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Ep309 - Anoushka Lucas: Accidentally Intentional

Ep309 - Anoushka Lucas: Accidentally Intentional

With Anoushka Lucas’ talent and success as a songwriter, it may come as a surprise for some that she initially had no interest at all in working in theatre. Just like in most of her endeavors, she fell into it.

1 h 7 mins
Feb 20
Ep308 - John Lavelle & Haskell King: Your Everyday Russian Trolls

Ep308 - John Lavelle & Haskell King: Your Everyday Russian Trolls

From cults and documentaries to their deeply thought out character motivations, actors John Lavelle and Haskell King look back on their theatre journey. The two share their background, doing productions when they were younger, and what eventually made them pursue acting as a career.

46 mins
Feb 13
Ep307 - Jai Rodriguez: 'Culture Vulture' in the Original Queer Eye Fab Five

Ep307 - Jai Rodriguez: 'Culture Vulture' in the Original Queer Eye Fab Five

Among all the things Jai Rodriguez knows how to do well, not punching down is at the top of the list . Sharing his journey from going to Broadway to landing a role in the groundbreaking TV series, “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”, his grit and talent took the stage by storm, playing in shows like “Rent” and “The Producers”.

1 h 3 mins
Feb 6
Ep306 - Melissa Errico: Paying Tribute to Sondheim

Ep306 - Melissa Errico: Paying Tribute to Sondheim

A multifaceted artist, Melissa Errico talks about her career, including her album "Sondheim In The City," her latest project which pays tribute to the legendary Stephen Sondheim.

51 mins
Jan 30
Ep305 - Ariana Madix: Roxiepump Rules

Ep305 - Ariana Madix: Roxiepump Rules

From growing up a self-proclaimed overachiever to her recent success in “Dancing with the Stars”, Ariana Madix remains unstoppable as she makes her Broadway debut in an eight-week run as Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of “Chicago”.

8 mins
Jan 23
Ep304 - Alexandra Silber: Developing an Exit Practice

Ep304 - Alexandra Silber: Developing an Exit Practice

An accomplished actress, singer, author, and educator, Alexandra Silber delves into her extensive career as she shares her origin story, revealing that her early influences, particularly her deep connection to literature and theater, emerged from the challenges of her father's illness when she was a child.

56 mins
Jan 16
Ep303 - Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer: She's a Vintage Porsche

Ep303 - Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer: She's a Vintage Porsche

It's always better the second time around! Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer returns to the podcast to talk about her life and career post-pandemic back on her time in “Beetlejuice”, the show closing during the pandemic, and everything that went down in between.

56 mins
Jan 9
Ep302 - Ellen Adair: Rosalind is My Gender Identity

Ep302 - Ellen Adair: Rosalind is My Gender Identity

An actor, writer, and Shakespeare enthusiast, Ellen Adair shares their journey into acting and the profound impact it has had on their life. From their early fascination with Shakespeare to experiences in various productions, they emphasize the importance of connection in their work and the collaborative aspect that comes with it.

58 mins
Jan 2
Ep301 - 2023 Wrap Up with Diana Salameh

Ep301 - 2023 Wrap Up with Diana Salameh

Can we call it a tradition now? Diana Salameh, Vice President of Brand Integration at Serino Coyne, once again co-hosts the final episode of the year. Serino Coyne is the nation's longest-running theatrical advertising agency, so as always Diana brings some fun insider insight to how this strange business of show actually goes down.

51 mins
12/26/23
Ep300 - Stephanie J. Block: Rejection is Protection

Ep300 - Stephanie J. Block: Rejection is Protection

For Stephanie, she was either going to be a nun or a musical theatre actress. She elaborates on this as she looks back on her early days and her influences growing up, including her mom.

53 mins
12/19/23
Ep299 - Norbert Leo Butz: Acting Needs an Audience

Ep299 - Norbert Leo Butz: Acting Needs an Audience

A two-time Tony Award-winning actor and singer, Norbert Leo Butz opens up about his childhood, the challenges he faced pursuing a career in acting, and the remarkable twists of fate that brought him to Broadway.

40 mins
12/12/23
Ep298 - Casey Cott: Gotta Slap The Lamp

Ep298 - Casey Cott: Gotta Slap The Lamp

Casey Cott, a talented actor best known for his role as Kevin Keller on "Riverdale," discusses his current role and Broadway debut as Christian in the Broadway production of "Moulin Rouge! The Musical”.

41 mins
12/5/23
Ep297 - Lili Thomas: The First Asian America Mama Morton

Ep297 - Lili Thomas: The First Asian America Mama Morton

From dancing to “Chicago” songs to finally playing the role of Mama Morton in the long-running musical, Lili Thomas’s acting career has definitely come full circle.

50 mins
12/1/23
Ep296 - James Ijames: Creating Black, Queer Representation in Theatre

Ep296 - James Ijames: Creating Black, Queer Representation in Theatre

Pulitzer Prize winner James Ijames starts off by sharing his love for writing and the meaning behind the philosophy on his website. He discusses the transformative power of his first encounter with a play and how it ignited his desire to help “expand the range of storytelling about black people”.

50 mins
11/28/23
Ep295 - Steve Haggard: Living Inside Your Own Imagination

Ep295 - Steve Haggard: Living Inside Your Own Imagination

Steve discusses his role as Harry Potter in the Broadway production of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" and delves into the challenges and thrills of bringing such an iconic character to life on stage.

42 mins
11/21/23
Ep294 - Marilu Henner & Caroline Aaron: Two Madwomen of the West

Ep294 - Marilu Henner & Caroline Aaron: Two Madwomen of the West

A dynamic duo with impressive acting credits, Marilu Henner and Caroline Aaron discuss their friendship, careers, and their play "Madwomen of the West." The two fondly share their strong and enduring friendship, how they met, and their mutual respect and support for each other despite their differences They also talk about their current play, "Madwomen of the West", the relationship they have with the other actresses, its success in Los Angeles, and bringing the show to New York.

45 mins
11/17/23
Ep293 - Casey Likes: Initially, He Had To Turn Down 'Back To the Future'

Ep293 - Casey Likes: Initially, He Had To Turn Down 'Back To the Future'

With impressive stage credits at a young age, Casey Likes who’s currently playing the iconic role of Marty McFly in "Back to the Future: The Musical" is someone to watch out for in the Broadway scene.

54 mins
11/14/23
Ep292 - Liana Hunt: The Improv Comedy That Led To Back to the Future

Ep292 - Liana Hunt: The Improv Comedy That Led To Back to the Future

Liana Hunt is a triple-threat actress currently gracing the stage as Lorraine Baines in the Broadway musical, "Back to the Future". She talks about her journey to theatre, sharing that even though nobody in her family is in the arts, or into theater and music, their unwavering support was more than enough.

48 mins
11/7/23
Ep291 - Jelani Remy & Merritt David Janes: On Stage and Real Life BTTF Buddies

Ep291 - Jelani Remy & Merritt David Janes: On Stage and Real Life BTTF Buddies

This is the second of four of the “Back to the Future” podcast takeover! This episode features Merritt David Janes and Jelani Remy, two real-life friends and on stage frenemies.

42 mins
10/31/23
Ep290 - Nate Hackmann: From Arizona to Opera

Ep290 - Nate Hackmann: From Arizona to Opera

From playing Jean Valjean in “Les Misérables” to working with some of the best orchestras in the world, Nathaniel Hackmann has etched his mark as a versatile artist. Nate grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, doing community theater at a very young age which eventually led to his love for theatre and performing arts.

52 mins
10/24/23
Ep289 - Gordon Greenberg: Fail Early, Fail Fast

Ep289 - Gordon Greenberg: Fail Early, Fail Fast

If grit, talent, and perseverance were a person, it would be in the form of Gordon Greenberg. The multifaceted artist looks back at his younger years, sharing his first creative moment, and anecdotes about his journey which includes secretly taking a bus and walking into a producer’s office in the hopes of getting offered a role.

59 mins
10/17/23
Ep288 - Pipeline Vocal Project: Alaska's First Professional a Capella Group

Ep288 - Pipeline Vocal Project: Alaska's First Professional a Capella Group

Get to know Molly Bracken, Lisa Hawkins, and Adriana Rodriguez, the talented trio behind Pipeline Vocal Project, a groundbreaking professional a cappella group hailing from Alaska.

56 mins
10/10/23
Ep287 - Chilina Kennedy: Wild About You

Ep287 - Chilina Kennedy: Wild About You

From playing iconic people to trying different artistic endeavors, Chilina Kennedy is just getting started. Growing up in different parts of the world, she discusses her early experiences and influences that ultimately led her to grace the Broadway stage.

51 mins
10/3/23
Ep286 - Andrew Keenan-Bolger: Can You Start Rehearsals on Friday?

Ep286 - Andrew Keenan-Bolger: Can You Start Rehearsals on Friday?

A Broadway actor, author, and web series co-creator, Andrew Keenan-Bolger opens up about his personal experiences, life lessons, and insights into the world of theater, social media, and literature.

50 mins
9/26/23
Ep285 - Katie Rose Clarke: Holding The Record of "Longest Glinda"

Ep285 - Katie Rose Clarke: Holding The Record of "Longest Glinda"

Katie Rose Clarke is known for her roles in many musicals, including “Wicked” (where she holds the record for playing Glinda the longest), “The Light in the Piazza,” and “Miss Saigon.” Katie delves into her career highlights, particularly on her iconic role as Glinda in the hit musical "Wicked." She discusses the challenges and joys of portraying an iconic character and the unique demands of performing in a long-running Broadway show.

47 mins
9/19/23
Ep284 - Asi Wind: The Magician's Magician

Ep284 - Asi Wind: The Magician's Magician

A globally renowned magician and performer, Asi Wind shares his journey in the world of magic and the art of performance, including his childhood encounter with a magician that shaped the rest of his life.

1 h 16 mins
9/12/23
Bonus - Influencing on Social Media, with Kerry Skinner (@thebwaybuzz, @sixbroadwayfanforever)

Bonus - Influencing on Social Media, with Kerry Skinner (@thebwaybuzz, @sixbroadwayfanforever)

Being a social media influencer is harder than it sounds, and comes with its own unique set of challenges and growth blockers. Kerry Skinner, the brain behind @thebwaybuzz on IG and @SixBroadwayFanForever on YouTube, shares some of her behind the scenes stories in this bonus episode.

11 mins
9/8/23
Ep283 - Justin Guarini (from the vault)

Ep283 - Justin Guarini (from the vault)

Originally released as episode 48 on Aug 20th, 2019, here's another episode from the vault with Once Upon A One More Time's Prince Charming Himself, Justin Guarini! Original description as follows: Justin Guarini’s robust performance career launched with the first season of American Idol in 2002, performing alongside Kelly Clarkson.

1 h 1 min
9/5/23
Ep282 - Miriam Silverman: Surprise, You're Going to Broadway!

Ep282 - Miriam Silverman: Surprise, You're Going to Broadway!

Miriam Silverman’s journey through the world of theater traces a path from graduate school to regional theater and eventually to Broadway. She reflects on the complexities of balancing motherhood, acting, and teaching, highlighting the building of her teaching career while prioritizing her passion for acting at the same time.

54 mins
8/29/23
Ep281 - Jose Llana: History Keeps Repeating Itself

Ep281 - Jose Llana: History Keeps Repeating Itself

Jose Lana, a talented actor and performer, delves into historical events, politics, theater, personal experiences that shaped his family’s story and brought him full circle to the story told in Here Lies Love..

1 h 1 min
8/22/23
Bonus - "The Shark is Broken" RED CARPET Coverage

Bonus - "The Shark is Broken" RED CARPET Coverage

Recorded live on Aug 10th, 2023, this red carpet coverage of "The Shark is Broken", a show based on the true events that happened between takes on set with Roy Schneider, Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw.

12 mins
8/18/23
Ep280 - Zoe Jensen: Leaving A Legacy of Herstory in SIX

Ep280 - Zoe Jensen: Leaving A Legacy of Herstory in SIX

The talented and charming Zoe Jensen is currently making waves on Broadway as part of the cast of "Six: The Musical". Zoe takes us on a journey through her career, sharing anecdotes about her path to the Broadway stage.

44 mins
8/15/23
Ep279 - Kevin Cahoon: Let's Get Shucked!

Ep279 - Kevin Cahoon: Let's Get Shucked!

With an illustrious career spanning all throughout theater, TV, and film, Kevin shares his experiences and insights through his life in the spotlight.

40 mins
8/8/23
Bonus - Laura Bell Bundy, Lilli Cooper, Dana Steingold and Sandy Rustin LIVE from BroadwayCon 2023 (The Women of 'The Cottage')

Bonus - Laura Bell Bundy, Lilli Cooper, Dana Steingold and Sandy Rustin LIVE from BroadwayCon 2023 (The Women of 'The Cottage')

Recorded LIVE at BroadwayCon 2023 on July 23rd, we talk with Laura Bell Bundy, Lilli Cooper, Dana Steingold and Sandy Rustin about the new soon-to-be-Broadway smash hit, THE COTTAGE.

53 mins
8/4/23
Ep278 - Dana Steingold: The Girl Scout in The Cottage

Ep278 - Dana Steingold: The Girl Scout in The Cottage

Dana Steingold is a talented actress known for her versatile performances on Broadway and recent role in the uproarious comedy "The Cottage." Dana takes listeners on a journey through her career, from her early days as a performer to landing roles in hit Broadway productions.

40 mins
8/1/23
Ep277 - Tatiana Maslany: You Can Just Call Her "Tats"

Ep277 - Tatiana Maslany: You Can Just Call Her "Tats"

Talented actress Tatiana Maslany is currently helping creep up the stage as Max in the critically acclaimed Broadway show, "Grey House." She delves into the captivating complexities of her character, what happens behind the scenes, and the dynamics at play in this spooky production.

