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Musical Theatre Radio presents "Be Our Guest"

Musical Theatre Radio presents "Be Our Guest"

By Jean Paul Yovanoff

A mystery guest or guests joins Jean-Paul Yovanoff to share their love of musical theatre. Some one famous or just a lover of showtunes, you never know who's going to be on the air each week.

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Musical Theatre Radio presents "Be Our Guest"Sep 12, 2021

Be Our Guest: My Heart Says Go (with Erica Ito)

Be Our Guest: My Heart Says Go (with Erica Ito)

A celebration of risk-taking and the power of persistence, MY HEART SAYS GO follows first generation college student, Indigo, who defies his father and drops out of medical school to become a singer-songwriter. Indigo is accompanied on his journey by a new friend, Clara, who has her own struggles at home. By the end, Indigo and his father find a new respect and understanding for each other, while Clara experiences a loss that allows her to see the importance of family and human connection. MY HEART SAYS GO is a celebratory anthem for the next generation and a loving reminder for parents. This new pop musical is about listening to your heart, overcoming obstacles, and never giving up on those you love. Purchase Album:

Born and raised on the east side of O’ahu, Erica learned about improv comedy in 7th grade and yeah, no it’s pretty much all been downhill from there.

In 2021, they graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in English Literature, and have since put both degree specialities to use by becoming a full-time actor in NYC as well as writing you this run-on sentence; jk, they also work part-time as a bookseller.

Erica does frequent work with the non-profit organization Fandom Forward, and recently joined the creative board of Mixed Asian Media. Once a week, she loves to yell about coming of age love stories and mythology with her genius co-host/best friend on their podcast Seaweed Brain.

Also passionate about movement in all forms, she can be found playing capoeira and teaching yoga in Queens.


May 30, 202323:43
Be Our Guest with Danny McAvoy (Little Ships)
May 28, 202327:57
Be Our Guest with Robert Freedman (Witnesses)

Be Our Guest with Robert Freedman (Witnesses)

Robert L. Freedman 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) & Witnesses which is getting a concert in June 2023.

May 28, 202334:58
Be Our Guest with Matt Castle & Frank  Galgano

Be Our Guest with Matt Castle & Frank Galgano

Frank Galgano & Matt Castle are musical arrangers and orchestrators. Recent projects include: Madame Clicquot (Studio Cast), Scotland, PA (Roundabout), Found (Atlantic, Philadelphia, IAMA), Into the Woods (Roundabout/Fiasco), String (Village Theatre), Chick Flick, the Musical (off-Broadway), Once Upon a Mattress (Transport Group), A DOG STORY (off-Broadway), Disney Beauty and the Beast (Disney Cruise Line), The Elf on the Shelf and American Girl Live! (Mills Entertainment)

May 21, 202359:34
Be Our Guest with Olivia Ruggiero, Seamus Fuary & Phoebe Fuary

Be Our Guest with Olivia Ruggiero, Seamus Fuary & Phoebe Fuary

Olivia developed a love of performing at an early age, undertaking many creative studies including piano, trumpet, drama and singing. She completed her singing exams with Trinity Guildhall at age 17 and at just 18 years of age completed her Diploma of World Theatre and Diploma in Musical Theatre with IMEB. Olivia graduated from Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium in 2017 with a Bachelor of Musical Theatre. 

Olivia is a seasoned performer having portrayed "Nancy" in Oliver!, "Babette" in Beauty and the Beast, "Sarah Brown" in Guys and Dolls, "Angelina" in Trial By Jury, "Dorothy" in The Wizard of Oz, "Christine" in Phantom of the Opera, "Jo March" in Little Women the Musical, "Betty" in Sure Thing, "Carmen" in The Life, "Ursula" in Sweet Charity and "Margarita" in West Side Story. She has a CAT (Canberra Area Theatre Award) for Best Supporting Actress, was nominated a further 3 times and was also the recipient of the Mary Porter Scholarship. She was featured vocalist in "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change", "Sweet and Sour: A Cabaret", "CONfused: A Cabaret", The Lord Mayors City Hall Concert in Brisbane, "Thank You For The Music: An ABBA Tribute" and has performed with the Queensland Pops Orchestra. 

In 2018 Olivia originated the role of "Raelene" in S*** Storm, a new Australian play at Anywhere Festival. Here she discovered her passion for creating and championing new Australian works and fostering new artists. 

Olivia has directed, musical directed and co-choreographed performances of Into the Woods: JR, Aladdin: JR. and Shrek the Musical: JR

In 2021 she formed her own production company, Olivia Ruggiero Productions, that produced her one-woman show "Puppets", which toured Sydney, Melbourne and Edinburgh. "Puppets" was awarded Best New Musical by BroadwayWorld: Sydney and Olivia was awarded "Best Performer". She co-produced her second one woman show "Broadway Diva" with Theatre Travels which opened in Adelaide and will tour to Sydney, Bathurst, Melbourne, Darwin and Edinburgh this year. 

Little Women marks her first community theatre production as a producer and director. 


Seamus and Phoebe are teen actors and siblings who have performed in various shows including Aladdin, Into the Woods & Grease.

May 19, 202325:33
Be Our Guest with Thomas Tierney

Be Our Guest with Thomas Tierney

Tierney composed the music for NARNIA, based on C.S. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, which has played in The City of London Festival, Off-Broadway in New York, and in more than 1000 productions throughout the US, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. His Narnia Suite for symphony orchestra and four singers premiered at New York's Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. He wrote music and lyrics for Jungle Queen Debutante, produced for New York’s NYMF Festival and by Seattle’s Village Theatre. He contributed several songs (music and lyrics) for Off-Broadway’s Pets! and the music for The Dream Team (Goodspeed Opera) and Tommy Tune’s one-man musical, Ichabod (Boston and New York).

Another musical of Tierney’s, ELEANOR - An American Love Story, has played in many US theaters, including Ford’s Theatre in Washington (two Helen Hayes Awards), Chicago's Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Seattle’s Village Theatre (Issaquah, WA), the historic Barter Theatre in Virginia, and the Pittsburgh Public Theatre. His musical The Year of Living Dangerously, based on the novel that became the film starring Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver and Oscar-winner Linda Hunt, was presented in concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below in NYC in 2017. Current projects include Diamond and the North Wind, based on the classic novel At The Back of The North Wind by George MacDonald, and A Girl’s Guide to Moving On (with co-author Joseph Robinette), based on the novel by best-selling author Debbie Macomber. 

Beyond musicals for adult humans, Tierney has also written several for young audiences which include The Tuesday Afternoon Regulars, The Fabulous Fable Factory, and its sequel, The Fantastic Return of the Fabulous Fable Factory — all with co-writer Joseph Robinette. TheatreworksUSA has commissioned and toured six of his musicals nationally, including The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (which toured nationally for 25 years). His musicals are published by Dramatic Publishing and Concord Theatricals (Rodgers & Hammerstein).


May 14, 202336:27
Be Our Guest with James D Sasser & Charles Vincent Burwell ( By Georges! A Day in the Life of the Legendary Chevalier de Saint-Georges)

Be Our Guest with James D Sasser & Charles Vincent Burwell ( By Georges! A Day in the Life of the Legendary Chevalier de Saint-Georges)

James is a writer, producer, actor, theatremaker, singer, educator and a few other things. He made his Broadway debut as a singer for Riverdance, toured as Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, and my performance career has spanned Broadway and off, to voiceover, television, and concert halls all over the world. I've also been involved in the development of dozens of new works for the stage as an award-winning writer, director, and producer.

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Vince has long felt that diversity and creative identity were instrumental in the fashioning of a well-rounded artist. A San Francisco, CA native having been raised in Hampton Roads, Virginia, Vincent began his musical training with the piano at age seven. By the onset of his teenage years, he had learned to play most brass instruments and was beginning to work on compositions; currently, Vincent has an intermediate to professional level of proficiency on a vast array of instruments. A Congressional Scholar in Leadership, Vincent received a B.S. in Choral/Vocal Music Education from Florida A & M University. It was in college that he would nurture his studies in theater, dance, voice, and ethnomusicology. There he performed as a soloist with the FAMU Concert Choir, a dancer with Orchesis Contemporary Dance Theater as a well as an accompanist for the Florida State University Department of Dance. 

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BY GEORGES! A Day in the Life of the Legendary Chevalier de Saint-Georges is getting its world premiere production with Lamplighters Music Theatre May 5-21, 2023.

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Apr 28, 202324:08
Be Our Guest with Estelle Avbuere

Be Our Guest with Estelle Avbuere

Estelle Avbuere is the daughter of an incredible God and Creator. She lives in NC with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a lifelong background in the performing arts disciplines of singing, dancing, and acting.

Her company Creatively Performing Arts is an online voice and performing arts studio where people can rediscover their CREATIVITY through singing and performing from home with virtual, beginner voice lessons, a membership for aspiring singers and more!

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Apr 23, 202343:27
Be Our Guest with Joan Ross Sorkin
Apr 20, 202331:31
Be Our Guest with Noelle Hannibal (April 2023)
Apr 18, 202322:42
Be Our Guest with Matt Young

Be Our Guest with Matt Young

Matt Young is an American-born, Australian stage and screen actor living in Australia.
Matt is best known for his television appearance as navigator James Cook in the multiple award winning CAPTAIN COOK:  OBSESSION AND DISCOVERY for Australia’s ABC, and the ground breaking documentary GAYBY BABY, which premiered at Canada’s Hot Docs before its festival, theatrical and television releases in Australia and internationally.
A former Broadway dancer, Matt toured the USA, Canada and Europe in musicals including ON THE TOWN, A CHORUS LINE and WEST SIDE STORY.  He was in the original Australian casts of THE PRODUCERS , YANK! and the self devised CIRCUS CARNIVALE CABARET.
As an Australian theatre actor, highlights include playing Jack Cole in GOODBYE MISS MONROE, Jeffre Skilling in ENRON, Joseph in Campion Decent’s THREE WINTERS GREEN, Bruno in Guillem Clua's SMILEY and Max Bialystock in THE PRODUCERS, The Mel Brooks Musical. Matt is a private acting coach, and the founder of Tukuna Acting Club in Suva, Fiji.  He has been the screen acting trainer for Film Fiji, speaker coach for TEDxSuva and show producer for Fiji Fashion Week.
He made his film choreography debut with Mitch Davis’s THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN 2.  He was the Fiji casting director for the 2020 Netflix hit series #blackAF.  
He is the host of THE STORY CHUNDER, a live event and podcast recorded at Brisbane's BackDock Arts.  He also serves as an occasional co-host for the podcast THRASH 'N TREASURE.
In 2023,  Matt will serve as director/choreographer for Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music's production of SONG CONTEST, THE ALMOST EUROVISION EXPERIENCE.   More info:

Apr 18, 202352:38
Madame Clicquot Orchestrators Frank Galgano & Matt Castle
Apr 09, 202322:39
Be Our Guest with Matt Henry

Be Our Guest with Matt Henry

Matt is a Laurence Olivier Award-winning British singer and actor. He has performed in The Lion King, Saturday Night Fever, Avenue Q, Kinky Boots, for which he won the Olivier for Best Actor in a Musical, and The Drifters Girl to name a few. He also placed 4th on The Voice UK in 2013. In December 2017, he received an MBE in the New Year's Honours list for his contribution to theatre.

Apr 01, 202318:20
Be Our Guest with Louise Dearman

Be Our Guest with Louise Dearman

British musical theatre actress Louise Dearman is widely known through her many performances both on national tours and in London’s West End.

Following her graduation from Laine Theatre Arts College, where she won the Musical Theatre and Opera Award, she joined the touring cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the role of the Narrator. She then went on to play Jan for the UK tour of Grease in 2000, before returning in 2003 to London’s Victoria Palace Theatre to play the same role. Further past highlights include Sarah Brown for the national tour of Guys and Dolls, and Mimi in the Piccadilly Theatre production of the show; Lucy Harris in the UK tour of Jekyll and Hyde; Debbie in the 2007 Edinburgh Festival production of Debbie Does Dallas; Grizabella in the International production of Cats; Eva Peron in the UK touring production of Evita and becoming the first actress to star as both Glinda and Elphaba in the hit musical Wicked. Louise also created the role of Mrs D in the World Premiere Production of New Musical The Waterbabies.

In recent projects she headlined at the St James Theatre, Victoria, starred in An Evening of Movies and Musicals at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and at Swansea’s Grand Theatre. She also featured on Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2.

Louise played Lois Lane/Bianca in Kiss Me Kate staged as part of BBC Proms with the John Wilson Orchestra.

Most recent engagements include a Variety Gala Evening at Bradford Alhambra guesting with Michael Ball, an autumn UK Tour of Bond and Beyond and Louise was invited to perform on the International production of Tell Me On A Sunday.

Louise Dearman’s first album You And I was released in 2005, and was followed by Here Comes the Sun (2012), and It’s Time (2013).

Mar 25, 202319:39
Be Our Guest with Lucie Jones

Be Our Guest with Lucie Jones

Award-winning actor and solo artist Lucie Jones first came to prominence when she reached the finals of ITV’s The X Factor in 2009. Quickly winning the hearts of the nation, she became a household name to the millions of viewers who supported her and watched her perform week after week. Following the TV show, Lucie embarked on the 56-date national arena tour with her fellow contestants, performing to sell-out crowds. Lucie is a lead vocalist on the number-one single ‘You Are Not Alone’, recorded by the 2009 The X Factor finalists. Since then, Lucie has performed all over the world as a solo artist and in many musical theatre productions to great success.

Lucie recently performed a successful run in the coveted role of Jenna Hunterson in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, London. Lucie was offered the role of Jenna after impressing an audition panel that included multi-Grammy nominee, Tony Awards host and Waitress composer Sara Bareilles. Lucie has, so far, won three awards for her performance in Waitress. Audiences at the Adelphi fell in love with Lucie and her take on the role, and she has received five-star reviews across the board.

Some of Lucie’s other roles include Ghost of Christmas Past in Christmas Carol (Dominion Theatre, London), Heidi in Title Of Show (Coliseum, London), Maureen in RENT (The Other Palace and UK Tour), Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (Leicester Curve, UK Tour, and South Korea Opera House: Winner of the Daegu International Music Festival’s Best Actress in a Musical Award), Cosette in Les Misérables, (Queen’s and 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 Arena), Victoria in American Psycho (Almeida), Molly in Ghost (International Tour), Emily in A Christmas Carol (Lyceum) Ghost of Christmas Past in Christmas Carol (Dominion) and Lou in Girlfriends (Bishopsgate Institute – all for LMTO), Meatloaf in We Will Rock You (International Arena Tour) and Holly in The Wedding Singer (UK Tour). Lucie has also acted on screen, and her catalogue of TV work includes roles in Midsomer Murders and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

She will be staring in Alpha's The Best of the West End on April 12th, 2023.

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Mar 19, 202317:09
Be Our Guest with Andrea Menard

Be Our Guest with Andrea Menard

Andrea Menard is an accomplished Métis singer/songwriter, actor, speaker, wellness trainer, retreat host, and the founder of the Sacred Feminine Learning Lodge. As seen in USA Today, Andrea is an influencer in Feminine leadership and was named one of Women Executive Network’s (WXN) Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner in 2020. An advocate for rematriation and reconciliation, Andrea trains women to “Lead Like a Goddess” and helps all-gendered people to name, reclaim and embody the qualities of the Sacred Feminine. She is also the author of the Seeds from the Sacred Feminine Wisdom Cards, to be launched with Mango Publishing in 2023.

One of the stars of the CTV series, Sullivan’s Crossing, Andrea is a five-time Gemini-nominated actress, a 15-time music award winner, and was named ACTRA National’s Woman of the Year for 2021. She has released 5 award-winning albums, including her latest Michif language album, a symphony show, 2 television programs, and her TEDx Talk called “Silent No More” has reached over 128,000 views. Andrea  has performed for royalty, prime ministers, governor-generals, residential school survivors, families of the missing and murdered Indigenous women, and even sang her song “Peace” to the world’s NATO generals.

Born in Manitoba, Andrea is a proud member of the Metis Nation of Canada. Her Metis family originates from St. Laurent, Manitoba, but settled in the interlakes region of Treaty 2 territory. She carries the  name Skooteah Equahh, which means Fire Woman in Anishinaabemowin and the Nêhiyawêwin name Notigwew Yutin, which means Grandmother Wind. These names deeply inform Andrea’s work.

She is also the creator of the new show Rubaboo: A Métis Cabaret e which is running at the Grand Theatre in London, ON from March 7th to 23rd. 2023

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Mar 15, 202318:17
Be Our Guest with Patricia Zehentmayr & Jan Roper

Be Our Guest with Patricia Zehentmayr & Jan Roper

Patricia has a long background in theater arts. She attended the Booker T. Washington School for Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, TX as a performer, studied dance at The University of Texas at Austin with scholarships from The National YoungArts Foundation and the Igor Yousekevitch Endowment, and graduated from UCLA with a degree in English Literature. Her senior project was a highly praised song cycle based on the works of Edith Wharton. While at UCLA, she received the Barry Manilow Scholarship for lyric writing. As a songwriter, Patricia has collaborated with writers in a number of musical genres; from Rosie Flores (Queen of Rockabilly) to John Axelrod (Artistic and Musical Director of the Royal Symphony of Sevilla).  Her musical theater works include Wanting Miss Julie, The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, and Madwomen. Patricia’s pop music works are licensed by A Matter of Sync and she is a member of the Dramatists Guild, SAG-AFTRA, ASCAP, and Society of Composers and Lyricists. For more information, visit

Jan is a composer and music director based in Los Angeles, California. Her theater career started with the full-scale production of her own original rock opera, Jerusalem A.D. in 2006. Another original work, City of Light, was chosen for the ASCAP Stephen Schwartz workshop (2016) and the sheNYC Festival (2017), where it won Best Score. City of Light has also been featured as a “new work to watch” at Feinstein’s/54 Below in NYC after a sold out concert reading there in 2018. In 2019 Jan had a featured song in the new world premiere, Girlhood, produced by CPA Theatricals. Another new work, América Tropical, won the 2020 Raise Your Voice playwright competition, sponsored by Inclusion Media Group, and is a semi-finalist for the National Musical Theatre Group this year. She stays busy as a faculty accompanist and teacher at AMDA College of the Performing Arts, and a vocal and music director in the local theater and cabaret community of LA. She won the L.A. Scenie Award for Music Director of the Year for her accumulative work in 2019 and early 2020. For more information, visit

The Path to Catherine is the true backstory of the teenage girl, Sophie, who will eventually become Catherine the Great, and the two women who shaped her.

Princess Sophie, a prospective wife for Peter, heir to the Russian Empire, finds herself pulled between the desires of her mother, Princess Joanna, and Elizabeth, Empress of Russia. But her focus soon shifts from love to power, and she learns that greatness has a price; that price is family.

The Path to Catherine features a cast of three women and a sung-through score with modern musical elements combining percussive grooves and soaring, emotional melodies bringing this untold, true, historic story into the 21st century. For more information, visit

Mar 14, 202333:40
Be Our Guest with Ben Forster

Be Our Guest with Ben Forster

Ben is an actor/singer who won ITV's Superstar competition in 2012 and played the lead role of Jesus in the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. He has also performed in Grease, Evita, and The Phantom of the Operas, as the title role, and has returned many times to play Buddy in Elf: The Musical.

Ben is also part of Alpha's The Best of Th West End on April 12th, 2023 along with Lucie Jones,  Matt Henry and Louise Dearman.

Mar 12, 202330:24
Be Our Guest with Hélène Ducharme (Baobab)

Be Our Guest with Hélène Ducharme (Baobab)

Hélène Ducharme is an author, director, actor, puppeteer, and co-founder of Motus Theatre. For the past 20 years, she has written, co-written, or co-adapted every Motus creation and directed most of the company’s productions. She explores her passion for puppetry, dramatic acting, and shadow theatre through her bold, adventurous texts and productions for young audiences. Deeply respectful of her young audience members, Hélène collaborates with children throughout her creative process.

Baobab is a tale set long ago when the stars were still babies, and the trees and animals talked. A tale passed down from generation to generation about a water-stealing sun and a baobab tree bearing an unexpected and unusual gift. Featuring music from Mali and Senegal, puppets large and small, one naughty monkey and a witch with an itch to dance, Baobab is a percussion-filled fable about a boy’s heroic quest to save his village from drought. It is running at the New Victory Theatre in New York from March 11-19th, 2023

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Mar 09, 202319:30
Be Our Guest with D.C. Anderson
Mar 05, 202343:13
Be Our Guest with Michael Kostroff & Julie Garnyé

Be Our Guest with Michael Kostroff & Julie Garnyé

Michael is a TV and stage actor best known for drug lawyer Maury Levy on the HBO series The Wire, and from his recurring appearances on The Blacklist, Billions, The Good Wife, Law and Order: SVU, and on the Disney Channel series Sonny with a Chance.

From 2002 to 2003, Kostroff performed in the first national tour of Mel Brooks' Broadway hit The Producers, and from 2003 to 2004, he played the comic villain Thenardier in the touring company of Les Misérables, a role he reprised for the 25th Anniversary Tour in 2010.

