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Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor's Journey

By Patrick Oliver Jones

Weekly conversations and insights on the fine line between setback and success in the performing arts. Fellow creatives share their own journey as artists and the lessons learned along the way with host Patrick Oliver Jones, an actor who knows first-hand the ups and downs we all face.

  1. 1.
    Final Five: Jaime Lozano, Voting Member of the Grammys and Latin Grammys09/18/2020
    16:18
  2. 2.
    Hispanic Heritage Month: Jaime Lozano, Musical Theater Composer09/16/2020
    54:41
  3. 3.
    You Too Can Be an #ArtsHero with Carson Elrod and Brooke Ishibashi09/09/2020
    35:54
  4. 4.
    FINAL FIVE: Alex Pires09/04/2020
    16:44
  5. 5.
    Alex Pires - Actor and Writer of the Comedy Web Series P's in a Pod09/02/2020
    46:32
  6. 6.
    WINMI Recommends: The Tony Howell Podcast08/31/2020
    3:15
  7. 7.
    FINAL FIVE: Bart Shatto08/28/2020
    16:29
  8. 8.
    Bart Shatto - Broadway Veteran on Maintaining Creativity and Artistic Power08/26/2020
    1:01:41
  1. 9.
    FINAL FIVE: Jason Odell Williams08/21/2020
    12:35
  2. 10.
    Jason Odell Williams - Playwright and Producer Walking the Line Between Stage and Screen08/19/2020
    59:54
  3. 11.
    FINAL FIVE: Eric Jordan Young08/14/2020
    9:51
  4. 12.
    Eric Jordan Young - Broadway Actor and Singer on the Importance of Letting the Work Inspire You08/12/2020
    48:08
  5. 13.
    FINAL FIVE: David Ruttura08/07/2020
    14:25
  6. 14.
    David Ruttura - Broadway's Associate Director of Plays and Musicals Cuts Loose08/05/2020
    54:04
  7. 15.
    FINAL FIVE: Mo Brady07/31/2020
    5:32
  8. 16.
    Mo Brady - Broadway Actor/Podcaster Advocating and Supporting the Ensemblist Community07/29/2020
    52:35
  9. 17.
    Erin Cronican (Part 2) - Taking Theater Online and Streaming07/24/2020
    12:14
  10. 18.
    Erin Cronican (Part 1) - Producing Theater in the Midst of COVID and Cancer07/22/2020
    51:39
  11. 19.
    FINAL FIVE: Chaz Wolcott07/17/2020
    14:22
  12. 20.
    Chaz Wolcott - Choreographer and Dancer Goes from NEWSIES to a New Normal07/15/2020
    57:17
  13. 21.
    FINAL FIVE: Brian Lowdermilk07/10/2020
    8:35
  14. 22.
    Brian Lowdermilk - LGBTQ Composer and Songwriter from Kerrigan & Lowdermilk07/08/2020
    50:01
  15. 23.
    FINAL FIVE: Roberto Araujo07/03/2020
    15:48
  16. 24.
    Roberto Araujo - Actor, Photographer, and PLAYBILL's Director of Video Production07/01/2020
    52:04
  17. 25.
    FINAL FIVE: Cris Eli Blak06/26/2020
    12:44
  18. 26.
    Cris Eli Blak - African-American Actor, Playwright, Producer, and Poet Shares His Story06/24/2020
    1:14:42
  19. 27.
    Michael Francis McBride - Dancer Who Found Love and Passion at Alvin Ailey06/17/2020
    46:26
  20. 28.
    Samantha Figgins - Dancer and Ballerina Finds a Home at Alvin Ailey06/10/2020
    50:02
  21. 29.
    Tribute to Alvin Ailey - Dancer & Choreographer Preserving the African-American Cultural Experience06/03/2020
    15:07
  22. 30.
    FINAL FIVE: Douglas Sills05/29/2020
    12:59
  23. 31.
