BroadwayCon 2020: The Producer’s Perspective 209 – Alex Brightman

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Alex Brightman is an actor and writer, best known for originating the role of Dewey Finn in School of Rock and the title role in Beetlejuice on Broadway, both of which earned him Tony Award nominations for Best Actor in a Musical. Other Broadway credits include Glory Days, Wicked (Boq), Big Fish, and Matilda the Musical (Michael Wormwood). Alex is also a member of the comedy group, The (M)orons, along with fellow Broadway actors/writers Andrew Kober, F. Michael Haynie, and Drew Gasparini. As a writer, Alex is currently developing two new musicals, The Whipping Boy and It’s Kind of a Funny Story with his friend and writing partner, Drew Gasparini.

This episode is a little different than our normal programming . . . this episode was recorded live at BroadwayCon a few weeks ago. Thanks again, Broadway Podcast Network and BroadwayCon, for having The Producer’s Perspective Podcast on the stage to have this conversation.

Haven’t seen Beetlejuice yet? Go check it out at The Winter Garden before it closes. For tickets, click here.

To keep up with Alex’s antics all year long, follow him on Twitter: @ABrightMonster

This week’s #SongwriterOfTheWeek is Sam Salmond! If you enjoyed the outro song in this episode, go on over to or check him out on Instagram @samsalmond.

Enjoy and thank you for coming back to our new season!

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This episode was produced by Mary Dina.


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