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With her unique style of hosting, Ilana Levine gives her listeners up close and personal access to today's biggest stars from Broadway, Film and Television. Her intimate and revealing conversations with Tony Award, Academy Award, Grammy Award and Emmy Award winners gives listeners the feeling they are part of a conversation between old friends. Guests include Julianne Moore, Matthew Broderick, Isabelle Huppert, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ben Platt, Uma Thurman, Matt Bomer, Aasif Mandvi, Octavia S ...
 
Have you ever dreamed of winning a Tony Award? Did you ever practice your Tony acceptance speech in the bathroom mirror? Did you grow up watching the Tony Awards every year ? Do you have a collection of Tony Award shows on VHS tape that you refuse to throw out?This is the podcast for you. Every week actress and podcast host Ilana Levine interviews your favorite Tony Award winners and together they go down memory lane as guests share intimate and never before shared details about their Tony e ...
 
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Actress/director/playwright/educator/activist Regina Taylor is a Meadows Distinguished Visiting Artist. She is the playwright-in-residence at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, a three-year appointment through the National Playwright Residency Program established by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HowlRound Theatre Commons. Taylor is also writ…
 
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim wrote three shows together - Sunday In The Park with George , Into The Woods and Passion. In this episode of And The Award Goes To, Lapine shared what made working with Sondheim so incredible. He admits that when he first met Sondheim he was relatively new to the theater and he describes Sondheim as the person who …
 
A vibrant and diversely talented actress, Zoey Deutch can recently be seen in Sony’s highly anticipated sequel to ZOMBIELAND for director Ruben Fleischer, starring opposite Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson. She also can be seen in Ryan Murphy’s first series for Netflix THE POLITICIAN, starring opposite Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow, …
 
Episode 46 features Shawn McBee, a graphic designer for television and film with credits like Stargirl, Preacher, Sleepy Hollow, The Resident, and many other titles. We talk about being in a position most people don't know exists, the whim of the industry, passion projects, hobbies, Batman, and so much more. During the episode we cover: Being a Gra…
 
Steve Basilone is an American television writer and producer. He attended Emerson College in Boston before eventually moving to Los Angeles to pursue several writing opportunities. He eventually ended up on "Community" from 2011 to 2013 penning a number of episodes alongside his writing partner (and former Emerson College classmate) Annie Mebane. B…
 
In this episode, we discuss how companies can leverage international talent with what Daniel calls "people mobility". We're also discussing what HR professionals need to understand and implement to ensure a good employee experience within diverse teams. About the speaker: Daniel Zinner is HR International & Communication Consultant based in Berlin.…
 
Kurt Sutter is a storyteller. That obligation has manifested into writing, producing, directing, and acting. Born and raised in the homogenous suburbs of Jersey, his home positioned between the Mafia-stronghold neighborhoods to the west and Rahway State Prison to the east. Sutter would struggle with those conflicting influences -- absolute authorit…
 
Episode 45 features Chris Webster, founder of DIGTECH, co-founder of the Archaeology Podcast Network, and a podcaster in his own right; he’s here to discuss cultural resources management, which is another name for archaeology, the Indiana Jones myth, being a business owner, digital and physical stuff, and so much more. During the episode we cover: …
 
Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress, activist, and New York Times bestselling author of five books including her latest You're Leaving When, Adventures in Downward Mobility. Other books include: I See You Made an Effort (a Thurber Prize finalist), Wherever You Go, There They Are; and Fired! (also a Showtime Comedy Special). She’s written for The New Y…
 
“I consider myself the luckiest person in the world because my avocation is my occupation” is how Charlotte St. Martin describes what it means to be President of The Broadway League. When Charlotte St. Martin was in high school she went to see her boyfriend in the King and I and that was the beginning of her lifelong love of theater. Even in her pr…
 
Jeffrey Omura is an artist, activist, labor leader, and candidate for New York City Council District 6. As an actor, he recently appeared on TV in The Blacklist, Limitless, Succession, and Hawaii Five-0, and he's known for his work onstage across the country. He's a founding member of both Fair Wage Onstage and Be An Arts Hero, and an elected offic…
 