46 mins
7/25/23
Ep276 - Conrad Ricamora: Filipino Love on Broadway

Ep276 - Conrad Ricamora: Filipino Love on Broadway

Conrad Ricamora is a talented actor known for his roles on Broadway and his portrayal of Oliver Hampton in the hit TV series "How to Get Away with Murder." He shares his insights as they delve into his background, including his family's journey from moving to the U.S.

43 mins
7/18/23
Ep275 - Sophia Anne Caruso - Exploring the Dark Side

Ep275 - Sophia Anne Caruso - Exploring the Dark Side

Sophia is a talented and multifaceted actress currently creeping up the stage as Marlow in the hit Broadway show, “Grey House”. She talks about her role as Marlow, the complexities of her character, and her deep appreciation for the creative freedom provided by the playwright, Levi Holloway, the open-ended nature of the play being open to interpretation.

44 mins
7/11/23
Ep274 - Bonnie Milligan (from the vault)

Ep274 - Bonnie Milligan (from the vault)

Originally released as episode 5 on Nov 19th, 2018, here's another episode from the vault with 2023 Tony Award winner, Bonnie Milligan! Make sure to listen to her in the BPN original "As the Curtain Rises": bpn.fm/atcr, and go see her as Aunt Deb in Kimberly Akimbo!!

49 mins
7/5/23
Ep273 - Ariana DeBose (from the vault)

Ep273 - Ariana DeBose (from the vault)

Originally released as episode 2 on Oct 26th, 2018, I'm bringing you one of my oldest episodes with Oscar winner Ariana DeBose! Make sure to listen to her in the BPN original "As the Curtain Rises": bpn.fm/atcr.

34 mins
6/27/23
Bonus - 2023 Tony Awards Special with Winners Jodie Comer, Sean Hayes, J. Harrison Ghee & More

Bonus - 2023 Tony Awards Special with Winners Jodie Comer, Sean Hayes, J. Harrison Ghee & More

Join Robert Peterpaul of The Art of Kindness podcast and Alan Seales of The Theatre Podcast as they recap their night at the 2023 Tony Awards! Hear from all the winners they were honored to speak with in the press room, including: Jodie Comer (Prima Facie), Sean Hayes (Good Night, Oscar) , J.

1 h 3 mins
6/16/23
Ep272 - Javier Muñoz: Sexy Hamilton Did Not Throw Away His Shot

Ep272 - Javier Muñoz: Sexy Hamilton Did Not Throw Away His Shot

Now starring alongside Jesse Mueller in the musical concept album, “My Heart Says Go”, Javier Muñoz has truly come a long way from being a science nerd to a Broadway actor.

55 mins
6/13/23
Ep271 - Jessie Mueller: Her Heart Says Go

Ep271 - Jessie Mueller: Her Heart Says Go

With her many awards and nominations, it’s safe to say that Jessie Mueller is one of the most talented actors of today. She gets real as she shares what it’s like getting a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut and dealing with imposter syndrome.

53 mins
6/6/23
Ep270 - Lewberger & The Wizard of Friendship

Ep270 - Lewberger & The Wizard of Friendship

Keith Habersberger, Alex Lewis, and Hughie Stone Fish of Lewberger are a handsome trio currently selling out shows across the U.S. and Canada. The three share how their 3-man comedy band started and what drew them to comedy.

50 mins
5/30/23
Ep269 - Betsy Wolfe & Stark Sands: They Want It That Way

Ep269 - Betsy Wolfe & Stark Sands: They Want It That Way

Betsy Wolfe and Stark Sands are currently co-starring as the husband and wife duo Anne Hathaway and William Shakespeare in the hit Broadway show, “& Juliet”. The two speak about their relationship with Max Martin and his songs, the broad appeal of the show, and how they got involved with it.

43 mins
5/26/23
Ep268 - Paulo Szot: From Opera to Pop Stardom

Ep268 - Paulo Szot: From Opera to Pop Stardom

Currently playing the role of Lance Du Bois in the hit Broadway show, "& Juliet", Paulo Szot is a Brazilian actor slash operatic baritone singer who opens up about his immigrant parents’ huge influence on his love of theatre and performing.

46 mins
5/23/23
Ep267 - Luke Sheppard & Jenn Weber - Director and Choreographer of the 9-Time Tony Nominated Show "& Juliet"

Ep267 - Luke Sheppard & Jenn Weber - Director and Choreographer of the 9-Time Tony Nominated Show "& Juliet"

Luke Sheppard and Jenn Weber are two creative geniuses currently teaming up for the smash hit, "& Juliet", as the show’s director and choreographer, respectively. The two discuss the instant connection they had and where the concept for the show originated.

50 mins
5/16/23
Ep266 - Philippe Arroyo: Living His "Pinch-Me" Moments

Ep266 - Philippe Arroyo: Living His "Pinch-Me" Moments

Currently making his Broadway debut as Francois Du Bois in "& Juliet", Philippe Arroyo takes us through his personal journey. The actor shares what he does to recharge, including having alone time and reading plays at the famed Drama Bookshop.

34 mins
5/9/23
Bonus - 2023 Tony Award Nominee Recap

Bonus - 2023 Tony Award Nominee Recap

Due to podcast episode character limits, the full nominee list cannot be added here. See the description of the video version of this episode for the full list! https://youtu.be/IyIWjOx_w4Y.

6 mins
5/2/23
Ep265 - Brittany Nicholas: Creating The Universal Swing

Ep265 - Brittany Nicholas: Creating The Universal Swing

Brittany Nicholas is currently back on Broadway playing the role of Viola, as a swing, the understudy for Angelique, and as the dance captain in the runaway hit “& Juliet”. Perhaps unbeknownst to many, her Broadway debut was actually "Billy Elliot", where she was universal swing (before that was ever a thing!).

44 mins
5/2/23
Ep264 - Andrew Barth Feldman & Alex Boniello are FOUL PLAY'ing

Ep264 - Andrew Barth Feldman & Alex Boniello are FOUL PLAY'ing

Andrew Barth Feldman and Alex Boniello are a power duo who have most recently teamed up for "Foul Play", a new online murder mystery series that's reinventing how the internet works.

48 mins
4/28/23
Ep263 - Wesley Taylor... is Summoning Sylvia

Ep263 - Wesley Taylor... is Summoning Sylvia

Wesley Taylor (one of this podcast's earliest guests!) is a multi-talented artist who's taking the entertainment industry by storm and has recently debuted as a writer AND director in his new movie, “Summoning Sylvia”.

40 mins
4/25/23
Ep262 - Andréa Burns: Theatre is the Ultimate Form of Expression

Ep262 - Andréa Burns: Theatre is the Ultimate Form of Expression

This is the fourth episode of a special 4-part takeover with cast & creatives from Hulu's new musical series UP HERE. Make sure to stream the entire 21 song UP HERE soundtrack everywhere you find your music.

44 mins
4/18/23
Ep261 - Tommy Kail and Sonya Tayeh: Cut From the Same Cloth

Ep261 - Tommy Kail and Sonya Tayeh: Cut From the Same Cloth

This is the third episode of a special 4-part takeover with cast & creatives from Hulu's new musical series UP HERE. Make sure to stream the entire 21 song UP HERE soundtrack everywhere you find your music.

38 mins
4/11/23
Ep260 - Steven Levenson: UP HERE With Our Favorite Tony-Winning Executive Producer

Ep260 - Steven Levenson: UP HERE With Our Favorite Tony-Winning Executive Producer

This is the second episode of a special 4-part takeover with cast & creatives from Hulu's new musical series UP HERE. Make sure to stream the entire 21 song UP HERE soundtrack everywhere you find your music.

41 mins
4/4/23
Ep259 - Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez: Two of Our Generation's Greatest Songwriters

Ep259 - Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez: Two of Our Generation's Greatest Songwriters

This is the first episode of a special 4-part takeover with cast & creatives from Hulu's new musical series UP HERE. Make sure to stream the entire 21 song UP HERE soundtrack everywhere you find your music. Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez are living proof that two is better than one.

1 h 1 min
3/28/23
Ep258 - NaTasha Yvette Williams: We All Like It Hot!

Ep258 - NaTasha Yvette Williams: We All Like It Hot!

Natasha Yvette Williams is currently originating the role of Sweet Sue in the brand new production of “Some Like It Hot” on Broadway.

43 mins
3/24/23
Ep257 - Jordan Fisher: A Professional eSports Athlete on Broadway

Ep257 - Jordan Fisher: A Professional eSports Athlete on Broadway

Jordan Fisher is currently starring in the upcoming production of "Sweeney Todd" on Broadway. Being drawn to art and performing from a young age, it's no surprise that he ended up in the industry.

28 mins
3/21/23
Ep256 - Sierra Boggess: Exploring Relationships

Ep256 - Sierra Boggess: Exploring Relationships

With the recent passing of Lucy Simon, playing the role of Lily Craven in "The Secret Garden" is both special and bittersweet for Sierra Boggess and the rest of the cast.

31 mins
3/17/23
Ep255 - Marla Mindelle: Writing a Love Letter to Celine Dion

Ep255 - Marla Mindelle: Writing a Love Letter to Celine Dion

Marla Mindelle is currently making people laugh playing an over the top Celine Dion in the off-Broadway production of "Titanique". At an early age, she already knew that a career in musical theatre was all she ever wanted to do, thanks to her father (who was a musical theatre composer) and all the obscure musical theatre records she consumed.

49 mins
3/14/23
Ep254 - Robert Horn: Learning to Laugh at Ourselves

Ep254 - Robert Horn: Learning to Laugh at Ourselves

Robert Horn's life story is an incredible testament that you can use humor as a way of survival—well, that and a little bit of luck.

38 mins
3/7/23
Ep253 - Jelani Remy: Putting in the Work Like Beyoncé Does

Ep253 - Jelani Remy: Putting in the Work Like Beyoncé Does

"Everybody wants to be Beyoncé, but does everybody wanna put in the work?" is just one of Jelani's many foods for thought in this episode.

34 mins
2/28/23
Ep252 - Julie Boardman and Diane Nicoletti: Creating Broadway's First Museum

Ep252 - Julie Boardman and Diane Nicoletti: Creating Broadway's First Museum

Julie and Diane are both co-founders of The Museum of Broadway in Times Square which opened November, 2022. Julie Boardman and Diane Nicoletti have teamed up in 2022 to bring the best of the Broadway and experiential worlds in the form of The Museum of Broadway in Times Square.

51 mins
2/21/23
Ep251 - Ilana Levine: You're a Good [Wo]Man, Ilana Levine

Ep251 - Ilana Levine: You're a Good [Wo]Man, Ilana Levine

Infected by her mom's love for Broadway shows, Ilana was introduced to the world of theatre at an early age.

52 mins
1/31/23
Ep250 - Brandon Victor Dixon: Driving Change Using the Arts

Ep250 - Brandon Victor Dixon: Driving Change Using the Arts

Driven to inspire other people with art, Brandon Victor Dixon has been sharing his talent with the world for decades now. And this month, the actor slash theatrical producer is part of the much-anticipated world premiere of the award-winning "MacGyver: The Musical’s" album which will be released on January 27th.

46 mins
1/17/23
Ep249 - Squigs (aka Justin Robertson): Illustrating for the Acting World

Ep249 - Squigs (aka Justin Robertson): Illustrating for the Acting World

You can take the boy out of Oregon, but you can't take the Oregon out of the boy. Or something like that. After growing up on the west coast and spending some time in LA, Squigs - Broadway's modern day Al Hirschfeld, found his way to NYC both acting and supplementing his income creating some of the most sought after caricatures of the Broadway community.

36 mins
1/10/23
Ep248 - Eddie Izzard: Living up to Great Expectations

Ep248 - Eddie Izzard: Living up to Great Expectations

Eddie Izzard is a Tony Award nominated, Emmy Award winning actress who quickly rose to fame in the 90s as a phenomenal standup comedian - producing two of my all time favorite specials Glorious and Dress to Kill.

35 mins
1/3/23
Ep247 - 2022 Wrap Up with Alan Seales and Diana Salameh

Ep247 - 2022 Wrap Up with Alan Seales and Diana Salameh

2022 - the first full year of theatre since Broadway shutdown in 2020. It was full of highs and lows, but one thing's for certain we're glad Broadway is back! Once again, Diana Salameh, Vice President of Brand Integration at Serino Coyne, co-hosts the final episode of the year.

45 mins
12/29/22
Ep246 - Michael Urie & Ryan Spahn: Partners in Life and on Stage

Ep246 - Michael Urie & Ryan Spahn: Partners in Life and on Stage

Having been together for over 14 years as real life partners, Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn now get to share the stage together as scene partners in parts specifically written for the two of them.

43 mins
12/27/22
Ep245 - Tovah Feldshuh: Bringing Real Mom Love to to Lea Michele and Julie Benko

Ep245 - Tovah Feldshuh: Bringing Real Mom Love to to Lea Michele and Julie Benko

With a Broadway career spanning over 50 years, Tovah Feldshuh takes us through her journey as she shares her life as an actress, wife, and mother. While she loves politics, it's her love of people that motivates her to fight for what she believes in and help in every way that she can.

51 mins
12/20/22
Ep244 - Julie Halston: Confidence, Clarity, and Commitment

Ep244 - Julie Halston: Confidence, Clarity, and Commitment

For a person who claims she can’t really sing or dance, Julie Halston sure has done a lot of Broadway musicals (and rightfully so!). Even during the pandemic, she remained booked and busy despite the circumstances.

1 h 15 mins
12/13/22
Ep243 - Elizabeth A. Davis: Defying Death Through Theatre

Ep243 - Elizabeth A. Davis: Defying Death Through Theatre

Elizabeth A. Davis is currently gracing the Broadway stage as Thomas Jefferson in “1776”, where she has the unique opportunity to showcase her actual violin skills at the same time.