    Douglas Sills - Broadway's Leading Man Almost Led Another Life05/27/2020
    52:19
  24. 32.
    FINAL FIVE: Mykal Kilgore and Hannah Elless05/22/2020
    16:25
  25. 33.
    Hannah Elless & Mykal Kilgore - Broadway Performers Who Crave New Works and Musicals05/20/2020
    1:01:10
  26. 34.
    FINAL FIVE: Andrew Lippa05/15/2020
    8:09
  27. 35.
    Andrew Lippa - Composer and Lyricist on Being a Big Fish in a Little Broadway Pond05/13/2020
    48:36
  28. 36.
    FINAL FIVE: Hal Luftig05/08/2020
    10:13
  29. 37.
    Hal Luftig - Broadway Producer Finds Value in the Hit Musicals As Well As the Flops05/06/2020
    50:56
  30. 38.
    FINAL FIVE: Alina Alcántara05/01/2020
    8:46
  31. 39.
    Alina Alcántara - Actress and Singer Found Passion and Purpose in Theater04/29/2020
    42:34
  32. 40.
    FINAL FIVE: Seán Cullen04/24/2020
    11:21
  33. 41.
    Seán Cullen - Stand-up Comedian and Actor on the Serious Business of Being Funny04/22/2020
    59:20
  34. 42.
    Financial Wellness (Part 2) Rebecca Selkowe from The Actors Fund, COVID Edition04/17/2020
    33:25
  35. 43.
    Financial Wellness (Part 1) Rebecca Selkowe from The Actors Fund REWIND04/15/2020
    52:27
  36. 44.
    Laziness - How Doing Less Can Bring More Success (Bite-Size Edition)04/08/2020
    17:00
  37. 45.
    Social Distancing - A Special Coronavirus Conversation with Clayton Howe04/01/2020
    44:37
  38. 46.
    FINAL FIVE: Tiffany Coyne03/27/2020
    13:40
  39. 47.
    Tiffany Coyne - TV Co-Host on LET'S MAKE A DEAL & Former Vegas Dancer (Women's History Month)03/25/2020
    42:44
  40. 48.
    FINAL FIVE: Charlotte Cohn03/20/2020
    16:02
  41. 49.
    Charlotte Cohn - Former Tank Commander & Opera Singer Finds Her Voice in Theater (Women's History Month)03/18/2020
    58:49
  42. 50.
    MAESTRA MUSIC with Georgia Stitt, Advocating Women Musicians in Theater (Women's History Month)03/13/2020
    40:34
  43. 51.
    Georgia Stitt - Composer, Lyricist, and Music Director (Women's History Month)03/11/2020
    41:13
  44. 52.
    FINAL FIVE: Abigail Rose Solomon03/06/2020
    8:29
  45. 53.
    Abigail Rose Solomon - Actress and Broadway Producer of Musicals and Plays (Women's History Month)03/04/2020
    57:19
  46. 54.
    More AUDITION STORIES with Lauren Kennedy, Justin Guarini and others!02/26/2020
    43:16
  47. 55.
    AUDITION STORIES with Caroline Bowman, Kelvin Moon Loh and more!02/19/2020
    49:06
  48. 56.
    SING FOR YOUR SENIORS with Founder & Producing Artistic Director Jackie Vanderbeck (Spotlight)02/12/2020
    58:59
  49. 57.
    Getting OVER ... Social Media Content (Special Offer)02/06/2020
    1:46
  50. 58.
    American Sign Language for Theater - Providing Access to Deaf Audiences with ASL Interpreters02/05/2020
    31:52
  51. 59.
    Dave Jackson - Hall of Fame Podcaster on How and Why Actors Should Start a Podcast01/29/2020
    52:12
  52. 60.
    FINAL FIVE: Megan Carver01/24/2020
    8:13
  53. 61.
    Megan Carver - Actress, Producer, Writer, and Filmmaker01/22/2020
    46:20
  54. 62.
