Backstage With...

Media & Entertainment Podcasts

Conversations with your favourite theatre actors and creatives. Industry secrets, eyebrow raising stories and behind the scenes access. Hosted by Mikey Worrall. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/backstagewith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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United Kingdom

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Conversations with your favourite theatre actors and creatives. Industry secrets, eyebrow raising stories and behind the scenes access. Hosted by Mikey Worrall. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/backstagewith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sharon Sexton (Bat Out of Hell: The Musical)

5/17/2022
Sharon Sexton reflects on her time playing Sloane in Bat Out of Hell: The Musical including her single audition for the part, creating the show ("Please can we have a shower in the set?") and how the company celebrated the life and legacy of Meatloaf after his death in January 2022. Follow Sharon on Twitter @SharonSextonIRE and Instagram @shar.sexton Email me: Mikey@backstagewith.com Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/backstagewith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:00:40:53

Peter Hannah (Into the Woods, Waitress)

2/24/2022
Peter Hannah talks about playing the Wolf and Cinderella's Prince in the first major UK production of a Stephen Sondheim musical since the composer/lyricist's death in November 2021. Into the Woods is playing at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, until Sunday 27th February 2022. For tickets: https://lyrictheatre.co.uk/whats-on/into-the-woods Email me: Mikey@backstagewith.com Follow on Instagram: @backstagewith @mikeyworrall1 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/backstagewith. Hosted on...

Duration:00:41:31

Carly Mercedes Dyer (A Chorus Line, Anything Goes, Six, West Side Story)

12/22/2021
Carly Mercerdes Dyer on playing Cassie in A Chorus Line at Leicester Curve, being on the Beeb at Christmas in Anything Goes (Boxing Day at 6.40pm, on BBC2), and if she'd ever go back to Six after Covid-19 ended her run before it had even begun. #poweredbypastry Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/backstagewith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:45:33

Savannah Stevenson (Little Women, Wicked, Mary Poppins)

11/27/2021
Savannah Stevenson is currently playing Marmee in Little Women at the Park Theatre in north London. Find out which song she was fearful of, why she wants people to leave Little Women wanting to call their mum, and the scene in which she'd love to make a cameo appearance in the film adaptation of Wicked. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/backstagewith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:46:40

Oli Higginson (The Last Five Years, Bridgerton, The Pursuit of Love)

10/7/2021
The Last Five Years' Jamie on bringing the show to the West End, whether it should be categorised as new or a revival in awards season, and trying to straddle a model building atop a grand piano whilst playing a clock. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/backstagewith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:38:47

Quincy Brown & Kevin Bianchi (Sentimental Men Podcast)

9/30/2021
What better way to mark International Podcast Day and the week of Wicked UK's 15th anniversary than with a conversation with Wicked podcasters Quincy and Kevin. They are the Broadway connoisseurs behind Sentimental Men, a must-listen for any Wicked fan. Follow them at @SentMenPod. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/backstagewith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:39:13

Samuel Edwards (Anything Goes, Ghost, Wicked)

9/22/2021
Samuel Edwards (Billy Crocker in Anything Goes) is here to talk about being back on stage after the pandemic, playing opposite Broadway star and two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, and why he'll always feel sentimental about Ghost. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/backstagewith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:28:05

Francesca Moody (Producer of Leopards, Mum, Fleabag)

9/19/2021
Francesca Moody is best known as the original producer of the multi-award-winning Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, which she has produced globally on behalf of DryWrite, most recently in London’s West End at the Wyndham’s Theatre, where it was also recorded and broadcast by NT Live, playing in cinemas throughout the world. Her current and upcoming productions include Leopards, at the Rose Theatre, in Kingston, and Mum at Soho Theatre. Support this show...

Duration:00:19:01

Lara Martins (The Phantom of the Opera)

9/8/2021
Lara Martins played Carlotta in Phantom in the West End for a record-breaking six years. She's here to talk about her new album, Canção, which is available to stream now. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/backstagewith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:40:53

Christina Bianco (Diva impressionist, Funny Girl, The Ballad of Anne and Mary)

8/18/2021
Two-time Drama Desk award nominee Christina Bianco joins us to talk about starring in the musical podcast series The Ballad of Anne and Mary, playing Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, in Paris, just before lockdown, and how she became Broadway's original YouTuber and Diva Impressionist. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/backstagewith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:14:18

Stephen Oremus (Frozen, Kinky Boots, Wicked, The Book of Mormon)

8/3/2021
Two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Oremus talks about creating some of the biggest musicals of the last two decades, conducting the orchestra for the Frozen movies, and arranging and conducting Lady Gaga's performance at the Academy Awards. Stephen's credits include: On Broadway and worldwide: As Music Supervisor/Arranger and/or Orchestrator: Disney’s Frozen; Kinky Boots (Tony Award for Best Orchestrations; Grammy Award); The Book of Mormon (Tony & Drama Desk Awards-Best Orchestrations;...

Duration:01:01:00

Giles Terera (Hamilton)

7/27/2021
The Olivier award-winning star of Hamilton talks about what it was really like in The Room Where It Happened. Giles's book, Hamilton & Me: An Actor's Journal, is available now. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/backstagewith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:58:08

We All Look the Same But We're Different Than We Were

7/23/2021
Reflecting on the reopening night of Come From Away in the West End. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/backstagewith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:07:38

Kayi Ushe (The Lion King, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon)

7/13/2021
It sure feels good to be back in your podcast feed. Are you ready for a new series of conversations with your favourite theatre people? First up is Kayi Ushe who's preparing to play Simba in The Lion King when the show reopens in the West End. You may have seen him as Lola on the UK tour of Kinky Boots or during his four-year stint in The Book of Mormon. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/backstagewith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:46:44

Guest Host Daisy Maywood with Mikey Worrall

12/1/2020
Daisy Maywood (The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, Company, A Chorus Line) guest hosts this episode of the podcast with Mikey Worrall. This is the final episode of series five. We'll be back in 2021 with more actors and creatives from your favourite shows. (This episode was recorded in September 2020 before the second lockdown in England. Any references to recent gym sessions and family visits were completely legal at the time.) Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/backstagewith. Our...

Duration:01:08:52

Gavin Spokes (Hamilton, Company, Quiz)

11/17/2020
Gavin Spokes was playing King George III in the London production of Hamilton when the West End went dark the week before the UK went into lockdown in March. You might have recently seen him wrestling with Mel Giedroyc as Harry in Marianne Elliot’s West End revival of Company, working his way up to a million pounds as the Major in James Graham’s Quiz, or as pollster Andrew Cooper in Channel 4’s Brexit: The Uncivil War. Follow Gavin on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Backstage With......

Duration:00:54:11

Susie McKenna (Associate Director, Kiln Theatre)

11/10/2020
Susie McKenna was creative director at Hackney Empire for seven years and wrote, produced and sometimes starred in its pantomimes for 22 years. She is now an associate director at Kiln Theatre, in north west London. Susie's many stage credits include Follies, Cats, The Witches of Eastwick, Woman in White, Ragtime, and Chicago. When the pandemic took hold, Susie was over in New York where her wife - three-time Olivier award winning actress Sharon D. Clarke - was about to begin previews in...

Duration:01:16:50

Kiruna Stamell (Cyrano de Bergerac, Great Britain, Moulin Rouge!)

10/27/2020
Kiruna Stamell was working as an extra on the film Moulin Rouge in Australia twenty years ago when the director created the part of La Petite Princess just for her. She used her pay check to come to the UK where she’s worked across television, film and theatre. At the start of this year she was in the Jamie Lloyd Company production of Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre in the West End, which won the Olivier award for Best Revival at the weekend. She was meant to be part of the...

Duration:00:59:09

Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins, SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical, Top Hat, Beauty and the Beast)

10/20/2020
Gavin Lee is an Drama Desk award winner, Olivier award nominee, and two-time Tony nominee. He's best known for creating the role of Bert in the original West End, Broadway and U.S. touring productions of Mary Poppins, and originating the role of Squidward in SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical on Broadway. Follow Gavin on Instagram. Follow Backstage With... online, on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. You can send Mikey your guest requests and questions on Twitter and Instagram, or email...

Duration:01:17:38

Melanie La Barrie (& Juliet, Matilda, Wicked, Mary Poppins)

10/13/2020
Chances are you've seen Melanie La Barrie in at least one show in the last 20 years. She's developed and appeared in a number of shows including the original productions of Mary Poppins, Matilda and & Juliet. She also played Ursula in the London pre-Broadway workshop of The Little Mermaid and on top of all of that somehow found time to complete full contracts in Les Miserables and Wicked. Prior to lockdown, Melanie was playing Nurse in & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre, a role she'll...

Duration:01:03:34