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Cruise Ships

Azure Seas
Rotterdam
Fairwind
Crystal Harmony
Star Princess
Pacific Princess
Royal Princess
Crown Princess
Westerdam
Noordam
Massdam
Niuew Amsterdam

Show Bands 1985 thru 1995

Broadway Shows

Follies
Elaine Stritch At Liberty
Nine
Fiddler On The Roof
The Light In The Piazza
The Drowsy Chaperone
LoveMusik
Finian’s Rainbow
The Addams Family
Scandalous
Big Fish
Side Show

Broadway Revival of Follies.

Fun Facts

I played a total of 3,237 Broadway shows while living and working in New York. 1998 thru 2015. Thirteen were my own book and I subbed on twenty seven.

In 2006 I was playing and subbing on ten different shows. Three of those were my own books (Fiddler on the Roof, The Light in the Piazza, The Drowsy Chaperone) and the other seven (Chicago, The Color Purple, Spamalot, Three Penny Opera, Lestat, Pajama Game, Mary Poppins) I subbed on.

2011 was my busiest year with 335 performances of The Addams Family, with a total of 586 shows by the time we closed in 2012.

I also subbed on both books (drums, and percussion) for the 2012-2013 revival of Evita, and the 2013-2015 revival of Cinderella.

Broadway Cast Albums

Follies
Elaine Stritch At Liberty
Nine
Fiddler On The Roof
The Light In The Piazza
LoveMusik
Finian’s Rainbow
The Addams Family
Scandalous
Big Fish
Side Show

Also, cast albums for Stephen Sondheim's Road Show, and New York City Center Encores' productions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Pipe Dream.

Played drums on the album, Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein, arranged and conducted by legendary Stephen Sondheim orchestrator, Jonathan Tunick.

Broadway Cast Album of Side Show.

Broadway Subs

Titanic
Jekyll & Hyde
Chicago
The Lion King
Cabaret
Scarlet Pimpernel
Charlie Brown
Fosse
Annie Get Your Gun
The Music Man
The Producers
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Oklahoma
Forty Second Street
The Color Purple
Spamalot
Three Penny Opera
Lestat
Pajama Game
Mary Poppins
Xanadu
Young Frankenstein
South Pacific
Next To Normal
Evita
Cinderella
Matilda

Broadway Cast Album of Big Fish.

How did it come about?

In 2001, I was playing the Broadway Revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at the Belasco Theater, in New York City.

There was a tricky passage where I needed to play a snare drum roll, then a timpani roll, then hit the triangle.

I was using the felt end of a pair of Firth Swizzles to play the snare roll and timp roll and didn't have time to pick up a triangle beater to get to the cue in time. I needed a better solution.

Here's the original version from 2001.

Original

I used wood, some green felt, rubber bushings, and parts of other hardware to put it together,

The triangle arm was made from an old Ludwig shell mounted cymbal holder that was cut down to size, top grounded flat, and two holes drilled for the plastic loops.

To suspend the triangle I was using fishing line that was crimped together.

I used an old LP Jam Block bracket to mount the triangle arm to the body.

I added a piece of red latex tubing to the beater, so it could be seen in a darkened pit.

Current

Body is machined from a solid piece of high density plastic that's both light and durable.

Triangle arm is powder coated for extra durability and can be adjusted to accommodate most triangles.

Custom-designed 5/16" solid body beater, specifically made for the Machine.

Red striking end is made from a custom piece of latex tubing to make it easier to see it in a darkened pit, along with reducing stick attack noise.

Every Miller Machine product is designed and built by Billy Miller.

Photo of Miller Machine Triangle Machine which includes new Solid Body Steel Beater and new Triangle Suspension Mount.

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