Guys Who Like Musicals

Broadway Podcast Network

Hosts Dan Tracy and Joe Carroll are both guys who... (you guessed it) like musicals. We breakdown all things Broadway with weekly unscripted interviews. We've got 6 Broadway credits between us - so we're not only fans, but insiders. Looking for a candid weekly Broadway podcast giving you a lighthearted, no-BS look at the Great Way Way? Dying for a peek into the lives of Norbert Leo Butz, Gavin Creel, Shoshana Bean, Patti Murin, Alex Brightman, Ashley Park, and many more? Unsure how to help your kid accomplish their dreams and get on Broadway?  We talk with your favorite stars about how they got their start. Check out our archive today! Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

We Love Norbert Leo Butz
Jul 16 2021
We Love Norbert Leo Butz
NORBERT LEO FREAKING BUTZ IS HERE!!!! 11 Broadway shows. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Rent, Wicked, My Fair Lady... Have you seen Bloodline? Just stop what you're doing and watch the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Tony performance and then binge Bloodline. We can't keep it together this week. Joe is fan boy mess. This was one of our favorite conversations yet. This week we talk with Norbert about how singing in bar bands can be the best vocal training, that time he wept in Jason Robert Brown's bathroom, how the biggest job you ever have might be the least rewarding, and the genius of Jack O'Brien. We talk about his leap from stage to screen and what he learned from Sissy Spacek and Linda Cardellini while working on Bloodline. We have looked up to this man for so long (if you can't tell by Joe's rambling) and we're still blown away that the man spent so much time with us. He was generous, vulnerable, and a WELL of knowledge. his best advice? Don't take any fucking advice. Listen in this week! Check this out for a resume... On Broadway. My Fairy Lady, Thou Shalt Not, Big Fish, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Enron, Speed-The-Plow, Is He Dead?, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Wicked, Rent. Most recently, Butz stars in NBC’s Debris series and nabbed a lead role as Rex Foster in the Disney+ adaptation of Tim Federle’s YA novel Better Nate Than Ever. Other TV credits include playing Dr. Byron Hale in David Zabel and Ridley Scott’s PBS series Mercy Street, performing the role of Kevin Rayburn in the Netflix series Bloodline, and playing Paddy Chayefsky on the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon. His film credits include Peter Hedges’ Dan in Real Life, Vera Farmiga’s Sony feature Higher Ground, Craig Zisk’s The English Teacher, and writer-directors Geoff Moore and David Posamentier’s Better Living Through Chemistry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We love De'Lon Grant
Jun 18 2021
We love De'Lon Grant
This week we’re talking to Come From Away and Jersey Boys star De’Lon Grant!! Did you know they're making of movie of Come From Away and the whole cast had to quarantine together in a Times Square? Did you know that even Broadway stars deal with the fear of 'not being enough' and imposter syndrome? Did you know that you can pick up an instrument at any phase of life? Our conversation with De'Lon was hilarious, insightful, and timely as ever. Get pumped for Come From Away's triumphant return to Broadway on September 21st!! De’Lon Grant is an actor and singer currently performing on Broadway in the Tony Award nominated hit musical Come From Away. He spent three years touring domestically and internationally as Berry Belson in the Tony Award winning musical Jersey Boys and was recently named Best Leading Actor at the 2017 IRNE Awards for his portrayal of Haywood Patterson in Kander and Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys; a role for which he also received an Elliot Norton Award Nomination.  Some of his other credits include: Frederick Douglass in Douglass (The Wit Theatre, Chicago, IL), Tod Clifton in Invisible Man (The Studio Theatre, Washington, DC and The Huntington Theatre, Boston, MA), Jim in Big River (Lyric Stage Company, Boston; Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Conway, AR; The Barnstomers, Tamworth, NH), Achilles in Troilus and Cressida(Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Boston, MA), Posthumous/Cloten in Cymbeline (Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Boston, MA), Gaspard in A Tale of Two Cities (The Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston, MA), Kaine in Dessa Rose (The New Repertory Theatre, Watertown, MA) and Sawyer in Harriet Jacobs (Underground Railway Theatre, Boston, MA). De'Lon holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Michigan and a Master in Music with concentration in Musical Theatre Performance from The Boston Conservatory of Music.  In addition to his stage work De’Lon is also photographer specializing in headshot and lifestyle portraits. View some of his portfolio here. To access more of his work visit www.delonphotography.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We Love Maurice Jones
May 28 2021
We Love Maurice Jones
The Professor is in! NYU's newest Shakespeare professor joins us this week. Maurice andJoe did Romeo and Juliet together back in 2013 where they bonded over margaritas and The Lord of the Rings. This week we talk about making Shakespeare accessible in 2021, how life as an actor isn't all star studded plays, how Joe literally conned his way into a Shakespeare play on Broadway, and how this "serious" actor found his love of musicals with the help of a little show called Ragtime. Mr. Jones is an New Jersey native and New York based actor. He is a graduate of Rutgers University where he earned degrees in English and Theatre. He holds an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, CO. He possesses a proud penchant for pocket watches, poetry, plums, percussion, potatoes, Pablo Picasso, Oxford commas, and alliteration. NY credits include, Broadway: The Lifespan of a Fact, Saint Joan, The Cherry Orchard, Romeo & Juliet, and Julius Caesar. Off Broadway: Sunday (Atlantic Theater Company), Linda (MTC), Troilus & Cressida, Pretty Hunger (Public Theater), Little Children Dream of God (Roundabout) Regional: Hamlet (Chicago Shakespeare), The Model American, A Legendary Romance (Williamstown) Julius Caesar (Folger Theatre), Lives of Reason (Two River Theater), Butler (Barrington Stage), As You Like It, Ruined, The Taming of the Shrew (Denver Center), The Learned Ladies (NJ Shakespeare) Television: “Blue Bloods”, “Elementary”, “The Good Fight”, “30 Rock”. Film: Winter’s Tale, Romeo & Juliet, And So It Goes • #broadway #broadwaymusical #broadwaymusicals #musical #musicals #musicaltheatre #musicaltheatrelife #theatrelife #theaterlife #theatrekid #theatrekids #theatrenerd #actorslife #podcastersofinstagram #broadwaypodcastnetwork #broadwaypodcast #podcastaddict #broadwaymemes #stevemauricejones #shakespeare #nyu #stellaadler #professor #romeoandjuliet #juliuscaesar #hamlet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We love Derrick Baskin