    FINAL FIVE: Remy Germinario01/17/2020
    8:59
  55. 63.
    Remy Germinario - Theater Actor Finding Another Stage with Improv and Stand-Up Comedy 01/15/2020
    51:14
  56. 64.
    FINAL FIVE: Miata Edoga01/10/2020
    9:14
  57. 65.
    Miata Edoga - TV/Film Actress & Financial Coach with Abundance Bound01/08/2020
    59:04
  58. 66.
    Season Four Preview01/06/2020
    2:43
  59. 67.
    A Look Back at 201912/28/2019
    36:30
  60. 68.
    Artists Striving to End Poverty / ASTEP with Samantha Manfred (Spotlight)12/18/2019
    42:38
  61. 69.
    FINAL FIVE: Mike Isaacson12/13/2019
    9:59
  62. 70.
    Mike Isaacson - Artistic Director of the Muny on the Challenges of Producing Broadway Musicals12/11/2019
    45:55
  63. 71.
    FINAL FIVE: Jenny Stafford12/06/2019
    10:25
  64. 72.
    Jenny Stafford - Lyricist on Writing, Collaboration, and the Day Broadway Called12/04/2019
    54:12
  65. 73.
    Five Reasons Artists Have to Be Thankful (Bite Size Episode)11/27/2019
    15:53
  66. 74.
    FINAL FIVE: Misha Osherovich11/22/2019
    7:32
  67. 75.
    Misha Osherovich - Actor and Filmmaker on Body Image and His Own Battle with an Eating Disorder 11/20/2019
    55:21
  68. 76.
    FINAL FIVE: Janine DiVita11/15/2019
    7:40
  69. 77.
    Janine DiVita - Broadway Actress on Maintaining the Voice and Surviving Under Pressure11/13/2019
    44:00
  70. 78.
    USO SHOW TROUPE with Janine DiVita for National Military Families Month (Spotlight)11/06/2019
    28:01
  71. 79.
    Megan Hoxie - Actress in Norwegian Cruise Line's FOOTLOOSE on Scene Work and Taking Notes10/30/2019
    49:15
  72. 80.
    KU Talent Agency and Artsplosure with Terri Dollar (Bite Size)10/25/2019
    25:33
  73. 81.
    Terri Dollar - Arts Director Working with Special Needs Actors in Raleigh10/23/2019
    56:52
  74. 82.
    FINAL FIVE: Lauren Kennedy10/18/2019
    6:45
  75. 83.
    Lauren Kennedy - Broadway Actress and Theatre Raleigh Artistic Director on Auditioning and Being Your Authentic Self10/16/2019
    42:16
  76. 84.
    FINAL FIVE: Bret Shuford10/11/2019
    4:13
  77. 85.
    Bret Shuford - Broadway Actor and Life Coach on Being Sober and Dealing with Our Inner Critic10/09/2019
    47:07
  78. 86.
    FINAL FIVE: Caroline Bowman & J. Harrison Ghee10/04/2019
    11:31
  79. 87.
    Caroline Bowman & J. Harrison Ghee (Part 2) How to Handle Criticism and the Importance of Recognizing Your Gifts10/02/2019
    29:22
  80. 88.
    Caroline Bowman & J. Harrison Ghee (Part 1) Their Broadway Debuts in KINKY BOOTS and Leadership in a Cast09/30/2019
    41:15
  81. 89.
    Season Three Preview09/22/2019
    1:46
  82. 90.
    Broadway Closings and Listener Questions (Bite-Size Edition)08/07/2019
    15:54
  83. 91.
    Ben Davis - Broadway Actor and Singer, Tony Award Honoree06/24/2019
    54:48
  84. 92.
    Ethan Paisley - Filmmaker, Director, Producer and Speaker06/17/2019
    45:45
  85. 93.
    Thoughts on the Tony Awards (Bite-Size Edition)06/10/2019
    19:28
  86. 94.
