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Episode 98 | Avery Wilson : "Musical Things"

Episode 98 | Avery Wilson : "Musical Things"

Get ready for an electrifying new episode of the podcast “Survival Jobs”, where hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo , sit down with the charming and multi-talented Avery Wilson.

54 mins
Jun 13
Episode 97 | Jakeim Hart: "Bar Work"

Episode 97 | Jakeim Hart: "Bar Work"

Join your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo , on the latest episode of Survival Jobs, as they chat with the mega talented, charming and kind Jakeim Hart who is starring as “Q” in the hit Broadway musical ‘Hell’s Kitchen’, which is nominated for thirteen Tony Awards including Best Musical this season.

50 mins
Jun 6
Episode 96 | Jordan Tyson: "Spin Studio"

Episode 96 | Jordan Tyson: "Spin Studio"

Join your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo , on the latest episode of Survival Jobs, as they chat with the charming and talented Jordan Tyson who has made her Broadway debut this spring in The Notebook.

56 mins
May 30
Episode 95 | Kecia Lewis: "Teacher"

Episode 95 | Kecia Lewis: "Teacher"

Join your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo , on the latest episode of Survival Jobs, as they chat with the iconic Broadway veteran and Tony Nominee Kecia Lewis in the hit Broadway musical ‘Hell’s Kitchen’, which is nominated for thirteen Tony Awards including Best Musical this season.

47 mins
May 23
Episode 94 | Live from the "Illinoise" Opening Night Gala [Bonus Episode]

Episode 94 | Live from the "Illinoise" Opening Night Gala [Bonus Episode]

Bonus Episode Alert! Survival Jobs Co-Host Samantha Tuozzolo is live at the "Illinoise" Gala! Featuring interviews with Director/Choreographer Justin Peck and the stars and production team of the show. ABOUT THE SHOW.

29 mins
May 21
Episode 93 | Ryan Vasquez: "Audition Coordinator"

Episode 93 | Ryan Vasquez: "Audition Coordinator"

Join your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo , on the latest episode of Survival Jobs, as they chat with the mega-talented and iconic star of The Notebook, Ryan Vasquez.

1 h 5 mins
May 16
Episode 92 | Jon Jon and Isa Briones "Live from Broadway Pod Fest"

Episode 92 | Jon Jon and Isa Briones "Live from Broadway Pod Fest"

Join your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo , on the latest episode of Survival Jobs, live from the first annual Broadway Podcast Fest produced by Broadway Podcast Network and the Museum of Broadway.

42 mins
May 9
Episode 91 | Isabelle McCalla: "Walk in Fridge"

Episode 91 | Isabelle McCalla: "Walk in Fridge"

Join your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo , on the latest episode of Survival Jobs, as they chat with the incredibly talented and charming Isabelle McCalla, who is currently starring as ‘Marlena’ in the hit Broadway production of Water for Elephants, which received seven Tony Award nominations including Best Musical this week!

45 mins
May 2
Episode 90 | Samantha Pauly: "Retail Queen"

Episode 90 | Samantha Pauly: "Retail Queen"

Join your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo , on the latest episode of Survival Jobs, as they chat with the down to Earth powerhouse Samantha Pauly, who is currently starring as ‘Jordan Baker’ in the hit Broadway production of The Great Gatsby, playing at the Broadway Theatre.

1 h 3 mins
Apr 25
Episode 89 | Live from "Lempicka" Opening Night Red Carpet [Bonus Episode]

Episode 89 | Live from "Lempicka" Opening Night Red Carpet [Bonus Episode]

Bonus Episode Alert! Survival Jobs Co-Host Samantha Tuozzolo is live on the red carpet of "Lempicka" from Sunday, April 14, 2024! Featuring interviews with the stars and production team of the show including Amber Iman, Eden Espinosa, Andrew Samonsky, and Beth Leavel among others!

56 mins
Apr 24
Episode 88 | Alexandra Matteo: "Pilates on Crack"

Episode 88 | Alexandra Matteo: "Pilates on Crack"

Join your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo , on the latest episode of Survival Jobs, as they sit down with the incredibly talented, kind and thoughtful Alexandra Matteo, who is currently starring in the hit Broadway revival of The Who’s TOMMY , playing at the Nederlander Theatre.

1 h 1 min
Apr 18
Episode 87 | Naomi Lorrain & Toby Onwumere: "Jordans"

Episode 87 | Naomi Lorrain & Toby Onwumere: "Jordans"

Join your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo on the latest episode of "Survival Jobs" as they sit down with Naomi Lorraine and Toby Toby Onwumere, stars of the groundbreaking play "Jordans" at the Public Theater.

