48 minutes | Aug 23, 2021

Audition Stories 2021 with Will Swenson, Mykal Kilgore, Gabrielle Ruiz, Justin Guarini and more!

For most theater actors, Broadway is the ultimate status to attain in this industry. It’s the highest level any of us can reach and is the utmost definition of making it. But just because an actor has been on a Broadway stage, it doesn’t mean they don’t go through the same frustrations and doubts that we go through. And that really gets to the heart of Why I’ll Never Make It and especially today’s episode, which is brought to you by We Audition (get 25% off membership with promo code: WINMI25). This is part two of my focus on Audition Stories the good, the bad, and the hysterical. You’ll hear from the following Broadway stars about the trials and tribulations of auditioning, including those pesky self-tapes... Mykal Kilgore - actor and R&B singer from MOTOWN and HAIR Hannah Elless - actress and singer from GODSPELL and BRIGHT STAR Douglas Sills - iconic leading man from SCARLET PIMPERNEL and THE ADDAMS FAMILY Gabrielle Ruiz - quintessential triple threat from IF/THEN and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Geoffrey Owens - actor and director best known as Elvin from THE COSBY SHOW Sally Wilfert - actress and singer from ASSASSINS and KING DAVID Will Swenson (episode coming next month) - actor and singer from WAITRESS and PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Justin Guarini - American Idol and Broadway actor from WICKED and IN TRANSIT Here's a special gift to you for listening to these stories (and reading these notes) - a bonus video episode with Adrienne Walker sharing her LION KING audition story. Enjoy! Get more audition episodes by joining WINMI and supporting the work of this podcast. You can choose a one-time donation or continuous monthly giving with access to bonus content. I love sharing these stories and episodes, and I hope that you'll choose to donate and help WINMI make it. :) Listen to previous Audition Stories here and check out Artist Resources. Follow WINMI on Instagram or Twitter - @winmipodcast ---------- Why I’ll Never Make It is a Top 25 Theater Podcast on Feedspot, and is also a part of Helium Radio Network and a member of the Broadway Makers Alliance. 
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