Doug made his professional stage debut at the age of nine as Tiny Tim and Young Scrooge in the Huntington Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, starring Paul Benedict (TV’s The Jeffersons), at the Wilbur Theatre. Since then he has portrayed, among others, Mr. Calhoun in Breath & Imagination (The Lyric Stage Company of Boston and The Front Porch Arts Collective), El Gallo in The Fantasticks (Flyleaf Theater), Wayne Frake in State Fair (Weston Friendly Society), Charles Clarke in Titanic: The Musical (Woodland Theatre), Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof (Woodland Theatre), Chick Clark in Wonderful Town (RMT), and Max in Ken Urban’s A Future Perfect (Flyleaf Theater). He performed in the Acts From The Heart production of Suddenly On Christmas Eve in which he played the leading role of James. He is a proud member of AEA.
Doug has a diverse background in music as well. His conducting studies began at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. He received his B.A. in Music from Eastern Nazarene College, and then became an assistant to Boston area Maestro Yoichi Udagawa the following year. He made his conducting debut with the Quincy Symphony and Melrose Symphony Orchestras, and earned a fellowship to the prestigious Conductors Institute of South Carolina. Doug holds a Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting from Bard College Conservatory of Music in New York where he studied under the tutelage of Maestros Harold Farberman and Leon Botstein of the American Symphony Orchestra. He works as a freelance conductor for symphonic orchestras, choral ensembles, and musical theatre in Boston and New York, and is a guest conductor at the Boston Civic Symphony, the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and South Shore Theatre Works. He has composed numerous scores for instrumental ensembles and for short independent films. Berkshire Storms, for orchestra, dedicated to the awesome and unpredictable weather patterns of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, is published by ECS Music Publishing.