and Verdi. The repertory also included works by Britten, D’Albert, Davies, Handel, Menotti, Musgrave, Pasatieri, Poulenc and Weill. With the Opera Company of Philadelphia (now Opera Philadelphia) the repertoire included in addition to standard works, those by Berlioz, Bizet, Boito, Gounod, Janacek, Mussorgsky, Offenbach, J. Strauss, and Tchaikovsky. Several productions, including the Verdi Requiem with Luciano Pavarotti (in the Spectrum arena), were telecast by PBS. Productions with other companies, Opera Delaware, Opera Ebony, and The Pennsylvania Opera Theater, included among others Aida, Trovatore, Beggar’s Opera, Cenerentola, Porgy and Bess, and Figaro. His careers became New York-based, after a decade of stage managing more than 100 opera productions, with an appointment to the Faculty of the New York University Libraries, Working with AOP (the American Opera Project) changed the focus of stage managing from standard repertoire to new works in development, with workshops leading to premieres of Heart of Darkness, Séance on a Wet Afternoon, Before Night Falls, Darkling, Tone Test, Paul’s Case, Scarlet Ibis, Summer King, Lost Childhood, Semmelweis, Three Way, Ashes and Snow, and Echo Drift. The stage management of world premieres include Harriet Tubman, Out cold, Romulus, This is the rill speaking, Patience and Sarah, Six. Twenty. Outrageous! and As One (“the most produced new opera in North America”). Although now retired from the NYU faculty, he continues as AOP’s Resident Production Stage Manager, Board member, and an active member of the Stage Managers’ Association.