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Interviews with Tony Winners, Broadway Legends, and Today's Hottest Theater Stars. Brought to you biweekly by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen.
||Michael Cerveris (Episode 40)||Two time Tony winner Michael Cerveris invited us to his dressing room at the Circle in the Square Theater to talk 'Fun Home,' 'Tommy,' Assassins,' and more! One of the Broadway's great leading men, Michael is funny, charming, and generous with the stor...||7/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 39: Kerry Butler||WE LOVE KERRY BUTLER! The 'Xanadu' star (and Tony nominee!!) Kerry Butler shares memories from her amazing career on and off-Broadway. From 'Bat Boy' to 'Hairspray' to 'Little Shop of Horrors,' to 'Catch Me if You Can,' Kerry has starred in all of your...||6/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 38: Marc Kudisch||Three time Tony nominee sits down with us to chat about "Hand To God," the Tony nominated play that everyone is talking about. This episode is a little different for Theater People and is a very special episode to us--take a listen and you'll understan...||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 37: Jeanine Tesori||The Tony nominated composer of "Fun Home" talks her five-year journey with the piece -- how she and book writer Lisa Kron worked tirelessly to turn Alison Bechdel's graphic novel into the groundbreaking Tony-nominated musical. She also shares stories f...||5/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 36: Lisa Howard||We first discovered the incredible talent that is Lisa Howard back in 2006 when she starred as Rona Lisa Peretti in Bill Finn's '25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' and became instant fans--I mean, that voice! We followed her career as she went in...||5/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 35: Tony Yazbeck||The newly minted Tony nominee talks about his star making turn as Gayby in this years critically acclaimed and Tony nominated revival of 'On the Town.' He shares stories from making his Broadway debut at age 11 in the Arthur Laurents directed, Tyne Da...||5/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 34: Elaine Paige||The 'First Lady of British Musical Theater', Elaine Paige is bona fide musical theater royalty. Best known for having originated the roles of Eva Peron (yes, she did it before Patti) in 'Evita' and Grizabella (yes, she did it before Betty), she also s...||5/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 33: Martha Plimpton||Three-time Tony nominee, Emmy winner, and Patrick's favorite movie star, the great Martha Plimpton discusses her important work as an activist for women's reproductive rights and stories from her incredible career as an actress. Martha talks about her ...||4/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 32: Andy Karl||At long last, our interview with Rocky himself! Andy sits down with us to discuss his earlier work in 'Legally Blonde, and 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' before telling all about starring as the title character in the $17 million mega musical 'Rocky.' He...||4/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 31 Keala Settle||The hilarious Tony nominee chats with us about the 3 years she spent playing Tracy Turnblad in the national tour of "Hairspray" , making her Broadway debut in "Priscilla: Queen of the Desert", winning the role of Norma Valverde in the (criminally short...||2/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 30: Laura Osnes & Ellyn Marie Marsh Return for Theater People Live||Our first ever live show was a smashing success! Two time Tony nominee Laura Osnes ('Cinderella' and 'Bonnie & Clyde) talks life after 'Cinderella,' the roles she auditioned for but didn't get to play, starring in the upcoming 'Carousel,' and we even g...||1/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 29: The Ensemblist Podcast||Here's our chance to share one of our favorite theater podcasts! Broadway actors Mo Brady ('The Adams Family') and Nikka Graff Lanzarone ('Women on the Verge...' and 'Chicago') talk with us about 'The Ensemblist' podcast and how they show Broadway from...||1/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 28: Lindsay Mendez||The beloved Broadway beltress shares stories of moving to NYC fresh out of high school and booking her fist Broadway gig. She also tells all about her incredible career, including being hand picked by the legendary director Joe Mantello to star Off-Bro...||12/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 27: LaChanze||The Tony winning star of "If/Then" invited us to her dressing room at the Richard Rodgers theater to talk about her journey with this smash hit rock musical and to look back on her legendary career. We talk about the show that made her a star -- Ahren...||12/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 26: Mary Testa||Today's guest, the great Mary Testa, has 13 Broadway credits, 2 Tony Award nominations, 26 off-Broadway credits, 2 Obie awards, and a Drama Desk award for her nearly four decades of outstanding work in the New York Theater. She talks to Theater People ...||12/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 25: Alysha Umphress||Alysha Umphress, who co-stars as Hildy to critical acclaim in the smash hit Broadway revival of 'On the Town,' tells all about her journey with the show; she shares how, after a slew of Broadway ensemble roles, making the bold decision to only audition...||11/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 24: Erin Davie||The 'Side Show' star talks playing one half of the conjoined Hilton twins in the highly anticipated Broadway re-imagining of the show. She also talks about making her Broadway debut as young Edith Bouvier Beale in 'Grey Gardens,' getting notes from Son...||11/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 23: Broadway Debuts! Margo Seibert (Rocky) and Amber Iman (Soul Doctor)||This week we find out what happens when an 'unknown' actor is cast in a leading role for their first time on Broadway. First up, Margo Seibert, who was put through 9 auditions--9!!--before landing the coveted role of Adrian in last season's "Rocky." T...||11/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 22: Celia Keenan-Bolger||The three time Tony nominee talks "Spelling Bee," "The Glass Menagerie," her new play "The Oldest Boy" and SO much more. She's all wit, humor, and smarts! She generously shares stories from her amazing 13 year (and counting) career.||10/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 21: Lin-Manuel Miranda||The Tony, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk (and every other conceivable) winning and Pulitzer Prize nominated GENIUS talks the upcoming "Hamilton," "In the Heights," and growing up in NYC.||10/5/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 20: Telly Leung||The popular actor, dancer, singer tells all about his role on 'Glee,' how Tony winner Billy Porter helped him get his first Broadway job, his close friendship with Lea Salonga, working with the legendary George Takei, and taking on the role of Producer...||9/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 19: Ellyn Marie Marsh||The multi-talented actress talks "Enron," "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," and "Kinky Boots." She also tells why it took three Broadway contracts for her to make it to the stage, being a Broadway mom, and--once and for all--chooses between Schmackery...||9/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 18: Jerry Mitchell||The Tony winning Director/Choreographer talks the wild success of his Tony winning "Kinky Boots." He also talks his directorial debut--"Legally Blonde." In addition, he talks choreographing "Hairspray," and "Catch Me If You Can" and other. He also sha...||8/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 17: Karen Olivo||The Tony winning actress made headlines when, at the absolute height of her career, she decided to step away from acting and move to Madison, WI to pursue other passions and interests. She discusses this decision, what she's up to now, her work in "In ...||8/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 16: Robin de Jesus||The two time Tony nominated star of "In the Heights" and "La Cage Aux Folles" talks making his film debut in "Camp", and making it on Broadway. And you MUST hear his great story about friend and "Heights" co-star (and upcoming Theater People guest) Kar...||7/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 15: Tonya Pinkins||The Tony Award winner talks making her Broadway debut in the infamous Stephen Sondheim musical flop "Merrily We Roll Along," creating the role of Caroline in the Tony-nominated and Olivier Award-winning "Caroline, or Change," and why she was compelled ...||7/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 14: Lesli Margherita||All Hail The Queen! The fabulous "Matilda" star talks growing up on a cattle ranch, winning the role of Inez in London's "Zorro The Musical" and how that led to an Olivier award for her performance, how she landed the role of Mrs. Wormwood in "Matilda"...||6/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 13: Anthony Rapp||The "If/Then" and "Rent" (and, um "Adventures in Babysitting") star talks returning to Broadway in one of this seasons hottest new shows, reuniting on stage with friend and co-star Idina Menzel, and, of course, not getting enough shift hours at Starbuc...||6/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 12: Eden Espinosa||The Broadway beltress discusses her humble beginnings as a Disney theme park performer, her breakthrough performance in the Title role of the 2004 musical "Brooklyn", being Idina Menzel's standby in the original company of "Wicked", and performing her ...||6/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 11: Katie Finneran||The hilarious (and blindingly gorgeous) two-time Tony winner talks about dropping out of Carnegie Mellon to study in NYC with Uta Hagen, balancing career and motherhood, how to win a Tony with just two scenes of material. beating out movie stars for th...||5/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 10: Theater People Goes Cabaret! Featuring Bridget Everett & Maude Maggart||This week we welcome two women with vastly different styles who dominate NYC's cabaret scene, downtown and up. First up, Bridget Everett, who packs 'em in at downtown hot spots Joe's Pub and La Mama. Second, Maude Maggart, who plays internationally ren...||5/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 9: Michael Mayer||The Tony nominated director of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" talks casting Neil Patrick Harris, the show's long traipse to Broadway, his other hit shows including "Spring Awakening," (Tony Award) "American Idiot," and "Thoroughly Modern Millie," and te...||4/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 8: Anika Larsen||The Tony nominated "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" co-star discusses growing up as 1 of 10 kids, the highs and lows of her career, quitting the business the day before being cast in "Beautiful", and how she almost died two days into rehearsal. You...||4/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 7: Andrew Keenan Bolger||The "Submissions Only" co-creator stops by to talk about season 3 of the popular web series and the many (stylish) hats he wears in bringing the show to life, his Broadway work, and how Sutton Foster was at one point his babysitter. Seriously.||3/31/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 6: Michael Urie||The "Ugly Betty" star sits down to discuss his (fictional) year working in Barbra Streisand's basement in the hit play "Buyer and Cellar," making his Broadway debut, and how that sneaky Vanessa Williams taught him some very important tricks of the act...||3/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 5: Daisy Eagan||The hilarious and sardonic actress reflects on child stardom, winning a Tony Award at age eleven, how motherhood has changed her, and still trying to "make it" in the business.||2/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 4: Laura Osnes||The Tony nominated star of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" and Frank Wildhorn's "Bonnie and Clyde" (among many others) sits down with us to discuss married life, new projects, and, of course, scrapbooking.||2/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 3: Annaleigh Ashford||Everybody say Yeah! The Tony nominated Kinky Boots star drops by to discuss her career, go-go dancing with Lady Gaga, and why she loves playing hookers. OMG, OMG You Guys, this episode is awesome.||1/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 2: Ben Rimalower||The playbill.com columnist discusses his hit play "Patti Issues" about his obsession - turned - (tumultuous) friendship with Broadway legend Patti LuPone.||1/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 1: Cady Huffman||Tony Award winner Cady Huffman kicks off our podcast with hilarious and moving stories from her career--and a killer Ethel Merman impression.||1/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Theater People Teaser||Introducing your new favorite theater podcast, bringing you interviews with theater stars, up-and-comers, and the creative people who make the magic happen.||1/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
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What a great way to get my theater fix! Wonderful conversation mixed with music and laughter (and some truly heartfelt moments too!). A welcome addition to my podcast rotation.
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Incredible and wonderful podcast! It’s well done and most importantly entertaining! i love the questions aren’t generic and focus more on the guests life and experiences as they tell their stories-seriously it’s like story time with the broadway actors. I also love how Patrick hosts the show by allowing the guest to help pave the direction of the interview in a way that really flows! You both are amazing!
This podcast is so fun! I'm so happy to have a way to hear from all of my favorite broadway stars. Patrick is a perfect hosts very sweet and doting on his guests. Can't wait for more! Hurry with the next episode!