1 h 8 mins
Apr 11
Episode 86 | Robert Bannon: "Dairy Queen"

Episode 86 | Robert Bannon: "Dairy Queen"

“Survival Jobs”, the acclaimed podcast hosted by Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo, are excited to announce the release of Episode 86, featuring the versatile vocalist, actor, and podcast entertainment host, Robert Bannon.

1 h 17 mins
Apr 4
Episode 85 | Natalie Ortega: "Stardust"

Episode 85 | Natalie Ortega: "Stardust"

“Survival Jobs”, the popular podcast hosted by Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo, is back with episode 85 featuring the incredibly talented and brilliantly funny Natalie Ortega who made her Broadway debut in the iconic hit show Wicked as “Nessarose” this month.

1 h 1 min
Mar 28
Episode 84 | Live from "The Notebook" Opening Night Red Carpet [Bonus Episode]

Episode 84 | Live from "The Notebook" Opening Night Red Carpet [Bonus Episode]

Bonus Episode Alert! Podcast history is being made- the first ever crossover episode event featuring Robert Peterpaul host of The Art of Kindness Podcast and Samantha Tuozzolo, co-host of Survival Jobs: A Podcast is out NOW.

58 mins
Mar 26
Episode 83 | A Women's History Month Conversation with the Broadway Cast of "Suffs"

Episode 83 | A Women's History Month Conversation with the Broadway Cast of "Suffs"

In an exciting and special Women's History Month episode of the podcast Survival Jobs, recorded live at The Museum of Broadway, Co-Host Samantha Tuozzolo sits down with some exceptionally talented and powerful members of the cast and creative team of the highly anticipated new musical, Suffs.

1 h 4 mins
Mar 21
Episode 82 | Sherz Aletaha: "Matchmaker"

Episode 82 | Sherz Aletaha: "Matchmaker"

In an exciting new episode of the hit podcast "Survival Jobs," beloved hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo sit down with the exceptionally talented and captivating Sherz Aletaha, currently making her Broadway debut in the highly acclaimed revival of "Merrily We Roll Along" at the prestigious Hudson Theatre.

1 h 4 mins
Mar 14
Episode 81 | Jonathan Bennett : "Toy Soldier"

Episode 81 | Jonathan Bennett : "Toy Soldier"

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the first episode in the brand new season three featuring with the extremely talented, charming and hilarious Jonathan Bennett who is currently portraying the roles of ‘Sir Robin' in the Broadway revival of “Monty Python’s Spamalot”, at the St.

43 mins
Mar 7
Episode 80 | Live from The Black Theatre Coalition Inaugural Gala [Bonus Episode]

Episode 80 | Live from The Black Theatre Coalition Inaugural Gala [Bonus Episode]

Bonus Episode Alert! Survival Jobs Co-Host Jason A. Coombs islive on the red carpet at The Black Theatre Coalition Inaugural Gala from Monday, February 12, 2024!

35 mins
Feb 29
Episode 79 | Live from "Days of Wine and Roses" Opening Night Red Carpet [Bonus Episode]

Episode 79 | Live from "Days of Wine and Roses" Opening Night Red Carpet [Bonus Episode]

Bonus Episode Alert! Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are live on the red carpet of "Days of Wine and Roses" from Sunday, January 28!

55 mins
Feb 1
Episode 78 | Live from "Monty Python's Spamalot" Opening Night Red Carpet [Bonus Episode]

Episode 78 | Live from "Monty Python's Spamalot" Opening Night Red Carpet [Bonus Episode]

Bonus Episode Alert! Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are live on the red carpet of Monty Python's Spamalot from Thursday, November 16!

58 mins
11/20/23
Episode 77 | Live from the Gutenberg: The Musical  Red Carpet [Bonus Episode]

Episode 77 | Live from the Gutenberg: The Musical Red Carpet [Bonus Episode]

Bonus Episode Alert! Survival Jobs co-host host Samantha Tuozzolo is live on the red carpet of Gutenberg! The Musical! from Thursday, October 12! Featuring interviews with the stars of the show Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, plus other attendees including Jimmy Fallon, Nathan Lane, Kerry Butler, Nikki M.

24 mins
10/24/23
Episode 76 | The Kimberly Akimbo Cast: "Kimmy Teens"

Episode 76 | The Kimberly Akimbo Cast: "Kimmy Teens"

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the Season Two finale episode featuring the wildly talented and funny cast of the hit musical, “Kimberly Akimbo”; Olivia Elease Hardy, Fernell Hogan, Michael Iskander and Nina White.

