Clayton Howe's Entertainmentx

Clayton Howe: Producer | Creative Writer | Musical Theatre Actor

Getting to the Heart, Soul, and drive of top performers in the entertainment industry. Clayton Howe's guests share their paths, struggles, and lessons learned. Entertainmentx inspires, uplifts, and educates everyone interested in a deep dive look at entertainment professionals and industry luminaries.

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Anissa Felix (IG:@anissafelix)(anissafelix.com) currently in A Sherlock Carol. Previous Broadway/1st Nat'l Tour: Motown the Musical Regional: Little Shop of Horrors, Around the World in 80 Days. University of Mary Washington Graduate. We a cover A LOT in a little time and I hope you enjoy! 

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Dec 6

12 min 25 sec

Jenny Laroche, (jennylaroche.org)(IG:@jennylaroche)(thelarocheapproach.com) whom you can see this Thursday Dec 2nd on NBC in Annie Live! is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo, where she earned her B.F.A, Cum Laude, and was awarded the program’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Jenny began her career as a Radio City Rockette, and as a Rockette she made her big screen debut in the movie New Years Eve. Her feature film credits also include Annie 2014, The Merry Widow HD Live, and Netflix special by Bill Murray, A Very Murray Christmas.       Jenny originated the role of Norman Brokaw in the Broadway musical SUMMER. Her theatre credits also include Pal Joey directed by Tony Goldwyn, the role of Clo-Clo in The Merry Widow MetOpera, directed by Tony winner Susan Stroman; Annette in Can-Can at Paper Mill Playhouse, Suzanne Duval in Paint your wagon; Fly at Dallas Theatre Center, and Guys and dolls at Carnegie Hall.    Jenny is also known for her recurring role of Sue in the drama series SMASH on NBC produced by Steven Spielberg.  She has worked with recording artist such as Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and Liza Minnelli. She has also worked under the direction of Baz Luhrmann in The Great Gatsby Premiere event.           Live television credits include The Tony Awards 70th anniversary, Jimmy Fallon, SNL40, America’s Got Talent, Best Time Ever, The Wendy William’s show, The Today Show, TVLAND Awards and the Billboard Awards.               Jenny is the Associate Choreographer for SUMMER the First National Tour, casting and co-creating equity touring productions. She works in TV, Film, and Theatre as an artist and choreographer meanwhile training professionals through her founded program, The Laroche Approach. Catch her in the upcoming Netflix film Tick Tick Boom, directed by Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, choreographed by Grammy-award nominee Ryan Heffington. She is also the founder of Laroche Approach, a musical theatre training program and Period.Laroche.NYC a chapter of the advocacy organization Period.

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Dec 2

25 min 37 sec

Jenny Laroche, (jennylaroche.org)(IG:@jennylaroche)(thelarocheapproach.com) whom you can see this Thursday Dec 2nd on NBC in Annie Live! is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo, where she earned her B.F.A, Cum Laude, and was awarded the program’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Jenny began her career as a Radio City Rockette, and as a Rockette she made her big screen debut in the movie New Years Eve. Her feature film credits also include Annie 2014, The Merry Widow HD Live, and Netflix special by Bill Murray, A Very Murray Christmas.       Jenny originated the role of Norman Brokaw in the Broadway musical SUMMER. Her theatre credits also include Pal Joey directed by Tony Goldwyn, the role of Clo-Clo in The Merry Widow MetOpera, directed by Tony winner Susan Stroman; Annette in Can-Can at Paper Mill Playhouse, Suzanne Duval in Paint your wagon; Fly at Dallas Theatre Center, and Guys and dolls at Carnegie Hall.    Jenny is also known for her recurring role of Sue in the drama series SMASH on NBC produced by Steven Spielberg.  She has worked with recording artist such as Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and Liza Minnelli. She has also worked under the direction of Baz Luhrmann in The Great Gatsby Premiere event.           Live television credits include The Tony Awards 70th anniversary, Jimmy Fallon, SNL40, America’s Got Talent, Best Time Ever, The Wendy William’s show, The Today Show, TVLAND Awards and the Billboard Awards.               Jenny is the Associate Choreographer for SUMMER the First National Tour, casting and co-creating equity touring productions. She works in TV, Film, and Theatre as an artist and choreographer meanwhile training professionals through her founded program, The Laroche Approach. Catch her in the upcoming Netflix film Tick Tick Boom, directed by Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, choreographed by Grammy-award nominee Ryan Heffington. She is also the founder of Laroche Approach, a musical theatre training program and Period.Laroche.NYC a chapter of the advocacy organization Period.

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Nov 29

22 min 5 sec

Kristolyn Lloyd (IG:@kristolynlloyd)(TW:@kristolynlloyd) currently in Fairycakes has previous been seen on Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen. Off Broadway: Little Women (Primary Stages), Invisible Thread (Second Stage Theatre), Heathers The Musical (New World Stages ). Select directing credits include: Dainty (BOLD Festival, The Garden Workshop), Nick and The Prizefighter (Urbanite Theatre Modern Works Festival), A Patriots Place (B-Street Theatre, BOLD Festival).

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Nov 25

20 min 13 sec

Kristolyn Lloyd (IG:@kristolynlloyd)(TW:@kristolynlloyd) currently in Fairycakes has previous been seen on Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen. Off Broadway: Little Women (Primary Stages), Invisible Thread (Second Stage Theatre), Heathers The Musical (New World Stages ). Select directing credits include: Dainty (BOLD Festival, The Garden Workshop), Nick and The Prizefighter (Urbanite Theatre Modern Works Festival), A Patriots Place (B-Street Theatre, BOLD Festival).

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Nov 22

22 min 54 sec

Jason Tam(IG:@jasonwtam)(TW:@jasonwtam)currently in Fairycakes. Also, has been seen on Broadway in IF/THEN, Lysistrata Jones (Astaire Award nomination), A Chorus Line (original revival cast) and Les Misérables. His off-Broadway credits include Be More Chill, KPOP (Lortel Award), Marry Me A Little, Lysistrata Jones. Tour: Les Misérables. NY: Nobody Loves You, Allegiance, The Last Goodbye, US, Clueless, The Black Suits. Regional: Hollywood Bowl, Guthrie Theater, Sacramento Music Circus, Sharon Playhouse, Casa Mañana He's been seen on TV in Jesus Christ Superstar Live, Do No Harm, Guilty, Hawaii 5-0, One Life to Live and Beyond the Break and on film in Every Little Step (documentary). BFA – NYU Tisch.

