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Elizabeth Earley is a New York City-based actress, singer, dancer, and performing arts teacher. She is passionate about storytelling to empower others, as well as empowering others to tell stories, whether in a classroom or on a Broadway stage.

Elizabeth served as dance captain and swing in the revival of Broadway’s “Hello Dolly!” with Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters, and Donna Murphy. Her previous adventure was a two-year run in Broadway’s “Something Rotten!” She has spent many years on the road with Broadway national tours, including “Mary Poppins,” “Whistle Down the Wind,” American regional theaters, summer stock theatres, and cruise ships. She attended The Classical Studio, The Experimental Theater Wing, and CAP21 at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned her BFA in Drama.

Elizabeth has a strong belief that, no matter who we are, it is never too late to bloom or bear fruit. Using the inspiration from the symbol of the oak tree, which takes 20-30 years to bear acorns and peak in production 50-80 years, Elizabeth started “Project Oak” as her forum to teach dance to performers of all backgrounds.

Current and upcoming projects include California Music Theater, an appearance on Amazon’s “Modern Love,” and becoming a parent in the fall of 2019 with her husband, Emilio.

Highlights of our conversation:

  • 1:02 - Getting to know Elizabeth
  • 4:13 - Elizabeth's life on Broadway
  • 8:52 - The skills required to reach Broadway and succeed
  • 12:01 - Daily practices to maintain as a professional actor
  • 18:17 - The ecosystem of a Broadway play (How does a swing do it?)
  • 19:42 - Elizabeth looks deep on her difficult life experiences
  • 24:25 - Supporting your professional relationships while dealing with personal tragedy
  • 27:46 - What is a plasma-rich, platelet injection? How can it help?
  • 32:59 - The stillness (and surprises) that come when your play closes
  • 38:20 - The power of meditating together
  • 42:06 - How the conversation changes after the loss of a parent
  • 51:22 - Would you trade the most painful experience of your life for an easier day?
  • 53:02 - Advice for aspiring actors and dancers to keep your body at its peak

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About me:

I’m Freddie Kimmel, a Functional Health Coach, Reiki Healer, Certified Personal Trainer, Gut Health Specialist, and proud cancer survivor. I help men and women eliminate brain fog, bloat and belly fat through gut health.

I’ve been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Full Plate Podcast, An Excellent Example of Being Human, State of the Arts on LA talk radio and Dance Magazine. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from SUNY Brockport, attended SUNY Fredonia, and graduated from the Institute of Functional Health Coaching.

I can be found in NYC living each day to its fullest and focused on creating more value then what I capture. Please stand back from the awesomeness that’s about to unfold.


  • Interview: Elizabeth Earley
  • Podcast edited and mixed by Andrew Geary - spelledgeary [at] gmail [dot] com

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