“Be yourself and love whatever and whoever that is at the moment.” – Chatting with BE MORE CHILL's Morgan Siobhan Green!

“Be yourself and love whatever and whoever that is at the moment.” – Chatting with BE MORE CHILL's Morgan Siobhan Green!

I would like you to meet Morgan Siobhan Green. Morgan is making her Broadway debut in Be More Chill where she understudies for Christine, Brooke, Chloe, Jenna, and ‘as cast.’ Before that, she was seen Off-Broadway in Folk Wandering (ARTNY), and Sweetee (Signature). She has also performed regionally in Between the Lines (Pre Broadway). I always admire understudies and swings who perform on Broadway because as many will tell you they have a lot on their plate, so it was quite an honor to have the opportunity to interview Morgan! 

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“Ingest all kinds of art and culture.” – Chatting with BE MORE CHILL's Katlyn Carlson!

“Ingest all kinds of art and culture.” – Chatting with BE MORE CHILL's Katlyn Carlson!

I would like you to meet Katlyn Carlson. Katlyn is currently making her Broadway debut in the Joe Iconis hit Be More Chill where she is playing the role of Chloe Valentine, a role she played both in the recent Off-Broadway run and with The Two River Theater. She has also performed Off-Broadway in The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, and in the First National Tour of Dirty Dancing. It was such a privilege to have the chance to interview this very talented University of Chicago alum!

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“Write your own story and don’t be phased by rejection.” – Chatting with OKLAHOMA’s Chelsea Williams

“Write your own story and don’t be phased by rejection.” – Chatting with OKLAHOMA’s Chelsea Williams

What advice would you give young performers who want a career in this business?

Work on your craft! There are many things that may attract you to a career in Acting, but I will say you must love the craft above all. Get in a class. Get a mentor. Go see shows (Not just the ones you could be in but also the ones that you may not see yourself in). Meet people! First, believe in yourself. Then, surround yourself with people who believe in you! Become financially literate. Write your own story. Don’t be phased by rejection. You will most likely receive some form of it. Instead of asking “why me?” Ask “what is this teaching me?”. Carve out time to be somewhat normal. Learn to cook. Read a book. But most importantly get spiritual (whatever that means to you) and take care of yourself.

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"Talent without hard work won't get you anywhere" – Chatting with HADESTOWN performer Afra Hines!

"Talent without hard work won't get you anywhere" – Chatting with HADESTOWN performer Afra Hines!

I would like you to meet the wonderful Afra Hines. She will be performing in Hadestown on Broadway at The Walter Kerr Theatre with previews beginning March 22nd with the official opening on April 17th. Afra has performed on Broadway in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (in which she was honored with the Legacy Robe), Shuffle Along, Motown the Musical, Soul Doctor, Ghost, In The Heights and Wicked. Ms. Hines has also toured with Hamilton. I have had the chance to see this amazing actress perform several times on stage and it was quite the honor and privilege to have the opportunity to interview her.

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Help Bring the Untold Stories of Women in History to the Present

Help Bring the Untold Stories of Women in History to the Present

If you think too as far back as your grade school classroom, you might recall being asked to research and profile an impactful person in history. How many remember being frustrated by the apparent lack of information on influential women? There are women in our past that have done extraordinary things. They were inventors, scholars, artists, leaders, pioneers, and warriors, but their stories seemed to have been nearly omitted from history and are instead overshadowed by their male counterparts. Unless a woman played the role of royalty or heretic, humanity has failed to write down her story.

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HAMILTON's Isaiah Johnson discusses Puerto Rico and not beating yourself up between performing jobs!

HAMILTON's Isaiah Johnson discusses Puerto Rico and not beating yourself up between performing jobs!

I would like you to meet the amazing Isaiah Johnson. Isaiah just finished up playing the role for George Washington (a role he originated in the 1st National Tour) in Hamilton in Puerto Rico which has Lin Manuel-Miranda reprising his role of Alexander Hamilton. Isaiah has performed on Broadway in The Merchant of Venice (w/ Al Pacino), Peter and the Starcatcher, Side Show (2014 Revival), The Color Purple (2015 Revival). Isaiah will be starring in the upcoming original series for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) titled David Makes Man, which is from Academy Award Winner Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) and Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

The first time I saw him perform was in D.C. and he has been someone I have admired ever since. So to have the chance to interview this amazing artist is an honor and a privilege.        