42 mins
12/6/22
Bonus - "& Juliet" (exclusive) Red Carpet Opening Night Interviews

Bonus - "& Juliet" (exclusive) Red Carpet Opening Night Interviews

Recorded Nov 17th, 2022, listen to exclusive interview with the cast of & Juliet from the red carpet on opening night!

23 mins
12/6/22
Ep242 - Jefferson Mays: Making Storytelling Cool Again

Ep242 - Jefferson Mays: Making Storytelling Cool Again

Jefferson Mays is currently on Broadway in his original interpretation of "A Christmas Carol" doing perhaps what he does best: playing multiple roles in a single show.

41 mins
11/28/22
Ep241 - Michael Mott: Composing for Actors

Ep241 - Michael Mott: Composing for Actors

Nothing brings people together more than music and performing; Michael Mott got the best of both worlds as he prepares for his second annual holiday show, "Michael Mott & Friends,” happening in December, along with the release of a brand new single performed by the incomparable Jessica Vosk.

38 mins
11/21/22
Ep240 - Anika Larsen: Being Real-Life Famous in 'Almost Famous'

Ep240 - Anika Larsen: Being Real-Life Famous in 'Almost Famous'

Anika Larsen is having a great time as she takes the challenge of both playing the mom on Broadway's "Almost Famous" and being the mom of two boys offstage.

44 mins
11/15/22
Ep239 - Robyn Hurder: Bringing the "IT Factor" in A Beautiful Noise, the Neil Diamond Musical

Ep239 - Robyn Hurder: Bringing the "IT Factor" in A Beautiful Noise, the Neil Diamond Musical

Currently playing the role of Marcia Murphey in the Broadway show, "A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical", Robyn Hurder shares how she got involved with the show and how she never thought it would be her biggest role to date.

46 mins
11/8/22
Ep238 - Krysta Rodriguez: Opportunity is Not a Lengthy Visitor

Ep238 - Krysta Rodriguez: Opportunity is Not a Lengthy Visitor

Currently starring as Cinderella in the Broadway revival of “Into The Woods”, Krysta Rodriguez is a talented actor, singer, and dancer with countless Broadway, TV and film credits.

55 mins
11/1/22
Ep237 - Julie Benko: Fanny Brice Was the Role She Never Knew She Wanted

Ep237 - Julie Benko: Fanny Brice Was the Role She Never Knew She Wanted

With all the talent and awards Julie Benko has received at such a young age, it begs the question: What can't she do? Julie proves that it’s never too late… or too early to learn anything.

52 mins
10/25/22
Ep236 - Beth Malone: Giving "Fun Home" A Not-So-Secret Second Act

Ep236 - Beth Malone: Giving "Fun Home" A Not-So-Secret Second Act

From creating a one-woman show, "Beth Malone: So Far" to originating the role of "Fun Home's" Alison Bechdel, Tony and Grammy award nominee Beth Malone has set a name for herself on the Broadway stage.

47 mins
10/18/22
Ep235 - Sasha Hutchings: Performing From a Place of Love and Compassion

Ep235 - Sasha Hutchings: Performing From a Place of Love and Compassion

Currently leading the North American tour of the hit show, “Oklahoma!” as Laurey Williams, Sasha Hutchings proves to be a performing powerhouse. Sasha's love for dancing has brought her to where she is today.

44 mins
10/14/22
Ep234 - Talia Suskauer: Defying Gravity

Ep234 - Talia Suskauer: Defying Gravity

Talia Suskauer is currently playing Elphaba in "Wicked" on Broadway, following the success of the Munchkinland National Tour of the same show where she played the same role.

49 mins
10/11/22
Ep233 - Alyssa Fox: From Elsa to Ephaba

Ep233 - Alyssa Fox: From Elsa to Ephaba

Alyssa Fox is currently in "Wicked" on Broadway as Elphaba standby, having been a part of "Wicked" for around 12 years now. Her lifelong dream of becoming true Disney royalty and growing up watching Disney movies was her first introduction to acting and singing and theatrical expression.

47 mins
10/4/22
Ep232 - Steve Rosen & David Rossmer: Joined in Holy Career Matrimony

Ep232 - Steve Rosen & David Rossmer: Joined in Holy Career Matrimony

Longtime friends and creative partners, David Rossmer and Steve Rosen are currently working together as lyricists and songwriters for the "The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation" musical, which just opened for its world premiere at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.

47 mins
9/30/22
Ep231 - Hunter Foster: Clark Griswold, Eat Your Heart Out

Ep231 - Hunter Foster: Clark Griswold, Eat Your Heart Out

As a young kid, he originally wanted to be a novelist. A audition for a high school production of Bye Bye Birdie landed him the lead role of Conrad, which blasted open the doors for him in the acting world.

46 mins
9/27/22
Ep230 - Mikayla Renfrow: Making a Wickedly Amazing Broadway Debut

Ep230 - Mikayla Renfrow: Making a Wickedly Amazing Broadway Debut

Mikayla Renfrow is currently making her Broadway debut as Nessarose in "Wicked", one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history. Mikayla shares her background, including growing up in Cincinnati and moving around a lot.

51 mins
9/20/22
Ep229 - Jordan Barrow: The First Black Actor to Play Boq in North America

Ep229 - Jordan Barrow: The First Black Actor to Play Boq in North America

Jordan Barrow is currently making his Broadway debut as the principal role of Boq in "Wicked", making him the first black actor to play the role in North America. He talks about how he got into performing—from joining a theatre camp to doing voiceover work and getting his first professional job when he was 13.

48 mins
9/13/22
Ep228 - Elizabeth Teeter, Dana Steingold, Zonya Love and Michelle Aravena from Beetlejuice LIVE at BroadwayCon 2022

Ep228 - Elizabeth Teeter, Dana Steingold, Zonya Love and Michelle Aravena from Beetlejuice LIVE at BroadwayCon 2022

A live panel discussion with Elizabeth Teeter, Dana Steingold, Zonya Love and Michelle Aravena from Beetlejuice. This was recorded LIVE at BroadwayCon 2022 on July 8th, 2022. Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcast.

1 h 1 min
9/9/22
Ep227 - Patrick Page: Originally a Magician, Now King of the Underworld

Ep227 - Patrick Page: Originally a Magician, Now King of the Underworld

Patrick Page is a Grammy award-winning actor and playwright currently playing Hades in "Hadestown". He looks back on his early years growing up in Oregon and becoming a professional magician wherein he toured an illusion show and won awards.

58 mins
9/6/22
Ep226 - LIVE from BroadwayCon with Salar Nader, Eric Sirakian and Damian Sandys from The Kite Runner

Ep226 - LIVE from BroadwayCon with Salar Nader, Eric Sirakian and Damian Sandys from The Kite Runner

A live panel discussion with lead Actor Eric Sirakian, tabla phenom Salar Nader and Associate Director Damian Sandys from Broadway's The Kite Runner. This was recorded LIVE at BroadwayCon 2022 on July 10th, 2022.

59 mins
9/2/22
Ep225 - Amir Arison: FBI Special Agent Aram Mojtabai Makes His Broadway Debut

Ep225 - Amir Arison: FBI Special Agent Aram Mojtabai Makes His Broadway Debut

Best known for his recurring role as FBI Special Agent Aram Mojtabai on the NBC hit TV show, "The Blacklist” is stage and TV actor Amir Arison who's also currently making his Broadway debut as Amir in "The Kite Runner".

50 mins
8/30/22
Ep224 - Faran Tahir: From Sci-Fi to Broadway

Ep224 - Faran Tahir: From Sci-Fi to Broadway

Actor, writer, director and producer Faran Tahir may be best known for his roles in “Iron Man” (he tried to kill Tony Stark!) and “Star Trek” (he was killed by Nero!) but is now currently making his Broadway debut as Baba in “The Kite Runner”.

42 mins
8/26/22
Ep223 - Damian Sandys: A Chance Encounter with Cameron Mackintosh

Ep223 - Damian Sandys: A Chance Encounter with Cameron Mackintosh

Damian Sandys is currently bringing his talent to the Broadway stage as The Kite Runner's associate director. The theatre director talks about the difference between the UK production and Broadway production of “The Kite Runner”, the importance of humor in the show, and how its US audiences are more vocal.

39 mins
8/23/22
Ep222 - Azita Ghanizada: Operating from a Place of Truth and Integrity

Ep222 - Azita Ghanizada: Operating from a Place of Truth and Integrity

Azita Ghanizada is currently making her Broadway debut in "The Kite Runner" as Soraya, and is now the first woman of Afghan descent to originate a role on Broadway. As we learn, Azita's childhood life was far from ordinary and easy.

39 mins
8/16/22
Ep221 - Eric Sirakian: A Shy Kid Finding His Home on Stage

Ep221 - Eric Sirakian: A Shy Kid Finding His Home on Stage

Eric Sirakian recently made his Broadway debut in "The Kite Runner" as both Hassan and Sohrab. With stage credits such as "The Jungle", "Twelfth Night", "The Comedy of Errors", and "Pericles", Eric is definitely putting the extracurriculars he did at Yale and his training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art into good practice.

39 mins
8/12/22
Ep220 - Salar Nader: World-Renowned Percussionist Royalty

Ep220 - Salar Nader: World-Renowned Percussionist Royalty

With years of training with the best teachers, including Grammy award winner Ustad Zakir Hussain, it’s no surprise that Salar Nader is considered percussionist royalty.

38 mins
8/9/22
Ep219 - Ian Eisendrath: Being An Artist is Like Coming Home (special crossover episode)

Ep219 - Ian Eisendrath: Being An Artist is Like Coming Home (special crossover episode)

For Ian Eisendrath, being an artist is like coming home. So many kids, Ian shares, don’t feel like they fit or belong until they find their creative outlet. By embracing chance, trusting his gut and putting himself out there in big ways, Ian has done just that.

47 mins
8/5/22
Ep218 - Sonoya Mizuno: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Ep218 - Sonoya Mizuno: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Sonoya Mizuno recently made her stage debut as Maggie in the first Off-Broadway production of the Tennessee Williams classic, "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof". The actress slash ballet dancer and now a stage performer speaks candidly about her childhood, and how her uncle who was a stage actor inspired her to pursue acting.

37 mins
8/2/22
Ep217 - Rob McClure, Brad Oscar & Analise Scarpaci LIVE at BroadwayCon 2022

Ep217 - Rob McClure, Brad Oscar & Analise Scarpaci LIVE at BroadwayCon 2022

A LIVE panel discussion with Rob McClure, Brad Oscar, and Analise Scarpaci of “Mrs. Doubtfire” talking about the roller coaster of being part of a Broadway show during a pandemic and the bond formed as they all dealt with the effects of COVID, including their show getting postponed.

1 h 1 min
7/29/22
Ep216 - Analise Scarpaci: Mrs Doubtfiring Her Way Into Our Hearts

Ep216 - Analise Scarpaci: Mrs Doubtfiring Her Way Into Our Hearts

Analise Scarpaci is a powerhouse performer who landed her first principal role as Lydia Hillard in "Mrs. Doubtfire". She talks about how she coped when the pandemic hit, including playing the guitar and recording her first EP, "Pathetic Little Dreamer", finishing her Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre, and why it was a blessing in disguise for her when "Mrs.

1 h 1 min
7/26/22
Ep215 - Frankie Grande: Sinking The Titanique Ship 8 Times a Week

Ep215 - Frankie Grande: Sinking The Titanique Ship 8 Times a Week

A man of many talents, Frankie Grande is currently playing Victor Garber and Luigi in the Off-Broadway production of “Titanique”. In a parallel universe, Frankie went to med school and became a doctor, but in this universe, he’s an unstoppable, multi-hyphenate creative and philanthropist.

45 mins
7/19/22
Ep214 - Marylouise Burke: She'll Give You an Epiphany!

Ep214 - Marylouise Burke: She'll Give You an Epiphany!

With a career spanning decades, Marylouise still finds joy in acting and is now starring in Brian Watkins' new play "Epiphany" as Morkin at Lincoln Center Theater.

31 mins
7/12/22
Ep213 - J. Harrison Ghee: Breaking the Norm

Ep213 - J. Harrison Ghee: Breaking the Norm

J. Harrison Ghee made their Broadway debut as Lola in the Tony-winning musical “Kinky Boots” where they received recognition for their performance. J. briefly talks about their humble beginnings, from coming out to their parents and leaving their hometown in North Carolina to pursuing their dreams and sharing their talent with the world.

47 mins
7/5/22
Ep212 - Charlie Rosen: A Strange Loop... of orchestrating

Ep212 - Charlie Rosen: A Strange Loop... of orchestrating

Tony and Grammy award-winning Charlie Rosen takes us through his journey as a musician and now an orchestrator. Born in a family of talented musicians, it's no surprise that Charlie grew up to be a good multi-instrumentalist and has already worked for renowned Broadway shows like "Be More Chill", "Moulin Rouge", etc., and won prestigious awards for his work.

52 mins
6/28/22
Ep211 - Elizabeth Teeter: Spilling the Deetz about Beetlejuice the Musical

Ep211 - Elizabeth Teeter: Spilling the Deetz about Beetlejuice the Musical

When Elizabeth Teeter found out she will be taking on the role of Lydia Deetz in the beloved musical, Beetlejuice, the world suddenly shut down due to COVID and she never got to take her first bow as Lydia.

47 mins
6/21/22
Ep210 - SIX Queens: Khaila Wilcoxon, Jasmine Forsberg, Storm Lever, Olivia Donalson, & Gabriela Carrillo

Ep210 - SIX Queens: Khaila Wilcoxon, Jasmine Forsberg, Storm Lever, Olivia Donalson, & Gabriela Carrillo

Get to know Khaila Wilcoxon, Jasmine Forsberg, Storm Lever, Olivia Donalson, and Gabriela Carrillo from the first national tour of SIX THE MUSICAL as they share their journey from auditioning for the show to joining the Aragon tour.

