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Musical Theatre Radio presents "Be Our Guest"
65 minutes | Oct 24, 2021
Be Our Guest with Robbie Rozelle
Robbie Rozelle does jokes. He has also directed and written or co-written sold-out cabaret shows for Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico (Amour), Tony nominee Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow), Tony winner Jonathan Demar (Hadestown producer), Elena Shaddow (The Visit), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Nathan Salstone (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Mrs. Kasha Davis, The Bowery Boys, Steven Ferezy, Rachel Levy, and frequent collaborator Jessica Vosk (15th Anniversary Elphaba in Wicked). In 2017, he sold out Feinstein's/54 Below twice with his debut cabaret solo act, "Songs From Inside My Locker", which was nominated for a BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award (in addition to nominations for Best Director) For three years, Robbie served as the graphic designer and creative director for Playbill, culminating in the design of the branding of #PlaybillPride, a 30-day initiative of the LGBT movement in the theatre that included a redesign of their historic logo for the month of June 2014, which continues each June to this day. He currently serves as the A&R Director and in-house designer for Grammy-winning record label Broadway Records, where he designed the iconic "What the World Needs Now is Love" in response to Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. He also runs Ghostlight Design.
54 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
Be Our Guest with Caroline Underwood
In 2016, Caroline Underwood formed The Caroline Underwood Agency, representing both British and American musical theatre writers ‘with a difference’. For the previous five years, she was Musical Theatre Consultant at London literary agency Alan Brodie Representation, where she represented both established and emerging musical theatre writers, with a client base reaching from London to New York. Caroline has over twenty years’ music publishing experience at Warner/Chappell Music. As Head of Standard Repertoire and Musicals, she was responsible for exploiting the company’s musical theatre repertoire and American and British Songbook catalogue. During her time there she worked with many of the company’s top clients including the Irving Berlin Estate, the George and Ira Gershwin Estates, the Cole Porter Estate, the Rodgers and Hart Estates, the Noël Coward Estate, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Charles Strouse, Steven Sater and many more. She was also responsible for Warner/Chappell’s musical theatre licensing operation and for producing major theatrical events.
19 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Be Our Guest with Carly Paoli
Carly is a British classically trained singer who has performed in concerts and for corporate events. While in Malaysia, she was spotted by the Geneva watchmaker Bedat & Co. In 2014, she was appointed as brand ambassador for the company and, as a direct result, appeared at the David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala. In November 2014, Paoli made history as the first artist to perform at the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) Awards in Los Angeles, hosted by Hollywood actresses Olivia Wilde and Kate Hudson. In June 2015, Paoli sang a duet with José Carreras in a unique performance at Windsor Castle, for the Prince of Wales Paoli's song, "Ave Maria", composed by Romano Musumarra with lyrics by Grant Black, was played on Vatican radio as the theme for Pope Francis' Jubilee Year of Mercy in 2016. In July 2016, Paoli was the headline singer in Music for Mercy, a concert staged in the historic, Roman Forum. In June 2017, Paoli released her debut album, Singing My Dreams. In September 2021 released the album Carly Paoli and Friends.