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“Always stay open as to where the path may lead you.” – Q & A with RENT Live on Fox’s Alton Fitzgerald White!

“Always stay open as to where the path may lead you.” –  Q & A with RENT Live on Fox’s Alton Fitzgerald White!

I would like you to meet the amazing Alton Fitzgerald White! A veteran in the theatre business Alton will be performing in RENT Live on Fox on January 27th! On Broadway Alton has appeared in The Color Purple, Ragtime, The Lion King, The Who’s Tommy and Miss Saigon. I first remember seeing Mr. White perform as Mufasa and it was honestly a complete honor to have the chance to interview this amazing artist!

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Nick Blaemire on Writing "Glory Days", the National Tour of "Falsettos" and How to Search for Balance

Nick Blaemire on Writing "Glory Days", the National Tour of "Falsettos" and How to Search for Balance

I would like you to meet Nick Blaemire! Nick will be playing the role of Mendel in the National Tour of Falsettos which begins this February. Nick has been seen on Broadway in Godspell (his performance of ‘We Beseech Thee’ is still one of my favorites) and Cry-Baby, Off-Broadway in Tick Tick Boom! (Which earned him a Drama Desk Nomination), Found, Dogfight, and The Black Suits. Nick also wrote the music and lyrics to Glory Days (Book by James Gardiner), A Little More Alive, and Soon. At the age of 22, Nick was the youngest person ever to have written a Broadway musical (Glory Days) while also performing in another Broadway musical (Cry-Baby) at the same time. After following and admiring Mr. Blaemire’s career for many years, it was a thrill for me to have the chance to interview him.

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“It takes courage but if you do the work, magic can happen.” Chatting with The Cher Show’s Ashley Blair Fitzgerald!

“It takes courage but if you do the work, magic can happen.” Chatting with The Cher Show’s Ashley Blair Fitzgerald!

I would like you to meet Ashley Blair Fitzgerald. Ashley can currently be seen performing in the ensemble and as The Dark Lady in The Cher Show(which she is earning rave reviews). She has also been seen on Broadway in On the Town and Gigi (which was her Broadway debut!) and Off-Broadway in Trip of Love. Her message of training and stepping out of your comfort zone is something I find truly inspiring and admirable. I was very excited to interview this very talented dancer!

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“Keep on keeping on!” – Meet Alice By Heart’s Ari Groover!

“Keep on keeping on!” – Meet Alice By Heart’s Ari Groover!

I would like you to meet the wonderful and talented Ari Groover. Ari has been seen on Broadway in Holler If Ya Hear Me, and most recently in Head Over Heels and in Bare Off-Broadway. Up next she’ll be performing in Tony & Grammy Award Award Winners Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s newest musical Alice By Heart, inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and directed and co-written by Jessie Nelson (Waitress) at MCC Theater. Performances begin on January 30th. I was very excited to have the chance to interview this very talented artist.

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“Find happiness in the everyday…” Meet The Prom’s Becca Lee!

“Find happiness in the everyday…” Meet The Prom’s Becca Lee!

"I would like you to meet the talented Becca Lee. She is currently performing in the ensemble of “The Prom” on Broadway at The Longacre Theatre. This season has been fantastic when it comes to love and acceptance, and this musical comedy I feel fits that message well when it comes to accepting one another, owning up to who you are and caring for others who aren’t like you. I was delighted to have the chance to interview her.

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Performing Arts Education and Coaching Company Accused of Not Paying its Guest Faculty and Staff

Performing Arts Education and Coaching Company Accused of Not Paying its Guest Faculty and Staff

A performing arts education and audition coaching company is under fire today over claims that it has not paid its guest faculty members for summer workshops and masterclasses even though they had agreements over email regarding compensation.

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“Leap forward with no fear and pursue it with all you have.” – Chatting with Rock of Ages Sam Harvey!

“Leap forward with no fear and pursue it with all you have.” – Chatting with Rock of Ages Sam Harvey!

I would like you to meet Sam Harvey! Sam is currently starring in the 10th Anniversary Tour of Rock of Ages playing the role of Stacee Jaxx! When you are in this industry, you come across a lot of wonderful people from all walks of life. I think anyone who has met Sam Harvey can definitely agree that not a better man there is. From being in Bayside! the Musical! to being the “Librarian” at AMDA the career for Sam Harvey has been a wonderful and fantastic journey!

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