1 h 8 mins
9/28/23
Episode 75 | Dana Steingold: "Meet Me at The Cottage"

Episode 75 | Dana Steingold: "Meet Me at The Cottage"

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the wonderfully talented and genuine Dana Steingold who is starring as ‘Diedre‘ in the hit Broadway play, “The Cottage” directed by the legendary Jason Alexander.

52 mins
9/15/23
Episode 74 | "Walking with Bubbles": Post Show Talk Back

Episode 74 | "Walking with Bubbles": Post Show Talk Back

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with a post show talk back with the cast and composer of the must see Off Broadway musical, "Walking with Bubbles" playing at the AMT Theatre in Hells Kitchen until Sunday, September 10.

44 mins
8/31/23
Episode 73 | 2023 BroadwayCon Live Panel:  "The Journey To Your Broadway Debut"

Episode 73 | 2023 BroadwayCon Live Panel: "The Journey To Your Broadway Debut"

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with three incredible actors who made their Broadway debuts during the 2022-2023 season; Maria Bilbao plays ‘Johanna’ in the Sweeney Todd Revival, Ashley D.

57 mins
8/3/23
Episode 72 | Nicholas Christopher : "Inner Nick"

Episode 72 | Nicholas Christopher : "Inner Nick"

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the extremely talented, kind and charming Nicholas Christopher who is currently portraying the roles of ‘Pirelli' and the ‘Sweeney Todd’ understudy in the Broadway revival of “Sweeney Todd”, currently playing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

1 h 2 mins
7/20/23
Episode 71 | Lisa Finegold: "Lead with Love"

Episode 71 | Lisa Finegold: "Lead with Love"

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the wonderfully talented and humble Lisa Finegold who is currently the Dance Captain and Swing in the Broadway company of “Wicked”, currently playing at the Gershwin Theatre.

45 mins
6/22/23
Episode 70 | Live from the Theatre World Awards Red Carpet

Episode 70 | Live from the Theatre World Awards Red Carpet

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are live on the red carpet of the Theatre World Awards from Monday, June 5!

26 mins
6/15/23
Episode 69 | Cost of Living Cast: ”Road to the Tonys”

Episode 69 | Cost of Living Cast: ”Road to the Tonys”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with a special Road to the Tony Awards Roundtable with the nominated cast of the "Cost of Living"!

59 mins
6/8/23
Episode 68 | John Behlmann: ”Totally Shucked”

Episode 68 | John Behlmann: ”Totally Shucked”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the insanely talented and handsome triple threat, John Behlmann who is currently starring as ‘Gordy’ in the hit new Broadway musical, SHUCKED, currently playing at the Nederlander Theatre.

51 mins
4/27/23
Episode 67 | Sami Gayle & Morgan Higgins: ”Bad Step Sisters”

Episode 67 | Sami Gayle & Morgan Higgins: ”Bad Step Sisters”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with two amazingly talented and insightful guests, Sami Gayle and Morgan Higgins who play the “Evil Step Sisters’ Adele and Marie in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Bad Cinderella’, currently playing at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway.

57 mins
4/13/23
Episode 66 | Alex Joseph Grayson: ”Dreaming Awake”

Episode 66 | Alex Joseph Grayson: ”Dreaming Awake”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the mega talented, charming and kind actor Alex Joseph Grayson, who is currently playing ‘Jim Conley’ in Broadway’s hottest musical revival “Parade” at the Bernard B.

1 h 4 mins
3/23/23
Episode 65 | Lucy Freyer: ”I Love Lucy”

Episode 65 | Lucy Freyer: ”I Love Lucy”

After a brief hiatus your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the extremely candid, funny and talented actor Lucy Freyer, who is currently playing ‘Esther’ in Anna Ziegler’s “The Wanderers” at the Roundabout Theatre Company this spring directed by Barry Edelstein!

54 mins
3/9/23
Episode 64 | Jordan Dobson: ”Down to Clown”

Episode 64 | Jordan Dobson: ”Down to Clown”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the grounded, charming and superbly gifted actor Jordan Dobson, who will be playing ‘Prince Sebastian’ in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Bad Cinderella” at the Imperial Theatre this spring!

58 mins
2/16/23
Episode 63 | Daniel Beeman: ”Catering on Camera”

Episode 63 | Daniel Beeman: ”Catering on Camera”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the vastly talented, kind and funny actor Daniel Beeman, who made his Broadway debut last year in “Funny Girl” at the August Wilson Theatre!

52 mins
2/9/23
Episode 62 | Apollo Levine: ”Candy Choir”

Episode 62 | Apollo Levine: ”Candy Choir”

Happy Black History Month, Survivors! Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the massively charming and thoughtful triple threat Apollo Levine, who made his Broadway debut last year in “MJ”!