53 mins
6/14/22
Ep209 - Jared Grimes: Finding His Purpose as a Quadruple Threat

Ep209 - Jared Grimes: Finding His Purpose as a Quadruple Threat

With credits in singing, dancing, acting and choreographing, and now a 2022 Tony Nominee for his role in Broadway's first-ever revival of Funny Girl, Jared Grimes deserves the title “quadruple threat”.

44 mins
6/7/22
Ep208 - Kaden Kearney & Kalyn West: Emma and Alyssa in the Nat'l Tour of "The Prom"

Ep208 - Kaden Kearney & Kalyn West: Emma and Alyssa in the Nat'l Tour of "The Prom"

Starring opposite each other in the national tour of The Prom, Kaden Kearney and Kalyn West talk about what it’s like to be part of the award-winning musical.

50 mins
5/31/22
Ep207 - Rachel Dratch: Her Tony-Nominated Role in POTUS is no Debbie Downer

Ep207 - Rachel Dratch: Her Tony-Nominated Role in POTUS is no Debbie Downer

Rachel Dratch recently had her Broadway debut in POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, a play by Selina Fillinger.

49 mins
5/24/22
Ep206 - Dave Harris: He is his own Exception to the Rule

Ep206 - Dave Harris: He is his own Exception to the Rule

With two of his plays, Tambo & Bones and Exception to the Rule, being produced simultaneously, Dave Harris shares his chaotic but exciting schedule as he goes back and forth to LA and New York to help and make sure everything is in order on their openings.

43 mins
5/17/22
Ep205 - David Morse: The Green Mile to Broadway

Ep205 - David Morse: The Green Mile to Broadway

2022 Tony Nominee(!!) David Morse is reprising his role for Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, making it's Broadway debut! David recalls his journey from loving theatre in high school to joining the Boston Repertory Company and eventually moving to New York to join the Circle Repertory Company.

57 mins
5/10/22
Ep204 - A.J. Shively: This History Nerd is on Broadway!

Ep204 - A.J. Shively: This History Nerd is on Broadway!

A.J. shares how he had to learn Irish step dance for the new Broadway musical, Paradise Square where plays the role of Owen Duignan.

43 mins
5/3/22
Ep203 - Alyssa May Gold: "There are doctors who do heart surgery, and then there are actors who work on your heart."

Ep203 - Alyssa May Gold: "There are doctors who do heart surgery, and then there are actors who work on your heart."

Alyssa May Gold recently made her Broadway debut alongside Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse in the long-anticipated Broadway premiere of How I Learned To Drive.

50 mins
4/26/22
Ep202 - Simon Bailey: A West End Bad Boy with a New Take on Moulin Rouge's 'The Duke'

Ep202 - Simon Bailey: A West End Bad Boy with a New Take on Moulin Rouge's 'The Duke'

Actor Simon Bailey hails from London, where his career on the West End is booming. He trained at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, and his West End credits include Heathers: The Musical, Jersey Boys (Tommy DeVito), The Phantom of the Opera (Raoul), Enjolras in the 21st Anniversary cast of Les Miserables, I Can’t Sing!

56 mins
4/19/22
Ep201 - Michael Maliakel: Making His Broadway Debut as Aladdin

Ep201 - Michael Maliakel: Making His Broadway Debut as Aladdin

Michael Maliakel recently made his Broadway debut, following Broadway’s reopening, starring in the title role of Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

51 mins
4/12/22
Ep200 - Patti LuPone: Broadway Royalty

Ep200 - Patti LuPone: Broadway Royalty

Combined across the Emmys, Grammys, Olivier and Tony Awards, Patt LuPone has 14 nominations and six wins.

1 h 3 mins
4/5/22
Ep199 - Reeve Carney: He Originally Said 'No' To Hadestown

Ep199 - Reeve Carney: He Originally Said 'No' To Hadestown

Reeve Carney is an actor, singer-songwriter, and musician, who may be best known for originating the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway, and playing Orpheus in the original Broadway cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown.

57 mins
3/29/22
Ep198 - Eva Noblezada: Struggling with the word 'Perfect'

Ep198 - Eva Noblezada: Struggling with the word 'Perfect'

Trigger warning: This episode contains discussion of eating disorders. At the age of 25, Eva Noblezada is a two time Tony Award nominee, a Grammy Award winner, and a WhatsOnStage Award winning actress and singer.

49 mins
3/22/22
Ep197 - Telly Leung & Cameron Adams: The importance of Ensemblists

Ep197 - Telly Leung & Cameron Adams: The importance of Ensemblists

Telly and Cameron discuss the inspiration behind the documentary Ensemble, the catharsis of filming it, and ​​the resilience of the 13 very diverse people in different stages of their life and career who are featured on screen.

53 mins
3/18/22
Ep196 - Trent Saunders, T. Oliver Reid, Eddie Noel Rodríguez: Being Hermes

Ep196 - Trent Saunders, T. Oliver Reid, Eddie Noel Rodríguez: Being Hermes

What makes the heart, soul, and sound of Hermes? Ask three different Hermes u/s and get three different answers. That speaks to the brilliance of the Hadestown creative team, and their encouragement to anyone who steps into the winged shoes of Hermes to bring their actual selves to the role.

50 mins
3/15/22
Ep195 - Mauro Refosco: David Byrne's American Utopia

Ep195 - Mauro Refosco: David Byrne's American Utopia

A professional percussionist, Mauro Refosco has performed and recorded with artists such as David Byrne, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace.

42 mins
3/11/22
Ep194 - Kay Trinidad and Malcolm Armwood: The Fate of Swings in Hadestown

Ep194 - Kay Trinidad and Malcolm Armwood: The Fate of Swings in Hadestown

Malcolm Armwood made his Broadway debut as a swing in Hadestown, and can currently be seen playing one of the workers. He previously starred in the national tours of Motown: The Musical and Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and other credits include Grease, Ragtime, Hairspray, and Showboat.

32 mins
3/8/22
Ep193 - Tara Jackson & Sayo Oni: Taking Us Way Down Underground to Hadestown!

Ep193 - Tara Jackson & Sayo Oni: Taking Us Way Down Underground to Hadestown!

Tara Jackson and Sayo Oni, both triple threats, recently made their Broadway debuts in Hadestown. Originally from Canada, Tara Jackson was previously part of the Hadestown Canadian premiere, and is now assistant dance captain, a swing, and an understudy for The Fates in Hadestown on Broadway.

38 mins
3/1/22
Ep192 - Alysia Reiner & David Alan Basche: Power Couple and Acting/Producing Powerhouse

Ep192 - Alysia Reiner & David Alan Basche: Power Couple and Acting/Producing Powerhouse

Alysia Reiner and David Alan Basche are a power couple of TV, film and theater. Alysia may be best known for playing Natalie “Fig” Figueroa, a warden on Orange is the New Black, and has a plethora of additional credits including Better Things, The Deuce, Masters of Sex, How to Get Away with Murder, 30 Rock and the upcoming production of Mrs.

37 mins
2/25/22
Bonus - The Music Man (Opening Night Red Carpet Interviews)

Bonus - The Music Man (Opening Night Red Carpet Interviews)

Join me live on the red carpet for the opening night of The Music Man! In this episode we hear from Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster, Jerry Zaks, Warren Carlyle, Jayne Howdyshell, Jefferson Mays, Daniel Patrick Russell, Drew Minard, Eloise Kropp, Kammie Crum, Marie Mullen, Jordan Beall, Maria Briggs, Phillip Boykin, Ronnie S Bowman, Sherisse Springer, Garrett Long, and Lance Roberts.

13 mins
2/23/22
Ep191 - Robert W Schneider: Director, Producer, Podcaster

Ep191 - Robert W Schneider: Director, Producer, Podcaster

Robert Schneider is one of Feinstein's/54 Below original programming producers, a freelance director, and co-host of the popular podcast Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends, the official podcast of BroadwayWorld.

47 mins
2/22/22
Ep190 - Lynn Nottage: Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright

Ep190 - Lynn Nottage: Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright

Lynn Nottage is a two time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, and the first and only woman to win the category twice, for “Ruined” and “Sweat”. She's a screenwriter, a Tony nominee, a producer, the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant fellowship and was included in Time magazine's 2019 list of the 100 Most Influential People.

46 mins
2/15/22
Ep189 - Lorin Latarro: Mrs Doubtfire Choreographer with 14 Broadway credits to her name

Ep189 - Lorin Latarro: Mrs Doubtfire Choreographer with 14 Broadway credits to her name

Lorin Latarro is a director and choreographer, who also has fourteen Broadway credits to her name as a performer, including Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out, Fosse, Swing!, Kiss Me Kate, A Chorus Line, Spamalot and Man Of La Mancha. She choreographed Broadway’s Mrs.

40 mins
2/8/22
Ep188 - Kelli O'Hara: 7-Time Tony Nominee

Ep188 - Kelli O'Hara: 7-Time Tony Nominee

A seven-time Tony Award nominee, actress and singer Kelli O'Hara won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in the Lincoln Center Theater revival of The King and I.

18 mins
2/4/22
Ep187 - Brad Oscar: 2-Time Tony Award Nominee, currently starring in Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical

Ep187 - Brad Oscar: 2-Time Tony Award Nominee, currently starring in Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical

Actor Brad Oscar has earned two Tony Award nominations for his performances in The Producers and Something Rotten!, and has additional Broadway credits which include The Addams Family, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Spamalot, Jekyll & Hyde, and Big Fish.

56 mins
2/1/22
Ep186 - Kiera Allen: Hulu's Run, Broadway Podcast Network's TWITS

Ep186 - Kiera Allen: Hulu's Run, Broadway Podcast Network's TWITS

Actress Kiera Allen was named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of their breakout stars of 2020, due in no small part to her performance opposite Sarah Paulson in Hulu's psychological thriller Run.

1 h 1 min
1/25/22
Ep185 - Major Attaway: The Longest Running Genie of All-Time

Ep185 - Major Attaway: The Longest Running Genie of All-Time

Major Attaway has over 20 years of experience as an entertainer, actor, singer, and voiceover artist, and may be best known for playing the Genie in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway for the longest amount of time (three years).

55 mins
1/21/22
Ep184 - Stephanie Styles: Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist,  Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium

Ep184 - Stephanie Styles: Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium

Stephanie Styles is an actress, singer, and dancer who made her Broadway debut in the recent Roundabout Theatre revival of Kiss Me, Kate, opposite Kelly O'Hara, Will Chase, and Corbin Bleu.

59 mins
1/18/22
Ep183 - Glynn Turman: 'Women of the Movement' and 50+ Years of Acting Excellence

Ep183 - Glynn Turman: 'Women of the Movement' and 50+ Years of Acting Excellence

Glynn Turman is an Emmy Award winning actor, writer, director and producer, who made his Broadway debut at 12 years old originating the role of Travis Younger in A Raisin In The Sun.

33 mins
1/11/22
Ep182 - Debra Sperling: The Voice You Didn't Know You Know

Ep182 - Debra Sperling: The Voice You Didn't Know You Know

Debra Sperling is a professional voiceover artist with over 26 years of experience. Throughout her career, Debra has been the voice of dozens of national television campaigns such as Charmin, Cascade, Pampers, Maybelline, Listerine, Walmart, Folgers, Kellogg’s, Olive Garden, Johnson and Johnson, Band-Aid, and many more.

43 mins
1/4/22
Ep181 - 2021 Wrap Up with Alan Seales and  Ayanna Prescod

Ep181 - 2021 Wrap Up with Alan Seales and Ayanna Prescod

We've successfully completed yet another year around the sun (sorry flat Earthers, the truth hurts), this time with only about 4 months of Broadway theatre to talk about, and we're already seeing more shows permanently closed than expected due to Omicron breakthrough cases.

30 mins
12/31/21
Ep180 - Ilda Mason: Spielberg's "West Side Story"

Ep180 - Ilda Mason: Spielberg's "West Side Story"

Ilda Mason is a Panamanian actress, singer, and dancer who began her career in productions including Peter Pan, The Beauty and the Beast, A Chorus Line, Hello Dolly, and Legally Blonde.

55 mins
12/27/21
Ep179 - Michael Zegen: The Marvelous Mrs. Miasel, Trouble in Mind, Rescue Me

Ep179 - Michael Zegen: The Marvelous Mrs. Miasel, Trouble in Mind, Rescue Me

Michael Zegen is an actor who may be most well known for his various roles on TV, including Joel Maisel, on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Damien Keefe, on Rescue Me, in addition to various recurring roles on Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead, How To Make It In America, and Girls.

41 mins
12/21/21
Bonus - Steven Sater! (and introducing 'Was It Chance?')

Bonus - Steven Sater! (and introducing 'Was It Chance?')

The podcast's first ever repeat guest, Steven Sater (Tony/Grammy/Olivier/Lortel/Drama Desk Award-Winning Awesome Guy) rejoins us to discuss his latest project, the grammy nominated concept album called Some Lovers, a collaboration with friend Burt Bacharach.

50 mins
12/19/21
Ep178 - Robin de Jesús: tick... tick... Boom!, In the Heights, La Cage aux Folles, The Boys in the Band

Ep178 - Robin de Jesús: tick... tick... Boom!, In the Heights, La Cage aux Folles, The Boys in the Band

Robin de Jesús is an actor and singer who has received Tony Award nominations for his roles in In the Heights, La Cage aux Folles, and The Boys in the Band. He made his Broadway debut in Rent in 2005, and has also appeared as Boq in Wicked on Broadway.

47 mins
12/17/21
Ep177 - Jake Bazel: Disney's Winnie the Pooh; Puppeteer, Voice actor, Writer, Director and Coach

Ep177 - Jake Bazel: Disney's Winnie the Pooh; Puppeteer, Voice actor, Writer, Director and Coach

Jake Bazel is a puppeteer, voice actor, writer, director and coach with over a decade of experience working in children's media.