Episode 44 features Ethan Gilsdorf, journalist, teacher, essayist, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks. We discuss his book, how gaming is important to who we are, being creatives, finding your place, and so much more. During the episode we cover: Generational Geekdom Gaming Apprenticeship Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks Dungeon Master or Pla…
 
Tony Award winner Cady Huffman had just driven across the country to come back east after performing with Dame Edna. She has no agent and wasn’t sure what was next and then she got a phone call from a casting director asking her to do a reading for producers of a musical adaptation of the Mel Brooks film , “The Producers.” They rehearsed for just a…
 
Jennifer Todd has been a film and television producer for over 20 years, and some of her notable credits include THE WAY BACK (2020), ALICE IN WONDERLAND and ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, MEMENTO, and the AUSTIN POWERS franchise. In 2017 and 2018, Jennifer produced the 89th and 90th Annual Academy Awards with Michael DeLuca …
 
In this episode, we are talking with Chloe MacKie, Chief Product Officer at Doozy. We're discussing the current challenges of remote work and what can be done to (re)introduce fun moments with the team- across locations and time zones. All this to battle isolation, stress, and burnout. About the speaker: Chloe MacKie is a multidisciplinary problem-…
 
“Everyone needs a good mole joke” is how five time nominee and two time Tony Award winner Donna Murphy made the audience howl with laughter during her acceptance speech for her stunning portrayal of Fosca in the Sondheim/Lapine musical, Passion. According to Mr. Sondheim when he heard Donna sing at her audition he felt she could have performed in f…
 
JEREMY WEIN (Producer) is a producer and director based in New York City. Jeremy is the founder and artistic director of the virtual theatre initiative Play-PerView. His additional producing credits include Open Mike Eagle: Anime, Trauma, + Divorce: Live Emotional Processing Event (Dynasty Typewriter) Kevin McDonald: ALIVE (Theatre Row, Dynasty Typ…
 
Episode 43 features Ilana Levine, host of Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine and a star or stage and screen. We discuss the magic of live performance, creative conversations, nervous energy, and so much more. During the episode we cover: Theatre Live Performance Podcasting Community Passion Projects Storytelling Creative Conversations Demystifyin…
 
On the night John Lloyd Young won his Tony the stars who announced his category were Harry Belafonte and Glenn Close! During his emotional speech where he disclosed that his mother had died when he was only two years old, Mr. Young went on to dedicate his award to his father and spoke of the struggles they had gone through together. As a Commander …
 
The first Tony Awards ceremony took place on Easter Sunday in 1947. It was a small affair where awards were handed out to notable artists of the day. Some of the winners that evening included actress, Patricia Neal and playwright, Arthur Miller. The ceremony was not televised and took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The first a…
 
Kate Burton is best known for her Tony nominated work on Broadway (where she last appeared in Present Laughter with Kevin Kline) and for her Emmy nominated work in Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. On film, she was most recently seen in Where’d You Go, Bernadette! She can also be seen on television in Inventing Anna, Prodigal Son, Charmed and Supergirl. …
 
Episode 42 features Bill, Dan, Tristan, Geoffry, Paula, Sara, Neil, Brian, Nia, Shane, and Andrew. Discussing Projects, origins, survival, and more than a few stories from the "One Final Question" after-credits of The Palmer Files podcast. During the episode we cover: Unfinished Projects Podcasting Why Agent Palmer? Reading list Apocalypse Survival…
 
Tonya Pinkins had a very complicated journey with the musical Jelly's Last Jam. From the very beginning she felt she was up against a cast that was not happy that she was replacing the original Anita in the show, she was away from home with her nine month old baby and in rehearsal she found herself holding back. But at night she would dream of what…
 
Internationally renowned theater choreographer and director, SERGIO TRUJILLO is the first ever Latinx recipient of the Tony Award for Best Choreography. He was honored with the Tony in 2019 for AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS. Additionally, he won the 2015 Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer for MEMPHIS. Sergio was p…
 
Stephanie J. Block was no stranger to playing real people on Broadway having portrayed Liza Minnelli in The Boy From Oz so when director Jason Moore asked her to take on the role of Cher in the Broadway musical The Cher Show, she was quite trepidatious. A long meal with Jason and an unexpected nudge from her Priest changed her mind. Once rehearsals…
 
Eden Espinosa is most recognized for her critically acclaimed portrayal of Elphaba in "Wicked” on Broadway and in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Other credits include originating the title character in “Brooklyn the Musical”, Flora in “Flora the Red Menace,” and Maureen in the closing company of “Rent” on Broadway. Eden also originated the role of …
 
Episode 41 features Tina Hamilton, CEO of My HR Partner, and the daughter of a holocaust survivor and cuban refugee. We discuss the strength she got from her parents’ stories of survival, entrepreneurship, religion, faith, community, balance, and so much more. During the episode we cover: Living history Our parents Being Jewish The Holocaust Stereo…
 
Ruben Santiago-Hudson had dreamed of being in an August Wilson from the first time he was in the audience of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. He found himself crying during the play and realized he was not just deeply moved by the play and the actors in it but the tears were connected to this feeling that for the first time in his life he was seeing peopl…
 
Howard Sherman is a theatre administrator, writer, and advocate. He has been executive director of the American Theatre Wing and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, managing director of Geva Theatre, general manager of Goodspeed Musicals, and public relations director of Hartford Stage, as well as interim director of the Alliance for Inclusion in th…
 
Kristin Chenoweth first auditioned for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, having no idea which character she was reading for. It wasn’t until she got to the first day of rehearsal and she looked at the place card by her seat and it read “Kristin Chenoweth as Sally Brown.” That was the beginning of a journey that took Kristin from working actress to …
 
After graduating from Yale University with a B.A. in Theatre Studies, Josh made his professional acting debut in the Broadway production of Aaron Sorkin’s A FEW GOOD MEN. He went on to star as Jeremy Goodwin in Sorkin’s critically acclaimed television series SPORTS NIGHT. Later, Josh co-starred as Will Bailey in Sorkin’s multi- Emmy winning THE WES…
 
Episode 40 features Joel Mengel creator of The Edge of The World Broadcast, a zombie apocalypse podcast that he wrote, created, edited, and produced. We discuss all of those processes, plus inspirations, working with kids, being proud, not wasting time, and more. During the episode we cover: Who is Delsin Moore? Write what you know When inspiration…
 
MAURICIO MARTÍNEZ is a Mexican Emmy Winning actor, Broadway veteran and recording artist. He recently starred as Emilio Estefan in On Your Feet! The Story Of Emilio & Gloria Estefan on Broadway and in the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical memoir Unmasked at PaperMill Playhouse. He can also be seen in NBC Universo’s original Emmy Winin…
 
In this episode, we're talking to Michael Gutman, a seasoned remote work consultant and educator. We're covering the basics of building a remote company, things to consider if you're transitioning from a traditional office, and what factors (such as leadership, culture, and more) affect the success of remote working. About the speaker: Michael Gutm…
 
Julia Murney last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked after playing the role on the national tour for which she received an Acclaim Award. Other New York credits include Lennon, The Wild Party (Drama Desk nomination), The Vagina Monologues, Falling (Drama Desk nomination), A Class Act, The Landing, Saved, Crimes of the Heart, Queen of the Mis…
 
Episode 39 features Lauren Beck, an artist, creator, teacher, and entrepreneur (Ren and Ink) who is defined as much by the decisions she has made as she is the things she creates. We discuss what makes an artist, non-linear paths, being a creative, determining value, myths, and much much more. During the episode we cover: Being an artist Calligraph…
 