42 mins
2/2/23
Episode 61 | Dan Micciche: ”Frette Sheets”

Episode 61 | Dan Micciche: ”Frette Sheets”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the incredibly talented, funny and charismatic musical director and conductor, Dan Micciche, who shares how he transitioned from working as an actor in the Broadway musical “Chicago” to the musical director of one of the most iconic shows in Broadway history!

57 mins
1/26/23
Episode 60 | Sarah Ann Masse: ”She Said”

Episode 60 | Sarah Ann Masse: ”She Said”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the dynamic multi-hyphenated actor and filmmaker Sarah Ann Masse, who dishes on her role as New York Times journalist Emily Steel in the Universal Pictures film “She Said”.

58 mins
1/19/23
Episode 59 | April Matthis: ”Six Shifts”

Episode 59 | April Matthis: ”Six Shifts”

Happy 2023 Survivors!! Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with Obie Award winner April Matthis, who is making her Broadway debut as ‘Grace’ in August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” gives us the inside scoop on what it is like working on the highest grossing August Wilson play in Broadway history!

58 mins
1/12/23
Episode 58 | Robin De Jesús: ”Welcome to Chippendales”

Episode 58 | Robin De Jesús: ”Welcome to Chippendales”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the three Time Tony Award Nominee Robin de Jesús, who can be currently seen in the new Hulu original limited series “Welcome to Chippendales”!

57 mins
12/1/22
Episode 57 | Dan Rosales: ”Full Circle”

Episode 57 | Dan Rosales: ”Full Circle”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with actor and voiceover artist, Dan Rosales who gives us the inside scoop on his new audio comedy podcast “Rolling Calls” currently streaming on Broadway Podcast Network!

37 mins
11/17/22
Episode 56 | Corey Mach: ”A New York Day”

Episode 56 | Corey Mach: ”A New York Day”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the prolific and mega-talented “Merrily We Roll Along” actor, Corey Mach. Corey gives us a glimpse into his creative journey from being a church pianist to booking his first national tour a few days after moving to New York City!

1 h 8 mins
11/10/22
Episode 55 | Evan Alexander Smith: ”Canada’s Finest”

Episode 55 | Evan Alexander Smith: ”Canada’s Finest”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the talented, genuine and gracious “Merrily We Roll Along” actor, Evan Alexander Smith.

51 mins
10/27/22
Episode 54 | Linedy Genao: ”Banking to Broadway” [#TBT]

Episode 54 | Linedy Genao: ”Banking to Broadway” [#TBT]

It’s #ThrowbackThursday and your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the hardworking, mega talented and gracious “Dear Evan Hanson” actor, Linedy Genao.

48 mins
10/20/22
Episode 53 | Steven Boyer: ”Little Flame”

Episode 53 | Steven Boyer: ”Little Flame”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with ‘KIMBERLY AKIMBO’ star Steven Boyer who shares why audiences need to flock to the theatre to see the new Broadway musical currently in previews at the Booth Theatre.

1 h 2 mins
10/13/22
Episode 52 | Fredi Walker-Browne  ”Measure In Love”

Episode 52 | Fredi Walker-Browne ”Measure In Love”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are honored to share virtual space with the iconic Fredi Walker-Browne who shares how originating the role of Joanne Jefferson in ‘RENT’ impacted her 30+ year career, how she transitioned into directing and why just ‘showing up’ is honestly half the battle most of the time.

1 h 8 mins
10/6/22
Episode 51 | Tamika Lawrence ”Always Influx”

Episode 51 | Tamika Lawrence ”Always Influx”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are grateful to sit down with actor and musician Tamika Lawrence who shares how she finds the balance between creating her own music and performing on Broadway, one of her favorite on stage moments while performing in 'BOOK OF MORMON' and how people who have a ‘seat at the table’ can be more inclusive to Artists of Color.

53 mins
9/29/22
Episode 50 | Ephie Aardema ”Fanny Pack”

Episode 50 | Ephie Aardema ”Fanny Pack”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back and sit down with actor Ephie Aardema, who shares what it’s like being part of the “Fanny Pack” as one of the Fanny Brice understudies in the Broadway hit musical ‘FUNNY GIRL’.

1 h 4 mins
9/22/22
Episode 49 | Marc Reign ”The Creative Engineer”

Episode 49 | Marc Reign ”The Creative Engineer”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo sit down with actor and content creator Marc Reign, who discusses working with iconic playwright John Patrick Shanley on the off-Broadway play ‘CANDLELIGHT’’ at the Nylon Fusion Theater Company last fall.

55 mins
9/8/22
Episode 48 | Julia Murney: ”Gurl.”