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Nov 18

25 min 48 sec

Jason Tam(IG:@jasonwtam)(TW:@jasonwtam)currently in Fairycakes. Also, has been seen on Broadway in IF/THEN, Lysistrata Jones (Astaire Award nomination), A Chorus Line (original revival cast) and Les Misérables. His off-Broadway credits include Be More Chill, KPOP (Lortel Award), Marry Me A Little, Lysistrata Jones. Tour: Les Misérables. NY: Nobody Loves You, Allegiance, The Last Goodbye, US, Clueless, The Black Suits. Regional: Hollywood Bowl, Guthrie Theater, Sacramento Music Circus, Sharon Playhouse, Casa Mañana He's been seen on TV in Jesus Christ Superstar Live, Do No Harm, Guilty, Hawaii 5-0, One Life to Live and Beyond the Break and on film in Every Little Step (documentary). BFA – NYU Tisch.

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Nov 15

13 min 59 sec

Julie Halston (IG:@actressjuliehalston)(TW:@juliehalston) is currently in Fairycakes. Previous Broadway credits include Tootsie, You Can’t Take It With You, On the Town, Anything Goes, Hairspray, Gypsy and Twentieth Century. She is a founding member of Charles Busch’s Theatre in Limbo company, and has co-starred with Busch in such productions as Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Tribute Artist, The Divine Sister and Red Scare on Sunset.

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Nov 11

23 min 30 sec

Julie Halston (IG:@actressjuliehalston)(TW:@juliehalston) is currently in Fairycakes. Previous Broadway credits include Tootsie, You Can’t Take It With You, On the Town, Anything Goes, Hairspray, Gypsy and Twentieth Century. She is a founding member of Charles Busch’s Theatre in Limbo company, and has co-starred with Busch in such productions as Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Tribute Artist, The Divine Sister and Red Scare on Sunset.

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Nov 8

20 min 8 sec

Emmy winner Mo Rocca (TW:@morocca) is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Currently, you can see him in Fairycakes at the Greenwich House Theatre.  Mo spent four seasons as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He created and hosted Cooking Channel’s My Grandmother’s Ravioli, in which he learned to cook from grandparents across America. Mo began his career in TV as a writer and producer for the Emmy and Peabody Award–winning PBS children’s series Wishbone. Currently he hosts The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Saturday mornings on CBS. On stage Mo starred on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and as Doody in the Southeast Asian tour of the musical Grease. Mo is the author of All the Presidents’ Pets, a historical novel about White House pets and their role in presidential decision-making.

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Nov 4

20 min 9 sec

Emmy winner Mo Rocca (TW:@morocca) is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Currently, you can see him in Fairycakes at the Greenwich House Theatre.  Mo spent four seasons as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He created and hosted Cooking Channel’s My Grandmother’s Ravioli, in which he learned to cook from grandparents across America. Mo began his career in TV as a writer and producer for the Emmy and Peabody Award–winning PBS children’s series Wishbone. Currently he hosts The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Saturday mornings on CBS. On stage Mo starred on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and as Doody in the Southeast Asian tour of the musical Grease. Mo is the author of All the Presidents’ Pets, a historical novel about White House pets and their role in presidential decision-making.

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Nov 1

16 min 29 sec

Akron Watson (IG:@akronwatson)(TW:@akronwatson) is an actor/singer/artist who has been on Broadway 3 times, first with The Color Purple Revival, where he won a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy, secondly with the Tony winning The Play That Goes Wrong, and currently as Aaron Burr in Hamilton an American Musical. Akron has been Off-Broadway, in the The Fortress of Solitude at the (Public Theater), as well as performing in regional productions across the country in cities like Boston, Dallas, and St Louis, as lead characters in shows like Dreamgirls, To Kill A Mockingbird, and the Royal. He can be seen on TV as Trevor in NBC’s Chicago Med, and in movies like Seasons of Gray and Spilt Milk. Akron is also the voice of anime characters like Satoshi on Toonami’s Michiko and Hatchin, he’s Chris in The Walking Dead Video Game, and he plays as himself in Borderlands, the Presequel on Playstation and Xbox. He was even a golden ticket winner on American Idol, Season 7.

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Oct 28

23 min 5 sec

Akron Watson (IG:@akronwatson)(TW:@akronwatson) is an actor/singer/artist who has been on Broadway 3 times, first with The Color Purple Revival, where he won a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy, secondly with the Tony winning The Play That Goes Wrong, and currently as Aaron Burr in Hamilton an American Musical. Akron has been Off-Broadway, in the The Fortress of Solitude at the (Public Theater), as well as performing in regional productions across the country in cities like Boston, Dallas, and St Louis, as lead characters in shows like Dreamgirls, To Kill A Mockingbird, and the Royal. He can be seen on TV as Trevor in NBC’s Chicago Med, and in movies like Seasons of Gray and Spilt Milk. Akron is also the voice of anime characters like Satoshi on Toonami’s Michiko and Hatchin, he’s Chris in The Walking Dead Video Game, and he plays as himself in Borderlands, the Presequel on Playstation and Xbox. He was even a golden ticket winner on American Idol, Season 7.

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Oct 25

21 min 29 sec

Rashad V. Chambers (IG:@rashadvchambers)(esquireentertainment.com) is a Tony Award-nominated producer, talent manager and lawyer. A licensed attorney in New York and Connecticut, Rashad is the Founder and President of Esquire Entertainment. His Broadway producing credits include American Son, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, Betrayal and The Inheritance. Rashad also produced the world premiere of It Happened In Key West in London. His first feature film, True to the Heart, won four awards at the Long Island International Film Expo and was an official selection at the Big Apple Film Festival. In addition, his short film, Hunger, was an official selection at the Urban World Film Festival and Latino Film Market Festival. Rashad attended Morehouse College where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. He also earned his JD and MBA degrees from The Ohio State University. Rashad is a founding member of The Industry Standard Group as well as a board member of On Broadway Performing Arts Training Program and Houses on the Moon Theater Company.

