As you may have surmised, Show Business has many difficult challenges and obstacles to overcome; I'm proud and blessed to have had the many opportunities I've been given. To have "tread the boards" with so many talented celebrities, has provided a lifetime of learning; not to mention, how much I've learned personally and professionally from my cohorts, in all the various productions we've done.
While writing poetry, screenplays or my novel, "ALEXANDER: Journey Into Light", I have also been able to tap the imagination passed on to me from my late, incredible parents.
My novel and career are dedicated to them for their unconditional love and support. There are Endowment Scholarships in each of their names at Baylor University. There is a third Endowment Scholarship, since passing of my opera singer/teacher/ brother, John Mack Ousley---a dynamic personality and singer; a truly exceptional man. It is with regret and joy that he is welcomed into the loving arms of our parents.
And now, a fourth Ousley Endowment Scholarship, in my name, for Baylor students studying Theatre Arts. As a family, we have always believed in helping develop the talents of the future.
Showcased in SHOWBOAT
Emmy Winner Doris Frankel, and award winning playwrigtht Doris Frankel
Don Perkins and agent, Beverly Anderson in 1776
Michael C. Hall from SIX FEET UNDER , and lately, DEXTER
Eddie Korbich and Joel Higgins preparing for FIELDS OF AMBROSIA
After an Australian opening, CAMELOT staring Richard Harris
Leanne Serrano and Scott Beck in our living room.
Uncle Pumblechook, GREAT EXPECTATIONS with rock singer, Louis Trent
Baptista with Billy Brassea from Broadway's KISS ME KATE
SHOWBOAT National with Eddie Korbich
Brian Stokes Mitchell and myself in Broadway's KISS ME KATE
Here are some more photos, like I promised. These are from a recent production of CANDIDE by The New York City Opera. I made my opera debut in WILLIE STARK with the Houston Grand Opera at the Kennedy Center and later that production was filmed in Houston for PBS distribution.
Subtle entrance as the Ghost of Christmas Present, in CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Denver Center
We villianous Knights with Mordred in CAMELOT. I'm standing upstage center. Where else?