- The Boulder Daily Camera


he greatest influences on my work and career have been the great French actor, teacher and director Michel Saint-Denis, Greek-American theater and film director Elia Kazan, director-designer Vincente Minnelli and director-choreographer Bob Fosse. Men who excelled in more than one art form… But when asked, as I often am, where I got my “flair for the dramatic” (being raised the ninth of nine children in a mostly Lebanese and Irish and Catholic household) I usually respond: “At the dinner table.”