26 minutes | Oct 3, 2021
Be Our Guest with SHENELLE SALCIDO and SPENCER WILLIAMS
SHENELLE SALCIDO BOOK/MUSIC/LYRICS & ORCHESTRATIONS Shenelle is a composer, lyricist, and playwright who writes with the intention of creating work that might convince her former musical theatre loathing self to embrace the power of theatre. Current projects include “The Mark of a Mendelssohn”, a musical which explores the life of Felix Mendelssohn's sister Fanny, and “The Curtis Christmas Challenge”, a full-length play. As a former music educator and music director, Shenelle has taught everything from Mariachi to Music Theory. Member of ASCAP. SPENCER WILLIAMS BOOK/MUSIC/LYRICS Spencer is a queer musical theatre educator, composer and playwright. He focuses his teaching and work to include untold stories of underrepresented voices in the musical theatre canon. He is the founder of the educational platform and curriculum, BROADWAY REFOCUSED, and is the host of two new podcasts: Broadway ReFocused and Musicals With Impact. In educational theatre, he has premiered Duncan Sheik’s Whisper House; An Evening With Stuart Brayson; The Stories of Tonight and directed/produced over 30 musicals. He has directed choirs at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican; Paris, France; Cadogan Hall in London, England; and Canterbury Cathedral. He also worked at San Jose Stage Company as resident Musical Director and Education Director for six years, where he also founded the Bay Area High School Top Honor Awards. Spencer has performed internationally at WORLD EXPO in Tokyo, Japan, CHILDREN’S FOLKLORE FESTIVAL in Matha, France, on national television on THE GONG SHOW, and been featured on TLC’S TRADING SPACES. Boston University: Master’s of Music Education. Member of: Dramatist Guild, ASCAP, NAMT, Mercury Musicals Development (MMD) and Musical Theatre Network (MTN). Love to Thomas and Stephen. https://www.fortonightmusical.com/
40 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
Be Our Guest with Uproar Theatrics
A playwright, a composer, an actor and a lawyer walk into a bar…and end up having a transformative discussion about how the current licensing system’s a bit behind the times and ripe for disruption. The internet...is a thing that exists now. We don’t depend on theatre critics or buying cast recording CDs at Tower Records anymore (RIP) as our only way to learn about incredible new shows. They are not a publisher. They only license, and they peddle in digital files. No more erasing librettos and mailing them back. Working with pixels instead of pencils gives creators the ability to keep making their pieces better. We get a new draft, it’s up on the website as the new licensed version right away. We’re on a mission to open up the theatrical pipeline to bring thrilling, fresh theatre to the people - all the people. Not just the ones in New York City. Dive into the perusals, check out the video and audio, and holler if we can answer any questions.
36 minutes | Sep 18, 2021
Be Our Guest with Ben Clark
Ben Clark is a singer, songwriter, composer and an Indiana native. Ben has been writing music since age 14, and The Circus In Winter was his first full-length musical work. For the piece he received praise from both educational and professional worlds including the Kennedy Center Award for Outstanding Musical Composition, and a full production at Goodspeed's Norma Terrace Theatre in East Haddam, CT. Ben has a band in NYC called Ben Clark and the Long Shadows, as well as two other musicals in development: Skin And Bones, a collaboration with University of Nebraska playwright Andrew Kramer, and Bruno and the Gospel of Infinity. @blcofficial
39 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
Be Our Guest with Nicolette Blount & Lindel Hart
We speak with the creators of the musical 'Savage' Nicolette Blount is a singer, actress, songwriter, writer, and vocal coach who is currently working on the new musical Savage, based on the true story of her Chickasaw great grandmother, Wanda Savage. Although Nicolette is registered Chickasaw, she grew up with many different tribes as her mom taught at Sherman Indian School. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been singing since she could speak, and has been performing and writing since she was in elementary school. She sang at Carnegie Hall and performed in two operas, Tosca and Turnadot with the Palm Springs and Riverside Civic Operas. Lindel Hart is a writer and performer whose work has led him to stages in the U.S. and in Europe in traditional and experimental theatre. His work with New York performance artists include Ping Chong’s The Angels of Swedenborg (Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA) and Penny Arcade’s Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! (New York City and tours to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, London, Ireland, and the Vienna Festival). In 2013 Lindel was commissioned to write a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in which he also portrayed the Creature. Its initial 9-show run in an abandoned bank building in downtown Greenfield, MA, (2014) sold out before the show opened, and Frankenstein was subsequently performed at the Springfield (MA) Museums, The Academy of Music (Northampton, MA) and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Savage the Musical Website
62 minutes | Sep 5, 2021
Be Our Guest with Ryan Duncan
Ryan comes from the Washington D.C. area and holds a degree in Foreign Language from George Mason University and La Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. Broadway: Gettin' the Band Back Together (Drama Teacher/Nick Styler/Mouthfeel Mate), Shrek (Piggie-Bricks/Donkey u.s.), Off-Broadway: Alter Boyz (original cast) Liberty:the musical
47 minutes | Aug 28, 2021
Be Our Guest with James Rich
James's credits include touring with Harry Belafonte (Backup Singer), a lead role in the first national tour of Rent (Benny), Saturday Night Fever on Broadway (Booth Singer), Off Broadway, extensive Regional Theatre credits, Tokyo Disney Resort (Lead Singer/Vocal Captain) lead roles in national commercials as well as guest star roles on Everybody Loves Raymond and As the World Turns. Behind the scenes, James was an Assistant Costume Designer on the Emmy Award winning season 2 of Dancing With the Stars, Artistic Director/Assistant for Randall Designs, Costume Designer for That's Dancing (Crystal Cruises), and he designed costumes for numerous regional theater productions. He is the creator of There Was a Boy a two-act Broadway style musical about the life of nat King Cole. The show pulls back the curtain on his successes and failures as a performer. a husband. a father and a son. James has a unique perspective in the creative arts that gives him a strong ability to move easily between being out front and behind the scenes. More about James at www.james-rich.com
68 minutes | Aug 21, 2021
Be Our Guest with Robert Freedman
Robert won the 2014 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Book of a Musical for the Tony-winning Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. With collaborator Steven Lutvak, Robert was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Score, and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics. Robert is writing Book and Lyrics for the new musical, The Flamingo Kid, with Music by Scott Frankel, based on the Garry Marshall film, which had its pre-Broadway try-out in May, 2019 at Hartford Stage in Connecticut, directed by Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman’s Guide, Anastasia) and choreographed by Denis Jones (Tootsie, Holiday Inn). He has already released a book 'NOTES ON THE WRITING OF A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER' Robert L. Freedman takes you through the process of writing a new musical, including story structure, song placement, dialogue, character development, and more that led to the creation of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, the 2014 Best Musical Tony winner. With candor and insight, Freedman describes the challenging and rewarding growing pains of what the critics called "Hilarious!" and "Ingenious!," and said "Ranks among the most inspired and entertaining new musical comedies I've seen in years."
37 minutes | Aug 15, 2021
Be Our Guest with Dr. Sue Horowitz
Dr. Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz, Ph.D. is a Motivational, Entertaining Speaker and Educator, Author of the best-selling Book: Queens of Comedy (Interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.); Musicals (“SssWitch”: A Bewitching Musical, “Club Of Dreams”); Children’s Books (“Read With Me” – Children’s Book of the Month Club); Illustrated Poetry (“I Am Loved”); and Songs, which she performs on Women Of Substance (WOS) Radio and her CD of original songs “For Heroes and Lovers” Website
19 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Be Our Guest BONUS Laiona Michelle and Devanand Janki (LITTLE GIRL BLUE: THE NINA SIMONE MUSICAL)
Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical is an exuberant new musical with a tour-de-force performance by award-winning actor Laiona Michelle. From classical music prodigy to “High Priestess of Soul,” this story taps into the legend that is Nina Simone with an honest and powerful portrait of her rich life and her ultimate decline. Feel the passion, joy and pain of a woman adored by millions – then and now. Written & Conceived by Laiona Michelle Directed by Devanand Janki More Info at Goodspeed Musicals
32 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
Be our Guest with Marc Bonanni
Creator of Broadway By Ghostlight youtube channel. Off the beaten path Musical Theatre History for Nerds. Husband, Father, MCU Fanatic
56 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
Be Our Guest with Sean Yauk and Katherine Cappellacci (MOMENT IN THE (SECRET) GARDEN) THEN Arlene Corsano (Rose and Reparations)
Sean is the founder & managing Artistic Director of 4Score productions which was founded by in 2019. Sean Yauk (BA, MAAL) is a professional arts manager, producer, music director, and composer from Toronto, Canada. Katherine Cappellacci has been acting professionally since the age of sixteen. Born, raised and based in Toronto, Katherine acquired her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Acting from Ryerson University's School of Performance. During her time there, Katherine was awarded the Laura Press Memorial Scholarship, for excellence in acting. For over 12 years, Arlene Corsano has worked on projects designed to bring recognition to the legendary but mostly forgotten, Rose Marie McCoy. She began with writing newspaper articles, went on to write the book for a musical 'Rose and Reparations', and finally completed Thought We Were Writing the Blues: But They Called It Rock 'n' Roll, the songwriter’s biography.