May 21 2021
We love Derrick Baskin
Tony Nominee Derrick Baskin showed up in NYC and had literally nowhere to stay. He did, however, have a job at TGI Friday's which is sometimes all you need. Spelling Bee, Memphis, Difficult People, Aint Too Proud, Marshall... COME ON!! His memoir is coming out this year called From Friday's to Broadway... that's not true. But it's a catchy title. This week we talk to a Tony Nominee who was almost a doctor. There are a million different ways to make your path in this industry... sometimes you just got to jump in and move to New York City with a dream. Derrick Baskin received a Tony Nomination and a San Francisco Theatre Critics Circle Award for his star turn as Otis Williams in Ain’t Too Proud. He was last seen in the Oscar‑nominated film Marshall and is best known for his role in the critically acclaimed Hulu sitcom Difficult People and his recurring role on Law & Order: SVU. Other film credits include Annie starring Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx; and Anesthesia starring Glenn Close, directed by Tim Blake Nelson. This award‐winning actor was last seen onstage in The New York Times Critic’s Pick Whorl Inside a Loop and has originated roles in the Tony Award®‐winning Broadway musicals Memphis; Spelling Bee, where he also earned a Drama Desk Award; and Disney’s The Little Mermaid working alongside Oscar‐, Grammy‐, and Tony‑winning composer Alan Menken and Pulitzer Prize author Doug Wright. Baskin’s concert experience includes performances with Wynton Marsalis, Michael Bublé, Wiz Khalifa, and Mariah Carey, and he has written songs on former Beyoncé musical director Divinity Roxx’s debut album, I’m Possible.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We Love Telly Leung
Apr 30 2021
We Love Telly Leung
We're back with PROFESSOR Telly Leung! Godspell, Aladdin, Rent, Glee, Allegiance, In Transit ... the guy has had an incredible career and he's just getting started. Telly just returned from Godspell at The University of Michigan and Dan and Joe are ready to go back to college so they can be directed by Telly. This is such a joy of a conversation. We talk about why representation matters, the reckoning in our business, creating art, waiting overnight in line for 20$ tickets, and how the greatest buzz for Telly comes from teaching the next generation. We love this man. We love you. Happy Friday. Telly was born and raised in New York City. He grew up in a traditional Chinese home in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. After graduating from Stuyvesant High School he attended Carnegie Mellon University.. Not a big deal :) It was also at CMU that Telly met fellow CMU-alum and KINKY BOOTS Tony-Award Winner, Billy Porter, who returned to his alma mater to direct the main stage production of Sondheim's COMPANY. After casting Telly as Bobby in "Company", Porter made a phone call to his colleagues who were involved in the upcoming Broadway revival of FLOWER DRUM SONG which eventually landed Telly the understudy for Wang Ta.  After playing Bobby in Sondheim's COMPANY in college, Telly would later get the opportunity to work with the legendary Stephen Sondheim in Roundabout's Broadway revival of PACIFIC OVERTURES in 2005. After PACIFIC OVERTURES, Telly originated the role of Boq in the Chicago company of WICKED, collaborating with fellow CMU-alum, Stephen Schwartz. Other Broadway credits include the final company of RENT - where he also got to make his film debut in Radical Media / Sony's RENT: FILMED LIVE ON BROADWAY, which is available on DVD and Blue Ray. After RENT ended its Broadway run, Telly went on an international tour with original RENT stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp in RENT: THE BROADWAY TOUR. He would later reprise the role of Angel in RENT at the Hollywood Bowl, directed by Neil Patrick Harris and starring Vanessa Hudgens, Aaron Tveit, Skylar Astin, & Wayne Brady. In 2011, Telly would get another opportunity to collaborate with composer Stephen Schwartz in the Broadway revival of GODSPELL at the Circle in the Square Theater.  Telly was involved in the development of Broadway's ALLEGIANCE, creating the role of "Sammy" alongside Lea Salonga (MISS SAIGON) and George Takei (STAR TREK). ALLEGIANCE is the story of one Japanese-American family's struggles and triumphs during the Japanese Internment of World War II. The musical made its sold-out world premiere at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego in 2012 and premiered on Broadway in the Fall of 2015. In 2016, Telly starred opposite Justin Guarini (American Idol) in IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first a cappella musical with music by Oscar-winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Russell Kaplan, Sara Wordsworth and James-Allen Ford, with direction and choreography by Tony-Award Winner Kathleen Marshall.  In June 2017, Telly Leung began his star turn as the title character in Disney’s ALADDIN on Broadway. He would continue to play the role for two years, and his caricature would eventually earn a coveted spot on the wall’s of New York’s historic Sardi’s restaurant. Telly has appeared on television in GLEE (as Wes of the Dalton Academy Warblers), INSTINCT (CBS), ODD MOM OUT (Bravo), DEADBEAT (on Hulu), LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT and played Kevin in the pilot of ABC's performing arts drama, LIMELIGHT. He was also heavily featured in the PBS documentary BROADWAY OR BUST as a teacher and performance coach for the Jimmy Awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices