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Behind the Awards with Eila Mell & Bruce Gotlieb

Celebrating extreme excellence in theater, film and tv, this podcast takes listeners all over the world on a journey behind the scenes featuring never-before-heard stories from Academy Award winners, Tony Award winners, Golden Globe Award winners, and so much more.

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#26 - Adrienne C. Moore - Award Winning Actress Sentenced to 7 Seasons on Orange is the New Black

#26 - Adrienne C. Moore - Award Winning Actress Sentenced to 7 Seasons on Orange is the New Black

Adrienne C Moore drops by to discuss Orange is the New Black, Theater and the moment she made it as a New York Actress. Eila & Bruce also discuss Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tony win for Best Book of Musical for Hamilton.

47 mins
Jul 24
#25 - Miriam Silverman - The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window Now Reads Tony Winner Miriam Silverman.

#25 - Miriam Silverman - The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window Now Reads Tony Winner Miriam Silverman.

Miriam Silverman chats about Mary Jane, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window and more. Miriam gives us the scoop on upcoming project and what it was like to work with Anne Kauffman and Rachel Brosnahan.

50 mins
Jul 17
#24 - Anna K Jacobs - sinks her Teeth into The Big Apple

#24 - Anna K Jacobs - sinks her Teeth into The Big Apple

Anna K Jacobs takes a cult movie to the stage with Strange Loop’s Michael R Jackson. Campy, horror musical about Vagina dentata had such a successful run at Playwrights Horizons that it is moving to an open ended run at New World Stages.

42 mins
Jul 10
#23 - Sean Allan Krill - has one hand in his pocket and the other one is holding a Grammy

#23 - Sean Allan Krill - has one hand in his pocket and the other one is holding a Grammy

Grammy Winner Sean Alan Krill went Behind the Awards to discuss working with Alanis Morissette in Jagged Little Pill. Sean tells us how he went from play Sam in the tour to his Broadway Debut in Mamma Mia opposite Carolee Carmello.

36 mins
Jul 3
#22 - Yeardley Smith: How a skit on The Tracey Ullman show turned into a 37 Year career as Lisa Simpson

#22 - Yeardley Smith: How a skit on The Tracey Ullman show turned into a 37 Year career as Lisa Simpson

Emmy Winner Yeardley Smith began her career on Broadway as Cynthia Nixon’s understudy in The Real Thing directed by Mike Nichols. She is best know for the voice of Lisa Simpson on the Simpsons, and has also appeared in Herman’s Head, Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory and Mad Men.

48 mins
Jun 26
#21 - Daisy Eagan: The 11 Year Old Tony Winner

#21 - Daisy Eagan: The 11 Year Old Tony Winner

11yr old Tony Winner takes us from The Secret Garden to the The Strange and Unexplained. Daisy Eagan shares the unique experience of being the youngest female winner in Tony history.

45 mins
Jun 21
#20 - Tony Awards 2024 Recap

#20 - Tony Awards 2024 Recap

Our day at the Tony’s from rehearsal to show…and awards recap. Eila & Bruce share what it was like to be at the Tony awards rehearsal as well as the big show. Listen to hear the who, what, where and wow of the biggest day for Broadway.

40 mins
Jun 19
#19 - Rick & Jeff Kuperman: Rumble in the Rain with The Kuperman Brothers

#19 - Rick & Jeff Kuperman: Rumble in the Rain with The Kuperman Brothers

Jeff & Rick Kuperman give us a deep dive on the process of creating the choreography for The Outsiders. They discuss their unique collaborative relationship as brothers and how that helped form the framework for The Outsiders, a show about brothers.

34 mins
Jun 13
#18 - Celia Keenan-Bolger: Takes on a Mother of a Role

#18 - Celia Keenan-Bolger: Takes on a Mother of a Role

Celia discusses working with Jessica Lang and Jim Parsons and having a role created for her in Paula Vogel’s Mother Play. Celia takes us on a journey of her career including The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bell, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Gilded Age.

30 mins
Jun 12
#17 - Tony Awards 2024 Analysis #6

#17 - Tony Awards 2024 Analysis #6

Rumors have it that Stereophonic will bring home the Tony. Feature Friday! Eila & Bruce bring you the sixth installment of their Tony deep dive. They are joined by expert Matt Stashin and share who will win and who they want to win in the following categories.

1 h 1 min
Jun 10
#16 - Kenny Leon: A Victorious Revival

#16 - Kenny Leon: A Victorious Revival

Kenny Leon and his victorious revival! Director Kenny Leon opens up about the hit revival of Ossie Davis’s Purlie Victorious starring Leslie Odom Jr and Kara Young.

49 mins
Jun 6
#15 - Tony Awards 2024 Analysis #5

#15 - Tony Awards 2024 Analysis #5

Jessica Lang is the “Mother” to beat this Tony season? Feature Friday! Eila & Bruce bring you the fifth installment of their Tony deep dive. They are joined by expert Matt Stashin and share who will win and who they want to win in the following categories.

49 mins
Jun 3
#14 - John Tartaglia: How Sesame Street Turned into a Tony

#14 - John Tartaglia: How Sesame Street Turned into a Tony

Take a sharp left at Avenue Q and that’s how you get to Sesame Street! John Tartaglia’s journey from a 16 year old puppeteer on Sesame Street to originating the first ever puppet sex scene on Broadway.