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Oct 21

21 min 54 sec

Rashad V. Chambers (IG:@rashadvchambers)(esquireentertainment.com) is a Tony Award-nominated producer, talent manager and lawyer. A licensed attorney in New York and Connecticut, Rashad is the Founder and President of Esquire Entertainment. His Broadway producing credits include American Son, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, Betrayal and The Inheritance. Rashad also produced the world premiere of It Happened In Key West in London. His first feature film, True to the Heart, won four awards at the Long Island International Film Expo and was an official selection at the Big Apple Film Festival. In addition, his short film, Hunger, was an official selection at the Urban World Film Festival and Latino Film Market Festival. Rashad attended Morehouse College where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. He also earned his JD and MBA degrees from The Ohio State University. Rashad is a founding member of The Industry Standard Group as well as a board member of On Broadway Performing Arts Training Program and Houses on the Moon Theater Company.

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Oct 18

16 min 3 sec

Kris Kukul (kriskukul.com)(IG:@kriskukul) is a New York City Based Orchestrator, Arranger, Music Director and Composer.  Currently he is Music Supervisor, Orchestrator, co-arranger and Conductor for Broadway’s Tony nominated Beetlejuice The Musical! Other recent projects include, The Liz Swados Project for Ghostlight Records, In The Green at Lincoln Center Theatre, David Byrne’s Joan of Arc the Public Theatre, Songbird by Michael Kimmel and Lauren Pritchard, a remounting of Elizabeth Swados' Runaways at New York’s City Center, The Last Goodbye, an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet featuring the music of Jeff Buckley, and The Heart of Robin Hood, music by Parsonsfield. He has also arranged, orchestrated and conducted solo concerts for Broadway powerhouses Kate Baldwin (Extraordinary Machine), and Amy Spanger (The Music Be the Place) and the Lincoln Center American Songbook concert celebrating the music of Elizabeth Swados. For 10 seasons, he served as the resident music director for the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Productions included June Moon, The Last Goodbye, Animal Crackers and others. There he also directed the legendary Late-Night Cabarets, featuring iconic performers including Renee Fleming, Lewis Black, Kathleen Turner, Allison Janey, Tyne Daly, David Hyde Pierce, Judy Kuhn, Lena Hall, Judy Gold, Steven Pasquale, Kelli O’Hara, Phillipa Sou, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Debra Monk, Michael McKean, Harriet Harris and many others.  Kris began his career working for musical theatre icon Elizabeth Swados. Together, they created Jabu, Kaspar Hauser, The Nomad, The LaMama Cantata and numerous concerts and recordings. He and Director/Choreographer Sam Pinkleton are committed to keeping her legacy alive.   He music directed the film scores for Of Many, a documentary produced by Chelsea Clinton, and My Depression, an HBO animated film featuring the voices of Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi and Fred Armisten. As Composer, Kris has written the music for the musicals Beauty Queen and Dash Dexter and the family friendly musicals Camp Monster and Wing It!, both produced by the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He also wrote the music for Oliver Twist at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for The Greek National Theatre.  Internationally, he spent 3 seasons with The National Theatre of Greece, conducting and arranging music for tours of classical plays in ancient amphitheaters, including the festival of Epidaurus. He performed at the Edinburgh Fringe with the musical From the Fire. With The LaMama Cantata, he performed in Tokyo, Spoleto, Istanbul, Zagreb, Skopje and Belgrade. In New York City, Kris has worked at Playwrights Horizons, The Vineyard, New York Theatre Workshop, The Atlantic, The Flea, LaMama, Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, Birdland, the Cherry Lane and the Lucille Lortel. He has worked regionally at San Diego’s Old Globe, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, A.R.T., Emerson Arts, Two River, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Williamstown, The Village Theatre and Royal Manitoba Theatre Center. Kris is a Graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He is adjunct faculty at Tisch/Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, and has taught at The New School, Duke University, Columbia University, Belmont University, and Queens College.

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Oct 14

14 min 53 sec

Kris Kukul (kriskukul.com)(IG:@kriskukul) is a New York City Based Orchestrator, Arranger, Music Director and Composer.  Currently he is Music Supervisor, Orchestrator, co-arranger and Conductor for Broadway’s Tony nominated Beetlejuice The Musical! Other recent projects include, The Liz Swados Project for Ghostlight Records, In The Green at Lincoln Center Theatre, David Byrne’s Joan of Arc the Public Theatre, Songbird by Michael Kimmel and Lauren Pritchard, a remounting of Elizabeth Swados' Runaways at New York’s City Center, The Last Goodbye, an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet featuring the music of Jeff Buckley, and The Heart of Robin Hood, music by Parsonsfield. He has also arranged, orchestrated and conducted solo concerts for Broadway powerhouses Kate Baldwin (Extraordinary Machine), and Amy Spanger (The Music Be the Place) and the Lincoln Center American Songbook concert celebrating the music of Elizabeth Swados. For 10 seasons, he served as the resident music director for the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Productions included June Moon, The Last Goodbye, Animal Crackers and others. There he also directed the legendary Late-Night Cabarets, featuring iconic performers including Renee Fleming, Lewis Black, Kathleen Turner, Allison Janey, Tyne Daly, David Hyde Pierce, Judy Kuhn, Lena Hall, Judy Gold, Steven Pasquale, Kelli O’Hara, Phillipa Sou, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Debra Monk, Michael McKean, Harriet Harris and many others.  Kris began his career working for musical theatre icon Elizabeth Swados. Together, they created Jabu, Kaspar Hauser, The Nomad, The LaMama Cantata and numerous concerts and recordings. He and Director/Choreographer Sam Pinkleton are committed to keeping her legacy alive.   He music directed the film scores for Of Many, a documentary produced by Chelsea Clinton, and My Depression, an HBO animated film featuring the voices of Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi and Fred Armisten. As Composer, Kris has written the music for the musicals Beauty Queen and Dash Dexter and the family friendly musicals Camp Monster and Wing It!, both produced by the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He also wrote the music for Oliver Twist at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for The Greek National Theatre.  Internationally, he spent 3 seasons with The National Theatre of Greece, conducting and arranging music for tours of classical plays in ancient amphitheaters, including the festival of Epidaurus. He performed at the Edinburgh Fringe with the musical From the Fire. With The LaMama Cantata, he performed in Tokyo, Spoleto, Istanbul, Zagreb, Skopje and Belgrade. In New York City, Kris has worked at Playwrights Horizons, The Vineyard, New York Theatre Workshop, The Atlantic, The Flea, LaMama, Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, Birdland, the Cherry Lane and the Lucille Lortel. He has worked regionally at San Diego’s Old Globe, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, A.R.T., Emerson Arts, Two River, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Williamstown, The Village Theatre and Royal Manitoba Theatre Center. Kris is a Graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He is adjunct faculty at Tisch/Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, and has taught at The New School, Duke University, Columbia University, Belmont University, and Queens College.

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Oct 11

15 min 59 sec

Michael Buchanan (TW:@mwbuchanan)(IG:@michaelwbuchanan) Sex-positive, fashionable, sexy, silly. Rich in love and friends. Performing artist living in New York City. We discuss the return of theatre, how he has stayed positive throughout this time, and much more. I hope you enjoy! 

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Oct 7

28 min 15 sec

Michael Buchanan (TW:@mwbuchanan)(IG:@michaelwbuchanan) Sex-positive, fashionable, sexy, silly. Rich in love and friends. Performing artist living in New York City. We discuss the return of theatre, how he has stayed positive throughout this time, and much more. I hope you enjoy! 

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Oct 4

24 min 23 sec

Michael Mills (LI:@michaelmills)(IG:@michaelmillsnyc)(ddmproductionsnyc.com) is a New York City-based communications consultant and producer with more than 25 years of global experience in broadcast, public relations, communications/image consulting and theatrical producing. He designs and leads comprehensive, engaging and impactful individual, team and group communications workshops and trainings. Participants include corporate executives, spokespersons, celebrities, industry leaders, experts, authors, not-for-profits, physicians, researchers, government officials, NGOs, associations, trade organizations, and sales and marketing staff. Michael has held sessions for more than 12,000 individuals and groups throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. Michael’s impressive client base has been built by word of mouth and referral. He is known for relevant, informational, enjoyable, efficient and results-oriented sessions designed to develop and/or enhance messages, introduce or reinforce techniques, practice effective communication strategies and help develop leaders. He has extensive health and medical, nutrition and lifestyle expertise. Michael is also a Drama Desk Award winning theatrical producer, Executive Producer and Director. Current productions include; Little Shop of Horrors Off Broadway, Concrete Jungle, Mary and Max, Spandex the Musical, Kleptocracy, Monopoly Life-sized. Previous productions include Be More Chill, Unexpected Joy, Come Out, Come Out and The Made-up Musical.

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Sep 30

43 min 33 sec

Michael Mills (LI:@michaelmills)(IG:@michaelmillsnyc)(ddmproductionsnyc.com) is a New York City-based communications consultant and producer with more than 25 years of global experience in broadcast, public relations, communications/image consulting and theatrical producing. He designs and leads comprehensive, engaging and impactful individual, team and group communications workshops and trainings. Participants include corporate executives, spokespersons, celebrities, industry leaders, experts, authors, not-for-profits, physicians, researchers, government officials, NGOs, associations, trade organizations, and sales and marketing staff. Michael has held sessions for more than 12,000 individuals and groups throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. Michael’s impressive client base has been built by word of mouth and referral. He is known for relevant, informational, enjoyable, efficient and results-oriented sessions designed to develop and/or enhance messages, introduce or reinforce techniques, practice effective communication strategies and help develop leaders. He has extensive health and medical, nutrition and lifestyle expertise. Michael is also a Drama Desk Award winning theatrical producer, Executive Producer and Director. Current productions include; Little Shop of Horrors Off Broadway, Concrete Jungle, Mary and Max, Spandex the Musical, Kleptocracy, Monopoly Life-sized. Previous productions include Be More Chill, Unexpected Joy, Come Out, Come Out and The Made-up Musical.

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Sep 27

40 min 34 sec

Shawn W. Smith(IG:@shawnwsmith)(TW:@straysoundtrack)(@StrayAndTheSoundtrack) is a veteran of the stage and recording booth. In theatre he has been seen in “For the Record: The Brat Pack”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Lysistrata Jones”, “Godspell”, and the national touring company of “Waitress” where you can currently see him in the role of Earl. In 2019 he released an album of original music entitled “That’s What You Get for Doing the Wrong Thing” and this past summer released a new original album with his music partner Michael Herlihy under the band name and album title “Stray and the Soundtrack”. 

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Sep 23

27 min 14 sec

Shawn W. Smith(IG:@shawnwsmith)(TW:@straysoundtrack)(@StrayAndTheSoundtrack) is a veteran of the stage and recording booth. In theatre he has been seen in “For the Record: The Brat Pack”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Lysistrata Jones”, “Godspell”, and the national touring company of “Waitress” where you can currently see him in the role of Earl. In 2019 he released an album of original music entitled “That’s What You Get for Doing the Wrong Thing” and this past summer released a new original album with his music partner Michael Herlihy under the band name and album title “Stray and the Soundtrack”. 

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Sep 20

27 min 4 sec

Pilar Adara (pilaradara.com)(IG:@pilar_adar) (bridges4life.org) was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, She is a former competitive martial arts fighter, blackbelt, and an award winning composer. And she ♥ dogs. Pilar grew up with a deep love for the arts. After honing her craft in Georgia and Florida, she moved to New York City to pursue her life as an actor, singer, and writer. When she's not in rehearsal or acting class, you can find her reading on the subway or in Central Park kissing someone else’s dog.

