Ep53 - Kerry Butler

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This Tony nominated actress made her Broadway debut in 1993 in Blood Brothers, before starring in shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Le Mis, Hairspray, Little Shop, Xanadu, Rock of Ages, Catch Me If You Can, Disaster!, and Mean Girls. She has numerous on screen credits such as 30 Rock, Cupid, The Mindy Project, Blue Bloods, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. She is now staring as Barbara Maitland in Beetlejuice on Broadway.

After starting her performing career at age 3 in a Fab TV commercial, she continued her passion all the way through college - where she ended up taking her first voice lesson. It was then she learned how to belt. She didn't realize until she lost her voice right out of college during a European tour of Oklahoma! that she was actually belting incorrectly.

Going into this vocal injury and more, this episode also covers what a "psoas" is (and why she injured hers), her time studying with Liz Kaplan, why she decided to adopt her two beautiful daughters, and even what happened to the Off-Broadway hit Bat Boy after 9/11.

Interview content begins at 1:43.

Closing standards begin at 42:36.

Connect with Kerry online:Instagram: @kerrybutler1Twitter: @kerrybutlernycConnect with The Theatre Podcast:Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcastTwitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcastFacebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcastTheTheatrePodcast.comAlan's personal Instagram: @alansealesJillian's personal Instagram: @jillianhochmanEmail us at feedback@thetheatrepodcast.com. We want to know what you think.

Thank you to our friends Jukebox The Ghost for our intro and outro music. You can find them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @jukeboxtheghost or via the web via jukeboxtheghost.com.

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