Season 3: Episode 8: Brandon Victor Dixon Interview: MacGyver The Musical + Backstage Broadway Stories

In This Episode

Broadway Actor Brandon Victor Dixon discusses being part of the world premiere recording of MacGyver The Musical in this interview with Adam Rothenberg, host of the entertainment website Call Me Adam.

Based upon the 80s TV Show MacGyver, MacGyver The Musical’s cast recording will be released on January 27, 2023 on Broadway Records.

In this interview we discuss:

  • The backstory to how Brandon got involved with the recording of MacGyver The Musical
  • How Brandon prepared for this role
  • How Brandon “MacGyvered” his way back onto various Broadway stages
  • The boundaries Brandon puts up when he is in a show or working on a project
  • We wrap things up with some Rapid Fire Questions

More on Brandon Victor Dixon:

Brandon Victor Dixon is an American actor, singer and theatrical producer. As a musical theatre actor, he is known for Tony Award-nominated Broadway performances as Harpo in the 2005 musical The Color Purple and Eubie Blake in Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed (2016). He originated both roles, as well as the leading role of Berry Gordy Jr. in Motown: The Musical (2013) on Broadway, which earned a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. In 2016, Dixon assumed the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway company of Hamilton. Off-Broadway as well as in London’s West End, Dixon played the role of Hayward Patterson in The Scottsboro Boys and was nominated for a 2014 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.

As a producer, Dixon’s credits include Broadway revivals of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Of Mice and Men (2014); the former won the 2014 Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for best revival of a musical. In 2018, Dixon portrayed Judas Iscariot in NBC’s live concert version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, for which he received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.

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Special Thanks:

Theme Song by Bobby Cronin

Podcast Logo by Liam O’Donnell

Edited by Adam Rothenberg

Outro Music Underscore by CueTique

P.S. This interview was originally presented as a video interview. Watch it on Call Me Adam’s YouTube Page

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