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A podcast where I get to the soul and drive of top performers in the entertainment industry.

A podcast where I get to the soul and drive of top performers in the entertainment industry.
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A podcast where I get to the soul and drive of top performers in the entertainment industry.




"It Is What It Is" Matt DiCarlo: Stage Managing, Directing, And Ambition

Matt DiCarlo (TW:@MattyD0804) is a stage manager and director. Currently, he is the production stage manager for "Beetlejuice" on Broadway and Directing "The Play That Goes Wrong" on tour. Matt's early ambitions rival those of most community theatre actors and he opens up to where they came from. Everything from trusting the journey to creating his own path, Matt shares it all!! Enjoy!


"Don't Be Afraid" Sue Frost: Producing, Come From Away, and More!

SUE FROST is a founding member of Junkyard Dog Productions (with Randy Adams and Kenny and Marleen Alhadeff) which is dedicated to developing and producing new musicals. Broadway: COME FROM AWAY at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 2010 Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning Best Musical MEMPHIS, FIRST DATE. National tour and West End production of MEMPHIS. In development: CHASING THE SONG, FLY HIGH. Since its inception in 2006 Junkyard Dog has also produced VANITIES, MAKE ME...


"Listen" Paul McGill on Performing, Choreographing, and Better Ways of Being

Paul McGill (IG:@paul_mcgill_) has directed and choreographed for theater, TV/film, and circus around the world. His passion for coupling the human experience with graceful athleticism is apparent in his work. Recently, he worked with his mentor, Jeff Calhoun, on their “all tap-dancing” hit production of the Music Man. His most critically acclaimed work is both the Off-Broadway and LA productions of The Legend of Georgia McBride, winning him an Astaire Award and an LA Ovation Award for his...


"Give It Some Zazz!" Angie Schworer: Being Scrappy, Saying Yes, and Zazz

Angie Schworer (IG: @angieschworer) has been in countless broadway shows, most recently (her 10th B'way show) "The Prom" where she played herself, at the Longacre theatre. Angie takes us through her career breaking down how each show lead to the next. I found this to be quite an eye opening chat with great insight into the "professional relationships" of broadway. Enjoy!


"Stay Humble" Matthew Baker: Something Rotten!, Fitness and, Kindness

Matthew Baker (IG:@matthewpbaker88) Born in England, now a proud New Yorker. London credits; Sweeney Todd (u/s Tobias), HAIR (Woof). US Tour: Saturday Night Fever (Tony), Regional: Mary Poppins (Northbrook) Engeman Theatre, Disney Cruise Line: OC Beauty and the Beast (u/s Lumiere / Cogsworth / Maurice). In this chat we twist and turn through Matthew's journey from England to NYC! Matt has such a sunny disposition and shares the upbringing that has helped him create it.


"YES" Frank DiLella: Spectrum News NewYork1

Frank DiLella (IG:@fdilella)When New Yorkers are looking for the latest on the city's vibrant theater scene, they turn to NY1 theater correspondent and host of "On Stage," Frank DiLella. A resident of the Upper West Side and native of Philly, Frank attended Fordham University at Lincoln Center and has returned to his alma mater as a professor. Frank began his time at NY1 in 2004 as an intern for "On Stage." After stints on the assignment desk and as a producer, Frank got his big break during...


Al Blackstone: Dance, Community, And Kindness

Al Blackstone (alblackstone.net)(IG:@alblackstonechoreo) is an Emmy-nominated director, choreographer, and educator. His passion for bringing people together to experience something meaningful drives him to make dances, tell stories, and encourage joyful connection. Born in New Jersey and raised in a dance studio, he has called New York City home for more than a decade. In that time he has created emotional work for the stage and screen, thrown dance parties for charity, and introduced...


Stephanie Klemons: Broadcasting Hope To Broadway And Beyond

Stephanie Klemons (stephanieklemons.com)(IG:@danceism)(TW:@steph_klem) is an award-winning Broadway performer and Choreographer, most recently adding Direction to her resume. She’s a passionate educator and philanthropist who is most proud of the non-profit she founded some years ago, Katie’s Art Project. She grew up in Central New Jersey with her parents and her brother who’s now a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. When she was growing up, Stephanie studied at a number of dance studios from...


Bobbie Pinz: Creating That Perfect Wig And Career

Bobbie Pinz:(bobbiepinz.com)(IG:@bobbiepinzdotcom) is a wig and hair designer. He has worked on 20+ broadway shows and Rupaul's Drag Race. We cover what got him into hair design, lessons he has learned, favorite shows, and even some of his wig names. This conversation was incredibly relaxed as we venture all over the map of his life! Enjoy!


