Audition Secrets Hosted by Justin Guarini

Audition Secrets


The audition process can make or break a performer’s progress. Join our host, Broadway veteran Justin Guarini, every week to hear what it takes to stand out from the competition, avoid common mistakes, and unlock the next level of your musical theater career.

Have you ever walked out of an audition room and asked yourself: “I could’ve done so much better, why was that so terrible?”

Justin has too, many times, more than he can remember. So, he started searching for a new way to nail auditions and book more jobs as a performer.

Now, each week, Justin brings you valuable insights from his 17 years of success in the entertainment business, along with exclusive interviews and tips from some of the industry’s biggest stars, directors, creatives, thought leaders and working actors just like you!

The Audition Secrets podcast is your direct line to behind the scenes audition success strategies and insiders, straight from the stages, the audition rooms, and the players to your earbuds.


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Auditions Secrets Ep14 Sierra Boggess

Sierra Boggess Is Ruthlessly Herself

All of us experience anxiety, in life and in our careers, but Sierra Boggess believes that mindset work is half the battle. She and Justin chat about auditioning for Disney, singing the role of Christine Daaé eight times a week, and realizing you aren’t that special ...
Michael Cerveris Does What Terrifies Him

Michael Cerveris Does What Terrifies Him

The stars of Broadway may look like they have it all figured out, but today’s guest knows there isn’t one straightforward path to success in this industry. Michael joins Justin to chat about versatility, the roles that have changed him, and the necessary evil that is auditioning ...
Ilana Levine Stays Curious

Ilana Levine Stays Curious

The atmosphere of auditions can overwhelm us, put us in our heads, and take us out of the scene. Ilana sits down with Justin to discuss her audition anxieties, finding truth in imaginary circumstances, and the best haircut she’s ever gotten ...
Rachel Wright Thinks You Should See A Therapist

Rachel Wright Thinks You Should See A Therapist

Many performers experience anxiety, depression, or both. Justin sits down with licensed psychotherapist Rachel Wright to discuss mental health, being vulnerable, and acting sexy. Rachel Wright is a licensed psychotherapist, educator, speaker, writer, and the co-founder of the Wright Wellness Center ...
Elizabeth Ho is Letting it Go

Elizabeth Ho is Letting it Go

Do auditions give you anxiety? Justin chats with Elizabeth Ho about combating panic by staying grounded, staying present, and channeling Kathy Bates ...
Megan Michaels Wants You to Stay True to Yourself

Megan Michaels Wants You to Stay True to Yourself

Have you ever dreamed of being on American Idol? Justin got his start with the reality juggernaut, so its Executive Producer Megan Michaels stops by to discuss what makes a standout performer and just how easy it is to audition ...


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