My esteem for the great Broadway songwriters has only deepened over the years. Their enduring, rich legacy of quintessentially American music has certainly influenced my music during my entire career, especially in the creation of what I hope to have been elegant and gracious lines for those singing my works. Where Have the Actors Gone, my contribution to the genre of theater/cabaret songs, tells of the end of a love relationship through an allegorical tale of actors bringing their play to a close and parting ways. It was first introduced by jazz vocalist Sunny Wilkinson at the Improv Theater in Los Angeles and later recorded by Sunny with keyboard artist Shelly Berg on Lauridsen - Northwest Journey (RCM 12001).