Jesse (Talks about the similarities between Finn's and LaChiusa's songs): Bill is peanut butter and Michael John is jam...or at least banana, (as he compares them) Surprisingly, they complement each other very well in this show. I joke that I'm singing the music of William Finn and Michal John LaChiusa because they put me in their shows, but in addition to that, I've chosen their music because I think they are two of the best musicians working in musical theatre right now. I feel very connected with their lyrics. They write for actors who sing. They don't write phrases that repeat over and over in which you have to make vocally exciting. They are rooted in a very real, organic place with their music and it is just so easy to sing. They also are both wickedly funny people and I think that is apparent in their music.