"Why I'll Never Make It" With Me, Clayton Howe, As The Guest!

Why I'll Never Make It (whyillnevermakeit.com) is a wonderful show hosted by my friend Patrick Oliver Jones. This is my conversation with him on his show! We cover a lot of what has got me to where I am today among other topics. Enjoy!


"What's Meant For You Will Never Pass You Up" Nasia Thomas: Her Life and Times As Well As The Temptations

Nasia Thomas (TW@nasiavthomas)(IG:@nasiathomas) is currently in "Ain't Too Proud - The Life And Times of The Temptations." We cover it all from growing up to current day. Nasia shares a bit of what keeps her centered and the lessons she continues to learn daily.


"You Are Enough." Jeff Whiting Discusses Open Jar Studios, Disney, Susan Stroman, And More!

Jeff Whiting (jeffwhiting.com)(IG:@jeffwhitingnyc) is a director, choreographer, teacher, and the owner of The Open Jar Studios. His career has taken him around the world and we get to talk about it! We discuss the lessons he has learned from Disney, Susan Stroman, and more! Jeff has a wonderful outlook on life and the industry that I think we can all learn from! Enjoy!


"Be Yourself" Christopher Fitzgerald: Comedy, Tragedy, And Everything In Between

Christopher Fitzgerald (IG:@thechristopherfitzgerald)(TW:@kifferfitz) is an accomplished actor worldwide. You may recognize him from Waitress, Wicked, Young Frankenstein, Chicago, An Act of God, and Finian's Rainbow to name a few. Chris shares a wealth of information regarding his training and thoughts on "the theatre business." He explains how "it all comes sideways" and you'll get a real understanding of his views on life. I hope you enjoy this wonderful conversation as much as I did...


Drew Desky: Founding Partner of DDM Productions

Drew Desky (LN:@drewdesky)(ddmproductionsnyc.com) is a producer, investor, and all around great guy in the theatre industry. We discuss his path to theatre and the importance of music in his life. Drew brings up some wonderful points regarding decision making along with principals to live by. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did having the conversation with Drew!


Gregory Fletcher: The Man Who Wears MANY Hats

Gregory Fletcher (gregoryfletcher.com) is a native of Dallas, Texas, a resident of New York City, a graduate of California State University at Northridge with a BA in Theater Arts, of Columbia University with a MFA in Directing, and of Boston University with a MA in Playwriting. Currently, Fletcher works freelance as an AEA stage manager, author, playwright, and director. Fletcher has also taught various theater courses at the university level (full time for 11 years). As an AEA stage...


"Breathe" Stephanie Rose Talks News12 Long Island, Mindfulness, And Life

Stephanie Rose (stephanierose.tv)(IG:@stephanierosetv) is the traffic correspondent for News12 Long Island! She is also a "yogi" and mindfulness teacher. We discuss her career path up to this point along with lessons she has learned along the way! Stephanie shares some incredibly great insight into her EARLY morning routine along with the ways in which she views life. I found there were some wonderful take-aways from this conversation. Enjoy!


"Humanity" Douglas Lyons Talks Acting, Writing, And Teaching

Douglas Lyons (douglaslyons.net)(IG:@chocolatehipster) is an actor, writer, teacher, producer, creator, lover of life, and just a really great guy! We discuss his multiple projects that are in the works. Through this conversation you get a real sense of how much work Douglas is actually putting into his projects. The man is non-stop! I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did having it with him! Enjoy!


"The Disruptor" JASON STYRES, CSA Talks Theatre And Life

Jason Styres (IG:@jasonstyrescsa)(jasonstyrescsa.com) is a casting director whose work is currently represented internationally. He has, in a relatively short time, come to work in every facet of the industry: theatre, film, television, commercials, live events, company consultation, and more. He and his team place an emphasis on creating an environment for teams, producers, and performers to effectively and efficiently put together exemplary groups of collaborative artists in order for a...


"Be You." Ace Young: Living Life More Beautifully

Ace Young (TW:@IAMACEYOUNG)(IG:@aceyoung) is an artist and one of the kindest human beings I've ever met. His career has brought him all over the world and we end up having this conversation on the Jersey Shore following a production of Aida. Our chat takes you through his career and to the mindset he lives in that I feel all of us can learn from. I do hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did having the conversation.


"Be Bold. Be Brave. Embrace The Unknown." Phil LaDuca And His Shoes

Phil Laduca (laducashoes.com)chats about his life path to the creation of his shoes. We have a fantastic conversation of his world coming full circle in terms of meeting other creatives in entertainment. Phil has a wonderful outlook on life that he very openly shares. I hope you enjoy this episode and keep on keepin' on!!