I Could Use a Drink: Songs of Drew Gasparini / Various
Recorded prior to his debut as a composer on NBC's Smash, Drew Gasparini headed into the studio for the first time to record 17 songs. Named one of Playbill's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know, Gasparini's work has been covered prolifically, and earned the respect of composers and performers alike. Featuring crowd favorites from Joes Pub, NYMF, and the Kennedy Center; the album is an eclectic mix of semi-autobiographical numbers (both poignant and hilarious) and progressive contemporary music theater. Musically produced by the highly sought after Charlie Rosen (13, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, One Man Two Guvnors). Gasparini's works are sounding as strong and as gutsy as ever. Joining Wyse on the album are Gabe Violett (Spring Awakening), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Lindsay Mendez (Godspell, Dogfight), Alex Brightman (Wicked, Big Fish), Andrew Kober (Hair), Jennifer Damiano, Jeremy Jordan, Caissie Levy, Kacie Sheik (Hair), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening), Justin Guarini, Nick Blaemire (Godspell), Mykal Kilgore (Book of Mormon), Rachel Potter (Evita), Ben Crawford (Shrek, Big Fish), Drew Weston (Mary Poppins), Tim Ehrlich (Rent nat'l tour), Drew Gasparini, Kasie Gasparini and Chloe Gasparini. In fact, the recording had been such a collaborative process that sessions were held in New York City, San Francisco and Melbourne, Australia.