45 mins
May 30
#13 - Tony Awards 2024 Analysis #4

#13 - Tony Awards 2024 Analysis #4

Is it “Appropriate” for Lila Neugebauer to win the Tony? Feature Friday! Eila & Bruce bring you the fourth installment of their Tony deep dive. They are joined by expert Matt Stashin and share who will win and who they want to win in the following categories.

43 mins
May 27
#12 - Shana Carroll & Jesse Robb: Joining the W4E Circus

#12 - Shana Carroll & Jesse Robb: Joining the W4E Circus

Water for Elephants swings into Tony season! Shana Carroll and Jesse Robb discuss combining dance and circus choreography to thrill Broadway audiences. We learn how learn how Grant Guston jumps from a train, Isabelle McCalla flies from a trapeze and performers give life to horses and elephants that steal our hearts.

53 mins
May 22
#11 - Tony Awards 2024 Analysis #3

#11 - Tony Awards 2024 Analysis #3

Will Lindsay Mendez Merrily Roll Along to her second Tony win? Magnificent Monday! Eila & Bruce bring you the third installment of their Tony deep dive. They are joined by expert Matt Stashin and share who will win and who they want to win in the following categories.

44 mins
May 20
#10 - Tom Kitt: Cooking in Hell's Kitchen (with Alicia Keys)

#10 - Tom Kitt: Cooking in Hell's Kitchen (with Alicia Keys)

Tom Kitt’s got something cooking in Hell's Kitchen with Alicia Keys. The Pulitzer Prize winning composer of Next to Normal discusses working with everyone from Alanis Morrissette (Jagged Little Pill), The Go Go’s (Head Over Heel), Green Day (American Idiot), and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Bigger).

42 mins
May 15
#9 - Tony Awards 2024 Analysis #2

#9 - Tony Awards 2024 Analysis #2

Is there a clear winner this Tony Season…Doubt it? Magnificent Monday! Eila & Bruce bring you the second installment of their Tony deep dive. They are joined by expert Matt Stashin and share who will win and who they want to win in the following categories.

47 mins
May 13
#8 - John Lloyd Young: A Jersey Boy With a Great Falsetto

#8 - John Lloyd Young: A Jersey Boy With a Great Falsetto

How do you get Clint Eastwood’s attention…Ask a Jersey Boy with a great falsetto. John Lloyd Young told us how to succeed in show business.

48 mins
May 8
#7 - Tony Awards 2024 Analysis #1

#7 - Tony Awards 2024 Analysis #1

Will Harry Potter cast a spell on Tony voters? Magnificent Monday! Eila & Bruce bring you the first installment of their Tony deep dive. They are joined by expert Matt Stashin and share who will win and who they want to win in the following categories.

40 mins
May 6
#6 - Chip Zien: The Origin of 'The Witch Next Door'

#6 - Chip Zien: The Origin of 'The Witch Next Door'

Who’s The Witch next door…The Baker gives us the scoop on who he thinks it might be. In this special live episode from The Museum of Broadway, Chip Zien talks about 50 years on Broadway and his Sardi’s caricature as well as Harmony, Into The Woods, Falsettos, Stephen Sondheim and a film her won’t name with Katharine Hepburn.

52 mins
May 1
#5 - Tony Awards Nominations 2024 (Reactions and Snubs!)

#5 - Tony Awards Nominations 2024 (Reactions and Snubs!)

It’s nomination day!! Eila and Bruce dissect the 2024 Tony Award nominations. Everything from who they’re happy about, who was snubbed! Back to the Future. Cabaret. Days of Wine and Roses. The Great Gatsby. Gutenberg. Harmony. Heart of Rock and Roll.

11 mins
Apr 30
#4 - Duncan Sheik: Are You Barely Breathing or Has Your Spring Awakened?

#4 - Duncan Sheik: Are You Barely Breathing or Has Your Spring Awakened?

Spring Awakening and American Psycho composer and rock star Duncan Sheik recounts how it feels to win two Tony Awards in one night. Ducan give us the scoop on all things Spring Awakening including some advise from Liev Schreiber and the healing effect of the reunion concert.

56 mins
Apr 24
#3 - Wilson Jermaine Heredia: It Was His Lucky Day Today on Avenue A

#3 - Wilson Jermaine Heredia: It Was His Lucky Day Today on Avenue A

A pair of high heels and jumping over Jesse L. Martin’s head helped win Wilson Jermaine Heredia the Tony for playing Angel in Rent. His journey with the show started Off-Broadway and led him to eventually starring in the film version.

1 h 2 mins
Apr 17
#2 - Robyn Hurder: SMASH'ing Blue Jeans and Corsets

#2 - Robyn Hurder: SMASH'ing Blue Jeans and Corsets

From Blue Jeans to corsets to Smash…and is there really a Cassie curse. Robyn Hurder opens her heart and gives us the scoop on career highs such as sharing the stage Donna McKechnie to recreate The Music and the Mirror from A Chorus Line, being nominated for a Tony, and the dancer’s dream of winning the Chita Rivera Award.

52 mins
Apr 17
#1 - Meet Your Hosts, Eila and Bruce!

#1 - Meet Your Hosts, Eila and Bruce!

What’s your diner order? Ours is a full dish of awards! Hosts Eila Mell & Bruce Gotlieb bring you behind the scene stories with guests who have won; Tony Awards, Oscars, Emmys, Grammy Awards, Golden Globes, SAG Awards and more.

12 mins
Apr 15

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