Max von Essen is a Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy nominated singer and actor best known for his role as Henri in the award winning production of An American in Paris on Broadway. Most recently, he completed a year long run in the Broadway production of Anastasia and then toured the country in Lincoln Center Theater's revival of Falsettos. Other Broadw…
 
Nicole Kang stars in the CW television series BATWOMAN as Mary Hamilton. Kang was also seen on Greg Berlanti's Lifetime/Netflix series YOU. In the highly successful show, based off of Caroline Kepnes’ bestselling novel, she starred as Lynn alongside Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail and Shay Mitchell. Her other television credits include: THE CODE, INST…
 
Episode 38 features Rebecca Seidel, an audio producer for Marvel who works on all stages of the audio production. We discuss being a professional audio producer, intellectual and creative inputs and outputs, playing the bass, share our audio origin stories, and much much more. During the episode we cover: Content Audiophile Reading and Writing Coll…
 
How do you navigate managing the social media site for an entertainment magazine when there is a national crisis happening? How do you share content that works for both older and newer Broadway fans? How do you keep the conversation about theater going when there is no live theater due to a global pandemic? Meet Felicia Fitzpatrick the social media…
 
Did you ever wonder what the relationship between the stars and the writers of a hit sitcom is like? Go behind the scenes with Modern Family’s Ty Burrell and writer/exec producer Bill Wrubel With a range of performances across television, film, and theater, award winner Ty Burrell continues to proves himself as one of the finest and most versatile …
 
Episode 37 features Edward O’Hare, who is here in his official capacity as “the movie guy.” We discuss what that means, what to call the things we watch on the big screen, lists, Oscar, and much much more. During the episode we cover: Movies, Film, or Cinema The Movie Theater Experience Studying Film Palmer Video The Usual Suspects The Oscar Challe…
 
Alex Boniello is an actor, musician, writer, and Tony Award winning producer from New York City. Most recently, he starred as Connor Murphy in the Broadway production of “Dear Evan Hansen” and has also appeared on Broadway as the voice of Moritz in Deaf West’s revival of “Spring Awakening.” Additionally, he is represented on Broadway in “Hadestown”…
 
A conversation with my father. Robert (Bob) Levine was born on December 16th, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Julius, was a Certified Public Accountant by profession, his mother, Tess, was a homemaker and president of the P.T.A and both my grandparents were constantly volunteering for the many organizations that supported the causes they be…
 
Episode 36 features author Sally Handlon, who wrote "Your Journey to Aging Well: Drink, Move, Eat Sleep," which we discuss the inspirations for and aspirations of during the episode, plus maybe through the example of Agent Palmer, you'll find something easy to do to improve the quality of your life. During the episode we cover: Writing a book Stari…
 
Cheyenne Jackson is a Grammy-nominated actor, singer, and songwriter who most recently was seen starring in HBO Max’s four-part LGBTQ+ Docuseries "Equal," Peacock's "Saved by the Bell" Reboot as well as Kenny Ortega's hit Netflix series "Julie and the Phantoms." Cheyenne previously collaborated with Kenny Ortega as he appeared in Disney's hugely po…
 
A Native of Washington D.C. Has just finished a successful Three year run of The First National Tour Of The Book Of Mormon. He has been seen on Broadway in The Book Of Mormon, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Wonderful Town, Kiss Me Kate,You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, The Lion King, Jelly’s Last Jam and Oh Kay. Off Broadway credits include: St. Louis…
 
In this episode, we're talking to Liza Mash Levin, CEO and co-founder of Gable. Liza shares what it was like to build a company during 2020 in midst of a global pandemic. She also reflects on her experience as a female founder with a background in tech. About the speaker: Liza Mash Levin is the CEO and co-founder of Gable. During her career, Liza w…
 
Episode 35 features Space Flight Historian Amy Shira Title, who may have the coolest job and the best job title around. We discuss our shared interests in space, the process of writing books, being in love with what’s next, missing our Apollo moment, and more. During the episode we cover: Interest in Space Our respective Space Origin stories Scienc…
 
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