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Sep 16

22 min 46 sec

Pilar Adara (pilaradara.com)(IG:@pilar_adar) (bridges4life.org) was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, She is a former competitive martial arts fighter, blackbelt, and an award winning composer. And she ♥ dogs. Pilar grew up with a deep love for the arts. After honing her craft in Georgia and Florida, she moved to New York City to pursue her life as an actor, singer, and writer. When she's not in rehearsal or acting class, you can find her reading on the subway or in Central Park kissing someone else’s dog.

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Sep 13

30 min 51 sec

Simon-Anthony Rhoden (IG:@simonanthonyrhoden)(TW:@simonanthonyr) is currently playing Aaron Burr in Thomas Kail’s Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre/Cameron Mackintosh, he was Lola in Jerry Mitchell’s Kinky Boots (Playful Productions); Jim Conley in Suzanne Emerson’s Parade (One-Off Productions); Lance in Mark Finbow’s Beauties Legacy at The Keeper’s Daughter; Man in Matt Peover & Hannah Eidinow’s If I Should Stay (Desmon O’Conner & Sarah-Louise Young); Devon in Chris Urch’s Married to the Game at the Theatre 503; Ash in Anna Jordan’s Marianne at Without a Paddle. While in training, he has also performed in several shows such as Hannah Eidinow’s Man of Mode as Young Bellair; Aaron Mullen’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Fairy/Flute the Bellows Mender; Joseph Blatchley’s Mechanical Piano as Gerasim Cusmic Petrin; John Baxter’s Vernon God Little as Pastor Lassalle/Brian Large; Lyndsey Turner’s The Grace of Mary Traverse as Mr Hardlong; Rodney Cottier’s Revenger’s Tragedy as Junior; Gari Jones’ Gas Station Angel as Mr Entertainment/Dyfrig.

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Sep 2

26 min 48 sec

Simon-Anthony Rhoden (IG:@simonanthonyrhoden)(TW:@simonanthonyr) is currently playing Aaron Burr in Thomas Kail’s Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre/Cameron Mackintosh, he was Lola in Jerry Mitchell’s Kinky Boots (Playful Productions); Jim Conley in Suzanne Emerson’s Parade (One-Off Productions); Lance in Mark Finbow’s Beauties Legacy at The Keeper’s Daughter; Man in Matt Peover & Hannah Eidinow’s If I Should Stay (Desmon O’Conner & Sarah-Louise Young); Devon in Chris Urch’s Married to the Game at the Theatre 503; Ash in Anna Jordan’s Marianne at Without a Paddle. While in training, he has also performed in several shows such as Hannah Eidinow’s Man of Mode as Young Bellair; Aaron Mullen’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Fairy/Flute the Bellows Mender; Joseph Blatchley’s Mechanical Piano as Gerasim Cusmic Petrin; John Baxter’s Vernon God Little as Pastor Lassalle/Brian Large; Lyndsey Turner’s The Grace of Mary Traverse as Mr Hardlong; Rodney Cottier’s Revenger’s Tragedy as Junior; Gari Jones’ Gas Station Angel as Mr Entertainment/Dyfrig.

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Aug 30

21 min 42 sec

Tyler Mount (IG:@tylergmount)(TW:@TylerGMount)(LI:@tylermount)(tylermountventures.com) (The Tyler Mount Vlog) is a Tony-award winning producer and digital strategist bringing people together one GIF at a time. Connoisseur of all things social media, content curation and Oprah Winfrey. We dive deep on this chat. Tyler is extremely generous in sharing his lessons and takeaways. Enjoy! 

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Aug 26

25 min 26 sec

Tyler Mount (IG:@tylergmount)(TW:@TylerGMount)(LI:@tylermount)(tylermountventures.com) (The Tyler Mount Vlog) is a Tony-award winning producer and digital strategist bringing people together one GIF at a time. Connoisseur of all things social media, content curation and Oprah Winfrey. We dive deep on this chat. Tyler is extremely generous in sharing his lessons and takeaways. Enjoy! 

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Aug 23

24 min 40 sec

This is a very special re-air from 2018. Luis Salgado (IG:@salgadoprods)(TW:@LSalgadoART)(luissalgado.com) is a choreographer in the broadway community. Him and I discuss many of his previous projects that have brought him to where he is today. I love how truthful Luis is. His "full on" commitment to every project he works on is absolutely incredible including our conversation on this podcast. His works stretch world wide and continue to connect those to their feelings what they mean. I love this chat. Hope you do too!

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Aug 19

35 min 1 sec

This is a very special re-air from 2018. Luis Salgado (IG:@salgadoprods)(TW:@LSalgadoART)(luissalgado.com) is a choreographer in the broadway community. Him and I discuss many of his previous projects that have brought him to where he is today. I love how truthful Luis is. His "full on" commitment to every project he works on is absolutely incredible including our conversation on this podcast. His works stretch world wide and continue to connect those to their feelings what they mean. I love this chat. Hope you do too!

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Aug 16

31 min 4 sec

Tom Vazzana (LI:@tomvazzana)(TW:@tomvazzana) is a creator and Show Director of live shows, events, press events, and spectaculars. As Senior Show Director for Asia Pacific Disney, he has created shows, parades, and large scale-multicultural events in 10 countries in Asia. Tom has a strong theatrical background from my work in NYC. Additionally, he has a strong Disney brand awareness and ability to invent and reinvent Disney shows, events, and tours for all ages. His professional goal is to enrich the lives of other people through engaging, interactive, exciting, and relevant, diverse, and all inclusive theater. 

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Aug 12

26 min 37 sec

Tom Vazzana (LI:@tomvazzana)(TW:@tomvazzana) is a creator and Show Director of live shows, events, press events, and spectaculars. As Senior Show Director for Asia Pacific Disney, he has created shows, parades, and large scale-multicultural events in 10 countries in Asia. Tom has a strong theatrical background from my work in NYC. Additionally, he has a strong Disney brand awareness and ability to invent and reinvent Disney shows, events, and tours for all ages. His professional goal is to enrich the lives of other people through engaging, interactive, exciting, and relevant, diverse, and all inclusive theater. Tom's personal life is dedicated to finding the best pistachio ice cream on the planet.