39 mins
12/14/21
Ep176 - Sierra Boggess & Julian Ovenden: Together At A Distance

Ep176 - Sierra Boggess & Julian Ovenden: Together At A Distance

Broadway and West End stars Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden have reunited with a new album of classic and contemporary Broadway duets. Sierra Boggess is best known for originating the role of Ariel in The Little Mermaid on Broadway, as well as for multiple appearances as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera.

38 mins
12/7/21
Ep175 - Steven Levenson: Tick... Tick... Boom!, Dear Evan Hansen, Fosse/Verdon

Ep175 - Steven Levenson: Tick... Tick... Boom!, Dear Evan Hansen, Fosse/Verdon

Stephen Levenson is a Tony award winning playwright and screenwriter who famously won his Best Book of a Musical Tony for Dear Evan Hansen. He later adapted the script for the film adaptation. Stephen has numerous Off-Broadway credits, as well as a resume boasting TV and film.

27 mins
11/30/21
Ep174 - Julia Murney: Baby, The Wild Party, Wicked (plus a surprise interview crash from Andrew Lippa)

Ep174 - Julia Murney: Baby, The Wild Party, Wicked (plus a surprise interview crash from Andrew Lippa)

Actress and singer Julia Murney originated the role of Queenie in Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party (earning her first Drama Desk Award nomination), and later became one of the most well known Elphaba’s in both the national tour and Broadway companies of Wicked.

47 mins
11/23/21
Ep173 - Aaron Dalla Villa: A classically trained ballet dancer, rapper, singer, and actor

Ep173 - Aaron Dalla Villa: A classically trained ballet dancer, rapper, singer, and actor

Actor, dancer, musician and producer Aaron Dalla Villa was most recently seen as the slimy Mordred in the Bay Street Theater production of Camelot. His Off-Broadway credits include Seeing You, and Sleep F$@cking: Revision, while regional theater roles include Mr.

47 mins
11/16/21
Ep172 - Ana Villafańe: Chicago, On Your Feet, Mozart in the Jungle

Ep172 - Ana Villafańe: Chicago, On Your Feet, Mozart in the Jungle

Ana Villafañe is an Outer Critics Circle Award, Astaire Awards, and two-time Drama League Award nominated actress and singer best known for originating the role of Gloria Estefan in On Your Feet!, and starring in the hit musical throughout its entire run on Broadway.

54 mins
11/9/21
Ep171 - Neal Brennan: Unacceptable, 3 Mics, Chappelle's Show

Ep171 - Neal Brennan: Unacceptable, 3 Mics, Chappelle's Show

Neal Brennan is a three time Emmy nominated writer, director, producer and stand up comedian known for co-creating and co-writing the Comedy Central series Chappelle's Show with Dave Chappelle, with whom he also co-wrote the cult classic film Half Baked.

52 mins
11/2/21
Ep170 - Megan Hilty: Wicked, Smash, 9 to 5, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty - and so many more

Ep170 - Megan Hilty: Wicked, Smash, 9 to 5, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty - and so many more

Megan Hilty is a Tony Award nominated actress and singer who may be best known for her portrayal of Glinda in Wicked. Other credits include Broadway’s 9 to 5: The Musical as Doralee Rhodes and Noises Off as Brooke Ashton (which also earned her Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations), as well as Annie Get Your Gun and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at New York City Center.

53 mins
10/26/21
Ep169 - Gavin Creel: Hello Dolly!, Thoroughly Modern Millie, I Put A Spell On You: The Sanderson Variant

Ep169 - Gavin Creel: Hello Dolly!, Thoroughly Modern Millie, I Put A Spell On You: The Sanderson Variant

Gavin Creel is an actor, singer and songwriter who received a Tony Award for his performance as Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly!, starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce.

56 mins
10/22/21
Ep168 - Cassie Beck: What The Constitution Means to Me, The Humans, I Know What You Did Last Summer

Ep168 - Cassie Beck: What The Constitution Means to Me, The Humans, I Know What You Did Last Summer

Cassie Beck is a star of stage and screen whose previous credits include the Broadway revival of The Rose Tattoo and the original cast of The Humans on Broadway. Other stage credits include The Norman Conquests (Broadway), The Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons), Happy Hour, and Oohrah!

47 mins
10/19/21
Bonus - "Is This A Room" Opening Night Red Carpet Interviews

Bonus - "Is This A Room" Opening Night Red Carpet Interviews

The smash hit Broadway play Is This A Room opened at the Lyceum Theater on Oct 10th, 2021. Guest podcast host Beatriz Westby takes us down to the red carpet to talk to Tina Satter, Amanda Villalobos, Andy Grotelueschen, Blyth Adamson, Chris Giarmo, Deirdre O'Connell, Frankie Grande, Judy Kuhn, Lee Kinney, and Steven Sater.

14 mins
10/16/21
Ep167 - Tarik Davis: Freestyle Love Supreme & 20 year improv actor

Ep167 - Tarik Davis: Freestyle Love Supreme & 20 year improv actor

Tarik Davis is an actor and writer based in New York City with a 20 year history of acting, performing improv and writing comedy. Past experience includes performing for The Upright Citizens Brigade in NY, Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, and The Second City in Chicago.

48 mins
10/12/21
Ep166 - Jill Furman: Producer on FLS, In The Heights, Hamilton, West Side Story & More

Ep166 - Jill Furman: Producer on FLS, In The Heights, Hamilton, West Side Story & More

“If you can do something that makes you happy and that you really feel passionate about, it's not going to feel like work, it's going to feel joyous.” Two-time Tony Award winning theatrical producer Jill Furman is part of the driving force bringing Freestyle Love Supreme back to Broadway this month, after having originally brought it to Broadway in 2019.

43 mins
10/5/21
Ep165 - James Monroe Iglehart and Tommy Kail Talk Freestyle Love Supreme & FLS Academy

Ep165 - James Monroe Iglehart and Tommy Kail Talk Freestyle Love Supreme & FLS Academy

To celebrate it’s reopening on Broadway next month, the acclaimed director of Freestyle Love Supreme joins one if it’s first company members to talk about all things past, present and future for their show, and for FLS Academy.

52 mins
9/28/21
Ep164 - Jenny Steingart, Producing Powerhouse

Ep164 - Jenny Steingart, Producing Powerhouse

Jenny Steingart is a powerhouse producer for theater, film, and television. She has worked alongside some of the greatest names in the industry, including Tina Fey, Joel Grey, Sir Patrick Stewart, Josh Groban, and Lin Manuel Miranda.

1 h 9 mins
9/21/21
Ep163 - Barry Sonnenfeld: Schmigadoon, Big, Men In Black, Addams Family Values, When Harry Met Sally, and so many more!

Ep163 - Barry Sonnenfeld: Schmigadoon, Big, Men In Black, Addams Family Values, When Harry Met Sally, and so many more!

He began his career working as a cinematographer alongside the Coen Brothers, made a name for himself as a director, and now reflects on much of the journey which brought him to Schmigadoon, and a new memoir: Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother.

55 mins
9/14/21
Ep162 - Ciara Renée: Frozen, Legends of Tomorrow (The Flash), Pippin

Ep162 - Ciara Renée: Frozen, Legends of Tomorrow (The Flash), Pippin

“I feel like, as an artist, and doing my art, that is how I am seen... and I want to do that for others by creating a safe space for them”. Ciara Renée made her Broadway debut in 2013 as The Witch in Big Fish, before joining the Broadway revival of Pippin as the Leading Player.

52 mins
9/7/21
Ep161 - Susan Kelechi Watson: This Is Us, Merry Wives, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way

Ep161 - Susan Kelechi Watson: This Is Us, Merry Wives, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way

Opening up about her first live performance since the COVID pandemic began, this performer shares her joy in welcoming enthusiastic audiences back to the theatre, and says if people didn’t know it pre pandemic, they certainly know it now - “life without the arts is not living." Susan Kelechi Watson may be best known for her role as Beth Pearson in This Is Us, but she made her Broadway debut in 2005 in a Richard Greenberg play, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way.

43 mins
8/31/21
Ep160 - Jay Armstrong Johnson: Phantom of the Opera, Quantico, On The Town, Hands on a Hardbody

Ep160 - Jay Armstrong Johnson: Phantom of the Opera, Quantico, On The Town, Hands on a Hardbody

After realizing he “didn't just want to get up there and do a kick ball change, and sing a high C”, but also wanted his art to make change in the world, this Broadway veteran decided social justice would become a theme in his career.

39 mins
8/24/21
Ep159 - Allison Luff: Heels, Waitress, Wicked

Ep159 - Allison Luff: Heels, Waitress, Wicked

From the Broadway stage to the television screen, this performer opens up about her undying love for live theater, as well as the new bug she caught for doing TV while filming her new series.

46 mins
8/17/21
Ep158 - Toneisha Harris: The Voice #TeamBlake, Hairspray North American Tour

Ep158 - Toneisha Harris: The Voice #TeamBlake, Hairspray North American Tour

“Music is so beautiful, because it is the tapestry of our lives. There is a song or a lyric for absolutely every emotion - good, bad, high, low - it doesn't matter…” Toneisha Harris is a singer and songwriter who may be best known for receiving a four chair turn and becoming the runner up on the most recent season of The Voice.

44 mins
8/10/21
Ep157 - Antonio Cipriano: Jagged Little Pill, In The Light, 2017 Jimmy Award Finalist

Ep157 - Antonio Cipriano: Jagged Little Pill, In The Light, 2017 Jimmy Award Finalist

Antonio Cipriano starred in the World Premiere of Jagged Little Pill at the American Repertory Theater as ‘Phoenix’, and reprised this role for his Broadway debut in the fall of 2019.

44 mins
8/3/21
Ep156 - Mauricio Martinez: International star of stage and screen

Ep156 - Mauricio Martinez: International star of stage and screen

A household name in Mexico, and now an Emmy award winning actor and Broadway performer, this bi-cultural artist commits himself to a life of learning and advocacy, and opens up his mental health journey through cancer and COVID-19.

1 h 11 mins
7/27/21
Ep155 - Madison Lagares: This 13 Year Old is Going Places!

Ep155 - Madison Lagares: This 13 Year Old is Going Places!

With two Broadway shows and a record deal already to her name, this 13 year old actress and singer has something to teach us all about following your dreams whenever they find you. Madison Lagares is a highly accomplished Broadway veteran, and she’s only 13.

37 mins
7/23/21
Ep154 - Lilli Cooper - Tootsie, Spongebob Squarepants, Spring Awaking ... and motherhood!

Ep154 - Lilli Cooper - Tootsie, Spongebob Squarepants, Spring Awaking ... and motherhood!

A witch, a squirrel, and soon a mom, this actress opens up about climbing the ranks since she was a teenager, and shares the joys and challenges that have accompanied some of her most notable roles.

52 mins
7/20/21
Ep153 - Katrina Bowden: 30 Rock, Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Great White

Ep153 - Katrina Bowden: 30 Rock, Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Great White

Since making a name for herself in the comedy world after starring in 30 Rock, this actress has shifted her focus to explore other genres, sharing she “always likes a challenge”, and happily found exactly that while working on her new film.

35 mins
7/16/21
Ep152 - JoAnn M. Hunter: Top Choreographer working on ALW's Cinderella

Ep152 - JoAnn M. Hunter: Top Choreographer working on ALW's Cinderella

JoAnn M. Hunter is a performer and choreographer with 20 Broadway credits and five US National tours on her resume, including Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (her Broadway debut), Miss Saigon, Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, Chicago, Spring Awakening, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, School of Rock, Kiss Me Kate, Curtains, She Loves Me, and most recently Disaster!.

50 mins
7/13/21
Ep151 - Jenn Colella: Come From Away, "The Flame: An Original Podcast Musical"

Ep151 - Jenn Colella: Come From Away, "The Flame: An Original Podcast Musical"

From a comedian in LA to a Broadway veteran in NYC, Jenn Colella is driven by connection and joy, and shares how she is moving through the shifts in her career as they come, including her latest podcast appearance on The Flame: An Original Podcast Musical.

42 mins
7/6/21
Ep150 - The Prom Reunion LIVE to celebrate PRIDE (with Caitlin Kinnunen, Izzy McCalla, Josh Lamon, Dori Berinstein, Bob Martin, and Matthew Sklar)

Ep150 - The Prom Reunion LIVE to celebrate PRIDE (with Caitlin Kinnunen, Izzy McCalla, Josh Lamon, Dori Berinstein, Bob Martin, and Matthew Sklar)

In a special LIVE podcast panel discussion, Alan Seales hosts cast & creatives of THE PROM on Broadway to celebrate Pride Month. After premiering on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre in October 2018, The Prom was the first musical of the 2018–2019 Broadway season to be named a New York Times Critics Pick.

57 mins
6/30/21
Ep149 - Kate Reinders: "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series"

Ep149 - Kate Reinders: "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series"

This performer’s life changed after being cast in a summer stock production starring Rita Moreno, and she’s been gracing stages ever since. Kate Reinders is a multi-talented performer who originated the role of Portia in the Broadway musical Something Rotten!, as well as the role of Caroline in the Broadway jukebox musical Good Vibrations.

41 mins
6/28/21
Ep148 - Derrick Baskin: Ain't Too Proud, 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 54/Below

Ep148 - Derrick Baskin: Ain't Too Proud, 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 54/Below

A Broadway veteran, who finished a Tony and Grammy nominated run in Ain’t Too Proud just before COVID-19 shut the industry down, reflects on the inner work and reflection last summer's protests and pandemic prompted in both himself and the country, and shares hopes for audiences to watch Ain’t Too Proud and similar shows with new eyes.

1 h 7 mins
6/22/21
Ep147 - Lauren Marcus: Be More Chill, Tick, Tick... Boom

Ep147 - Lauren Marcus: Be More Chill, Tick, Tick... Boom

From iconic stage roles, to cabaret and rock band performances, this performer is building a successful artistic career while also navigating an autoimmune disorder with grace.

50 mins
6/15/21
Ep146 - Trevor Dion Nicholas: Hamilton, Aladdin, The Shows Must Go On!

Ep146 - Trevor Dion Nicholas: Hamilton, Aladdin, The Shows Must Go On!

He didn't smash watermelons, he smashed cups of yogurt. After memorizing entire Gallagher comedy routines as a kid in West Virginia, Trevor Dion Nicholas and his family always loved musical theater. His parents encouraged him to follow his passion and put him into improv and theater classes.

41 mins
6/8/21
Ep145 - Jackie Cox: Drag Queen, Super Nerd, and Lover of all things Broadway

Ep145 - Jackie Cox: Drag Queen, Super Nerd, and Lover of all things Broadway

After moving to NYC as a Broadway hopeful, and discovering the drag community, power and freedom simultaneously, Jackie Cox now looks ahead to a more inclusive future for the entire theatrical community.

48 mins
6/1/21
Ep144 - Laura Bell Bundy: Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Wicked, and TV/Film credits out the wazoo

Ep144 - Laura Bell Bundy: Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Wicked, and TV/Film credits out the wazoo

Best known for credits that include performances as the original Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray, the original Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (for which she earned a Tony nomination), Tina in Ruthless (Outer Critics/ Drama Desk Nominations), and Glinda in Wicked, Laura Bell Bundy cannot be stopped.

1 h 17 mins
5/26/21
Bonus EP: "In the Heights" Exclusive Interviews!

Bonus EP: "In the Heights" Exclusive Interviews!

Our BPN Podcasters bring you exclusive interviews with cast and creatives from In the Heights, in theaters on June 11 2021. Watch the video version of this event here: https://youtu.be/py3YLSt8MSo. Interview 1: Daphne Rubin-Vega, interviewed by Salisha Thomas.

57 mins
5/22/21
Ep143 - Max von Essen: Anastasia, Evita, An American In Paris

Ep143 - Max von Essen: Anastasia, Evita, An American In Paris

The Broadway shutdown has been hard for people across the country, but this performer shares that amidst the difficulty, it’s also “been an incredible reminder of how lucky I've been...

35 mins
5/18/21
Ep142 - Ethan Slater: Spongebob Squarepants, Fosse/Verdon, Broadway By The Year

Ep142 - Ethan Slater: Spongebob Squarepants, Fosse/Verdon, Broadway By The Year

He may have made his mark playing a famous yellow sponge on stage, but this artist is passionate about exploring all colors of a creative career, and looks “forward to building back the most accessible kind of theater in every angle”.

47 mins
5/11/21
Ep141 - Liz Callaway: Disney's Anastasia, Broadway by the Year, Merrily, CATS and many more

Ep141 - Liz Callaway: Disney's Anastasia, Broadway by the Year, Merrily, CATS and many more

The voice on the soundtrack of many childhoods, this performer made a name for herself on stages from New York to South Korea, and continues to connect with audiences virtually until theatre is back in full force.

1 h 16 mins
5/4/21
Ep140 - Jeremy Jordan: Newsies, Supergirl, Smash, Bonnie & Clyde, Rock of Ages

Ep140 - Jeremy Jordan: Newsies, Supergirl, Smash, Bonnie & Clyde, Rock of Ages

A Tony and Grammy nominated actor, this actor and new dad dishes on what it takes to keep himself going, and his latest sources of inspiration(s). Originally preformed live in the "before times" back in Feb 2020, Jeremy's cabaret show Carry On is being virtually reprised for 3 weeks only at 54/Below (tickets here).

56 mins
4/27/21
Ep139 - Rick Pender: Author of The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia

Ep139 - Rick Pender: Author of The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia

“My writing about theater in general, is to inspire people to go to the theater... But I especially like to inspire people to dip their toes into the oceans of Sondheim.” An award winning theater critic since 1986, Rick Pender was named Ohio’s best critic in 2002 and 2017 by the Society of Professional Journalists.

46 mins
4/20/21
Ep138 - Ramin Karimloo: Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Holby City

Ep138 - Ramin Karimloo: Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Holby City

From Iran to Italy to Canada and finally to London, this performer forged a path uniquely his own, knowing the only failure is not trying.

41 mins
4/13/21
Ep137 - Claire Warden: Groundbreaking Intimacy Director / Choreographer for Broadway and Beyond

Ep137 - Claire Warden: Groundbreaking Intimacy Director / Choreographer for Broadway and Beyond

“When you give the artist the opportunity to be free and respected, they will give you the world with their performance.” Claire Warden is a Drama Desk Award winning intimacy coordinator, fight director, teacher and actress with over 20 years experience in theater, TV and film across America and the UK.

57 mins
4/6/21
Bonus - Andrew Barth Feldman: Avvatar the Musical Science Consultant

Bonus - Andrew Barth Feldman: Avvatar the Musical Science Consultant

Many people know Andrew Barth Feldman made his Broadway debut in the title role in Dear Evan Hansen and is now starring in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, but what most people don’t know is that while he was in DEH performing his 6 shows a week, he was also attending Yale -- and obtained a master’s degree that has landed him his latest gig being the Science Consultant on the forthcoming Avvatar The Musical.

12 mins
4/1/21
Ep136 - Adam Jacobs: Aladdin, The Lion King, Les Miserables

Ep136 - Adam Jacobs: Aladdin, The Lion King, Les Miserables

A Disney prince and a family man, this performer opens up about the importance of faith, hard work, and determination, and shares a look behind the curtain of his career both past and present.

35 mins
3/30/21
Ep135 - Donny Most: Happy Days, Middletown

Ep135 - Donny Most: Happy Days, Middletown

From a meteoric rise to fame at 20 years old, to all the performances he hopes to still tackle in his 60’s, this artist opens up about balancing multiple passions, and serves as an inspiration for all to keep plugging away at your dreams.

54 mins
3/23/21
Ep134 - Lena Hall: Tony Award Winner (Hedwig), TNT's Snowpiercer, Tarzan

Ep134 - Lena Hall: Tony Award Winner (Hedwig), TNT's Snowpiercer, Tarzan

From the non-stop nature of a Broadway performer's life, to the slower pace of TV, this Tony Award winner opens up about her struggles as an artist during the pandemic, and the importance of stopping to “look back and realize how far you have come” on your way to your goals.

1 h 5 mins
3/16/21
Ep133 - Guys Who Like Musicals Podcast: A Special Crossover with Joe & Dan!

Ep133 - Guys Who Like Musicals Podcast: A Special Crossover with Joe & Dan!

The amazing podcast crossover event that no one asked for but everyone needs! Joe Carroll and Dan Tracy, two dudes who love musicals and have numerous Broadway credits of their own, sit down with me to discuss... what else... musicals!

1 h 13 mins
3/9/21
Ep132 - Robert Hartwell: 5x Broadway Triple Threat Turned Education Leader

Ep132 - Robert Hartwell: 5x Broadway Triple Threat Turned Education Leader

From Broadway performer to Broadway educator, this performer opens up about the teachers that became his mentors, setting him on his unique course, and urgently encourages us all - “Don’t let your parade pass you by!” Robert Hartwell is a Broadway performer and Founder of The Broadway Collective.

45 mins
3/2/21
Ep131 - Rebecca Vocal Athlete: YouTube Star, Vocal Coach, Theatre Lover

Ep131 - Rebecca Vocal Athlete: YouTube Star, Vocal Coach, Theatre Lover

Rebecca Moore, better known as Rebecca Vocal Athlete, is a vocal coach, mentor, singer, songwriter, YouTuber and entertainer with more than 20 years of experience within the music industry.

52 mins
2/23/21
Ep130 - Drew Gasparini: Composer for The Karate Kid Musical, The Skittles Musical, Smash, and all-around good guy

Ep130 - Drew Gasparini: Composer for The Karate Kid Musical, The Skittles Musical, Smash, and all-around good guy

"I only ever want to be Ben Harper famous." Drew Gasparini is an award winning musical theatre songwriter and performer. Currently he is writing the scores for a number of new stage musicals including the Broadway-bound adaptation of The Karate Kid, an adaptation of Night Shift for Warner Bros.

59 mins
2/16/21
Ep129 - Stephanie Hsu: Be More Chill, Spongebob Squarepants, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Ep129 - Stephanie Hsu: Be More Chill, Spongebob Squarepants, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Stephanie Hsu is a familiar face on both the stage and screen, maybe best known for originating the role of Christine in Be More Chill at Two River Theater, and then on Broadway. She previously made her Broadway debut as Karen the Computer in the original cast of Spongebob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical.

55 mins
2/9/21
Ep128 - Michael Urie: Ugly Betty, Torch Song, Grand Horizons

Ep128 - Michael Urie: Ugly Betty, Torch Song, Grand Horizons

Maybe best known for his starring role as Mark St. James on Ugly Betty (opposite Vanessa Williams), Michael Urie is not only a star of the stage and screen, but also a director and executive producer.

1 h 17 mins
2/2/21
Ep127 - Colin Donnell: Chicago Med, Jersey Boys, The Nineteen Twenty

Ep127 - Colin Donnell: Chicago Med, Jersey Boys, The Nineteen Twenty

“It’s going to be bumpy, but it’s going to be worth it”. Colin Donnell is a singer, actor, and musician who has starred on both the stage and screen. His stage credits include the Broadway productions of Jersey Boys, Violet, and Anything Goes (for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination), as well as many national tours including Mamma Mia!

55 mins
1/26/21
Ep126 - George Salazar: Be More Chill, Percy Jackson, Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Ep126 - George Salazar: Be More Chill, Percy Jackson, Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Catapulting into the limelight after originating the role of Michael Mell in Be More Chill on Broadway, George Salazar speaks candidly about struggling with his identity growing up, as a child of a Filipino immigrant and an Ecuadorian immigrant.

1 h 3 mins
1/19/21
Ep125 - Keith Powell: 30 Rock, This is Us, Connecting

Ep125 - Keith Powell: 30 Rock, This is Us, Connecting

“The key to success is figuring out how to survive in an industry that needs you, but doesn’t want you.” Keith Powell is best known as series regular James “Toofer” Spurlock on NBC’s Emmy-winning sitcom 30 Rock, where he received the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for Comedy Ensemble.

58 mins
1/12/21
Ep124 - Frank DiLella: Emmy Award-winning host of “On Stage” on Spectrum News NY1

Ep124 - Frank DiLella: Emmy Award-winning host of “On Stage” on Spectrum News NY1

As the host of NY1’s “On Stage” and a microphone for the theatre community, this Emmy Award winner's stories have shifted from Broadway openings and red carpet events, to how people are surviving and pivoting while Broadway is on hold.

47 mins
1/5/21
Ep123 - 2020 {C,W}rap up with Alan Seales and Diana Salameh

Ep123 - 2020 {C,W}rap up with Alan Seales and Diana Salameh

Let's face it -- 2020 was a dumpster fire, at best. In this episode, Diana Salameh, the Director of Marketing and Communications at Serino Coyne, co-hosts the final episode of the year - a year which has been unprecedented for the theatre industry.

35 mins
12/28/20
Ep122 - Krystal Joy Brown: Hamilton, Motown The Musical & VoteRiders activist

Ep122 - Krystal Joy Brown: Hamilton, Motown The Musical & VoteRiders activist

Krystal Joy Brown is a singer, dancer and actor who made her Broadway debut in 2009 in Hair. She is best known for her portrayal of Diana Ross in the Broadway musical Motown: The Musical.

1 h 5 mins
12/21/20
Ep121 - Michael James Scott: A Fierce Christmas, Aladdin, Something Rotten!, Book of Mormon

Ep121 - Michael James Scott: A Fierce Christmas, Aladdin, Something Rotten!, Book of Mormon

Michael James Scott is an actor and singer who originated the role of Genie in the Australian production of Disney's musical Aladdin, which opened in Sydney in August 2016. He received a Helpmann Award in 2017 for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for his work in this production.

48 mins
12/15/20
Ep120 - Nik Walker: Hamilton, Ain't Too Proud, NYU Professor(!)

Ep120 - Nik Walker: Hamilton, Ain't Too Proud, NYU Professor(!)

Nik Walker is an artist, educator, and activist who made his Broadway debut in Motown The Musical. He spent 3 years with the Broadway and touring companies of Hamilton, adding both Aaron Burr and George Washington to his resume.

1 h 23 mins
12/9/20
Ep119 - Carolee Carmello: Three Time Tony Nominee

Ep119 - Carolee Carmello: Three Time Tony Nominee

She thought theater was something she just needed to get out of her system, but many years and a successful career later this performer opens up about pursuing your dreams to avoid regret, and participating in the new virtual era theater finds itself in.

37 mins
12/2/20
Ep118 - Gen Parton-Shin: Bridging the Gap Between Japan and Broadway

Ep118 - Gen Parton-Shin: Bridging the Gap Between Japan and Broadway

When he’s not pursuing his dreams onstage, this performer spends his spare time translating musicals like Hamilton from English to Japanese, on a mission to bridge the gap between Japanese and American musical theater audiences.

40 mins
11/23/20
Ep117 - Eddie Perfect: Beetlejuice, King Kong - Tony Award Nominated Lyricist/Composer

Ep117 - Eddie Perfect: Beetlejuice, King Kong - Tony Award Nominated Lyricist/Composer

From The Land Down Under to The Big Apple, this singer-songwriter, pianist, writer and comedian just released his new album, Beetlejuice: The Demos! The Demos! The Demos!, and is showing other Australians that it’s possible to make the leap and find yourself working on a Broadway musical (or two).

55 mins
11/17/20
Ep116 - Michael Riedel:  theater critic, broadcaster, and columnist

Ep116 - Michael Riedel: theater critic, broadcaster, and columnist

Michael Riedel is an American theater critic, broadcaster, and columnist. He has been a controversial yet very influential Broadway columnist in the NY post for over 20 years. Michael is also the co-host of “Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning” on 710 WOR in New York City, weekdays from 6-10am.

1 h 11 mins
11/10/20
Ep115 - Jeanna de Waal: Diana the Musical, Marvel's Iron Fist, Kinky Boots, and Broadway Weekends co-founder

Ep115 - Jeanna de Waal: Diana the Musical, Marvel's Iron Fist, Kinky Boots, and Broadway Weekends co-founder

Jeanna de Waal originated the title role of Diana, Princess of Wales in Diana at La Jolla Playhouse and at the New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theatre reading at Vassar College. Her previous Broadway credits include starring as Lauren in Kinky Boots and Heather in American Idiot.

46 mins
11/2/20
Ep114 - Meghan Picerno: Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies

Ep114 - Meghan Picerno: Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies

Hailed by the New York Times for her “attractive soprano voice,” and for having “total control of the stage,” (Broadway World) coloratura soprano Meghan Picerno currently stars as Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.

1 h 6 mins
10/27/20
Ep113 - Anthony ‘Two-Touch’ Veneziale, (We are) Freestyle Love Supreme & FLS Academy co-founder

Ep113 - Anthony ‘Two-Touch’ Veneziale, (We are) Freestyle Love Supreme & FLS Academy co-founder

Anthony Veneziale, also known by his stage name ‘Two-Touch’, is the conceiver and co-creator of the improvisational hip-hop comedy musical group Freestyle Love Supreme, as well as the FLS Academy.

1 h 1 min
10/20/20
Bonus - A discussion of the 74th annual Tony Award nominations

Bonus - A discussion of the 74th annual Tony Award nominations

Listen to a quick discussion about the 74th annual Tony Award nominations that were announced yesterday for the shortened 2019-2020 Broadway season.

16 mins
10/16/20
Ep112 - Isabella Rossellini: Actress, Author, Philanthropist, Filmmaker and Model

Ep112 - Isabella Rossellini: Actress, Author, Philanthropist, Filmmaker and Model

Isabella Rossellini is an Italian-American actress, author, philanthropist, filmmaker and model. She is the daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian film director Roberto Rossellini.

36 mins
10/13/20
Ep111 - Amber Ardolino: Moulin Rouge!, Hamilton, Head over Heels, Rock of Ages

Ep111 - Amber Ardolino: Moulin Rouge!, Hamilton, Head over Heels, Rock of Ages

Amber Ardolino is a dancer, singer and actress who made her Broadway debut in Hamilton, and was also in the original Chicago company. She is currently part of the Broadway cast of Moulin Rouge!.

1 h 4 mins
10/6/20
Ep110 - John Lloyd Young: Jersey Boys, President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities

Ep110 - John Lloyd Young: Jersey Boys, President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities

John Lloyd Young is a multi-award winning performer, who originated the role of Frankie Valli in Broadway’s Jersey Boys. He is the only American actor to date to have received a Lead Actor in a Musical Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Theatre World Award for a Broadway debut.

51 mins
9/29/20
Ep109 - Mo Brady: The Ensemblist podcast host, The Addams Family, SMASH

Ep109 - Mo Brady: The Ensemblist podcast host, The Addams Family, SMASH

Mo Brady is a jack of all trades - a broadway actor turned social media specialist turned podcaster. After working for many years as a performer in Seattle, Washington, Mo made his Broadway debut in The Addams Family musical in 2010.

46 mins
9/22/20
Ep108 - Alice Lee: Spring Awakening, Spider-Man, TV/film star, and indie recording artist

Ep108 - Alice Lee: Spring Awakening, Spider-Man, TV/film star, and indie recording artist

Alice Lee is an actress, singer and musician who made her Broadway debut in 2008 when she joined the cast of Spring Awakening. Her other New York theater credits include Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark on Broadway, as well as Off-Broadway productions of Bare and Heathers: The Musical.

42 mins
9/15/20
Ep107 - Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer: Hadestown, Grease LIVE!, In the Heights

Ep107 - Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer: Hadestown, Grease LIVE!, In the Heights

This multifaceted, multi-talented performer takes us on a trip into her psyche, sharing how she lives by the idea that “competence breeds confidence”, which encourages her to continue to learn and grow even after achieving great success.

56 mins
9/8/20
Ep106 - Montego Glover: The Color Purple, Memphis, Les Miserables & Netflix's Inventing Anna

Ep106 - Montego Glover: The Color Purple, Memphis, Les Miserables & Netflix's Inventing Anna

Montego Glover is an actor, singer and voiceover artist who made her Broadway debut in the original Broadway production of The Color Purple as Celie and Nettie.

55 mins
9/1/20
Ep105 - Adam Pascal: Rent, Aida, Memphis & Solo Rock Artist

Ep105 - Adam Pascal: Rent, Aida, Memphis & Solo Rock Artist

Adam Pascal is an actor, singer, and musician most widely known for originating the role of Roger in the original 1996 cast of Jonathan Larson's musical Rent on Broadway. Rent was not only his Broadway debut, it also earned him a Tony Award nomination, a Theater World award, and an Obie Award.

46 mins
8/25/20
Ep104 - Jeannette Bayardelle: Girl from the North Country, HAIR, The Color Purple

Ep104 - Jeannette Bayardelle: Girl from the North Country, HAIR, The Color Purple

A go-getter spirit at heart, a spirit which has taken her from singing in church to singing on a Broadway stage, this Broadway veteran shares how she is finding new focus during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how her Girl From The North Country Family is helping sustain her.

1 h 2 mins
8/18/20
Ep103 - Rachel Potter: The Addams Family, Evita, Wicked tour & Nashville indie artist

Ep103 - Rachel Potter: The Addams Family, Evita, Wicked tour & Nashville indie artist

Rachel Potter is not only a Broadway veteran, she is also an accomplished Nashville recording artist. She made her Broadway debut in 2010 as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, and originated the role of the Mistress in the 2012 Tony Nominated revival of Evita, starring Ricky Martin and Michael Cerveris.

1 h 20 mins
8/11/20
Ep102 - James Harkness: Ain't Too Proud, Beautiful, The Color Purple, and Navy veteran!

Ep102 - James Harkness: Ain't Too Proud, Beautiful, The Color Purple, and Navy veteran!

James Harkness is a Broadway veteran, as well as a best director nominee, and award winning choreographer, and a songwriter. He made his Broadway debut in AIDA in 2001, and has been on a roll ever since.

1 h 12 mins
8/4/20
Ep101 - Lisa Goldberg: Ballet Dancer Turned Press Agent for the Stars

Ep101 - Lisa Goldberg: Ballet Dancer Turned Press Agent for the Stars

Lisa Goldberg is the founder and owner of LSG Public Relations in New York, Los Angeles and London. She represents talent and creatives all across the board in film, television, theater and music, as well as in charity work, at bars and for red carpet events.

55 mins
7/28/20
Ep100 - Rebuilding Broadway: With Erika Alexander, Karen Olivo, James Monroe Iglehart, Nik Walker, Adrianna Hicks & Brittney Mack

Ep100 - Rebuilding Broadway: With Erika Alexander, Karen Olivo, James Monroe Iglehart, Nik Walker, Adrianna Hicks & Brittney Mack

In a special LIVE panel discussion, moderator Erika Alexander (Living Single, The Cosby Show, Get out, John Lewis: Good Trouble) will be guest hosting the 100th episode of The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales, exclusively on the Broadway Podcast Network.

1 h 4 mins
7/21/20
Ep99 - Harris Doran, Jason Schafer, and Arthur Bacon, the "Bleeding Love" Creatives

Ep99 - Harris Doran, Jason Schafer, and Arthur Bacon, the "Bleeding Love" Creatives

It’s first incarnation may have been 10 years ago, but in a surreal case of art mirroring life, their show which takes place in a world where it's too dangerous to go outside is more relevant than ever.

53 mins
6/30/20
Ep98 - Tony Vincent: Bleeding Love The Voice, American Idiot, Jesus Christ Superstar

Ep98 - Tony Vincent: Bleeding Love The Voice, American Idiot, Jesus Christ Superstar

Tony Vincent is a recording artist, actor and producer, widely known for his appearance as a finalist on the second season of NBC’s The Voice. While in college, he started his own record company, Adobe Flats, writing and producing the EP Love Falling Down.

58 mins
6/23/20
Ep97 - Rebecca Naomi Jones: Bleeding Love, Oklahoma!, American Idiot, Hedwig

Ep97 - Rebecca Naomi Jones: Bleeding Love, Oklahoma!, American Idiot, Hedwig

Rebecca Naomi Jones is an actress and a singer who made her Broadway debut in 2008 when Passing Strange transferred from it’s Off-Broadway run. She went on to create the role of Whatshername in the Green Day Rock Opera American Idiot, which opened on Broadway in 2010.

47 mins
6/16/20
Ep96 - Taylor Trensch: Bleeding Love, Dear Evan Hansen, To Kill a Mockingbird, Wicked

Ep96 - Taylor Trensch: Bleeding Love, Dear Evan Hansen, To Kill a Mockingbird, Wicked

Taylor Trensch has been a familiar face on Broadway since 2012, when he made his Broadway debut in Wicked as Boq. He originated roles in the Broadway debut productions of Matilda The Musical, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time.

52 mins
6/9/20
Ep95 - Marc Kudisch: Bleeding Love, Girl from the North Country, The Tick, Millie, and more

Ep95 - Marc Kudisch: Bleeding Love, Girl from the North Country, The Tick, Millie, and more

Marc Kudisch stars off the Bleeding Love musical podcast takeover, a brand new completely original musical podcast set in a post-apocalyptic future where it's not safe to go outside. Marc is a 3-time Tony Award nominee for his work in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and 9 to 5.

1 h 1 min
6/5/20
Ep94 - BLACK LIVES MATTER

Ep94 - BLACK LIVES MATTER

Hi everyone, over the last year and a half, I have released at least one episode of The Theatre Podcast every single week without fail. Today, I have decided to break this tradition. I am purposely postponing the next episode in order to release this statement.

1 min
6/2/20
Ep93 - Courtney Monsma, Katherine Howard in SIX the Musical (Australian cast)

Ep93 - Courtney Monsma, Katherine Howard in SIX the Musical (Australian cast)

To watch the video version of this interview, please click here. Listen to the SIX studio cast recording, or grab the sing-a-long edition! Courtney Monsma is an actor, singer and dancer from Queensland, Australia.

46 mins
5/29/20
Ep92 - Brittney Mack, Anna of Cleves in SIX the Musical (Broadway cast)

Ep92 - Brittney Mack, Anna of Cleves in SIX the Musical (Broadway cast)

To watch the video version of this episode, click here. Listen to the SIX studio cast recording, or grab the sing-a-long edition! Brittney Mack is a performer from Chicago, Illinois, who was most recently seen as Anna of Cleves in the North American Tour of SIX the Musical.

50 mins
5/26/20
Ep91 - Chloé Zuel, Catherine of Aragon in SIX the Musical (Australian cast)

Ep91 - Chloé Zuel, Catherine of Aragon in SIX the Musical (Australian cast)

UPDATE 2021, March 19: Congrats to Chloé who just opened Hamilton in Australia as Eliza Hamilton!! To watch the video version of this episode, click here. Listen to the SIX studio cast recording, or grab the sing-a-long edition!

1 h 2 mins
5/26/20
Ep90 - Vidya Makan, Catherine Parr in SIX the Musical (Australian cast)

Ep90 - Vidya Makan, Catherine Parr in SIX the Musical (Australian cast)

To watch the video version of this episode, click here. Listen to the SIX studio cast recording, or grab the sing-a-long edition! Vidya Makan is a composer, singer, actor, and musician based in Melbourne, Australia, and most recently starred as Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George.

50 mins
5/19/20
Ep89 - Kala Gare, Anne Boleyn in SIX the Musical (Australian cast)

Ep89 - Kala Gare, Anne Boleyn in SIX the Musical (Australian cast)

To watch the video version of this episode, click here. Listen to the SIX studio cast recording, or grab the sing-a-long edition! Kala Gare is a singer, actor, musician and songwriter based out of Melbourne, Australia.

55 mins
5/15/20
Ep88 - Adrianna Hicks, Catherine of Aragon in SIX the Musical (Broadway cast)

Ep88 - Adrianna Hicks, Catherine of Aragon in SIX the Musical (Broadway cast)

To watch the video version of this episode, click here. Listen to the SIX studio cast recording, or grab the sing-a-long edition! Adrianna Hicks is no stranger to the Great White Way, as she returns to Broadway as Catherine of Aragon in SIX the Musical.

48 mins
5/12/20
Ep87 - Andrea Macasaet, Anne Boleyn in SIX the Musical (Broadway cast)

Ep87 - Andrea Macasaet, Anne Boleyn in SIX the Musical (Broadway cast)

To watch the video version of this episode, click here. Listen to the SIX studio cast recording, or grab the sing-a-long edition! Andrea Macasaet has appeared in each North American iteration of SIX the Musical, including productions at the American Repertory Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Ordway Theater, and Citadel Theatre.

48 mins
5/8/20
Ep86 - Samantha Pauly, Katherine Howard in SIX the Musical (Broadway cast)

Ep86 - Samantha Pauly, Katherine Howard in SIX the Musical (Broadway cast)

To watch the video version of this episode, click here. Listen to the SIX studio cast recording, or grab the sing-a-long edition! Samantha Pauly has been performing regionally on stage since 2010, including roles in Honeymoon in Vegas, Elf The Musical, Suessical and Godspell.

59 mins
5/1/20
Ep85 - Keith Sherman, 18 years as a publicity agent repping over 300 shows, and now COVID-19 positive

Ep85 - Keith Sherman, 18 years as a publicity agent repping over 300 shows, and now COVID-19 positive

His favorite four-letter word, in response to both success and failure, is “next”. After recovering from COVID-19, and with his career on pause, this Broadway publicist talks about the future of Broadway.

