Currently, I am the music booking manager for the South Bend Chocolate Cafe and the historic Tippecanoe Place Restaurant.
Credits include working with some of the best in the business, including: Alexandra Billings co-star of Amazon's Prime Time award wining show "Transparent;" Tony Award winners Donna McKechnie, Alice Ripley and Hinton Battle; Broadway/Cabaret Star Karen Mason; pianist/singer Audrey Morris; Award winning writer/lyricist/author Stephen Cole; Dance music artists Linda Clifford, Suzanne Palmer; author/songwriter Michael Colby; Jazz singers Martha Lorin and Spider Saloff, Cabaret chanteuse Denise Tomasello, indie rock group The Ember Jar, saxophonist Danny Lerman, Tom Michael and Beckie Menzie and Liza's best pal, Billy Stritch, to name a few.
SouthBend shows produced/created have appeared at The South Bend Civic Theater, St. Mary's O'Laughlin Theater, Four Flags Hotel in Niles, The Morris Performing Arts Center, Palais Royale, Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, MI, South Bend Museum of Art, Firehouse Theater, Trio's Jazz Club, Century Center/Bendix Theater and several events during the first Best Week Ever this past May.
Nationally produced/created shows have appeared at: Weill Hall @ Carnegie Hall, 88's, Don't Tell Mama, Danny's Skylight Room, Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea and the Metropolitan Room in NY; Apollo Theater, Mercury Theater, Bailiwick Theater, Stage 773, Steppenwolf Theater and Royal George Theater in Chicago; the Gay and Lesbian Theater Center, Scared Fools Theater, Avery Schreiber Theater and The Gardenia in LA.
In addition, my talents as a writer have been read/seen in monthly entertainment magazines including Jam Sessions and Cabaret Scenes. As a promotions manager and press agent, I have procured interviews and press coverage for clients in major magazines, including All About Barbra, The Advocate, Windy City Times, South Bend Tribune, Fox TV, ABC TV, "That's Kentertainment," Herald Palladium, WNIT's Open Studio, Call Me Adam, the Peter Filichia column, Abbe Sparks Media Group, Live @ the Heartland Cafe, Wpat930am, Wbai-fm Radio, Music Connection, New York Post Liz Smith's column, CBS' BIll Zwecker's column, Billboard, Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun Times.
My business relationship with the award winning producer/writer/publicist/humanitarian Lynn Orman Weiss is over 30 years old. We have worked together, whether producing or working publicity/promotions, on many a project. It has been a blessing.(https://www.facebook.com/ormanmusicmedia/#)
I am blessed to be an award winning ASCAP lyricist, and have been featured in Windy City Times, Gay Life, Cabaret Scenes, South Bend Tribune, Gay Chicago, WGN radio, Windy City Times radio, WSBT radio, Chicago Tribune and profiled in the Chicago Reader on my life in the Cabaret World, written by Richard Knight.
"Ralph is one of the most astute producers of cabaret and theater projects I have worked with. His eye for talent - especially emerging talent - is remarkable, and his productions are always marked with high-energy excellence."