    Sherryl-Lee Secomb - Actor, Director, Marketer, and An Idiot On Stage06/03/2019
    51:58
  87. 95.
    Tony Awards - BEETLEJUICE with Kelvin Moon Loh06/01/2019
    1:03:19
  88. 96.
    Ariel Estrada - Actor, Producer, Founder of Leviathan Lab05/27/2019
    55:45
  89. 97.
    Drama Desk Awards - FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (IN YIDDISH) with James Monroe Stevko05/25/2019
    47:20
  90. 98.
    Matthew Stern - Stage Manager, BROADWAY SYMPOSIUM05/20/2019
    1:00:32
  91. 99.
    Tony Awards - AIN'T TOO PROUD with Joshua Morgan05/18/2019
    1:08:06
  92. 100.
    Lothair Eaton - Actor, Singer, U.K. and Germany STARLIGHT EXPRESS05/13/2019
    59:46
  93. 101.
    Musical Theater Trivia Challenge with Dr. Broadway (Bite-Size Edition)05/08/2019
    12:54
  94. 102.
    DR. BROADWAY - Kristin Stultz Pressley PhD, Musical Theatre Historian 05/06/2019
    1:12:36
  95. 103.
    WINMI Host Patrick Oliver Jones on ENTERTAINMENT(X) with Clayton Howe05/02/2019
    1:04:58
  96. 104.
    John Ort - Casting Director, Board Member of Artist's Patron Fund04/29/2019
    39:58
  97. 105.
    AUDITION STORIES 2019 with Caitlin Kinnunen, Lothair Eaton, Tovi Wayne, Ilana Levine, and more!04/22/2019
    56:19
  98. 106.
    THE ACTORS FUND Financial Wellness Program with Rebecca Selkowe (Spotlight)04/15/2019
    1:11:59
  99. 107.
    Kelly Gabel - Actress, Singer, Coach, Founder of TRIPLE THREAT THERAPY04/08/2019
    1:19:12
  100. 108.
    Clayton Howe - Actor, Singer, Host of ENTERTAINMENT(X)04/01/2019
    1:04:43
  101. 109.
    Amy Marie Stewart - Actor, Singer, Vocal Teacher, Founder of THEORY WORKS03/25/2019
    48:52
  102. 110.
    Ilana Levine - Actress, Singer, Host of LITTLE KNOWN FACTS03/18/2019
    57:20
  103. 111.
    Caitlin Kinnunen - Actress and Singer, THE PROM on Broadway03/11/2019
    55:30
  104. 112.
    DRAMA CLUB with Founder & Executive Director Josie Whittlesey (Spotlight)03/04/2019
    1:04:09
  105. 113.
    Heather Botts - Actress, Singer, Swing in MY FAIR LADY on Broadway02/25/2019
    45:13
  106. 114.
    Ryan K. Bailer - Actor, Singer, CEO of Ryan Bailer Tech Support02/18/2019
    1:11:50
  107. 115.
    Tony Howell - Digital Strategist for Creative Artists, Social Media Branding & Marketing02/11/2019
    1:07:57
  108. 116.
    2019 Broadway Chat with Ryan McPhee, Managing News Editor at PLAYBILL02/04/2019
    53:50
  109. 117.
    Maggie Bera - Musical Theater Actress, Singer, and ACTOR AESTHETIC Blogger01/28/2019
    58:01
  110. 118.
    Tovi Wayne - Musical Theater Actor, Joffrey Ballet Dancer, Dance Teacher01/21/2019
    51:47
  111. 119.
    Cupcakes & Kudisch (Bite-Size Edition)01/14/2019
    18:11
  112. 120.
    A Look Back at 201812/31/2018
    51:51
  113. 121.
    Jury Duty, One Actor's Journey Into the Justice System (Bite-Size Edition)12/31/2018
    34:58
  114. 122.
    John McNally PhD - Award-Winning Author, Screenwriter, Lecturer, English Professor12/17/2018
    47:41
  115. 123.
    NY YOUTH SYMPHONY Jazz Program with Andy Clausen (Spotlight)12/10/2018
    42:25
  116. 124.
    Glasgow Lyman & Jeff Rosick - Writers, Actors, Producers from Hollywood Fringe, WE NEED THIS MUSICAL...11/28/2018
    46:51
  117. 125.
    NY YOUTH SYMPHONY Musical Theater Composition Program with Anna Jacobs (Spotlight)11/26/2018
    44:06
  118. 126.
    Michael Wartella - Singer, Songwriter, Broadway Actor in the National Tour of WICKED11/19/2018
    54:38
  119. 127.
    NY YOUTH SYMPHONY with Conductor Michael Repper (Spotlight)11/12/2018
    49:28
  120. 128.
    John McGinty - Broadway Actor (Children of a Lesser God), Deaf Advocate and Sign Language Teacher10/29/2018
    58:35
  121. 129.
    Tribute to Marin Mazzie (Bite-Size Edition)10/22/2018
    16:36
  122. 130.
    ONLY MAKE BELIEVE with Artistic Director Jackie Miller, Actors Dan Domingues & Jeanette Bonner (Spotlight)10/15/2018
    58:42
  123. 131.
    Chris Coyne - Actor, Singer, Foley Mixer, Emmy-Nominated Sound Editor10/08/2018
    57:49
  124. 132.
    ONLY MAKE BELIEVE with Founder Dena Hammerstein (Spotlight)10/01/2018
    50:39
  125. 133.
    Scott Wojcik & Gayle Seay - Casting Directors for Regional Theater, National Tours, and Off-Broadway09/30/2018
    51:54
  126. 134.
    Joey Fatone - Singer with *NSYNC, TV Host, Broadway Star06/25/2018
    1:09:43
  127. 135.
    Martine Kei Green-Rogers, PhD - Dramaturg and Theater Professor06/11/2018
    1:05:12
  128. 136.
    2018 Tony Awards Predictions with PLAYBILL Managing News Editor Ryan McPhee06/04/2018
    48:00
  129. 137.
    Tony Awards - CAROUSEL with Actor/Singer Nicholas Belton (understudy for Billy Bigelow)06/01/2018
    29:35
  130. 138.
    Tony Awards - THE BAND'S VISIT with Associate Conductor Jeff Theiss05/29/2018
    26:19
  131. 139.
    Jelani Alladin - Broadway Actor, Kristoff in Disney's FROZEN05/21/2018
    1:04:14
  132. 140.
    Tony Awards - SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS with Actor/Singer Kelvin Moon Loh05/18/2018
    47:14
  133. 141.
    Tony Awards - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND with Musical Director Alvin Hough, Jr.05/15/2018
    31:20
  134. 142.
    Jessica Holt - Theater Director (MFA from Yale School of Drama)05/07/2018
    1:07:18
  135. 143.
    Michael Kostroff - Actor, Director, Writer, Blogger, Audition Coach04/23/2018
    56:27
  136. 144.
    Grace McLean - Actress, Singer from GREAT COMET & Them Apples04/09/2018
    58:35
  137. 145.
    Marella Martin Koch - Theater Writer, Director, Producer03/26/2018
    47:16
  138. 146.
    Casey Erin Clark - Actor, Singer, Dancer, Public Speaking Coach03/12/2018
    55:57
  139. 147.
    Erin Cronican - Theater Actress, Producer, Director, Coach02/26/2018
    55:07
  140. 148.
    Stephen Wallem - Stage and TV Actor from NURSE JACKIE02/12/2018
    46:05
  141. 149.
    Mara Davi & Aaron Gaines - Musical Theater Actors & Married Couple01/29/2018
    1:02:00
  142. 150.
    Jeff Thomson - Musical Theater Composer01/15/2018
    54:39
  143. 151.
    Matt Zambrano - Theater Actor, Writer, Mime, Improv12/28/2017
    52:21

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