44 mins
4/28/20
Ep84 - Jeff Thacker, 5x Emmy nominee and "So You Think You Can Dance" Executive Producer

Ep84 - Jeff Thacker, 5x Emmy nominee and "So You Think You Can Dance" Executive Producer

Jeff Thacker a 5 time Emmy nominee for his work on So You Think You Can Dance. He is the show’s executive producer, and has been with it since day one when it first aired back in 2005. Now 252 episodes later, the show is still as strong as ever.

56 mins
4/21/20
Ep83 - Laura Osnes: Cinderella, Bandstand, Bonnie & Clyde, Grease, Fosse/Verdon

Ep83 - Laura Osnes: Cinderella, Bandstand, Bonnie & Clyde, Grease, Fosse/Verdon

Laura Osnes is a two-time Tony Award nominee for her roles as Bonnie in Bonnie & Clyde, and Cinderella in Roger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. After winning NBC’s 2006 reality TV show You’re The One That I Want, she made her Broadway debut as Sandy in the 2007 revival of Grease.

1 h 13 mins
4/14/20
Ep82 - Ashley Loren, Moulin Rouge!, Jekyll and Hyde, indie pop artist

Ep82 - Ashley Loren, Moulin Rouge!, Jekyll and Hyde, indie pop artist

Ashley Loren is currently the standby for Satine in Moulin Rouge! The Musical! She has worked with artists such as Kathleen Marshall, Bono of U2, and Yoko Ono; and has sung backup for artists like Carly Rae Jensen, Melissa Etheridge and Iggy Azalea.

49 mins
4/7/20
Ep81 - Rob Rokicki, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Ep81 - Rob Rokicki, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Rob Rokicki is an actor, music director, composer, and lyricist whose shows have been nominated for Drama Desk, Lortel, and Off-Broadway Alliance awards. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Actor's Equity, and an alum of the Tony Award-winning BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing workshop.

57 mins
3/31/20
Ep80 - Kathryn Gallagher, Jagged Little Pill & Spring Awakening revival

Ep80 - Kathryn Gallagher, Jagged Little Pill & Spring Awakening revival

To watch the video version of this episode, click here. Kathryn Gallagher is an amazing singer/songwriter who made her Broadway debut in 2015 in the Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening. She stars as Annika Atwater in the show YOU on Netflix, and is currently starring as Bella in Jagged Little Pill on Broadway!

1 h 10 mins
3/24/20
Ep79 - Len Cariou, Tony Award winner & original Sweeney Todd, Blue Bloods, Harry Townsend's Last Stand

Ep79 - Len Cariou, Tony Award winner & original Sweeney Todd, Blue Bloods, Harry Townsend's Last Stand

Len Cariou is a three-time Tony Award nominee and Tony Award winner for title role in Sweeney Todd. Working steadily his entire career in theatre, film, and tv, he was on the popular television mystery series, Murder, She Wrote opposite his good friend and former Sweeney Todd co-star Angela Lansbury.

42 mins
3/17/20
Coronavirus & Broadway Bonus Episode: Julia Hobsbawm, social health expert, author, and entrepreneur

Coronavirus & Broadway Bonus Episode: Julia Hobsbawm, social health expert, author, and entrepreneur

In an unprecedented move to help contain the spread of COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, Broadway has just gone dark for weeks. Julia Hobsbawm, a social health expert, entrepreneur, and author of a new book called The Simplicity Principle: Six Steps Towards Clarity in a Complex World, I felt the need to discuss the effect of this mandatory social distancing.

44 mins
3/13/20
Ep78 - Samuel H. Levine, The Inheritance

Ep78 - Samuel H. Levine, The Inheritance

Samuel H. Levine is making his Broadway debut currently starring in the production of The Inheritance. He was last seen performing in The Inheritance’s West End production - which won the Olivier Award for Best New Play.

39 mins
3/10/20
Ep77 - Natalie Weiss, actor, singer, emoji: "Breaking Down the Riffs", Emojiland, American Idol

Ep77 - Natalie Weiss, actor, singer, emoji: "Breaking Down the Riffs", Emojiland, American Idol

Natalie Weiss gained an international following from her performance videos and popular YouTube web series, "Breaking Down The Riffs," which have collectively reached over 4 million views.

42 mins
3/3/20
Ep76 - Danny Burstein, 6 time Tony Award nominee, Moulin Rouge, Fiddler, Cabaret, Golden Boy, Follies, South Pacific, The Drowsy Chaperone, and more

Ep76 - Danny Burstein, 6 time Tony Award nominee, Moulin Rouge, Fiddler, Cabaret, Golden Boy, Follies, South Pacific, The Drowsy Chaperone, and more

Danny Burstein is a six-time Tony Award nominee who made his Broadway debut in 1992 and now has 18 Broadway credits including Company, Titanic, The Drowsy Chaperone, South Pacific, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Follies, Fiddler on the Roof, and most recently My Fair Lady opposite Laura Benanti.

53 mins
2/28/20
Ep75 - Morgan Marcell, actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, director, all around awesome person

Ep75 - Morgan Marcell, actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, director, all around awesome person

Morgan Marcell is an actor, dancer, choreographer, and director with Broadway credits ranging from the original Broadway cast of Hamilton to the original Broadway cast of Bandstand to Fosse Verdon. She is now on stage in the original Broadway cast of Moulin Rouge, the musical.

46 mins
2/25/20
Ep74 - Karen Olivo, Satine (the Sparking Diamond!) in Moulin Rouge the Musical

Ep74 - Karen Olivo, Satine (the Sparking Diamond!) in Moulin Rouge the Musical

Karen Olivo is a Tony-Award winner who made her Broadway debut in Rent before going on to roles in Brooklyn, the Musical, In The Heights, and West Side Story (which is where she won her Tony!).

50 mins
2/18/20
Ep73 - Sonya Tayeh, choreographer (Moulin Rouge, Sing Street, So You Think You Can Dance)

Ep73 - Sonya Tayeh, choreographer (Moulin Rouge, Sing Street, So You Think You Can Dance)

Sonya Tayeh made her way from the city of Detroit to New York City to find herself choreographing for some of today’s biggest names including Madonna, Miley Cyrus and Florence and the Machine.

45 mins
2/11/20
Ep72 - Tam Mutu, the Duke: Moulin Rouge the Musical

Ep72 - Tam Mutu, the Duke: Moulin Rouge the Musical

One of Broadway's favorite bad boys, Tam Mutu is The Duke in the smash Broadway hit Moulin Rouge, the Musical, You may also recognize him from his TV appearances on The Walking Dead, Bluebloods, and Sherlock, or from being on stage in Doctor Zhivago on Broadway and Love Never Dies in London.

48 mins
2/4/20
LIVE: Beetlejuice at BroadwayCon 2020 with Alex Brightman, Kerry Butler, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Jenny Gersten and Callie Goff

LIVE: Beetlejuice at BroadwayCon 2020 with Alex Brightman, Kerry Butler, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Jenny Gersten and Callie Goff

LIVE from BroadwayCon 2020 in New York City, here is the main stage panel for BEETLEJUICE with Alex Brightman, Kerry Butler, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Jenny Gersten and Callie Goff.

57 mins
1/31/20
Ep71 - Steven Sater, Tony and Olivier Award winning poet, playwright, lyricist, television writer and screenwriter

Ep71 - Steven Sater, Tony and Olivier Award winning poet, playwright, lyricist, television writer and screenwriter

Steven Sater is a two time Tony Award winning, Olivier Award winning, and Grammy Award winning, writer and author of shows such as Murder at the Gates, Alice by Heart, and of course, Spring Awakening. He is now also the author of Alice by Heart the novel, being released on Feb 4th, 2020.

43 mins
1/28/20
Ep70 - Elizabeth Stanley, Mary Jane Healey: Jagged Little Pill

Ep70 - Elizabeth Stanley, Mary Jane Healey: Jagged Little Pill

Starring as Mary Jane Healy in Jagged Little Pill, one of the biggest musicals on Broadway, Elizabeth Stanley leads audiences on an unforgettable journey of self-reflection and serious thought… 8 times a week.

50 mins
1/21/20
Ep69 - Bernie Telsey, one of this generation's biggest and best casting directors

Ep69 - Bernie Telsey, one of this generation's biggest and best casting directors

Bernie Telsey is one of the biggest names in the business. You may not see him on stage but he has introduced the world to some of the biggest names on Broadway. He and his team at Telsey + Company have cast literally hundreds of Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional productions, in addition to your favorite TV shows and movies, and more.

59 mins
1/14/20
Ep68 - The Skivvies: Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley

Ep68 - The Skivvies: Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley

Comprised of Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, The Skivvies is a cabaret, musical, comedy show all wrapped up into one fun night, sometimes with the occasional special guest.

47 mins
1/7/20
 Ep67 – 2019 Wrap Up with Alan Seales and Mo Brady

Ep67 – 2019 Wrap Up with Alan Seales and Mo Brady

It's the end of the year (and the end of a decade)! Along with special co-host Mo Brady, host of The Ensemblist podcast, Alan takes you through some of his favorite shows, performances, events, and more from the past year... and even what they're looking forward to in 2020.

18 mins
12/30/19
Ep66 - Lesli Margherita: Her Last Name is More than a Tasty Drink

Ep66 - Lesli Margherita: Her Last Name is More than a Tasty Drink

Lesli Margherita is an Olivier Award winning actress who made her Broadway debut in Matilda in 2013 after a successful run on the West End in Zorro, which earned her the award. She was recently in Dames at Sea here on Broadway, but made her first big splash in the entertainment scene in 1997 in the TV show Fame LA.

58 mins
12/23/19
Crossover Bonus - CATS the movie, review. Seriously, listen right meow

Crossover Bonus - CATS the movie, review. Seriously, listen right meow

I recently went with Mike Abrams, the host of The Wrong Cat Died podcast, to go see the CATS movie. We gave it a review... le sigh. So, here it is! Original episode description as follows: Get your movie review here, folks! Step right up, step right up!

32 mins
12/19/19
Ep65 - Will Hochman: The Sound(s) Inside (His Head)

Ep65 - Will Hochman: The Sound(s) Inside (His Head)

Will Hochman is a Brooklyn-born actor making his Broadway debut in the play The Sound Inside written by pulitzer prize finalist Adam Rapp, directed by Tony-winner David Cromer, and starring alongside Tony-winner Mary-Louise Parker.

48 mins
12/17/19
Ep64 - Cody Renard Richard: Stage Managing Broadway's Biggest Shows

Ep64 - Cody Renard Richard: Stage Managing Broadway's Biggest Shows

From a horse ranch in Texas to the Great White Way, this Broadway production stage manager has never stopped.

44 mins
12/10/19
Ep63 - Desi Oakley: She's Officially an Officiant

Ep63 - Desi Oakley: She's Officially an Officiant

Desi Oakley made her Broadway debut in Wicked in 2012, before going on to shows such as the Annie revival (also in 2012), the First National Tour of the revival of Evita!, Les Mis, and even starred as Jenna in the national tour of Waitress.

55 mins
12/3/19
Ep62 - Chris Sullivan (Shockwave) & Aneesa Folds (Young Nees) from Freestyle Love Supreme

Ep62 - Chris Sullivan (Shockwave) & Aneesa Folds (Young Nees) from Freestyle Love Supreme

This episode features Chris Sullivan (aka Shockwave) & Aneesa Folds (aka Young Nees) who are two of the newest stars to the Broadway stage. They’re part of the amazing cast that makes up the critically acclaimed, completely improvised hip hop show FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, which was just extended to Sunday, January 12th, 2020.

49 mins
11/25/19
Ep61 - Daniel J. Watts: Tina the Musical, Hamilton, In the Heights

Ep61 - Daniel J. Watts: Tina the Musical, Hamilton, In the Heights

Daniel J, Watts made his Broadway debut in The Color Purple in 2006. He has also been in shows such as The Little Mermaid, In The Heights, Ghost the Musical, Motown the Musical, After Midnight, and Hamilton.

58 mins
11/19/19
Ep60 - Derren Brown, mentalist, illusionist, and author

Ep60 - Derren Brown, mentalist, illusionist, and author

From stage to screen, two-time Olivier Award winner Derren Brown has mesmerized millions worldwide with his unique brand of mind reading, persuasion, and psychological illusion. Now, for the first time ever, this U.K.

49 mins
11/12/19
Ep59 - Andrew Polk: Making his Broadway Debut at the Age of 54

Ep59 - Andrew Polk: Making his Broadway Debut at the Age of 54

Andrew just finished his Emmy winning run as Avrum in The Band’s Visit (which was his Broadway debut at the age of 54!). He co-stars on Alan Cummings' Instinct on CBS as Alan’s wacky sidekick.

45 mins
11/5/19
Ep58 - Elliot Mattox, Dana Steingold, Ramone Owens of the Beelejuice Ensemble (Part 2)

Ep58 - Elliot Mattox, Dana Steingold, Ramone Owens of the Beelejuice Ensemble (Part 2)

Part 2: I've said it before, and I've said it again... ensemble members, swings, and standbys have some of the hardest jobs on the stage. This episode with Ramone Owens, Elliott Mattox, and Dana Steingold (who is also the girl scout!) from the Beetlejuice ensemble continues to prove that point.

30 mins
11/1/19
Ep58 - Elliot Mattox, Dana Steingold, Ramone Owens of the Beelejuice Ensemble (Part 1)

Ep58 - Elliot Mattox, Dana Steingold, Ramone Owens of the Beelejuice Ensemble (Part 1)

Part 1: I've said it before, and I've said it again... ensemble members, swings, and standbys have some of the hardest jobs on the stage. This episode with Ramone Owens, Elliott Mattox, and Dana Steingold (who is also the girl scout!) from the Beetlejuice ensemble continues to prove that point.

40 mins
10/29/19
Ep57 - Krystina Alabado: She's the Weiner!

Ep57 - Krystina Alabado: She's the Weiner!

Krystina made her Broadway debut in American Idiot in 2011 before originating the role of Vanden in American Psycho. She is now starring as Gretchen Weiners in Mean Girls, the Musical.