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Each week, host Richard Carroll discusses a different musical with smart and hilarious guests, including Joel Creasey, Lucy Durack, Leigh Sales, David Campbell, Virginia Gay and Julia Zemiro. Each musical gets an in-depth going-over – from deconstructing the minutiae of the plot, to fan-girling over the songs, reminiscing about the impact of the musical on our lives, and interrogating the unanswered questions we’ve always wanted resolved.
 
Intimate, personal conversations with the biggest talents from professional theatre, tv, film, and more. Hear their secrets, what makes them laugh, stresses them out, and how they manage the anxiety of success. We feature both stars and creatives such as producers, stage managers, directors, press and marketing agents, or even the people who own the theaters or productions themselves.​ This is a podcast for artists, made by artists. With over 2 decades of experience in film and theatre both ...
 
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Singing is an inside job. Your voice is part of your body, your essence, your person - and if you want to become a more confident singer, here are 3 things that you can start working on today to get closer to appreciating the singer that you want to be and the singer that you already are. If you want to learn more about the process that I use to he…
 
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. Tommy Kail is a director and producer known for his amazing work on Hamilton, In the Heights, Grease Live!, and Fosse/Verd…
 
In this episode, we are going to explore the role that ego plays inside the voice lesson and the relationship between singer and teacher. Singers come to a voice lesson to find out who they are - they don’t care about how much you know or how good of a teacher you are or if you make mistakes - bottom line - they want to get results! In this episode…
 
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. Recent productions include Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway, a limited engagement of Sir Patrick Stewart's A Chris…
 
Francesca Moody is best known as the original producer of the multi-award-winning Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, which she has produced globally on behalf of DryWrite, most recently in London’s West End at the Wyndham’s Theatre, where it was also recorded and broadcast by NT Live, playing in cinemas throughout the world. Her current and upcoming …
 
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. TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains talk of child sexual abuse and molestation. Barry Sonnenfeld is a …
 
“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. She also starred as Esmerelda in the Hunchback of Notre Dame at Papermi…
 
This episode takes a deep dive into the relationship between voice teachers and singers and considers the challenges when it comes to things like: Giving feedback as a voice teacher Asking for feedback as a singer Worthiness and confidence The difference between problems and solutions and how it impacts how confident both singer and voice teacher f…
 
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 …
 
If you are a singer who has been considering teaching voice lessons but isn’t sure exactly where to start this episode is for you! This episode is also for you if you are already teaching voice lessons but you want to work with more students or you want to figure out how to become a better voice teacher. I did a survey of singers who want to teach …
 
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. Jay Armstrong Johnson is no stranger to the stage, or screen for that matter, having six Broadway productions on his…
 
If you listen to 1 podcast episode this year, and you are a singer, this is the one. We cover a TON of fascinating topics like: We chat about: The most common frustrations and struggles that singers have. Why vocal progress isn’t always linear - especially for beginners. Vocal Range - quality over quantity The symptom is not the cause of the proble…
 
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. Alison Luff is a Broadway veteran, maybe best known for her roles as Jenna in Waitress, and Elphaba in the First National Tour of Wicked. Her other Broadway c…
 
This is a question that I get from singers before we work together ALL THE TIME. So if you are experiencing this too, you are not alone. Super excited to answer this question for you today - and if you have any questions that you'd like answered on the podcast, just send me a DM on Instagram @TiffanyVanBoxtel If you feel like you are always worried…
 
“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. Coming up this Novem…
 
his episode is for you if: Your voice is feeling stuck You want to improve your singing, but you aren’t sure where to start. You are ready for your voice to open up and feel awesome. This episode is a step by step voice lesson over how to release your voice for power and consistency that I did inside of my program, The Star Singer Green Room. If yo…
 
Two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Oremus talks about creating some of the biggest musicals of the last two decades, conducting the orchestra for the Frozen movies, and arranging and conducting Lady Gaga's performance at the Academy Awards. Stephen's credits include: On Broadway and worldwide: As Music Supervisor/Arranger and/or Orchestrator: Disne…
 
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. He previously won the 2017 Sutton Foster Ovation Award for Best High School Theater Actor and was a finalist in the 2017 NHSMTA - Jimmy Awards. His regional theatre c…
 
Can You Relate To Any Of These? Worried about singing in tune - a lot It bothers you when you sing out of tune You get easily distracted in a performance or recording session if you think that you are the tiniest bit out of tune. You know that you are out of tune, but have no idea how to fix it - when you try it just seems to get worse. This is not…
 
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. This summer, he hosts the Bryant Park Picnic Performance series here in NYC. Mauricio Martinez is an international sta…
 
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. She was previously hand selected by Gloria Estefan for On Your Feet!, helped bring School o…
 
This episode is for you if: You’ve ever felt like your singing wasn’t improving at all or not fast enough. You are sick of feeling like you aren’t sure where to start or spinning your wheels. You are ready to start taking your singing seriously and get a solid foundational start to your singing. If you want to learn more about the method that I use…
 
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. Lilli Cooper is an actress and singer who made her Broadway debut at age 16 in the original Broadway cast of Spring Awakening, originating the role of …
 
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. Katrina Bowden is an actress you may remember best as Cerie, Liz Lemon’s clueless assistant on the NBC sitcom…
 
If you've ever... Felt super frustrated during a practice session because you didn’t think that you sound good? Been able to identify what you didn’t like about your singing, but you weren’t sure exactly what to do to change it or make it sound better? Got caught in a spiral of negative thoughts, got really frustrated, and decided that you were goi…
 
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 m…
 
It sure feels good to be back in your podcast feed. Are you ready for a new series of conversations with your favourite theatre people? First up is Kayi Ushe who's preparing to play Simba in The Lion King when the show reopens in the West End. You may have seen him as Lola on the UK tour of Kinky Boots or during his four-year stint in The Book of M…
 
Have you ever felt overwhelmed or stuck when it comes to you singing? Like you don’t know what to do next or how to actually hear yourself improve? You are not alone! I’m all for positive action, but sometimes it’s just easier to have a STOP doing list. It can be powerful, really set some boundaries, and give a different perspective that may serve …
 
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. Jenn Colella is a comedian, actress and singer perhaps best known for her Tony Award nominate…
 
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. To celebrate a Pride like no other, after a …
 
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