Julie Garnyé is an actress, singer, voiceover artist, writer, producer and director. She was most recently seen as an original cast member of the first national tour of the Broadway hit COME FROM AWAY and as Bulda/Queen Iduna in Frozen Live at the Hyperion Theatre at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California. She is also the singing voice of the fairy Lyria in the Tinker Bell series of films for Disney Animation.

On television, Julie most recently appeared as an original cast member of FATWA! The Musical during season nine of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Julie was also the "In Memoriam" soloist for the 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards telecast and was a part of the Les Misérables ensemble for the Academy Awards (The OSCARS) telecast in 2013.

Theatre career highlights include Jennyanydots and Grizabella in the 5th national tour of the musical CATS, Broadway’s HAIR in Concert and CHESS in Concert at The New Amsterdam Theatre, Jenny Steinberg in the Southern California premiere of It Shoulda Been You, First Things Last at London’s Garrick Theatre and her three Summer Musicals appearances at The Hollywood Bowl: Les Misérables, Chicago and Mamma Mia!.

Together Julie and Michael wrote the book The Stage Actor's Handbook Traditions, Protocols, and Etiquette for the Working and Aspiring Professional. In The Stage Actor’s Handbook, these protocols have finally been assembled into one volume, allowing theatre artists to know in advance what is expected of them. A definitive guide for professionals and aspiring professionals alike, this book details best practices on everything from rehearsal demeanor to backstage etiquette. It also shares the theatre’s unique vernacular and revered superstitions, as well as field-tested guidelines on touring, interactions with the public, and more.

Feb 27, 202339:49
Be Our Guest with Christopher Michaels and Jonathon Lynch

Be Our Guest with Christopher Michaels and Jonathon Lynch

Christopher is a director, actor and producer. He is the founder/poducing artistic director of Indieworks Theatre Company and creator of the bite-sized Broadway mini musical podcast.

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Jonathon is a music director, composer, pianist, vocal coach, lyricist, copyist/transcriber, synth programmer, conductor, arranger, book writer, orchestrator, trumpeter, singer, actor, dancer. Plus the creator/producer/music supervisor/host of the bite-sized Broadway mini musical podcast.

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Feb 12, 202344:08
Be Our Guest with Rona Siddiqui
Feb 07, 202312:06
Be Our Guest with Hilarie Clark Moore

Be Our Guest with Hilarie Clark Moore

Hilarie is a muscian, orchestra conductor, a freelance horn player, a music theorist, a music teacher, a pianist, an accompanist, an arranger, and a new composer of the musical The Fishergirl.

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Feb 05, 202331:55
Be Our Guest with Mira Ormala

Be Our Guest with Mira Ormala

Mira Ormala is a musical theatre and classical crossover soprano.

Having graduated from the royal academy of music she made her west end debut understudying and playing Christine Daaé in Andrew Lloyd Webber's original production of Love Never Dies' at the Adelphi theatre starring Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess and as Christine in the Norwegian premiere of 'The Phantom of the Opera', directed by Stephen Barlow.

Mira also release her album ‘Dreaming’ in November 2022.

Jan 29, 202322:44
Be Our Guest with Jeni Walls

Be Our Guest with Jeni Walls

Jeni is a Toronto based voice actor/singer/impressionist, Voice of Family Channel and Host of Singular Sensation.

Jan 22, 202341:41
Be Our Guest with Brandon Victor Dixon
Jan 17, 202313:13
Be Our Guest with Paul Salsini

Be Our Guest with Paul Salsini

Paul Salsini was a reporter, editor, and staff development director for The Milwaukee Journal for 37 years and a correspondent for The New York Times for 15 years.

He also taught journalism courses and a musical theater history course at Marquette University.

In 1994, he founded The Sondheim Review, a magazine devoted to the works of the composer/lyricist, and was its editor for ten years. Recently he wrote the book Sondheim & Me: revealing a Musical Genius where he describes his unlikely long-distance relationship with the fabled composer/lyricist. The memoir includes the dozens of notes that Sondheim sent Salsini about articles in the magazine

In recent years, he has been writing fiction, with ten books set in Tuscany.

Jan 08, 202327:54
Be Our Guest with Peter Filichia
Jan 01, 202331:40
Be Our Guest with Hardy Weaver
Dec 25, 202237:43
Be Our Guest with Kyle Holmes and David Taylor Gomes
Dec 18, 202256:20
Be Our Guest with Barry Kester
Dec 04, 202235:17
Be Our Guest with Matte O’Brien and Matt Vinson
Nov 27, 202229:45
Be Our Guest with Musical Theatre in Finland (Reeta Vestman, Mikael Haavisto & Johanna Telander)
Nov 20, 202259:55
Be Our Guest with Jamie Lozano

Be Our Guest with Jamie Lozano

Considered by Lin-Manuel Miranda as the “next big thing” on Broadway. Joe’s Pub Working Group 2020-2022. The Civilians R&D Group 2020-2021. JACK Resident Artist 2021. Selected works: Tlatelolco (Mexican Premiere), Myths (Mexican Premiere), El Otro Oz - formerly The Yellow Brick Road (Off-Broadway & National Tour), Carmen La Cubana (European Tour), Children of Salt(NYMF 2016 “Best of Fest” Production), A Never-Ending Line (Comédie Nation in Paris, France & Off-Broadway), Savage (UAB atBirmingham), Present Perfect (Live & In Color). Albums: Tlatelolco, R.Evolución Latina’s Dare to Go Beyond, Doreen Montalvo's American Soul/Latin Heart, A Never-Ending Line, Jaime Lozano & The Familia: Songs by an Immigrant with liner notes by Lin-Manuel Miranda; these last three released by Broadway Records. Film: In The Heights (orchestrations). Currently working on: Songs by an Immigrant Vol. 2, Broadway in Spanglish and Desaparecidas. Jaime can be seen in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial feature film debut Tick, Tick... Boom! alongside other celebrated Broadway composers. BFA: Music & Composition, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León; MFA: NYU/Tisch, Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program (Full Tuition Scholarship); part of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. Proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America, AFM Local 802, BMI and GRAMMY and LatinGRAMMY voting member.

Nov 13, 202222:14
Be Our Guest with Michael Lavine
Nov 06, 202251:13
BONUS - Be Our Guest with Zorana Sadiq

BONUS - Be Our Guest with Zorana Sadiq

Zorana is a singing teacher, singer, performer, arts educator, and playwright of the show 'MixTape' which runs at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario from November 8-13th, 2022.

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Nov 03, 202211:32
Be Our Guest with Taylor A. Purdee

Be Our Guest with Taylor A. Purdee

Taylor Armstrong Purdee is an American director, actor, screenwriter, and songwriter. He is best known for creating the musical film 'Killian & the Comeback Kids, as well as for his work preserving the documentary films of Academy Award-winning actor/director Lee Grant.  He is the first bi-racial director/star of African American descent to have a narrative film theatrically released in America in the 21st Century. 

Oct 30, 202229:24
Be Our Guest with Mark Ciglar
Oct 23, 202229:56
Be Our Guest with Stuart Brayson (Sept 2022)
Oct 16, 202228:04
Be Our Guest with Steven Gallagher and Anton Lipovetsky
Oct 09, 202227:09
Be Our Guest with Li Mann
Sep 23, 202223:15
Be Our Guest with Florencia Cuenca

Be Our Guest with Florencia Cuenca

Florencia is a brown Mexican immigrant singer, actress, and songwriter based in New York City. She made her first album "Aquí - Los Nuevos Standards" produced by husband Jaime Lozano which calls "One of the most unique cover albums of recent memory," and subsequently toured all around Mexico, Latin America and New York City, performing in some of the most prestigious jazz venues and festivals and being awarded with the Hot House Jazz Award 2016 for Best New Jazz Artist. She has performed Off-Broadway in numerous shows, including Children of Salt (NYMF 2016 Best of Fest) and A Never-Ending Line (album released by GRAMMY award winner label Broadway Records). She has performer in iconic venues such as Lincoln Center, 54 Below, Joe's Pub, among others.

Sep 20, 202221:57
Be Our Guest with James Beeny & Gina Georgio
Sep 19, 202242:45
Be Our Guest with Chunhwi Park

Be Our Guest with Chunhwi Park

Chunhwi Park is a musical theater composer/lyricist living in Korea and Vancouver. He has been writing music for Musicals, Plays, and other theatrical works for the past 20 years. Chunhwi has also translated over 30 musicals from Broadway and beyond. As a teacher, he taught graduate musical theater writing programs at KNUA (Korean National University of Arts), Choongmoo Musical Academy, and Daegu DIMF Musical Academy for over ten years.  

His most recent two musicals, [Darwin Young and the Origin of Evil] and a new adaptation of [The Little Women] earned him two consecutive nominations for his music in the Korean Musical Awards in 2020 and 2021.  

Chunhwi scored a newly discovered silent movie [Crossroads of Youth] in 2008. It is the earliest surviving film in Korean Film History. [Crossroads of Youth] is performed with a Byunsa, a sitting narrator who dubs all character lines and comments on the action, and a four-instrument live band and two singers who step out of the film to sing on their behalf. It closely mimics the 1930 Korean silent era tradition with a modern musical theater twist. [Crossroads of youth] has become a smash hit in various film festivals and has performed in Lincon Center(NY), Barbican Center(London), BFI London, London Themes Festival, Mexico, Berlin, Brisbane, Sydney.  

In addition to his theater work, Chunhwi was the original music director (8 years) and producer for the best-selling Korean children's book/DVD Series [English Egg]. It's recorded in New York with Broadway actors.  

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Sep 11, 202241:32
Be Our Guest with Wade McCollum
Sep 04, 202239:45
Be Our Guest with Johanna Telander

Be Our Guest with Johanna Telander

Johanna Telander is a decorated singer, composer, and lyricist, and the creative force behind Kalevala – The Musical. She currently splits her time creating music, continuing her prolific voice-over career (Volvo National), and parenting two delightful, energetic children with her husband.

With a Bachelor’s degree from Capital Conservatory of Music, and after a decades-long career as a singer, where she has had the privilege of working in such extraordinary settings as the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, the United Nations, The Lincoln Center, and The Bitter End, Johanna has diversified her skills and vocal style, drawing upon influences from jazz, pop, and folk, and now to the story-telling world of musical theatre.

Johanna left her homeland of Finland for the United States to pursue her dreams, despite a lucrative record deal with Universal Music and a hit song. In addition to her Bachelor's, she holds a performance degree from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.  In her side hustle as an actress, she has appeared in nearly fifty independent film projects (some of them featuring her original music). But, it is within the creative process of music where she feels most at home. Kalevala the Musical is her first large-scale musical production and, hopefully, the first of many to follow.