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Aug 9

21 min 3 sec

Michael McElroy(IG:@michaelmichaeltheartist) (umich.edu/michael-mcelroy)(blacktheatreunited.com)(broadwayinspirationalvoices.org) has appeared on Broadway in Sunday in the Park With George (2017 revival with Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford), Next To Normal, Rent (Closing Cast), The Wild Party, Big River (Tony Nomination Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Nomination Best Actor in a Musical), The Who’s Tommy, Miss Saigon, Patti LuPone on Broadway, and High Roller Social Pleasure Club. New York Philharmonic: Candide. National Tour: Next to Normal, Rent, Big River Sarafina. Off-Broadway: Some Men by Terrance McNally (Second Stage Theater), Blue (Roundabout), Violet (Original Cast, Playwrights Horizons, Drama Desk Nomination), Thunder Knocking on the Door (Minetta Lane), Richard III (NYSF starring Denzel Washington).

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Aug 5

20 min 26 sec

Michael McElroy(IG:@michaelmichaeltheartist) (umich.edu/michael-mcelroy)(blacktheatreunited.com)(broadwayinspirationalvoices.org) has appeared on Broadway in Sunday in the Park With George (2017 revival with Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford), Next To Normal, Rent (Closing Cast), The Wild Party, Big River (Tony Nomination Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Nomination Best Actor in a Musical), The Who’s Tommy, Miss Saigon, Patti LuPone on Broadway, and High Roller Social Pleasure Club. New York Philharmonic: Candide. National Tour: Next to Normal, Rent, Big River Sarafina. Off-Broadway: Some Men by Terrance McNally (Second Stage Theater), Blue (Roundabout), Violet (Original Cast, Playwrights Horizons, Drama Desk Nomination), Thunder Knocking on the Door (Minetta Lane), Richard III (NYSF starring Denzel Washington).

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Aug 2

21 min 38 sec

Hunter Arnold (IG:@huntercarnold) has produced Broadway: Hadestown (Tony Award), The Inheritance (Tony Nomination), Tina: The Musical (Tony Nomination), Moulin Rouge! (Tony Nomination), Betrayal (Tony Nomination), Slava’s Snowshow, Once On This Island (Tony Award), Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Award), Kinky Boots (Tony Award and Olivier Award), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Pretty Woman: The Musical, Anastasia, Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Head Over Heels,  M Butterfly, Disaster!, Allegiance, Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening (Tony Nomination), The Visit (Tony Nomination), It’s Only a Play, Mothers and Sons (Tony Nomination), The Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth, Godspell, Chinglish. London: The Inheritance (Olivier Award), The Jungle, Hadestown, Tina: The Musical, Edward Albee’s The Goat with Damian Lewis.  Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors, Daddy Long Legs and more. In addition to his producing projects Hunter is the founder and CEO of ARTech Holdings, LLC an incubator and holding company focused on generating technologies to support the live arts community. Amongst Artech’s offerings is the premier amateur theatrical ticketing and web presence software www.OnTheStage.com.  Hunter earned his bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial Business from DePaul University and his Master’s in Business Administration from TRIUM, a joint program representing NYU Stern School of Business, H.E.C. Paris and the London School of Economics. He is a frequent lecturer and guest professor on entertainment trends and economics, Commercial Theater and working in the arts.

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Jul 29

38 min 36 sec

Hunter Arnold (IG:@huntercarnold) has produced Broadway: Hadestown (Tony Award), The Inheritance (Tony Nomination), Tina: The Musical (Tony Nomination), Moulin Rouge! (Tony Nomination), Betrayal (Tony Nomination), Slava’s Snowshow, Once On This Island (Tony Award), Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Award), Kinky Boots (Tony Award and Olivier Award), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Pretty Woman: The Musical, Anastasia, Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Head Over Heels,  M Butterfly, Disaster!, Allegiance, Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening (Tony Nomination), The Visit (Tony Nomination), It’s Only a Play, Mothers and Sons (Tony Nomination), The Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth, Godspell, Chinglish. London: The Inheritance (Olivier Award), The Jungle, Hadestown, Tina: The Musical, Edward Albee’s The Goat with Damian Lewis.  Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors, Daddy Long Legs and more. In addition to his producing projects Hunter is the founder and CEO of ARTech Holdings, LLC an incubator and holding company focused on generating technologies to support the live arts community. Amongst Artech’s offerings is the premier amateur theatrical ticketing and web presence software www.OnTheStage.com.  Hunter earned his bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial Business from DePaul University and his Master’s in Business Administration from TRIUM, a joint program representing NYU Stern School of Business, H.E.C. Paris and the London School of Economics. He is a frequent lecturer and guest professor on entertainment trends and economics, Commercial Theater and working in the arts.

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Jul 26

31 min 57 sec

Danny K Bernstein (IG:@dannykbernstein) is an award-winning composer-lyricist, writer, pianist and music director based in New York City. Shows include Far From Canterbury (Book, Music, Lyrics - Best Musical, 2015 New York International Fringe Festival), and Wings (Book, Music, Lyrics). We cover it all, from early inspirations to current projects! Enjoy! 

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Jul 22

25 min 26 sec

Danny K Bernstein (IG:@dannykbernstein) is an award-winning composer-lyricist, writer, pianist and music director based in New York City. Shows include Far From Canterbury (Book, Music, Lyrics - Best Musical, 2015 New York International Fringe Festival), and Wings (Book, Music, Lyrics). We cover it all, from early inspirations to current projects! Enjoy! 

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Jul 19

22 min 43 sec

*This episode is a re-air of a conversation that originally took place in 2018.* Peter Flynn (TW:@peterflynn212)(peterflynndirector.com) is an accomplished director in NYC. He has worked on many projects all of which can be seen on his website. Peter and I have a wonderfully candid conversation regarding work/life ethics. We cover his upbringing and what he learned from his youth all the way through current projects that teach him the most about himself. He lives in many mantra's two of them being "Try thank you" and "No absolutes." Both of these speak very loudly to me. I hope this conversation speaks loudly to you. Enjoy!

