Marilu Henner is a star of television, film, and the Great White Way. On Broadway, she has appeared in Over Here!, Pal Joey, Social Security, Chicago, and most recently, Gettin’ the Band Back Together. She was also part of the National Tour casts of Grease and Annie Get Your Gun. She began her film career in 1977 with “Between the Lines,” and has since appeared in “Cannonball Run II,” “Johnny Dangerously,” “L.A. Story,” and “Noises Off” among many others. She has also appeared in TV shows such as “Evening Shade,” “Batman: The Animated Series,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Most notably she starred in the classic 80’s tv series “Taxi.”
Our guest today is Nicole Henry, Soul Train Award winner who has been described as “….a paragon of perfection… the vocal love child of Whitney Houston and Sarah Vaughan.” She has performed in more than 30 music festivals worldwide and in some of the world’s most famous venues.
Joining us today are Matt Dahan & Kelly Lynne D’Angelo, writers of the emotional and explosive pop-rock musical Starry, about brothers Vincent and Theo van Gogh.
Today’s guests are longtime friend of the club Alice Ripley and her frequent collaborator Christopher Schelling. Alice, who has been hailed by The New York Times as “simply astonishing,” is a consummate Broadway star, a versatile film and TV actor, and a distinguished singer-songwriter. She earned her first Tony Award nomination in 1997 with her brilliant work in the legendary Side Show, before winning the 2009 Tony Award for “Best Actress in a Musical ” for her performance as Diana Goodman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal. She has also originated roles in such Broadway productions as The Who’s Tommy, Sunset Boulevard, and, most recently, American Psycho.
Our guest today made his Broadway debut at the age of 16 in the title role in Dear Evan Hansen. He was the winner of the Best Actor Award at the 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Awards (known more commonly as the Jimmy Awards).
For this special live taping of the Feinstein’s/54 Below Podcast at BroadwayCon 2020, we were joined by Broadway favorites Jelani Remy and Amanda Jane Cooper.