Kalevala The Musical is a story inspired by the national epic poem of Finland. Passed down from generation to generation, these tales were finally collected in a book of poems by Elias Lonnrot in 1835. Widely cherished across the world, Kalevala has been a source of inspiration to many fantasy authors, including J.R.R. Tolkien.  


Aug 27, 202240:10
Be Our Guest with Kirk Cambridge-Del Pesche

Be Our Guest with Kirk Cambridge-Del Pesche

Born on St. Vincent and the Grenadines, an eclectic mix of races. Exposed from childhood by his grandparents and mother to a mix of cultures, foods and people developed an understanding of hard work and sacrifice, always giving 110% to what he does has indeed made for a unique individual.

  Having worked for MAC Cosmetics, Broadway, Tours, TV, Ballet, Opera Boston and NY Symphony Orchestras, has curated a unique outlook on colour, techniques and applications. 

"KCD" designed the make-up and was Hair & Make-up Supervisor for Shakespeare in the Park's "Merry Wives" to reopen Broadway, made Broadway debut as Make-up Designer for "Trouble In Mind" followed by "Clyde's", "Skelton Crew", "Confederates", "Sand Blasted", "Birthday Candles", "Skin Of Our Teeth", "For Colored Girls", "A Strange Loop" and "POTUS".

Aug 14, 202201:03:08
Be Our Guest with Grace Aki

Be Our Guest with Grace Aki

From Japanese and American Southern roots, Grace has a taste for many cultures. And though she be little, standing at a whopping 4'10.5 (the half makes a big difference), she be fierce. She began dancing at 3, doing voice overs for radio and acting by 5 and became enthralled in storytelling and drama. Before graduating high school, she had already hosted several shows for a travel series, announced on air for FRIDAYS on Cartoon Network, became an award-winning mime, and failed algebra three times.

Grace is the reigning Miss North Georgia Agricultural Fair Queen because upon her crowning, she was promised a funnel cake. Moving from her hometown of Dalton, GA to Chattanooga, TN, Grace became a choreographer and marketing director for a regional theatre company. Following her win for Best Actress Award for her role as Princess Fiona in Shrek (at the historic Tivoli Theatre), Grace moved to NYC. She graduated from Upright Citizen's Brigade and The Barrow Group’s respective performing programs. It was under the training of Seth Barrish (Mike Birbiglia’s The New One) that she developed a solo play entitled ‘To Free a Mockingbird.’ As a comedian, she hosts the comedy show “SWEET MEAT.” She is the host of the storytelling podcast ‘Tell me on a Sunday’, and a daily Broadway News correspondent for Broadway Radio. Grace is the Marketing Strategist for the Grammy Award Winning Record Label, Broadway Records. As a visual artist, she sells her watercolor and ink prints on Etsy and in retail establishments across the US. When she’s not doing all that, she feeds her cat.


Aug 07, 202236:18
Be Our Guest with Matt Kerns (St. Lou Fringe Festival)
Aug 01, 202225:47
Be Our Guest with Christopher Geil
Jul 31, 202242:33
Be Our Guest with Zachary Harris Martin
Jul 24, 202243:04
Be Our Guest with Nico Juber

Be Our Guest with Nico Juber

Nico Juber (she/her) is an award-winning musical theatre composer, lyricist, bookwriter, and Millennial mother of two.

Her songs have been selected for and performed at the Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) Art of Wellness Benefit, A Little New Music, The Latest Draft Podcast, New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series, McGuire & Simon Songwriter’s Salon, Feinstein’s/Vitellos mostlyNEWmusicals, Drama League Light the Lights Benefit (with collaborator Selena Seballo), The Green Room 42, and Feinstein's/54 Below. She is a member of Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, Maestra, and Ring of Keys.

Nico holds a B.A. from Tufts University and previously worked in high-tech marketing. She gives back through her small nonprofit for other cancer survivors called Thrive/Survive Los Angeles.


Jul 17, 202242:51
Be Our Guest with Katie Damer (Dots and Dashes: A Bletchley Park Musical)
Jul 14, 202217:33
Be Our Guest with Jordan May
Jul 11, 202220:43
Be Our Guest with Jennifer Ashley Tepper

Be Our Guest with Jennifer Ashley Tepper

Jennifer Ashley Tepper is a producer of the musicals Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and Love In Hate Nation. She is also the Creative and Programming Director at Feinstein's/54 Below, and the author of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series. She is the creator of The Jonathan Larson Project and historian consultant on the upcoming film version of tick, tick...BOOM! Tepper was recently named recipient of a 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award.

As the leader of Feinstein's/54 Below's creative programming team, Tepper is responsible for programming every show at the Broadway supper club and concert venue. She has curated and overseen the production of over 3500 shows, ranging from musicals in concert, to original solo acts, to theatrical reunions, to songwriter celebrations, and beyond. Feinstein's/54 Below has become notable for being the only venue of its kind: presenting over a dozen shows every week, specializing in Broadway acts, and welcoming both traditional cabaret and innovative new work. Tepper's leadership has been instrumental in making the locale "Broadway's Living Room", where on any given night one can find Broadway's biggest stars and emerging talents side by side, creating and sharing new work in an intimate theatrical environment.

Tepper is the co-creator of the Bistro Award-winning concert series, If It Only Even Runs A Minute, now in its 7th year. ...Runs A Minute celebrates short-lived Broadway and off-Broadway musicals in concerts that feature photos and research as well as songs. Each concert also boasts original cast members and writers telling stories, as well as songs that have never been recorded. The series thus far has comprised over 250 performers and over 200 'under-appreciated' shows. AM New York has called the series: "Artistically compelling... displays the blood, guts, sweat and tears that go into making Broadway shows."

Her most recent contribution to the concert world is The Jonathan Larson Project, an evening of the RENT composer’s unheard work. After years of research at the Library of Congress, Tepper curated a show featuring songs from Larson’s never-produced shows like 1984 and Superbia, songs that were cut from RENT and tick tick BOOM, songs that had never been heard before. After a celebrated twelve-performance run at Feinstein’s/54 Below, the show was forever immortalized by Ghostlight Records.

As a writer, Tepper has authored three volumes of The Untold Stories of Broadway series, published by Dress Circle. For these books, Tepper interviewed 250 theatre professionals about the Broadway theaters themselves and their stories of working in each house. The books cover over 70 years of our theatrical history, shared through first-hand interviews with Broadway professionals who were there. The Untold Stories of Broadway books comprise stories with actors, producers, directors, writers, designers, stagehands, door men and women, musicians, house managers, press agents, ushers, and many more. Interspersed with interviewees' stories are Tepper's own tales and discoveries about each historic building. The Untold Stories of Broadway partners with a charitable organization that receives proceeds from each volume, and is currently partnered with Broadway Impact, the Theatre Development Fund, and the Broadway Green Alliance. Published in 2013, 2014, and 2016, each book has occupied the #1 spot on's Best Sellers List in Broadway & Musicals. NBC New York has called the books an 'inspiring Must-Read'.

Jul 03, 202247:48
Be Our Guest with Jocelyn Bertram
Jun 26, 202243:03
Be Our Guest with Dennis Garnhum (Grand Theatre)
Jun 19, 202236:55
Be Our Guest with Eric Pugh (The Muny)
Jun 12, 202249:07
Be Our Guest with Stephen Maclean Rogers and Jake Cohen (The Sages of Chelm)
Jun 10, 202219:21
Be Our Guest with Michael Gordon Shapiro and Aimee Reid (Gideon and the Blundersnorp)

Be Our Guest with Michael Gordon Shapiro and Aimee Reid (Gideon and the Blundersnorp)

Michael Gordon Shapiro

Los Angeles-based Michael Gordon Shapiro composes for film, games, television, theater, and the concert hall. Classically trained, he delivers a romantic sound that blends the acoustic orchestra, evocative soloists, and organic-sounding electronics.

Michael’s background spans both film/television scoring and the more technical discipline of music for games. He entered the game world as audio director of Boston-based Zoesis Studios, where he composed live orchestral scores and designed the studio’s adaptive music system. 

Michael is also an active composer for musical theatre; his children’s show Super Sidekick: The Musical is published by Samuel French / Concord Theatricals and has been performed in front of young audiences throughout the United States, including Off-Broadway in 2012. His family musicals Gideon and the Blundersnorp and  The Bully Problem have won numerous awards and nominations, including (for “Gideon”) Best Musical at the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Aimee Reid

Aimee is a Toledo-area native, graduating from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor of arts degree in theatre for youth and puppetry. Post-bachelor’s, she was admitted to Arizona State University, where she earned a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Theatre for Youth and a master’s certification in nonprofit leadership and management. She teaches and directs for the Ensemble and the Young Theatre Professionals, and she leads the Creative and Brave Company (a community-based theatre program for teens, at CTW). She received the 2018 Ann Elgood Youth Theatre Director of the Year award with the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. Her favorite part about working at Children’s Theatre Workshop is seeing young people fall in love with theatre and helping them make the stories their own. It is her belief that when young people tell stories, amazing things can happen.

Gideon and the Blundersnorp

Gideon is a stablehand who yearns to join the Royal Cavaliers. Alanna is a young viscountess who feels trapped in the system of hereditary succession. The two have more in common than they think.

Thrown together by chance, Gideon and Alanna must contend with bandits, a treacherous forest, and a giant monster that just wants to eat everyone.

Gideon and the Blundersnorp combines witty characters, pulse-pounding excitement, and a rousing cinematic/medieval-folk score. Underlying the fun is a positive message: aspiration is fueled by personal character, not social class.

Jun 05, 202230:29
Be Our Guest with Kirsty Findlay
May 29, 202228:08
Be Our Guest with Joan Ross Sorkin
Apr 17, 202255:57
Be Our Guest BONUS with Lisa Rubin (April Fools)

Be Our Guest BONUS with Lisa Rubin (April Fools)

We speak with Lisa Ruin the  artistic and executive  director of Segal Centre about the  North American premiere of April Fools: An Adult Rock Cabaret

May 1-22,2022

Apr 12, 202217:22
Be Our Guest with Ellen Burgin
Apr 10, 202254:52
Be Our Guest with Tim Jerome

Be Our Guest with Tim Jerome

Jim starred as Henri Matisse in Jesse Kornbluth’s new play THE COLOR OF LIGHT at the Schoolhouse Theater in North Salem, NY.  Tim last appeared on Broadway in the role of Monsieur Firmin in Broadway's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the role he was selected to play in 2004 when PHANTOM became Broadway’s Longest-Running Show.  He returned to the role in 2012 for PHANTOM's 25th Anniversary.

Prior to that, he was Dick Latessa's understudy inThe Lyons. He was seen very briefly in the Off-Broadway revival of Dracula following a somewhat longer run in the rather more successful revival of Flamingo Court at New World Stages.

He starred as Alfred P. Doolittle in the acclaimed U.S. national touring production of the London revival of My Fair Lady for which he received the Carbonell Award and a Helen Hayes Award nomination. On Broadway, prior to his run in Phantom of the Opera, he played Jane’s father, Professor Porter, in Disney’s Tarzan and Belle’s father, Maurice, in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  He performed leading roles in the original Broadway casts of Grand Hotel, The Moony Shapiro Songbook, Arthur Miller's Creation of the World and Other Business, The Rothschilds,  and was nominated for the 1987 Drama Desk and Tony Awards for his performance as The Family Solicitor in Me and My Girl.

He is the Founding President of National Music Theater Network, Inc. In 1983, he designed its core programs. NMTN, which promotes new musicals, is responsible for launching several successful programs featuring new works, notably The Songbook Series (monthly at the Donnell Library for 17 years); BroadwayUSA! (1998-2004: the prototype of MainStreet Musicals), and the annual New York Musical Theatre Festival (launched in 2004, winner of the 2004 Jujamcyn Award).

In 2004 he created Mainstreet Musicals a national consortium of theater professionals and their non-profit, commercial, and educational partners. Thanks to the generosity of professional directors and educators, MainStreet provides a valuable script evaluation service for writers and composers. Utilizing performance competitions, concert-readings, and (coming soon) radio-theater, MainStreet promotes development opportunities for original stage musicals throughout regional America.

Apr 03, 202251:47
Be Our Guest with Savage the Musical Creative Team

Be Our Guest with Savage the Musical Creative Team

Savage the Musical Nicolette Blount - Creator, Composer, Book Writer, Lyricist

Nicolette Blount is a producer, singer, actress, songwriter, and writer.  Nicolette started Take My Shot Productions and recently coproduced the Off-Broadway hit “Regina Comet” and is an investor in the new Broadway Museum opening summer 2022 on Broadway.  Savage, is based on Nicolette’s Chickasaw great grandmother, Wanda Savage.  Nicolette is also a member of the Chickasaw tribe.

Lindel Hart - Book Writer

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.

Rachel Klein - Director

Rachel Klein (Director) is a NYC based director, whose work The New York Times has praised: "What makes this show pop is the bracing vision of its director, Rachel Klein." Off-Broadway Direction: Red Roses, Green Gold (Minetta Lane Theatre/featuring the music of the Grateful Dead, Music Supervisor: Jeff Chimenti of Dead and Company); Around the World in 80 Days (The Davenport Theatre); The Anthem (The Lynn Redgrave Theatre, starring Randy Jones, the original cowboy from the Village People); Gay Bride of Frankenstein (iStar Theatre Lab).

Mar 27, 202219:48
Be Our Guest with David Serero (The Ten Commandments: the Musical)

Be Our Guest with David Serero (The Ten Commandments: the Musical)

David Serero is a critically acclaimed and awards-winner opera singer, actor, director, and producer. He has performed more than 2,500 performances in more than 45 countries, directed and produced nearly 100 theatrical productions, starred in over 100 films and TV series, recorded and produced over 100 albums and, played more than 50 lead and title roles (in several languages) from the opera, theatre, and musical repertoire. In New York, he starred Off-Broadway in iconic roles such as Shylock, Cyrano, Othello, Barabas, Yiddish King Lear, Don Giovanni, Figaro, Romeo, Nabucco, as well as new works such as Napoleon by Kubrick, Queen Esther, Anne Frank a Musical, among others. In his native Paris, he also starred as Don Quixote (Man of La Mancha) and Happy Mac (Beggar's Holiday by Duke Ellington). He entered the prestigious Who's Who America for demonstrating outstanding achievements in the entertainment world and for the betterment of contemporary society. In 2019, he received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, the Morocco Day Distinguished Achievement Award, the Trophy of the Culture of Morocco, and was named among the fifteen most influential Moroccans worldwide by Morocco's airline Royal Air Maroc. David is a member of the Recording Academy and the Television Academy and a voting member of both the Grammys and Emmys. In 2020, David Serero received the UNESCO Award for Diversity in Paris and became an Honorary Member of the United Nations of Arts and Science. In 2021, he won 4 BroadwayWorld Awards for Best Performer of the decade, Best Producer of a Musical of the decade, Best Producer of a Play of the decade, Best Opera singer of the Year. He was awarded the Certificate of Recognition by the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, for his contribution to the City's dynamic cultural landscape, enriching the vibrant performing arts sector, and uplifted and inspired diverse New Yorkers.

Mar 27, 202234:30
Be Our Guest with Robbie Sherman
Mar 20, 202249:37
Be Our Guest with Adrian Rees
Mar 13, 202235:46
Be Our Guest with Luisa Lyons

Be Our Guest with Luisa Lyons

Luisa is an actor/writer/musician who grew up in Sydney, trained in London, and now lives, loves, and play in the New York City area. She holds a certificate in Meditation Facilitation from Nature Care College, a BA in English and History from the University of New South Wales, and an MA in Music Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech Drama.

Six weeks before her thirtieth birthday Luisa was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Three rounds of chemo, eleven doses of full body radiation, and a stem cell transplant saved Luisa's life, but left her incredibly debilitated. She was unable to eat takeout, ride the subway, or do her favorite thing in the world - go to the theatre. Luisa spent her recovery building
Filmed Live Musicals, a website dedicated to cataloging stage musicals that have been legally filmed and publicly shared. It is now the most comprehensive site of its kind, and includes a bi-weekly podcast and a weekly newsletter. 

Not one to rest on her laurels, Luisa also started running marathons during her recovery, and ran her 5th marathon on the 5th anniversary of her stem cell transplant. 

Luisa is currently an active member of NYC's MasterVoices Chorus, where she also serves on the Singers Council. 

When not performing, or reading/watching/writing about musicals, Luisa loves adventuring with her husband Aaron, and Voltaire, their "best of all possible" puppies black lab.

Mar 07, 202242:41
Be Our Guest with David Armstrong

Be Our Guest with David Armstrong

David Armstrong is an American stage director, writer, producer, lecturer, educator and choreographer. He is best known for his work at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle where from 2000 to 2018 he served as the Producing Artistic Director and later as the Executive Producer and Artistic Director, and where he is currently the Artistic Director Emeritus.

He also currently serves on the faculty of the University of Washington School Of Drama where he teaches a course entitled: The Broadway Musical -How Immigrants, Jews, Queers and African-Americans Invented America's Signature Art Form.

On Broadway he directed the musical Scandalous!: The Life And Trials Of Aimee Semple McPherson starring Carolee Carmello who received a Tony nomination for her performance. He also directed this show’s pre-Broadway production at The 5th Avenue Theatre under the title Saving Aimee.

Other acclaimed 5th Avenue Theatre productions include Candide, Sweeney Todd, HAIR, A Little Night Music, Company, Hello, Dolly!, Oliver!, Anything Goes, MAME, Pippin, The Secret Garden, Vanities, White Christmas, The Rocky Horror Show, Yankee Doodle Dandy!, Holiday Inn, A Room With A View, Jaques Brel Is Alive… and Paint Your Wagon as well as concert productions of Gentleman Prefer Blondes, Hairspray and Titanic.

Under his leadership The 5th Avenue grew to become one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies, especially with regards to the development and production of new work. During his tenure The 5th produced full productions of 19 new musicals, nine of which subsequently transferred to Broadway, and two of which received the TONY Award for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis).

Mr. Armstrong’s direction and choreography have been seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in Los Angeles and at many leading regional theaters including DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, Seattle’s ACT Theater, Ordway Center, Houston’s TUTS, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Dallas Summer Musicals, Cincinnati Playhouse, St. Louis Rep, Cohoes Music Hall, Pittsburg CLO, and Ford’s Theater.  In 2018 he directed Shaw’s Arms And The Man for the Seattle Shakespeare Company.

Mr. Armstrong’s awards include the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2016 “Outstanding Voice” Award, the Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa’s 2018 Humanities Achievement Award, and in honor of his 18 years as Executive Producer and Artistic Director of The 5th Avenue Theatre, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan proclaimed June 26, 2018 to be “David Armstrong Day” in the city of Seattle.

In the spring of 2019 he joined the faculty of The University of Washington School of Drama to teach a new course called The Broadway Musical: How Immigrants, Queers, Jews and African-Americans Invented America's Signature Art Form, which he will teach again in during spring quarter of 2020.

Feb 27, 202246:35
Be Our Guest with Preston Max Allen

Be Our Guest with Preston Max Allen

Preston Max Allen is a playwright, composer, and lyricist whose work has been featured at the New Amsterdam Theatre, Lincoln Center,  Signature Theatre, Musical Theatre Factory,  Feinstein's/54 Below, Joe's Pub, Theatre 80, New York Musical Festival, Laurie Beechman Theatre, York Theatre ("Tune In Time" winner), Gallery Players, Lululemon (it’s a long story), and Second City Chicago.

Preston conceived and wrote book, music, and lyrics for WE ARE THE TIGERS (Album now streaming; L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation winner for Best Lyrics/Composition, nominee for Best Musical); AGENT 355 (dramaturgy/co-book Jessica Kahkoska, Marion Fellowship Award Winner); and THE RAGE: CARRIE 2, AN UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY (Jeff Nominee, Best New Musical). His play MODERN GENTLEMAN was featured as part of the 2020 PRIDE PLAYS Festival (dir. Blayze Teicher).

Additional projects include music/lyrics for A VERY NETFL*X CHRISTMAS MUSICAL: NOW STREAMING LIVE! and AMY ADAMS WINS AN OSCAR (books by Edward Precht); book/lyrics for FRANKLIN PIERCE: DRAGON SLAYER (composer Will Buck); music/lyrics for BRADICAL AND THE PINK SOCKS; and music/lyrics for THE HUNTED: ENCORE (LA Webfest Outstanding Score). Preston is a member of the Ars Nova Play Group (2019/20), graduate of the Second City Chicago Comedy Studies Program, and an alum of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. Above all, he is the proud father to his cat -> Hero. @prestonmaxallen

Feb 20, 202248:27
Be Our Guest with Darryl Reuben Hall

Be Our Guest with Darryl Reuben Hall

Darryl, a native of Jacksonville, FL, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Florida. Mr. Hall is a member of the following professional acting unions: Actor’s Equity Association, Screen Actor’s Guild, American Guild of Variety Artists, and American Guild of Musical Artists as well as the founder and Executive Artistic Director of Stage Aurora Theatrical Company.

 A veteran of the stage, Mr. Hall’s favorite credits include:


Gershwin's Porgy and Bess at Lincoln Center/ NYCO (PBS Live from Lincoln Center Telecast), Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt (Broadway National Tour), Street Corner Symphony (pre-Broadway Workshop).