33 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
Be Our Guest with Maureen Condon
Maureen Condon's experiences as: A reporter for a daily metropolitan newspaper, The Patriot Ledger; a PR Manager for Fortune 500 Companies and software industry start-ups; and as MarCom Manager for WSI -- the real-time weather database company supplying The Weather Channel -- have all contributed to her knowledge-base for writing CRUDE -The Climate Change Musical. Condon's other original songs have been: BROADCAST ON: Boston & Providence, RI TV stations: WHDH, WBZ, NECN, FOX25, and ABC6; and MA radio stations: WATD, WBIX, WBET, WPLM, WQRC, WRKO, and WMBR. PERFORMED BY: The Cape Symphony Orchestra; The Massachusetts Singing State Trooper; Boston Pops PopSearch Winner Tracy Silva, and Broadway Singers Christiane Noll, Anne Runolfsson, and Susannah Jones. Also by: Heather Spatz; Carol Akerson; Nancy Gustafson; plus, high school, police, and church choral groups; and military and community bands nationwide. https://crudetheclimatechangemusical.com/
38 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
Be Our Guest with Jamie Floyd and Mêlisa Annis
Grammy-nominated songwriter, independent recording artist/publisher & West Palm Beach native, Jamie Floyd, co-wrote the current single from Kelly Clarkson & Jake Hoot (Winner of The Voice Season 17), a duet called “I Would’ve Loved You.” Jamie is also featured in the award winning, critically acclaimed music documentary The Last Songwriter (watch for free at lastsongwriter.com) alongside Garth Brooks, Jason Isbell, Allen Shamblin, Tony Arata, Tom Douglas and Emmylou Harris. As a composer & lyricist, Jamie is also currently working on writing all the original music for the upcoming new musical in development, “The King’s Wife.” Playwrights Horizons has offered a 29 Hour reading to the musical, which happens in October of 2021 in NYC. https://www.officialjamiefloyd.com/ Mêlisa is an award winning playwright (Parity Commission Winner, Margaret Lamb Prize), and as a playwright her plays have been developed and presented at and with Primary Stages, Parity Productions, The Lark and Dorset Theater Festival at the Theresa Rebeck Writers Colony, The New School, ESPA*Drills (2014), The Lark, The National Arts Club NYC, The Playground Experiment, Rattlestick Theater (Jam). Upcoming: A new musical "The King's Wife" written with Grammy Award Nominee Jamie Floyd https://www.melisaannis.com/
55 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
Be Our Guest with Robin Gorman Newman
Robin is a Tony Award-nominated producer for NATASHA PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 and has been part of other Broadway shows including BE MORE CHILL and SYLVIA and is a Co-Producer on forthcoming high profile Broadway productions in development.
50 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Be Our Guest with Sheilah Rae
Sheilah has been a performer in such Broadway musicals as Fiddler On the Roof, Applause, The Rothschilds, and Company. Recently she appeared in Prospect Theater Company’s “Evergreen” at the Times Center. She served on the production team of Rupert Holmes’ Broadway thrillers, “Accomplice” and “Solitary Confinement” starring Stacy Keach. As a partner in her own music production company, she produced original music and/or lyrics for such clients as Time, People, Doritos, Beechnut Baby Food, BenGay, etc. As a songwriter, she has written numerous pop songs for both New York and Nashville recording artists, been a recording artist on RCA, performed in nightclubs, sung back-up for such artists as Barry Manilow, and written a variety of theme songs for TV. She co-created Funny, You Don’t Look Like A Grandmother with Lois Wyse and Robert Waldman, which she also produced in Los Angeles where it ran for a year and a half, and continues to play all over the country and is published by Samuel French. She is lyricist and co-book writer of The Belle of Tombstone (formerly known as I Married Wyatt Earp) with Thomas Edward West and composer Michele Brourman.
45 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
Be Our Guest with Leroy Church
Leroy is a broadway actor and dancer (The Lion King, King Kong) as well as the creator of the Dreamgirls on Clubhouse event. Learn more about Leroy here https://withkoji.com/@LeroyChurch
45 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
Be Our Guest with Eric Ulloa and Brett Ryback
Eric Ulloa made his Broadway debut in On Your Feet! Eric has performed regionally throughout the United States and Internationally. Eric is also the author of the play 26 Pebbles, and the musicals Passing Through and Molly Sweeney. Brett Ryback is an actor, composer/lyricist, and playwright based in LA. He is the 2016 recipient of the ASCAP Foundation's Cole Porter Award. His plays and musicals include: Liberty Inn: The Musical (Ovation nominations Best Book, Best Music/Lyrics); Darling (Weston Playhouse New Musical Award, Featured on NBC's The Apprentice); The Tavern Keeper's Daughter (Best Musical, Pasadena Weekly); and Just a Little Critter Musical (Commission and Premiere by Milwaukee's First Stage children's theatre).
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