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Jul 15

52 min 2 sec

*This episode is a re-air of a conversation that originally took place in 2018.* Peter Flynn (TW:@peterflynn212)(peterflynndirector.com) is an accomplished director in NYC. He has worked on many projects all of which can be seen on his website. Peter and I have a wonderully candid conversation regarding work/life ethics. We cover his upbringing and what he learned from his youth all the way through current projects that teach him the most about himself. He lives in many mantra's two of them being "Try thank you" and "No absolutes." Both of these speak very loudly to me. I hope this conversation speaks loudly to you. Enjoy!

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Jul 12

54 min 35 sec

*This episode is a re-air of a conversation that originally took place in 2018.* Brenda Braxton-(IG:@bbraxtonact2)(TW:@bbraxtonact2)(brendabraxton.com) talks about her career and life path. We discuss what brought her to creating an upscale barber shop while performing on broadway to writing her book (The Little Black Book of Backstage Etiquette) which is a great quick read everyone should check out. We cover dealing with rejection, living life, staying the course, and she breaks down the meaning of Diva among so much more! Brenda brings up some wonderfully insightful thoughts on life. Enjoy.

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Jul 8

39 min 21 sec

*This episode is a re-air of a conversation that originally took place in 2018.* Brenda Braxton-(IG:@bbraxtonact2)(TW:@bbraxtonact2)(brendabraxton.com) talks about her career and life path. We discuss what brought her to creating an upscale barber shop while performing on broadway to writing her book (The Little Black Book of Backstage Etiquette) which is a great quick read everyone should check out. We cover dealing with rejection, living life, staying the course, and she breaks down the meaning of Diva among so much more! Brenda brings up some wonderfully insightful thoughts on life. Enjoy.

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Jul 5

34 min 23 sec

*This episode is a re-air of a conversation that originally took place in 2018.* Townsend (LI:@townsendteague) is a respected voice on the topics of company formation, organizational development and the relationship between Broadway, technology and media businesses. His theatrical career spans two decades, during which he has collaborated with many of the world's leading producers and creatives, and held senior positions on Broadway, touring and international productions, including titles presented in Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore. As a theatrical General Manager, he has provided expertise budgeting, negotiating and overseeing operations for productions of An American In Paris, Annie, 42nd Street, Ghost, Bring It On, West Side Story and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Prior to this, he was Company Manager for tours of Catch Me If You Can, Cats, the 25th Anniversary of Les Misérables, and Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein and The Producers. Broadway credits include The Norman Conquests, Gypsy, The Producers and Radio Golf, for which he received a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nomination as Producer. As an investor and/or advisor, he is involved with technology driven companies, including Arilyn, a content management system for creative brands and professionals to create, manage and publish augmented reality content; TodayTix, a digital ticketing platform for theatrical & cultural experiences, ProductionPro, a portal for creative collaboration in Film, TV and Theatre production; Winc Wine, an algorithm driven winery and official wine partner of the Barclays Center and Hollywood Bowl; and WindowsWear, a retail visual merchandising database and community. Townsend received a B.A. in Arts Management and is a certified member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers. He happily volunteers time to various causes. A personal highlight is Broadway Bets, the annual poker tournament benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, for which he is a Host Committee member. He is an optimist!

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Jul 1

34 min 26 sec

*This episode is a re-air of a conversation that originally took place in 2018.* Townsend (LI:@townsendteague) is a respected voice on the topics of company formation, organizational development and the relationship between Broadway, technology and media businesses. His theatrical career spans two decades, during which he has collaborated with many of the world's leading producers and creatives, and held senior positions on Broadway, touring and international productions, including titles presented in Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore. As a theatrical General Manager, he has provided expertise budgeting, negotiating and overseeing operations for productions of An American In Paris, Annie, 42nd Street, Ghost, Bring It On, West Side Story and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Prior to this, he was Company Manager for tours of Catch Me If You Can, Cats, the 25th Anniversary of Les Misérables, and Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein and The Producers. Broadway credits include The Norman Conquests, Gypsy, The Producers and Radio Golf, for which he received a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nomination as Producer. As an investor and/or advisor, he is involved with technology driven companies, including Arilyn, a content management system for creative brands and professionals to create, manage and publish augmented reality content; TodayTix, a digital ticketing platform for theatrical & cultural experiences, ProductionPro, a portal for creative collaboration in Film, TV and Theatre production; Winc Wine, an algorithm driven winery and official wine partner of the Barclays Center and Hollywood Bowl; and WindowsWear, a retail visual merchandising database and community. Townsend received a B.A. in Arts Management and is a certified member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers. He happily volunteers time to various causes. A personal highlight is Broadway Bets, the annual poker tournament benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, for which he is a Host Committee member. He is an optimist!

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Jun 28

37 min 30 sec

*This episode is a re-air of a conversation that originally took place in 2018.* Jelani Remy IG/TW (@itsjelaniremy&@jelaniremy) is currently playing Simba in Disney's THE LION KING on Broadway! We chat about his career path and what he learned along the way. He loves Kombucha and his go to brand is Aqua ViTea. Jelani is an incredibly kind and giving human. This interview takes place in his dressing room at the Minskoff Theatre on 45th street in times square in between his two show day! I love this epsiode. I hope you do too!!

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Jun 24

25 min 45 sec

*This episode is a re-air of a conversation that originally took place in 2018.* Jelani Remy IG/TW (@itsjelaniremy&@jelaniremy) is currently playing Simba in Disney's THE LION KING on Broadway! We chat about his career path and what he learned along the way. He loves Kombucha and his go to brand is Aqua ViTea. Jelani is an incredibly kind and giving human. This interview takes place in his dressing room at the Minskoff Theatre on 45th street in times square in between his two show day! I love this epsiode. I hope you do too!!

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Jun 21

22 min 27 sec

*This episode is a re-air of a conversation that originally took place in 2018.* Gabriela (gabriela-garcia.com)(IG:@dancinvida)(TW:@dancinvida) is a native of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California.  Most recent theater credits include the role of Best Friend/Maid in Rodrigo Nogueira's play REAL and Half Time directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.  She is a former cast member and dance captain for CHICAGO - The Musical on Broadway and National Tours.  During her time at CHICAGO she worked with celebrities such as George Hamilton, Marilu Henner, Huey Lewis, Taye Diggs, Usher, Melanie Griffith, Patrick Swayze, Brooke Shields and more. Other musical theater credits include Roman Holiday (Guthrie), West Side Story, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Carousel and the Vienna and Mexico City companies of CHICAGO where she played the role of “Velma Kelly” in their native language and was Dance Associate for the Düsseldorf Company. As a choreographer, she served as Movement Associate for the production of Sweeney Todd at the Barrow Street Theater; Associate Choreographer for Public Works' musical production of Twelfth Night at the Delacorte theater; choreographer of Sweet Charity in Lima, Perú under Preludio Asociación Cultural where she also served as choreography adviser to Preludio's Production of CHICAGO in 2012. She has created works for the Joffrey Ballet School's NYC Jazz and Contemporary summer intensive performances, BC/EFA benefits, and R.Evolución Latina's Choreographer Festival. Within the concert dance world she acted as Co-coordinator and faculty for the Joffrey Ballet School's "Joffrey Ensemble" and Jazz and Contemporary Program in New York City. Her dance training began under the RAD syllabus, followed by study at the San Francisco Ballet School and Pacific Northwest Ballet School.  During her time at Pacific Northwest Ballet performed in ballets such as Serenade, Swan Lake, Midsummer's Night dream, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Symphony in C and others. As a soloist she danced with Tanzforum der Oper Koeln in Germany (where she originated several roles), Ballet del Instituto Cabañas, and Balletteatro Contemponáneo in Guadalajara, Mexico. She has taught Classical Ballet, Jazz and Musical Theater at schools in Germany, Austria, Mexico, Peru, Sweden, China, DR, and in New York at STEPS, Ellison Ballet, BDC, Joffrey Ballet School, Molloy College/CAP21, Ithaca College and Pace University.  TV credits include "Succession" and "Jessica Jones".  Film credits:  In The Heights (Summer 2020), Whatever Lola Wants (Tribeca film festival) and Enchanted.  As a voiceover actor, her voice can be heard in numerous TV commercials and radio spots for the US national Hispanic market as well as Spanish language audio books.  Gabriela is Co-Founder and Director of R.Evolución Latina (RL), a nonprofit organization making a difference through the arts.  Through her nonprofit work Gabriela has brought the RL mission to underprivileged students in New York by teaching workshops at community centers and offering master classes to the local dance communities.  She is a passionate teacher, inspiring, mentoring and instilling her values and work ethic to her students.  She is a recipient of El Diario’s 2010 Mujeres Destacadas award. 

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Jun 17

52 min 14 sec

*This episode is a re-air of a conversation that originally took place in 2018.* Gabriela (gabriela-garcia.com)(IG:@dancinvida)(TW:@dancinvida) is a native of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California.  Most recent theater credits include the role of Best Friend/Maid in Rodrigo Nogueira's play REAL and Half Time directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.  She is a former cast member and dance captain for CHICAGO - The Musical on Broadway and National Tours.  During her time at CHICAGO she worked with celebrities such as George Hamilton, Marilu Henner, Huey Lewis, Taye Diggs, Usher, Melanie Griffith, Patrick Swayze, Brooke Shields and more. Other musical theater credits include Roman Holiday (Guthrie), West Side Story, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Carousel and the Vienna and Mexico City companies of CHICAGO where she played the role of “Velma Kelly” in their native language and was Dance Associate for the Düsseldorf Company. As a choreographer, she served as Movement Associate for the production of Sweeney Todd at the Barrow Street Theater; Associate Choreographer for Public Works' musical production of Twelfth Night at the Delacorte theater; choreographer of Sweet Charity in Lima, Perú under Preludio Asociación Cultural where she also served as choreography adviser to Preludio's Production of CHICAGO in 2012. She has created works for the Joffrey Ballet School's NYC Jazz and Contemporary summer intensive performances, BC/EFA benefits, and R.Evolución Latina's Choreographer Festival. Within the concert dance world she acted as Co-coordinator and faculty for the Joffrey Ballet School's "Joffrey Ensemble" and Jazz and Contemporary Program in New York City. Her dance training began under the RAD syllabus, followed by study at the San Francisco Ballet School and Pacific Northwest Ballet School.  During her time at Pacific Northwest Ballet performed in ballets such as Serenade, Swan Lake, Midsummer's Night dream, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Symphony in C and others. As a soloist she danced with Tanzforum der Oper Koeln in Germany (where she originated several roles), Ballet del Instituto Cabañas, and Balletteatro Contemponáneo in Guadalajara, Mexico. She has taught Classical Ballet, Jazz and Musical Theater at schools in Germany, Austria, Mexico, Peru, Sweden, China, DR, and in New York at STEPS, Ellison Ballet, BDC, Joffrey Ballet School, Molloy College/CAP21, Ithaca College and Pace University.  TV credits include "Succession" and "Jessica Jones".  Film credits:  In The Heights (Summer 2020), Whatever Lola Wants (Tribeca film festival) and Enchanted.  As a voiceover actor, her voice can be heard in numerous TV commercials and radio spots for the US national Hispanic market as well as Spanish language audio books.  Gabriela is Co-Founder and Director of R.Evolución Latina (RL), a nonprofit organization making a difference through the arts.  Through her nonprofit work Gabriela has brought the RL mission to underprivileged students in New York by teaching workshops at community centers and offering master classes to the local dance communities.  She is a passionate teacher, inspiring, mentoring and instilling her values and work ethic to her students.  She is a recipient of El Diario’s 2010 Mujeres Destacadas award.  

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Jun 14

48 min 6 sec

Chris (christopherdarga.com)(imdb)(TW:@cdarga)has been a working actor in Hollywood for the past twenty years. Appearing in well over a hundred films and TV shows, including "Bruce Almighty", "The Hudsucker Proxy", "Seinfeld", "Curb your Enthusiasm" and "Deadwood". Chris’s interest in sculpting started after the release of the film "Jurassic Park". Two years later he created an entire line of dinosaurs for Horizon Models. In the last twelve years or so he has become an established paleo, wildlife, and portrait sculptor. Chris’s works grace the homes and businesses of celebrities and other clients around the country.

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Jun 10

32 min 20 sec