Stormy Weather with Leslie Uggams (Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre), Stormy Weather with Phylicia Rashad (AMAS Musical Theatre), Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Carnegie Hall with Linda Eder and the Broadway Gospel Choir, Three Mo' Tenors (PBS Great Performances and original cast recording), Hallelujah, Baby! (York Theatre Company), The In-Gathering (New Professional Theatre), Café Society (TRIBECA Performing Arts Center).

Regional Theatre

Man/Preacher in Crowns (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Flick in Violet (Best Actor- Carbonell Award Nomination) and Victor in Smokey Joe's Café (Actor’s Playhouse), Jim in Big River (Lyceum Theatre), Gabey in On The Town (White- Willis Theatre), The Mikado (North Shore Music Theatre and Huntington Theater), High Spirits (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope (Crossroads Theatre- Tony Award Winner/ Best Regional Theatre), Harry the Horse in Guys and Dolls (Alhambra Dinner Theatre), No Moe in Five Guys Named Moe (Riverside Theatre).

Feb 11, 202201:00:42
Be Our Guest with Rob Rokicki

Be Our Guest with Rob Rokicki

Rob Rokicki is composer/lyricist whose shows have been nominated for Drama Desk, Lortel, and Off-Broadway Alliance awards. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Actor's Equity, and an alum of the Tony Award-winning BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing workshop.

As a writer, Rob wrote the music and lyrics for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL, for Theatreworks USA (book by Joe Tracz). The hourlong adaptation ran in 2015 and was nominated for a Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical before touring the country. The two-act adaptation played Off-Broadway in 2017 and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical before launching a six month tour across North America. The show will open on Broadway at the Longacre theatre in 2019. Rob’s graphic novel musical MONSTERSONGS received a World Premiere Recording from Broadway Records in 2017 and was part of the prestigious NAMT festival in 2018. It is currently being developed as a virtual reality video game. Rob’s musical, LOVE, NY (co-written with Mike Ruby) won the 2009 American Harmony Award and was presented at New World Stages (NY), Curtain Call (CT), and Oklahoma University. Rob has had work featured in the York's NEO series, at Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub, Ars Nova & at universities internationally. Also with Ruby: RELATIVITY (Theatre Row, selected for The Pitch at Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival), 20 TO LIFE (American University), STRANGE TAILS (West Village Musical Theatre Festival; Best Musical, Best Lyrics, Best Score, Best Book; ANT fest). Composer/lyricist for MARTHA & ME (NY Fringe) and SAMSON’S FIRE (The Cell Theater), GINGERBREAD HOUSE (New York Film Academy). Broadway performers have sung his songs throughout New York, benefits across the country.

Feb 06, 202250:23
Be Our Guest with Roland Tec
Jan 30, 202245:40
Be Our Guest with Allyson Hernandez
Jan 23, 202228:42
Be Our Guest with Ryan Morales Green
Jan 16, 202233:18
Be Our Guest with Emily Clark
Dec 19, 202137:01
Be Our Guest with Paul Gordon
Dec 12, 202155:60
Be Our Guest with Tom Solomon
Dec 06, 202137:35
Be Our Guest with Michael Rubinoff

Be Our Guest with Michael Rubinoff

A theatre producer and lawyer, Michael is most passionate about igniting creation and supporting storytellers. Over the last decade he sparked a renaissance in Canadian musical theatre by developing thirty new musicals through the Canadian Music Theatre Project (the "CMTP"), an internationally recognized incubator of new works that he founded in 2011. Michael conceived the creation of the international hit musical Come From Away, for which he is a Producer and the Creative Consultant on productions worldwide, and has received the Olivier Award for Best Musical, a Tony Award Nomination for Best New Musical and the Meritorious Service Cross awarded by the Governor General of Canada on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen and all Canadians.

Nov 28, 202148:13
Be Our Guest - David Terriault Music Director of SuperDogs: The Musical

Be Our Guest - David Terriault Music Director of SuperDogs: The Musical

SuperDogs: The Musical stars 24 (!!!) of the world’s most talented canines that will wow audiences with their tricks and stunts. The story follows the close and beautiful bond between a young girl (Zoë Brown) and her talented dog Bear, who dreams of becoming part of the SuperDogs™ show.

Nov 20, 202118:30
Be Our Guest with Aaron Ware
Nov 14, 202147:36
Be Our Guest with Catriona Fray & Alena Bernardi (Divine Feminine Soul Cabaret)

Be Our Guest with Catriona Fray & Alena Bernardi (Divine Feminine Soul Cabaret)

Divine Feminine Soul Cabaret - Catriona Fray and Alena Bernardi take you on a transcendent journey through the pathways of the divine feminine energetic experience on earth with an intention to marry the yin and the yang of all encounters. Although at times we feel fragile, stale, shame, and guilt we can breathe, direct, and awaken ourselves to the dawn of a new day. In our most contemplative states, we can discover the true beauty of this planet, the breeze that graces our noses with the smell of fresh flowers or an intention to surrender to personal evolution and the path of the unknown.

Catriona Fray is an emerging solo artist whose music transcends into an earthy, soulful Gospel/Worship/R&B/Pop experience. She is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television, where was a featured soprano in the UCLA ScatterTones a cappella group, traveled around the country singing at the White House, opened for Grammy Award winning Pentatonix, with recording artist Jojo in a national commercial for Freeform, at the Hollywood Bowl working alongside American Country Music Award nominee Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles and Disney's Emmy Award winning artist Dove Cameron, to name a few. During the pandemic, she founded her music teaching business Catriona Fray Studios where she is able to teach students of all ages piano, voice, guitar, yoga, acting, and dance. NYC Off-Broadway concert credits include, Swing 46, Town Hall, Feinstein’s/54 Below, (Le) Poisson Rouge, and the Duplex, where she produced, created, and starred in her own cabaret “The Melody Plays On: No One is Alone” to help raise awareness and donations for the local domestic violence awareness non-profit “Never Alone Again.” She just released a new single “Do I Believe In Love” out now on all platforms! Follow her journey on IG: @catrionafray

Alena Bernardi is a vocalist and songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. Alena received her BA in Music Education with an emphasis on Vocal Music Performance from Michigan State University. Alena combines elements of folk, rock, bel canto vocalism, neo-soul, and the Great American Songbook in her writing. Her musical focus centers around nature, awareness, spirituality, and a peaceful connection to all that is. Alena has performed many roles around the greater Los Angeles area including Lily Garland in On The Twentieth Century and Rapunzel in Into The Woods. In June 2019 Alena performed her original one-woman musical, Swiped The Musical, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Swiped was the winner of the Festival's Encore Extension Award. Alena is also the founder of the Unicorn Music Academy; a holistic music school based in Homegrown Studios LA. Follow Alena Bernardi and Unicorn Music Academy on Instagram to keep up with the latest performances and offerings @AlenaBernardi @UnicornMusicAcademy

Nov 02, 202121:20
Be Our Guest with Earl Wilson jr., Kathryn Keats & Paul Tenaglia (Let My People Come)

Be Our Guest with Earl Wilson jr., Kathryn Keats & Paul Tenaglia (Let My People Come)

Let My People Come is a musical with book and music by Earl Wilson, Jr. and lyrics by Wilson and Phil Oesterman. Subtitled "A Sexual Musical", the sexually-explicit show originally ran from 1974 to 1976 at The Village Gate theater in Greenwich Village, New York City. Kathryn Keats and Paul Tenaglia were cast members of the company that played in New York and toured North America.

More Info: Let My People Come

Oct 31, 202101:07:37
Be Our Guest with Robbie Rozelle

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.

Oct 24, 202101:05:16
Be Our Guest with Caroline Underwood

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.

Oct 17, 202154:29
Be Our Guest with Carly Paoli

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.

Oct 12, 202119:00



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 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.

Oct 03, 202126:20
Be Our Guest with Uproar Theatrics

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 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.

Sep 26, 202140:29
Be Our Guest with Ben Clark

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

Sep 18, 202135:30
Be Our Guest with Nicolette Blount & Lindel Hart

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

Sep 12, 202138:58
Be Our Guest with Ryan Duncan

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

Sep 05, 202101:01:35
Be Our Guest with James Rich
Aug 28, 202147:24
Be Our Guest with Robert Freedman
Aug 21, 202101:07:43
Be Our Guest with Dr. Sue Horowitz
Aug 15, 202136:32
Be Our Guest BONUS Laiona Michelle and Devanand Janki (LITTLE GIRL BLUE: THE NINA SIMONE MUSICAL)
Aug 10, 202119:06
Be our Guest with Marc Bonanni

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

Aug 08, 202131:59
Be Our Guest with Sean Yauk and Katherine Cappellacci (MOMENT IN THE (SECRET) GARDEN) THEN Arlene Corsano (Rose and Reparations)
Aug 01, 202155:58
Be Our Guest with Maureen Condon
Jul 24, 202133:24
Be Our Guest with Jamie Floyd and Mêlisa Annis

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 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.

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

Jul 17, 202137:34
Be Our Guest with Robin Gorman Newman

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.

Jul 11, 202155:05
Be Our Guest with Sheilah Rae

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.

Jul 05, 202150:09
Be Our Guest with Leroy Church
Jun 27, 202144:57
Be Our Guest with Eric Ulloa and Brett Ryback

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).

Jun 20, 202144:58
Be Our Guest with Tony Gibbs

Be Our Guest with Tony Gibbs

Tony Gibbs is a UK songwriter working on a new musical called ‘Twist and Turn’ set against the backdrop of the Isle of Man TT races. The storyline features the world superbike champion returning to the island of his birth after an absence of six years re-opening family conflict as well as dark secrets about his past being uncovered.

Motorbikes, mythology, lust, power and revenge all feature in this modern musical featuring all new rock songs.

Jun 13, 202140:09
Be Our Guest with Sally Fuller

Be Our Guest with Sally Fuller

Freelance Writer. Ginger. Broadway Fan. Featured on: Encore, and the Huffington Post.

A theatre aficionado with a passion for telling people’s stories, I have had the privilege of interviewing local theatre professionals as well as multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew MorrisonTaylor Hicks, and Vanessa Williams.

My two greatest passions are theatre and writing. For the past eight years, I have written about theatre in varying capacities, which currently include theatre criticism, interviews, and theatre fan features. I love using writing as a way to celebrate theatre as a cultural necessity.

My lifelong background in and extensive study of theatre have given me a discerning eye for professional theatre criticism. Through a love for connecting with people, I have developed a propensity for quickly building rapport with and drawing authentic stories out of interviewees. My goal is to dive into what makes artists unique as people, not just highlight their accomplishments. As a self-proclaimed theatre nerd, I also have the ability to craft opinion pieces targeted at Broadway nerds like me.

Since 2011, my work has been featured in the #1 theatre news website in the world (, the Huffington Post, Encore Magazine, and the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival.