Episode 48 | Julia Murney: ”Gurl.”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the Broadway Icon, who discusses her new role in the new off-Broadway musical ‘BETWEEN THE LINES’ at Second Stage which is running from now until Sunday, September 11.

1 h 26 mins
9/1/22
Episode 47 | Lisa Lampanelli: ”Self Proclaimed Big Fat Failure”

Episode 47 | Lisa Lampanelli: ”Self Proclaimed Big Fat Failure”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the comedic Legend Lisa Lampanelli, who shares how she booked her first Comedy Central Roast, the importance of artists making mental health a priority and how she is returning to the stage in her cabaret show ‘LISA LAMPANELLI: BIG FAT FAILURE’ on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Trevi Lounge in Fairfield, CT.

1 h 17 mins
8/25/22
Episode 46 | Hannah Shankman: ”Queen of the Storeroom”

Episode 46 | Hannah Shankman: ”Queen of the Storeroom”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the hilarious and extremely talented Hannah Shankman, who shares how not getting into a musical theatre collegiate program led to her booking the revival of ‘HAIR’ on Broadway, the joy of bringing Fannie Brice to life in a regional production of the iconic musical ‘FUNNY GIRL’, and a few of past ‘survival jobs’ that helped impact her career as an artist!

59 mins
8/18/22
Episode 45 | Irene Sofia Lucio ”Messy Backpack”

Episode 45 | Irene Sofia Lucio ”Messy Backpack”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the wonderfully talented and super kind Irene Sofia Lucio, who shares her journey from tutoring kids in NYC to starring in ‘SLAVE PLAY’ on Broadway, some of her favorite past ‘survival jobs’ and her experience transitioning from theatre to tv and film!

59 mins
8/11/22
Episode 44 | Mia Gentile: ”Steamer Girl”

Episode 44 | Mia Gentile: ”Steamer Girl”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the incredibly talented and grounded Mia Gentile, who shares her journey from working off Broadway to her Broadway debut in ‘KINKY BOOTS’, the importance of mental health awareness in our daily lives and how being a wedding singer ended up being more than just a ‘survival job’ for her.

1 h 14 mins
8/4/22
Episode 43 | Kristin Huffman ”Huffman Bootcamp”

Episode 43 | Kristin Huffman ”Huffman Bootcamp”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the quadruple threat, Kristin Huffman who is the Founder and serves as the Producing Director of the New Paradigm Theatre Company based in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

54 mins
7/14/22
Episode 42 | Tommy Bracco ”Show Your Special”

Episode 42 | Tommy Bracco ”Show Your Special”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the multi -talented and ambitious actor and reality TV star Tommy Bracco, who was most recently in Season 21 of the hit CBS show ‘BIG BROTHER’!

52 mins
7/7/22
Episode 41 | Christian Brailsford ”Take Me To Church”

Episode 41 | Christian Brailsford ”Take Me To Church”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the mega- talented and grounded actor Christian Brailsford, who is currently starring as David Morse in the Broadway National tour of the hit 90’s film PRETTY WOMAN!

59 mins
6/30/22
Episode 40 | Caleigh Lozito ”Ms. Michael Scott”

Episode 40 | Caleigh Lozito ”Ms. Michael Scott”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the hysterical and super talented Caleigh Lozito, who is currently starring as ‘The World’s Best Boss’ Michael Scott in the Off-Broadway production of THE OFFICE!

56 mins
6/23/22
Episode 39 | Throwback Thursday with Robin de Jesús [April 1, 2021]

Episode 39 | Throwback Thursday with Robin de Jesús [April 1, 2021]

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the three Time Tony Award Nominee Robin de Jesús, who was most recently seen in the Netflix adaptation of TICK TICK BOOM directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda!

1 h 6 mins
6/16/22
Episode 38 | Julie Benko ”Hello, Gorgeous”

Episode 38 | Julie Benko ”Hello, Gorgeous”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the incredibly talented, hardworking and inspiring Julie Benko, who is currently the standby for Beanie Feldstein in the Broadway Revival of FUNNY GIRL!!

1 h 18 mins
6/9/22
Episode 37 | Gabby Bean ”Living, Laughing & Loving”

Episode 37 | Gabby Bean ”Living, Laughing & Loving”

Happy Pride, Survivors!! Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with Tony Award Nominee, Gabby Beans, who made her Broadway debut in the Broadway Revival of SKIN OF OUR TEETH this past year!

1 h 17 mins
6/2/22
Episode 36 | Xiaoxiao Cao: ”Take A Leap”

Episode 36 | Xiaoxiao Cao: ”Take A Leap”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with their very first ballerina, the wonderfully gifted and inspiring Xiaoxiao Cao, who made her Broadway debut in the iconic musical ‘Phantom of the Opera’ in 2019!

