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And the Award Goes To…


Have you ever  dreamed of winning a Tony Award? Did you ever practice your Tony acceptance speech in the bathroom mirror?  Did you grow up watching the Tony Awards every year ? Do you have a collection of Tony Award shows on VHS tape that you refuse to throw out?

This is the podcast for you. Every week actress and podcast host Ilana Levine interviews your favorite Tony Award winners and together they go down memory lane as  guests share intimate and never before shared details about their Tony experience.

You will hear their reactions as they listen to their Tony speech again and feel like you are reliving the experience with them. Tears are shed- laughs are shared and it is a rare glimpse into what it really is to sit in Radio City and hear your name called and all the emotion and relief that comes with that  rare moment where fantasy and reality come together and the thing you have wished for your whole life has just come true and suddenly you have to walk down an aisle and step up on that stage and try to put into words how much this award means to you.

Welcome to “AND THE TONY GOES TO…”

By the end of each episode listeners will feel like THEY  have just won a Tony!

Theme song lyrics and music by Georgia Fumusa. Musical orchestration by Alexander Sage Oyen.

Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

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Ep23 - Joaquina Kalukango (Paradise Square - 2022)

Ep23 – Joaquina Kalukango (Paradise Square – 2022)

Joaquina is best known for playing Nelly O'Brien in the Broadway musical Paradise Square, for which she won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She was also nominated for Best Actress in a Play in 2020 for portraying Kaneisha in Slave Play. In addition to her theatre work, Kalukango ...
Ep22 - Andrea Martin (Pippin - 2013)

Ep22 – Andrea Martin (Pippin – 2013)

Andrea Martin is an actress, singer, and comedian, best known for her work in the television series SCTV and Great News. She has appeared in films such as Black Christmas (1974), Wag the Dog (1997), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), My ...
Ep21 - Julie Taymor (The Lion King - 1998)

Ep21 – Julie Taymor (The Lion King – 1998)

Julie Taymor made history being the first female director to win a Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical. One of the most iconic directors of our generation, Julie is also a writer of theater, opera and film. Her stage adaptation of The Lion King debuted in 1997, and received ...
Ep20 - James Lapine (Passion - 1994)

Ep20 – James Lapine (Passion – 1994)

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim wrote three shows together - Sunday In The Park with George , Into The Woods and Passion. In this episode of And The Award Goes To, Lapine shared what made  working with Sondheim so incredible. He admits that when he first met Sondheim he was relatively ...
Ep19 - Charlotte St. Martin (President of The Broadway League)

Ep19 – Charlotte St. Martin (President of The Broadway League)

“I consider myself the luckiest person in the world because my avocation is my occupation” is how Charlotte St. Martin describes what it means to be President of The Broadway League. When Charlotte St. Martin was in high school she went to see her boyfriend in the King and I and that was ...
Ep18 - Cady Huffman (The Producers - 2001)

Ep18 – Cady Huffman (The Producers – 2001)

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman had just driven across the country to come back east after performing with Dame Edna. She has no agent and wasn’t sure what was next and then she got a phone call from a casting director asking her to do a reading for producers of ...


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