Jun 06, 202101:00:44
Be Our Guest with Bobby Cronin

Be Our Guest with Bobby Cronin

Bobby Cronin is an award-winning composer/writer for theatre, short film, web, dance, and more. His projects include: Mary & Max [based on the clyamation film] with bookwriter Crystal Skillman which had its World Premiere at Theatre Calgary in the fall of 2018 and will have its European Premiere at Austria’s Theatre Linz in 2019, won the 2018 MUT Critics Award in Germany, Pace New Musicals 2018, SigWorks Finalist 2018; ‘Til Death Do Us Part (World Premiere 2020, 2018-2020 SDSU New Works Award; 2017 SigWorks Finalist; 2016 Overtures Series directed by Kent Nicholson) with bookwriter Caroline Prugh; a handful of songs in Off-Bway’s Camp Morning Wood; Till Soon, Anne with bookwriter/lyricist Christine Toy Johnson which had a residency at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center; Concrete Jungle, commissioned in 2011 for London’s esteemed ArtsEd (President: Andrew Lloyd Webber) opened in London June 2012, had a lab presentation at West Texas A&M 2015 and made the short list for the New American Musical Theatre Prize; Daybreak (winner of the 2011 New Jersey Playwrights Contest) premiered in Wayne, NJ & London’s Tristan Bates Theatre June 2012. His latest commission PSYKIDZ was produced in concert by A Class Act NY and now ready to be produced. Bobby composed the scores and songs for several musical films, which have been in festivals all over the country. He was part of the 2015 Prospect Theatre Company’s Off-Broadway show Fright Night where his 15-minute musical My Boyfriend Is An Alien written with Christine Toy Johnson premiered. His music won “Best Score of a Mockumentary” for the webseries Thank You, Next and Best Music/Lyrics for Ten Reasons I Won’t Go Home With You in 2010’s MITF. Bobby is one of the four NEO Writers for the York Theatre Company’s 2014-2015 season with Stephen Flaherty as his mentor.

May 30, 202101:03:36
Be Our Guest with with Brad Ross and Barbara Campbell.

Be Our Guest with with Brad Ross and Barbara Campbell.

BRAD ROSS - Winner of the Richard Rodgers Award, composer Brad Ross has three musicals published by Samuel French.

The Kennedy Center commissioned and premiered Brad’s musical THE TALES OF CUSTARD THE DRAGON, based on the books by Ogden Nash. His musical, LITTLE BY LITTLE, ran Off-Broadway at New York’s York Theatre Company with Vocal Selections published by Alfred Music.

Brad is a graduate of Cornell University (Bachelor of Music) and NYU (Masters from Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program).

BARBARA CAMPBELL - Began writing for the theatre in elementary school, adapting such classics as Cinderella and Peter Pan, and creating an original “Time Tunnel” episode for a sixth grade presentation on the Incas.

Barbara was accepted into the Lehman Engel-BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, where she met Just Desserts composer Brad Ross. Since then, she has written more than a dozen musicals for children and families and numerous choral pieces.

Barbara’s musicals have been presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, the Global Search for New Musicals, and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals. Her musical adaptation of Far from the Madding Crowd was optioned for Broadway.

May 23, 202139:46
Be Our Guest with Maisie Beggan THEN Billy Recce

Be Our Guest with Maisie Beggan THEN Billy Recce

Maisie is originally from Swindon, and is a classically trained flautist, pianist and musical theatre vocalist, with a passion for music theory. She is currently in her third year at Bath Spa University studying a BA in music specializing in performance and composition.

Billy Recce is a Billboard charting, two-time MAC and NEO award-winning writer, composer and singer/songwriter living in New York City.

One of the most prolific young musical theatre writers of his generation, Billy’s career began with the award winning and international headline making Balloon Boy: The Musical, for which he was the youngest writer ever selected for the New York Musical Theatre Festival at 17. Its World Premiere Production was featured on CBS, NBC, NPR, Colorado Public Radio,, the LA Times, and even Fox News, and has since been produced across the country.

By the time he was a senior at Fordham University, he had already penned the music and lyrics to a hit off-broadway musical; the long running “A Musical About Star Wars,” which transferred to St. Luke’s Theatre for a year long run after an initial run at Theatre Row. It is slated to re-open once the New York Theatre Shutdown ends, and its cast album is available on Broadway Records.

May 16, 202142:11
Be Our Guest with Jeffrey Lodin and William Squier

Be Our Guest with Jeffrey Lodin and William Squier

JEFFREY LODIN and WILLIAM SQUIER have collaborated on the musicals Disney’s Doug Live! (Walt Disney World), 100 Years into the Heart (Village Theater Festival of New Musicals, Spirit of Broadway, NYMF), Top of the Heap (Gallery Players, SBT, NMTN “Director’s Choice”, Global Search for New Musicals, Curtain Call, New Voices in the Heartland), Rebels 1775 (Starlight Theatre, SBT), A Merry Mulberry Street Musical (Curtain Call), Baby Bumps (Curtain Call, B.T. McNicholl, dir., Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival’s The PiTCH) and their latest collaboration, Love on Ice (Book & Co-Lyrics: Bill Nabel). In 2013, the team was commissioned to write a musical stage adaptation of the successful children’s book Merrilee Mannerly, in collaboration with authors Mary Cashman and Cynthia Whipple. They were also commissioned by the Spirit of Broadway Theater to write the score for Benedict Arnold, in collaboration with Pulitzer-nominated playwright Richard Vetere. Their songs have appeared on television: P.B.&J. Otter; film: Doug’s First Movie; and at the International Children’s Festival. Both Jeff and Bill are members of the Dramatists Guild and BMI.

May 09, 202139:25
Be Our Guest with Alexander S. Bermange, Chris Whittaker and Luke Bayer
May 02, 202145:03
Be Our Guest with... Sean Yauk
Apr 25, 202139:10
Be Our Guest with John Walbolt, Katelyn Lauria & Joshua Pemberton

Be Our Guest with John Walbolt, Katelyn Lauria & Joshua Pemberton

We speak with the creator and stars of the short film 'Non-Eq'

Stacy and Michael dream of being in a Broadway musical, but they are still at the bottom of the industry as non-equity (non-union) actors living in New York City. Full of determination to build their careers, they race to be seen at an audition for a regional theater production currently casting in the city, but it’s not an easy life being Non-Eq!

Apr 18, 202133:34
Matthew R. Kerns on Be Our Guest

Matthew R. Kerns on Be Our Guest

Matthew is an artist, educator, and community leader. His artistic body of work is multi-disciplinary and some of his favorite projects are: A Christmas Carol, an eight-minute solo-performance; Read, Sing; Resist, Melania Trump; The Talking Cure Speaks; Gay Fantasia, a late-night immersive event; CHICKEN, a solo-performance journey of life, liberty, and the pursuit of healthiness in the shadow of HIV, as well as directing productions of FROST/NIXON and 1984.

As an educator he has taught at independent schools, colleges and universities across the nation. His students have gone on to careers starring in Broadway shows, television, and major motion pictures. In 2006, Matthew was a member of faculty awarded the Creative Ticket National School of Distinction Award from the John F. Kennedy Center’s Alliance for the Arts Education Network.

Matthew is the Producing Executive Director at St Lou Fringe and Director of the Emerging Leaders Program & Member Relations for FOCUS St. Louis. He also owns an independent arts company named, The Drama Club STL.

Matthew was honored to be named one of the 2020 Diverse Business Leaders by the St. Louis Business Journal last year for his work with St Lou Fringe.

Apr 11, 202155:37
Annemarie Lewis Thomas on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Annemarie Lewis Thomas on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Originally from Swansea, South Wales, Annemarie graduated with a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts from Middlesex Polytechnic in 1989. The degree majored in music with voice & piano as joint first instruments and trumpet as her third instrument. On leaving college she co-founded the TIE Top Hat Theatre Company, writing original mini-musicals for schools on any subject the schools required.

In 2009 Annemarie opened her own drama college – The MTA. In 2012 it was named as the School of the Year in The Stage 100 Awards. In 2017 it became the only college to win the award for a second time.

Apr 04, 202156:31
Devanand Janki on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Devanand Janki on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Devanand Janki is an award winning Director-Choreographer based in New York City. His credits include, Off-B’way: Zanna, Don’t! (Winner Lortel, Callaway and GLAAD Awards), Junie B. Jones (Lortel nomination.), Henry and Mudge (Lortel nom.), The Yellow Brick Road (Callaway Nom.), Skippyjon Jones (Lortel Nom.), This One Girl’s Story, Cupid and Psyche, Love and Real Estate and Romantic Poetry. The All Star Broadway concerts for the Actors Fund: Hair, Funny Girl, Dreamgirls (Assoc.) and Seth Rudestky’s Broadway 101. Lincoln Center: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Babes in Toylandand Anything Goes in concert (Choreo. Assist.); 9 years as Artistic Assoc. for BC/EFA’s Broadway Bares. Regional Theatre: The Wings of Ikarus Jackson , Barrio Grrrl! (Kennedy Center), Rent, The Rocky Horror Show (Hangar Theatre) Disney’s Aladdin (Chicago Shakespeare), Asphalt Beach, Full Monty, Scarlet Pimpernel, Man of La Mancha. TYA tours: Martha Speaks, Nate the Great, If You Give a Pig Pancake, The Berenstain Bears and The Jack Sprat Low Fat World Tour at the Wharton Center. As a performer Dev has appeared on Broadway in Cats, Miss Saigon, The King and I and Side Show and tours of West Side Story and A Chorus Line. He is the Artistic Director of Live & In Color which develops new plays and musicals for diverse artists.

Mar 28, 202140:29
Neil Coombs & Grace Kosaka (Billy & the Dreamerz) on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Neil Coombs & Grace Kosaka (Billy & the Dreamerz) on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Set in the tumultuous political and cultural landscape of the UK in the 1980s, Billy & the Dreamerz tells the story of a small-town band presented with the opportunity of a lifetime. As winner of a national music contest, Billy & the Dreamerz are offered the ultimate prize, a tour of the USA. On the eve of their departure tragedy strikes and Billy must choose between love, fame and family.

From tender ballads to protest rock songs, Billy & the Dreamerz rides on the ‘New Wave’, telling a moving story of Love, Hope and Dreamz.

Billy & the Dreamerz arrives at a time of resurgent interest in all things 80’s, uniting music fans across multiple generations. With its emphasis on the strong bonds of friendship in the face of working class struggles, Billy & the Dreamerz is a modern Musical inspired by the Dickens classics ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ (novel) and ‘Oliver!’ (Musical).

Refracted through the lens of 1980’s music and culture, Billy & the Dreamerz explores the gulf between opportunity and obligation - a gulf that is ultimately bridged by love.