56 mins
5/26/22
Episode 35 | Chris Manuel: ”Time Takes Time”

Episode 35 | Chris Manuel: ”Time Takes Time”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with equally handsome and talented Chris Manuel who made his touring debut in the hit musical ‘Pretty Woman’ as Adam Pascal’s understudy in 2021!

44 mins
5/19/22
Episode 34 | Gaby French: ”Absolutely Gorgeous”

Episode 34 | Gaby French: ”Absolutely Gorgeous”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with hilarious, talented, and absolutely gorgeous Gaby French who made her Broadway debut as ‘Shirley’ in the five-time Tony-nominated play HANGMEN!

1 h 8 mins
5/12/22
Episode 33 | Micaela Diamond: ”Hold the Greens”

Episode 33 | Micaela Diamond: ”Hold the Greens”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the wise beyond her years, gifted and passionate rising Broadway star, Micaela Diamond who made her Broadway debut as ‘Babe’ in The Cher Show fresh out of high school!

1 h 17 mins
5/5/22
Episode 32 | Linedy Genao: ”Banking to Broadway”

Episode 32 | Linedy Genao: ”Banking to Broadway”

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the hardworking, mega-talented and gracious “Dear Evan Hanson” actor, Linedy Genao.

54 mins
4/28/22
Episode 31 | Chris Cafero: ”The Awesome Boy”

Episode 31 | Chris Cafero: ”The Awesome Boy”

Happy Thursday, Survivors!! Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the hilarious, insightful and genuine “Inventing Anna” star, Chris Cafero who plays ‘David Morrison', on the hit Netflix limited series.

1 h 10 mins
4/21/22
Episode 30 | Hunter Burke:  ”Netflix and Chill”

Episode 30 | Hunter Burke: ”Netflix and Chill”

Happy Thursday, Survivors!! Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the mega-talented, kind, and thoughtful “Sweet Magnolia” Star, Hunter Burke who plays ‘Trotter Vidhyakorn’, on both seasons of the hit Netflix show.

1 h 11 mins
4/14/22
Episode 29 | Krystal Joy Brown: ”Coach Krystal” [Extended Cut]

Episode 29 | Krystal Joy Brown: ”Coach Krystal” [Extended Cut]

Praise Be, Survivors!! Happy Season Two Premiere!! Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the wonderfully talented, inspiring, and genuine Broadway leading lady, Krystal Joy Brown who is currently playing the role of 'Eliza Schuyler' in the Broadway juggernaut, Hamilton!

1 h 19 mins
4/7/22
Episode 28 | Douglas Lyons: ”Know the Assignment”

Episode 28 | Douglas Lyons: ”Know the Assignment”

Happy Season 1 Finale, Survivors!! We are so excited to close out with the crazy talented and genuine, Douglas Lyons, actor and writer of the groundbreaking Broadway play, "Chicken and Biscuits".

1 h 3 mins
3/3/22
Episode 27 | A Black History Month Reflection

Episode 27 | A Black History Month Reflection

Hey Survivors! As we all know, February is Black History Month and we couldn't let the opportunity go by to give our Season 1 Black Guests their flowers and appreciation for sharing insight into their journeys with us!

54 mins
2/24/22
Episode 26 | Allison Siko: ”Be A Sponge”

Episode 26 | Allison Siko: ”Be A Sponge”

Hey Survivors!! Oh Happy Day, Survivors! We are so fortunate to have the mega-talented and genuine, Allison Siko who has portrayed "Kathleen Stabler" on the iconic hit show Law and Order: SVU for twenty years on today's episode! DUN DUN!

1 h 7 mins
2/17/22
Episode 25 | Chad Hodge: ”Screenplay In My Backpack”

Episode 25 | Chad Hodge: ”Screenplay In My Backpack”

Hey Survivors!! We are so excited to have the groundbreaking creator of Netflix's first gay Christmas film, "Single All The Way" and the creator of the iconic show "Wayward Pines", Chad Hodge, as our guest for Episode 25!

1 h 7 mins
2/10/22
Episode 24 | Janine Divita: ”Trust That You Can Do It”

Episode 24 | Janine Divita: ”Trust That You Can Do It”

Hey Survivors!! We are so excited to have a literal Superwoman, Janine Divita, here for Episode 24! Janine, who was most recently seen in the Broadway musical, "Jagged Little Pill" shares how she balances her career not only on the stage but behind the scenes as well as a Producer, Screenwriter and Businesswoman!

49 mins
1/27/22
Episode 23 | Anastacia McCleskey: ”Hello Beautiful Spirits”

Episode 23 | Anastacia McCleskey: ”Hello Beautiful Spirits”

Hey Survivors!! Episode 23 with the incredible and inspiring Anastacia McCleskey is LIVEll!

56 mins
1/20/22
Episode 22 | Gerianne Perez: ”Tengo Fe”

Episode 22 | Gerianne Perez: ”Tengo Fe”

Hey Survivors!! We are excited to share episode 22 with you all! This episode features the lovely and talented actor Gerianne Perez; who was recently seen on Broadway in the "Waitress" reboot!

52 mins
1/13/22
Episode 21 | Tyler Geis: ”Bringing Tyler Out of the Basement”!

Episode 21 | Tyler Geis: ”Bringing Tyler Out of the Basement”!

Happy 2022, Survivors!! We are happy to kick off this new year with the awesome Tyler Geis: writer, director, producer and podcast host! Be sure to grab a snack, or a beverage and listen as Tyler shares some of his worst Survival Jobs, about his upcoming horror film, "Horny Teenagers Must Die" and about his own podcast, "Tyler Geis' Basement"!!

55 mins
1/6/22
Episode 20 | Samantha & Jason : ”A 2021 Recap”

Episode 20 | Samantha & Jason : ”A 2021 Recap”

Happy New Year, Survivors! Your favorite podcast hosts are here to share which artistic media brought them joy in 2021! Hear us discuss West Side Story, Being the Ricardos, I May Destroy You, Insecure, Tick Tick Boom and much more.

39 mins
12/30/21
Episode 19 | Nzinga Williams: ”Baste For Your Life”!

Episode 19 | Nzinga Williams: ”Baste For Your Life”!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Survivors!! We are giving you all the gift of Nzinga Williams this week for the holidays! She shares her artistic journey from working for little pay in local NYC theater to killing it as a Production Manager and Stage Manager on the Broadway!

54 mins
12/23/21
Episode 18 | Ruffin Prentiss: ”What‘s Yours is Yours!”

Episode 18 | Ruffin Prentiss: ”What‘s Yours is Yours!”

OMG Survivors! Your favorite podcast hosts are back for the second half of season 1! We are excited to share our friend and actor Ruffin Prentiss! He shares his artistic journey from working at Ralph Lauren to working alongside Issa Rae and Lucy Liu amongst others!

47 mins
12/16/21
Episode 17 | ”A BFF Bonus Episode”

Episode 17 | ”A BFF Bonus Episode”

Oh hey, Survivors! We freakin miss you all!! Your favorite podcast hosts are back with a bonus episode with some of our favorite filmmakers from the Bridgeport Film Fest! The intro and closing to this episode were recorded on September 11, 2021, while the interviews were recorded back on July 19, 2021, with just Samantha!

1 h 10 mins
10/14/21
Episode 16 | "Edward Hong: 1-800 EDWARD"

Episode 16 | "Edward Hong: 1-800 EDWARD"

Survivors! Your favorite podcast hosts are back for our mid-season finale with the incredibly talented Actor and Activist, Edward Hong! He shares his artistic journey as an actor and voiceover artist which lead to the creation of his BIPOC VO listserve!

57 mins
7/15/21
Episode 15 | "Emma Orelove: Podcast Kween"

Episode 15 | "Emma Orelove: Podcast Kween"

Oh hey, Survivors! Your favorite podcast hosts are back with the super talented, funny, kind Podcast Kween Emma Orelove! She shares about her journey booking her first television gig as well as launching her own podcast with her besties during the pandemic!

57 mins
7/8/21
Episode 14 | "Pedro Morillo Jr.: Washington Heights Jesus!"

Episode 14 | "Pedro Morillo Jr.: Washington Heights Jesus!"

Happy July, Survivors! We have a meaty-ass episode today! Your favorite podcast hosts are back with the booked, busy, and super talented special guest, Pedro Morillo Jr.!

1 h 12 mins
7/1/21
Episode 13 | "Joe Longthorne: Meet Broadway Joe!"

Episode 13 | "Joe Longthorne: Meet Broadway Joe!"

Hey Survivors! It's time for another one! Your favorite podcast hosts are back with our special guest, Joe Longthorne, a Tony Award-winning producer. Joe shares hospitality Survival Job stories, how the pandemic helped him reset, his journey to working in producing and some of his career highlights so far!

43 mins
6/24/21
Episode 12 | "On the Same Wavelength"

Episode 12 | "On the Same Wavelength"

Hey Survivors! It's time for another one! Your favorite podcast hosts are back with a special mini-episode where we catch up with one another!! Samantha shares her experience working on her first event through her company, Cater Agent.

27 mins
6/17/21
Episode 11 | "Melanie Brook: Bi-Costal B*tch!"

Episode 11 | "Melanie Brook: Bi-Costal B*tch!"

Oh hey, Survivors, we are back!! After taking a week off to rejuvenate and refresh, we were happy to get the amazing actor, singer, and activist, Melanie Brook in the ZOOM ROOM! Melanie shares her journey of nannying, being paid to be one of Santa's Elf's, and performing in her own show at 54 Below!

46 mins
6/10/21
Episode 10 | ”T. Ashley: Pantsers Versus Plotters”

Episode 10 | ”T. Ashley: Pantsers Versus Plotters”

Okay, Survivors and Book Lovers!! This week in the Zoom Room we are so excited to bring the lovely and talented Superwoman, Author T. Ashley! T shares her journey from a Young Author candidate in 7th grade to a published author of five books!

42 mins
5/27/21
Episode 9 | "Keith White: Three Meals A Day"

Episode 9 | "Keith White: Three Meals A Day"

Attention Survivors! This week we are so excited to bring another friend and talented AF Broadway actor, Keith White, into the Zoom Room! Keith shares his experience workshopping and then being cast in "A Bronx Tale" on Broadway, the joy he has in creating his own original music, and his biggest musical and personal inspirations!

58 mins
5/20/21
Episode 8 | "Alana Cauthen:  Yo Lana!"

Episode 8 | "Alana Cauthen: Yo Lana!"

Hey Survivors! It's time for "another one" as the legendary DJ Khaled would say. And this week we are super excited to sit down with Alana Cauthen, an extraordinary singer, and actor from Bridgeport, CT!

54 mins
5/13/21
Episode 7 | "Mike Heslin: The Influencer"

Episode 7 | "Mike Heslin: The Influencer"

Hey Survivors! Join us for episode seven where we interview actor, writer, producer, and social media influencer- Mike Heslin!

51 mins
5/6/21
Episode 6 | "Bligh Voth: Just Bligh"

Episode 6 | "Bligh Voth: Just Bligh"

Join us for episode six where we interview New York City-based actor, writer, and activist- Bligh Voth! Bligh shares her unique pandemic experience while she was touring with "The Band's Visit", being an assistant to a celebrated Broadway lighting designer, her favorite experiences as a working actor in the world of theatre and why she wants to be known as...Just Bligh!

46 mins
4/29/21
Episode 5 | "Paul Renolis: Ebb and Flow"

Episode 5 | "Paul Renolis: Ebb and Flow"

Join us for our fifth episode, where we interview San Francisco-based actor, writer, dancer, and drag queen -Paul Renolis! Paul shares his artist journey from working in education to retail to the birth of his Drag Queen alter ego, Juhnay Arabesque!

55 mins
4/22/21
Episode 4 | "Robert Peterpaul: Fairfield County's Best Actor"

Episode 4 | "Robert Peterpaul: Fairfield County's Best Actor"

Join us for our fourth episode, where we interview Fairfield County's Best Actor and writer - Robert Peterpaul! Rob shares his artist journey from working on a tour bus in New York City to tearing up the regional theatre stage and having his feature film debut, "King Cobra" premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival!

39 mins
4/15/21
Episode 3 | "Mary Mcgowan: Teetering Host Stand"

Episode 3 | "Mary Mcgowan: Teetering Host Stand"

Join us for our third episode, where we interview actor, director, and producer- Mary Mcgowan. Mary takes us through her artistic journey on how she has transitioned from various fields in the arts over the years.

56 mins
4/8/21
Episode 2 | "Robin De Jesus: Bertucci's to Broadway"

Episode 2 | "Robin De Jesus: Bertucci's to Broadway"

Join us for our second episode, where we interview three-time Tony Award nominee and Broadway star Robin De Jesus! Robin dishes on what it was like working on the Broadway smash In the Heights, what happened the first time he found out he was nominated for a Tony what was his worst ever survival job!

1 h 6 mins
4/1/21
Episode 1 | "Meet Your Hosts"

Episode 1 | "Meet Your Hosts"

Join your hosts Samantha and Jason as they share about their previous survival jobs, their artistic pursuits, inspirations, and more in episode one of Survival Jobs: A Podcast! Follow your hosts on social media at: @JasonACoombs & @SammyTutz.

54 mins
4/1/21
Survival Jobs: A Podcast | Teaser Trailer

Survival Jobs: A Podcast | Teaser Trailer

Meet your co-hosts Samantha Tuozzolo and Jason A. Coombs as they spotlight artists, their side hustles, and passions on this new podcast! Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Podbean, and more on Thursday, April 1, 2021!

1 min
3/29/21

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