Mar 21, 202139:33
Eric Holmes, Nat Zegree, and Marc Levine on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Eric Holmes, Nat Zegree, and Marc Levine on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Nat has been playing piano since he was three years old. A proud native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Nat performs one-man shows and concerts across the country. Nat is also a writer/composer and recording artist. He has written music and original material for CBS’ “The Good Fight,” and his original album “Fly More Than You Fall” (not the musical) is available on iTunes! He has written three original musicals with writing partner Eric Holmes, including “Fly More Than You Fall.”

Eric’s musical Fly More Than You Fall that he wrote with Nat Zegree, premiered at the NOORDA Center in Orem, Utah in 2019 where it won nine regional Broadway World Awards, including Best Musical and Best New Work.

Marc started his own agency Premier Party Servers, Inc. in 1989. He later developed an elevated version of that staffing company - Model Bartenders, Inc. in 2001. Since then both of those agencies have staffed and produced over 20,000 events. Gemini Theatrical Investors, LLC. began in 2013 - formed to correspond with Marc's passion for investing in Broadway and West End shows. Highlighted credits include - Now: Company (Broadway) • Tina -The Tina Turner Musical (Broadway) • Hadestown - (Broadway-Tony Award ) • My Fair Lady (USA Tour) Upcoming: Fly More Than You Fall • American Buffalo (Broadway).

Mar 14, 202142:05
David Warrack on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

David Warrack on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

David Warrack was born in Calgary, and first performed on the radio when he was five. It’s pretty much been non-stop since then. He has a commanding presence in every facet of the arts/entertainment industry.

​David has a varied career as a Composer, Conductor, Pianist, Vocalist, Lyricist, Librettist, Arranger, Orchestrator, Music Director, Director, Satirist, Comedian, Actor, Poet, Producer, Impresario, Bon Vivant, and Hockey Coach – he has truly done it all! And judging by his project board, “he’s only just begun”.

​As a writer, he has had 66 shows produced professionally and he has been Musical Director for over two hundred productions across North America, including Shenandoah starring John Cullum on Broadway.

​He won a Dora Mavor Moore Award in Toronto for his production of Toronto, Toronto, and for outstanding Music Direction on the production of Closer Than Ever.

Mar 07, 202152:03
Jim Byk on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Jim Byk on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Veteran Broadway press agent Jim Byk is the co-founder of The Press Room, a theatrical and entertainment publicity office based in New York City.

Current clients include Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, Born for This, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, Broadway Black’s The Antonyo Awards, Beyond Babel, Working Girl The Musical, Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist, Havana Music Hall, Make Some Noise: The Legend of Frankie Wilde, Out of the Box Theatrics’ The Last Five Years and Baby, Vineyard Theatre, The Wooster Group, Barrington Stage Company, Miami New Drama’s Seven Deadly Sins, Why Not Theatre’s Mahabharata for the Shaw Festival, actor/pianist Hershey Felder, Rosie’s Theater Kids, Hunter Theater Project, Theatre Row, New York Classical Theatre, Swamp Motel, Shakespeare’s Globe and Southern California’s 3-D Theatricals.

Feb 28, 202101:07:30
Ernest Kohl on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Ernest Kohl on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Ernest has been singing, dancing, and acting professionally since childhood. His formal training began at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. A protégé of famed vocal teacher Katie Agresta, Ernest credits her for helping him develop his critically acclaimed vocal talents. He has studied dance with the American Ballet Theater and the respected choreographers' Chuck Kelly and Drew Packolyk.

A recording artist and multi-talented performer, he has become a celebrated force within the music industry with an impressive body of international hits. With 21 consecutive “Top Ten” smash singles, seventeen of which soared to the Number One position in Dance Music Authority (DMA), Billboard, Street Sound and Dance Music Report’s (DMR) Top Fifty charts and Dance Radio charts

Feb 22, 202158:07
MTR Special Presentation: Word: The Urban Musical - Radio Presentation

MTR Special Presentation: Word: The Urban Musical - Radio Presentation

Hear the complete radio presentation of Word: the Urban Musical by Dante' Pirtle

Feb 15, 202102:35:20
Dante Pirtle on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Feb 14, 202148:25
Marc Levine on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Marc Levine on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Marc is an entrepreneur and producer who started out in the service industry as a cater waiter while attending college. After receiving requests from other vendors for him to help them with staffing their events - Marc started his own agency Premier Party Servers, Inc. in 1989. He later developed an elevated version of that staffing company - Model Bartenders, Inc. in 2001. Since then both of those agencies have staffed and produced over 20,000 events.  

Gemini Theatrical Investors, LLC. began in 2013 - formed to correspond with Marc's passion for investing in Broadway and West End shows. Highlighted credits include - Now: Company (Broadway) • Tina -The Tina Turner Musical (Broadway) • Hadestown - (Broadway-Tony Award ) • My Fair Lady (USA Tour) Upcoming: Fly More Than You Fall • American Buffalo (Broadway).

Feb 06, 202142:15
Darren Clark on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Jan 31, 202141:18
Neil Gooding on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Jan 24, 202139:25
Lisa Rubin on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Jan 17, 202146:19
Grayce Hoffman & Michael Philp O'Brien (11th Hour Theatre Company) on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Jan 10, 202155:03
Wendy Carr on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Nov 22, 202054:54
Michael Gordon Shapiro on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Nov 15, 202044:49
Tim Sebastian ( & Return to the Green Room (Creative Team of the musical The Green Room) on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Nov 08, 202001:05:41
Mark Shenton on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Nov 01, 202001:06:35
Mark S. Hoebee on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Oct 25, 202049:46
David Connolly on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

David Connolly on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

David is a performer, director, choreographer and creator of 'Matinee to Z' a musical theatre master class series.

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Oct 18, 202045:55
John Yap on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Oct 11, 202056:35
Mark Robinson on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Mark Robinson on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Mark is the co-author of the book "Musical Misfires"

Oct 04, 202041:51
David Serero on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

David Serero on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

David is a singer, producer and creator of the musical 'Scarface: The Musical"

Sep 27, 202001:15:08
Ned Donovan on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Sep 20, 202045:44
Julian Eaves on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Julian Eaves on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Julian is a writer, composer, lyricist and theatre critic in the UK.

Sep 14, 202049:59
Andrea Menard on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Andrea Menard on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Andrea is a singer/actor and creator of the musical "The Velvet Devil.

Aug 02, 202044:56
Noa Spero on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Jul 26, 202046:28
Adam Gwon & Michael Mitnick on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Adam Gwon & Michael Mitnick on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Adam and Michael are the creators of the musical Scotland PA.

Jul 19, 202054:02
Joshua Hinck & Scott Wasserman of 'Losing my Mind: A Sondheim Disco on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Jul 05, 202033:42
Jennifer Turliuk on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Jennifer Turliuk on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Jennifer is the lyricist and bookwriter of "Quarter Life Crisis: The Musical.

Jun 28, 202041:25
Stephanie Graham on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Stephanie Graham on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Stephanie is a Canadian actor, director and choreographer.  

Jun 21, 202034:20
Bruce Dow on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Bruce Dow on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Bruce is an actor and creator of musicals. He has performed in both Canada and the United States on Broadway and at the Stratford Festival in Ontario.

Jun 14, 202053:43
Simon Greiff from SimG Productions on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Jun 07, 202049:16
Peter Michael Marino on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Jun 01, 202044:29
Glenn Slater on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Glenn Slater on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Glenn has written lyrics for such #musicals as 'Sister Act', 'The Little Mermaid', 'Love Never Dies' & 'School of Rock' as well as for the TV show 'Galavant'

May 24, 202001:15:09
Noel Katz on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
May 20, 202001:12:50
Ashley Griffin on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Ashley Griffin on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Ashley is an award winning actor, director and creator of the musicals "Lyra: A Dark Fairytale" & "Spectacle: The Musical"

May 10, 202057:47
Carl Danielsen on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
May 01, 202042:27
Rebecca Aparicio on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Apr 27, 202034:01
Lorna Wells and Eudora Yutong Qiao on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Apr 17, 202030:56
Mariana Salazar Alvarez on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Mariana Salazar Alvarez on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Mariana is a stage manager and production manager in Mexico.

Apr 11, 202001:04:57
Bradley McCaw on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Apr 05, 202001:12:43
John Sinclair on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

John Sinclair on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

John is a former keyboardist for Ozzy Osborne and Spinal Tap as well as the composer and lyricist of the musical "Voice of a Generation"

Mar 30, 202001:06:56
Sue Fabisch on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Mar 23, 202040:27
Aimee Lococo-Sarabura on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Mar 16, 202001:03:53
Stuart Brayson Returns! on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Stuart Brayson Returns! on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Three times a charm as the talented creator Stuart Brayson visits us once again to talk about his show 'Pink Angora Sweater', '2 Dumb' and 'From Here To Eternity'.

Mar 09, 202046:37
Katy Lipson on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Mar 02, 202045:47
Elise Dewsberry from New Musicals Inc on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Feb 18, 202001:06:54
Noelle Hannibal on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Feb 10, 202001:07:50
James Marino from Broadway Radio on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Jan 27, 202043:06
Tralen Doler from Broadway Licensing on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Jan 20, 202042:45
David Sisco and Laura Josepher from on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Jan 11, 202047:29
Jeff Thomson on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Dec 21, 201947:34
Douglas Lyons on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Dec 16, 201932:05
Mark Perry on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Nov 30, 201929:33
Sara Eker and Giles Fernando on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Nov 19, 201947:37
Paul Boyd THEN Billy Reece on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Paul Boyd THEN Billy Reece on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Paul Boyd is the composer and lyricist for 23 musicals and counting working in the UK.

Billy Reece is an up and coming composer and lyricist based in NYC

Nov 04, 201954:60
Stuart Brayson Returns on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Stuart Brayson Returns on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

We follow up with Stuart Brayson to see how the his shows are going and what the future holds

Oct 19, 201943:08
Alena Bernardi THEN Sami Staitman and Corbin Williams on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Alena Bernardi THEN Sami Staitman and Corbin Williams on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Alena Bernardi is an accomplished singer/actor and the creator of the musical Swiped: APPily Ever After.

Sami Staitman and Corbin Williams are cast members of the Off Broadway hit "The Green Room"

Oct 18, 201941:14
Craig Christie on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Sep 19, 201955:54
Donald Sanborn III on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Sep 08, 201901:06:35
Holly Reed on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Sep 03, 201947:44
jackbenny on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Aug 19, 201958:13
Chuck Pelletier, Stephen Foster and Rod Damer on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Aug 11, 201901:10:03
Athena So and Shannon Murtagh on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Aug 05, 201901:09:25
Eric Sirota on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR
Jul 28, 201901:09:44
Stephen Cole on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR