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Broadway Babies

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Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
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Broadway Babies - Episode 34: Special Guest Natalie Weiss
Welcome to Broadway Babies! This week, Noelle & Stephanie are thrilled to welcome the incredible, Natalie Weiss (Breaking Down The Riffs®, Emojiland), right on the heels of the release of her brand new, digital singing and riffing course! An acclaimed vocal performer and coach, Natalie Weiss has achieved major success on and off the stage. Her performance videos mixed with her “edutainment” series, Breaking Down The Riffs®, made her a viral sensation, with 30 million views on YouTube alone. Her groundbreaking and fun approach to pop technique has become a growing standard in the music industry. Natalie is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after celebrity vocal coaches and collaborators. She has sung with everyone from Broadway greats to iconic TV and media personalities including Tori Kelly, Ben Platt, Katharine McPhee, Pentatonix, Gaten Matarazzo, Shoshana Bean and Cheyenne Jackson, just to name a few. Natalie’s voice can be heard on The Greatest Showman soundtrack, Dear Evan Hansen cast recording, The Incredibles 2 jingles, and multiple musical theatre composers’ albums. She has performed on Broadway in Everyday Rapture, Off-Broadway in Emojiland, in national tours of Wicked & Les Miserables, and regional productions of Ghost and Chess. She was an American Idol season 4 semi-finalist and has performed the National Anthem at Cowboys & Shea Stadium. Natalie holds a BFA in musical theatre from Penn State University. Click here to for more info on the course: https://www.natalieweissvoice.com --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hedwig and the Angry Inch Canadian Tour, Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars. Follow us on Twitter! @bway_babies Like us on Facebook! @BroadwayBabiesTV
48:52
May 18, 2021
Broadway Babies - Episode 33: Special Guest Billy Recce
Welcome back to Broadway Babies! This week, Noelle and Stephanie chat with BILLY RECCE (Little Black Book, A Musical About Star Wars, Rachel Unraveled) Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you! Billy Recce is a Billboard Charting, MAC and NEO-Award winning composer/lyricist, singer/songwriter and playwright based in NY. His works include the long running hit A Musical About Star Wars (Off-Broadway), Balloon Boy (NYMF), and his sold out Snowflake Songbook series (54 Below). His debut album, “The Perks of Being a Snowflake” is on iTunes and Spotify. His latest release is the All-Star Concept Album “Little Black Book,” a musical about the life and times of Heidi Fleiss, available on Broadway Records. Proud member of ASCAP and graduate of Fordham University. --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hedwig and the Angry Inch Canadian Tour, Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars. Follow us on Twitter! @bway_babies Like us on Facebook! @BroadwayBabiesTV
51:39
May 4, 2021
Broadway Babies - Episode 32: Special Guest Lindsay Heather Pearce
Welcome back to Broadway Babies! This week, Noelle & Stephanie chat with the WICKED-ly talented, current Broadway Elphaba, Lindsay Heather Pearce! Lindsay is Broadway's new Elphaba! Before she was the green girl, she performed all over the Los Angeles area with For The Record Live, at the Rockwell Table and Stage, and the historic Troubadour. You may know her from The Glee Project, Glee on FOX, Bare: A Pop Opera, Freeform's Recovery Road, and more. She's performed on cruise ships all over the world and has sung with some of the best singers out there. She is passionate about passing along the gifts that have been given to her by others. You are loved. --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hedwig and the Angry Inch Canadian Tour, Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars. Follow us on Twitter! @bway_babies Like us on Facebook! @BroadwayBabiesTV
01:18:26
April 28, 2021
Broadway Babies - Episode 31: Special Guest John Battagliese
Welcome to the 31st episode of Broadway Babies! This week, Noelle and Stephanie welcome the infinitely talented John Battagliese! John Battagliese is a singer and actor originally from Philadelphia. He was last seen on stage as David in the Holiday Hit - Love Actually Live! at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Before that he toured the country as Greg McConnell in the First National Tour of Cruel Intentions : The 90’s Musical. Other credits include Romeo in BAZ : Starcrossed Love ( Las Vegas, The Palazzo Theater), Hairspray (Link Larkin, The MUNY), the world premiere of Have You Met Miss Jones?, alongside Academy Award Winner Shirley Jones, and the U.S. & West Coast Premieres of Grumpy Old Men the Musical (Ogunquit Playhouse and La Mirada Theater). He has been seen at Town Hall as a 2016 Broadway Rising Star, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and 54 Below. He can be heard on the Original Cast Albums of Grumpy Old Men and Love Actually Live!, and be sure to follow him on social media . Instagram: @jaybattsby Tik Tok: @TheJohnBatt --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hedwig and the Angry Inch Canadian Tour, Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars. Follow us on Twitter! @bway_babies Like us on Facebook! @BroadwayBabiesTV
01:01:21
April 20, 2021
Broadway Babies - Scott Rudin Allegations, West End and Broadway Reopening and Vaccines!
Welcome back to Broadway Babies! This week, Noelle and Stephanie discuss the workplace abuse allegations against producer Scott Rudin, news of the West End and Broadway reopening and vaccines! --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars. Follow us on Twitter! @bway_babies Like us on Facebook! @BroadwayBabiesTV
38:12
April 14, 2021
Broadway Babies - Televised Live Musicals
Welcome back to Broadway Babies! This week, Noelle and Stephanie discuss Televised Live Musicals, including Grease Live, The Wiz Live, Rent Live and more! --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars. Follow us on Twitter! @bway_babies Like us on Facebook! @BroadwayBabiesTV
01:00:35
March 16, 2021
Broadway Babies - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Part Two
Welcome back to Broadway Babies! This week, Noelle and Stephanie continue their discussion on Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Phantom of the Opera and School of Rock!  --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars. Follow us on Twitter! @bway_babies Like us on Facebook! @BroadwayBabiesTV
55:35
March 3, 2021
Broadway Babies - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Part One
Welcome back to Broadway Babies!!!! In this episode, Noelle and Stephanie discuss Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, including Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Evita and Starlight Express. Join us next week for part two! --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars. Follow us on Twitter! @bway_babies Like us on Facebook! @BroadwayBabiesTV
44:14
February 24, 2021
Broadway Babies - Auditions, Self Tapes & Education!
Welcome back to Broadway Babies!!!! In this episode, Noelle and Stephanie discuss self tapes, auditions, self care and educational opportunities. --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars. Follow us on Twitter! @bway_babies Like us on Facebook! @BroadwayBabiesTV
46:47
February 16, 2021
Broadway Babies - Season 2!
Welcome to season two of Broadway Babies!!!! In this episode, Noelle and Stephanie discuss The LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards nominations, acting for the stage vs acting for film/TV (hint: it's all acting!) and some wonderful streaming content. We also pay tribute to Bob Avian, Cicely Tyson and Cloris Leachman. --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars. Follow us on Twitter! @bway_babies Like us on Facebook! @BroadwayBabiesTV
52:44
February 10, 2021
Broadway Babies - Episode 24: Holiday Spectacular!
Welcome to the Broadway Babies Holiday Spectacular!!! In our 24th episode, Noelle and Stephanie discuss all the fun musical content we have been gifted with this season, including Jingle Jangle, The Prom, The Snow Ball - hosted by Lance Roberts, One Night Only: The Best of Broadway, The Jagged Little Pill reunion concert, The HamFam Holiday Celebration - featuring the Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton and more! This is our last new episode before we take a break for the holidays.  We'll return with new episodes in January. Until then, we wish you all love, joy, and peace in this holiday season and a bright and prosperous New Year! Follow us on Twitter! @bway_babies Like us on Facebook! @BroadwayBabiesTV --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
01:04:16
December 15, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode 23: Special Guest Desmond Newson
Welcome to the 23rd episode of Broadway Babies! Noelle & Stephanie had a wonderful chat with Desmond Newson (Hamilton, Motown: The Musical). Desmond has an exciting special event called The Wiz: A Virtual Celebration of Black Excellence which will premiere on Monday, November 30 at 7PM PST / 10PM EST on Facebook and YouTube. The event features an all-star Disney cast, including our own Stephanie Andersen! Because we don't want you to miss this very special celebration, we have released next week's episode a few days early. Happy Thanksgiving! Desmond Newson is a dynamic Broadway performer who has been nominated for an L.A. Ovation Award as well as the recipient of an NAACP Theatre Award. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida Conservatory, where he obtained his B.F.A. Degree in Theatre, with a minor in Business. Desmond has been seen in the 1st National Tour of Hamilton, Motown: The Musical on Broadway, and The 35th Anniversary of Dreamgirls, with the original Dreamgirls: Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine, and Tony Award Winner, Jennifer Holliday. Internationally, he has been blessed to perform as Simba in The Lion King for Hong Kong Disney, as well as The South Korean Tour of FAME: The Musical. Beyond the stage, Desmond is an exceptional storyteller and playwright. He is using his words in the hopes of creating a more authentic, Black narrative, that will be showcased worldwide. As a Youth Arts Instructor, his goal is to mentor and empower the next generation to be unapologetic about who they are, on and off the stage. --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
54:31
November 27, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode 22: Special Guest Joe Iconis
Welcome to the 22nd episode of Broadway Babies! This week Noelle and Stephanie welcome the wonderful Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, Smash)! Joe Iconis is a musical theater writer and performer. He has been nominated for a Tony Award, four Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, and is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, a Jonathan Larson Award, and a Richard Rodgers Award. Be More Chill (with Joe Tracz) is currently playing London’s West End, after running at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre and off-Broadway’s The Pershing Square Signature Center after a world premiere at Two River Theater. Joe is the author of Love in Hate Nation (directed by John Simpkins; Two River Theater), Broadway Bounty Hunter (with Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams; Barrington Stage Company and Greenwich House Theater Off-Broadway), Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova, NAMT), The Black Suits (with Robert Maddock; Center Theater Group, Barrington Stage Company), ReWrite (Urban Stages, Goodspeed Opera House), and Theaterworks USA’s The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We the People. Musicals currently in development include The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson for La Jolla Playhouse (directed by Christopher Ashley), Punk Rock Girl! His music appeared on season two of NBC’s Smash. Albums: Be More Chill (OCR and OBCR, which over 500 million streams); Broadway Bounty Hunter (OCR); Things to Ruin (OCR); Two-Player Game, The Joe Iconis Rock & Roll Jamboree, and the upcoming Broadway Bounty Hunter (OCR) all available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records. Joe is hugely inspired by Robert Altman, Dolly Parton, The Muppets, and the Family of artists he frequently surrounds himself with. www.MrJoeIconis.com --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
01:09:45
November 18, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode 21: Special Guest Jason Graae
Welcome to the 21st episode of Broadway Babies! This week Noelle and Stephanie welcome the delightful Jason Graae! The New York Times recently said, "Nowadays, probably no other performer could infuse (that song) with the manic mischief that Jason Graae, a frisky clown with a real tenor, pumped into it..." Jason Graae has starred on Broadway in "A Grand Night For Singing", "Falsettos", "Stardust", "Snoopy!", "Do Black Patent Leather Shows Really Reflect Up?". Off- Broadway shows include "Forever Plaid", "Olympus on My Mind", "All in the Timing", "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh" (Drama Desk Nomination- Best Actor in a Musical) and many more. Jason is currently playing the Wonderful Wizard of Oz across America in the National Tour of "Wicked." Jason made his Metropolitan Opera House debut as the male vocalist in Twyla Tharp's "Everlast" with American Ballet Theatre.  Jason has performed his one man show all over the country from Rainbow and Stars and Birdland in NYC to Feinstein's and the Plush Room in L.A. and San Francisco, winning 4 Bistro Awards and a N.Y Nightlife Award, also making TimeOut NY's Top Cabaret shows of the year. His critically acclaimed show with Faith Prince, "The Prince and the Showboy" played at 54 Below and the pair won a 2nd Nightlife Award for Best Duo. In Los Angeles, Jason won the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award - the Joel Hirschorn Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre. Jason originated the role of "Houdini" in the L.A. production of "Ragtime" at the Shubert Theatre and won an Ovation Award for "Forbidden Broadway Y2KLA!". At the Hollywood Bowl, he played Benny Southstreet in "Guys and Dolls'" and Marcellus in "The Music Man". With the 42nd Street Moon Theatre Co. in San Francisco, he played the 7 Sid Caesar roles in "Little Me" and most recently played Scrooge in the world premiere of "Scrooge in Love", winning the Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Actor in a Musical. On television, Jason has appeared on many shows including "Six Feet Under", "Rude Awakening", "Friends", "Frasier", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Living Single", "Caroline in the City", "Providence", etc. On PBS, he was a guest soloist twice with the Boston Pops and once with Marvin Hamlisch and the National Symphony on "Holiday for the Troops at The Kennedy Center" and in "Words and Music by Jerry Herman". Movie appearances include the title role in "Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms" (2008 Toronto and London Film Festivals), Disney's "Home on the Range", "On Edge", "Gepetto", "The Dukes of Hazzard in Hollywood", and "Awakening of Spring" . He has been heard on many cartoons and for 5 and 1/2 years he was the voice of "Lucky, the Leprechaun" for Lucky Charms Cereal, a balanced part of your complete breakfast. He made his Los Angeles Opera debut as "Njegus" in "The Merry Widow", repeating the role with Dallas , New Orleans, Houston Grand Opera, and Michigan Opera Theatre (Oscar Wilde Award nomination). Also with L.A. Opera he was featured as "Offenbach" in "The Grand Duchess" , directed by Garry Marshall. He has played "Frosch" in "Die Fledermaus" with the Washington National and San Francisco Operas, the Manhattan School of Music, and most recently with Houston Grand Opera. Jason has recorded over 45 CDs, including original cast albums, concerts, compilations, and his 3 solo CDs, "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile - Jason Graae Sings Charles Strouse", and "Jason Graae LIVE at The Cinegrill" (Fynsworth Alley), and "Perfect Hermany-the songs of Jerry Herman."
01:06:23
November 11, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode 20: Special Guest Ryan McCartan
Welcome to the 20th super-sized episode of Broadway Babies! This week Noelle and Stephanie welcome Ryan McCartan (Heathers, Rocky Horror, Wicked, Frozen)!! Most recently, Ryan played the role of Hans in Disney’s Frozen on Broadway. Additional theater credits include Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway, and originating the roles of JD in Heathers The Musical and Mac in Scotland, PA, off-broadway. Ryan was thrilled to be a part of The Rocky Horror Picture Show as Brad Majors, released on Fox Television. Young audiences know Ryan as Diggie from Disney Channel’s Liv & Maddie. Additional television credits include Freakish, Royal Pains, Midnight TX, Monday Mornings, Last Man Standing and The Middle. Ryan’s original music is available on Spotify, iTunes and most music outlets. Instagram: @mccarya tiktok: @ryan.mccartan Twitter: @ryanmccartan --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
01:21:38
October 27, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode 19: Special Guest Kristin Hanggi
Welcome to the 19th episode of Broadway Babies! This week Noelle and Stephanie welcome Kristin Hanggi (bare, Rock of Ages). Kristin joins us just in time for the 20th anniversary celebration of the landmark, original production of bare: a pop opera! Kristin Hanggi is a theater, television, and film director as well as a passionate multi-hyphenate — writer, producer, story shaman, intuitive healer, artist, and poet. She is best known for directing and developing the international smash-hit Rock of Ages, which received five Tony Award nominations, including a nomination for Best Direction of a Musical. She has directed productions of Rock of Ages all over the world, including Broadway and the West End. Ms. Hanggi's developed and directed the acclaimed pop opera bare, which ran to sold-out audiences in Los Angeles and off-Broadway, won numerous awards, and has gone on to have over 500 productions internationally. As a film director, Kristin directed Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List, an adaption of Rachel Cohn & David Levithan's popular novel of the same name, starring Victoria Justice. She made her feature directorial debut in 2013 with the indie Grantham & Rose. For television, Ms. Hanggi adapted and directed the hit book series, Dear Dumb Diary into a musical movie, under Executive Producer Jerry Zucker for Walden Media. She also recently directed an episode on the upcoming Netflix musical series Julie and the Phantoms. A partial list of past stage productions include: Clueless; Accidentally Brave; Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion; Atlantis; Pirate La Dee Da; the initial production that launched the Pussycat Dolls, Pussycat Dolls Live at the Roxy. Ms. Hanggi graduated with her Masters from USC after receiving her Bachelors from UCLA in Theater. In June of 2013, Kristin returned to her alma mater when she received the UCLA School of Theater, Film, & Television Distinguished Alumni Award. Kristin has a love of music, and has directed multiple music videos and short films. She hosts a weekly podcast with her best friend Natalie Roy called “Let’s Play: The CREATE Podcast” on the intersectionality of spirituality & creativity. --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars. Sponsorships: on for this episode
01:13:55
October 20, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode 18: Special Guest Ben Fankhauser
Welcome to the 18th episode of Broadway Babies! This week, Noelle and Stephanie are thrilled to welcome Ben Fankhauser (Newsies, Beautiful, Spring Awakening)! Ben is best known for playing Davey in Newsies (Original Broadway Cast & Movie). Other New York: Mack & Mabel (Encores!), Saturday Night and Bar-mitzvah Boy (York Theatre). First national tours: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and Spring Awakening. Regionally Ben has been seen in Flamingo Kid (Hartford Stage), American In Paris (MTW) Big River (Sacramento Music Circus), I Hate Hamlet (Bucks County Playhouse) Next To Normal (North Carolina Theatre), Television: The Deuce, Indoor Boys, Tony Awards. Ben is a frequent guest performer at many cabaret venues in New York City including Feinsteins/54 Below where his solo concert Ben’s Fank’d Up Broadway had a sold out run. Hear more on Spotiy/Itunes/Youtube BFA: Ithaca College. @PlzNfankU. Cleveland Native. --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
01:04:25
September 29, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode 17: Special Guest Drew Gehling
Welcome to the 17th episode of Broadway Babies! This week, Noelle and Stephanie welcome the incredible Drew Gehling (Waitress, Jersey Boys) Drew Gehling has appeared on Broadway in Waitress (also Grammy Award–nominated cast album), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, and Jersey Boys. His regional credits include the Broadway bound Almost Famous ((Jeff Bebe), Dave(Helen Hayes Award nomination), Roman Holiday (SHN Golden Gate Theatre), A Minister’s Wife, I Believe, and The Scarlet Pimpernel in concert (Lincoln Center), Waitress and Johnny Baseball (American Repertory Theater), Billy & Ray (Vineyard Theatre), and Anne of Green Gables (Off Broadway). His developmental project work includes The Secret Garden (upcoming), American Psycho, The Searchers, Big Fish, and Sunset Boulevard. Gehling’s television and film credits include “Instinct,” “The Code,” “Dietland,” “The Good Fight,” “Succession,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Elementary,” “30 Rock,” “Smash,” HBO’s Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, “The Indoor Boys,” Stomach People, Desert Guests, “The Daily Show,” and “Live from Lincoln Center.” Academically, Gehling co-authored a paper about professional singers along with several faculty members at New York University’s Langone Voice Center. He is an alumnus of both Carnegie Mellon and Columbia University. --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
01:11:24
September 22, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode 16: Special Guest Lesli Margherita
Welcome to the 16th episode of Broadway Babies! This week, Noelle and Stephanie welcome the lovely Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Zorro, Emojiland) An Olivier Award winner for her West End debut as Inez in ZORRO THE MUSICAL , Lesli made her Broadway debut originating the role of Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL. After over 1000 performances, she bid farewell to the Broadway company of Matilda and crossed the street to The Helen Hayes to star as the diva Mona Kent in the Broadway premiere of DAMES AT SEA. Lesli returned to MATILDA to close out its Broadway run. Off-Broadway, Lesli starred as Princess in EMOJILAND and Cindy Lou Who in the one woman tour-de-force WHO'S HOLIDAY. Her hilarious show-stopping performance earned her critical acclaim including a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance, a Lortel nomination for Outstanding Solo Show and an Off-Broadway Alliance nomination for Best Solo Performance. Television credits include the ABC sitcom pilot "Most Likely To" opposite Yvette Nicole Brown and recurring roles on "Homeland" (Showtime), "Instinct" (CBS), "Seven Seconds" (Netflix), "Transparent" (Amazon), and "The Crew" (Netflix). Movie credits include the upcoming The Many Saints of Newark, Opening Night and Boogeyman 2 and Number 23. Lesli's voice can also be heard on several animated films and shows including Disney's Cinderella 3 and Nickelodeon's "Sponge Bob Squarepants". Regional stage credits include Adelaide in GUYS & DOLLS (Sacramento Music Circus; Bucks County Playhouse), Signora Psyche Zinobia in A SCYTHE OF TIME (NYMF), Esmeralda in HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Sacramento Music Circus), Lilli / Kate in KISS ME KATE (Reprise; Ovation Award - Best Actress), THE GRONHOLM METHOD (The Falcon ; Ovation nom. - Best Ensemble), Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA (MTW; Ovation & LADCC nom - Best Actress), Julie in SHOWBOAT (Goodspeed Opera), Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (La Mirada), and Lady of the Lake in SPAMALOT (Sacramento Music Circus). She is the creator/star of 'Looks Not Books' and 'Ship Happens' the popular backstage vlogs commissioned by Broadway.com, as well as the digital short series 'Sparklefpuff,' all of which can be seen on YouTube. Lesli's books, NECK PUNCH and CARRY ON: Advice from the "Queen" and BLU!, are available on Amazon & iTunes. Lesli's critically acclaimed solo shows Rule, Broad, and This Broad's Way continue to play to crowds across the country. Her debut live album RULE YOUR KINGDOM is currently in stores and available on all digital platforms. 
01:05:20
September 15, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode 15: Special Guest Mia Moravis
Welcome to the 15th episode of Broadway Babies! In this episode, Noelle and Stephanie chatchat with the multi-award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, producer, (Jagged Little Pill, Anastasia, The Lightning Thief) the marvelous Mia Moravis! Mia Moravis is a three-time Emmy® Award-nominated producer, a Remi Award-winning filmmaker, an award-winning actress, 27-time ASCAP Plus Award-winning composer /songwriter, an award-winning recording artist, an audio theatre and audiobook narrator and producer, and a Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End producer, who’s worked on multiple projects with Broadway Records~including as Associate Producer of the Grammy® Award-nominated “My Fair Lady” Broadway revival cast recording. -- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
01:03:18
September 8, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode 14: Special Guest Calvin Remsberg
Welcome to the 14th episode of Broadway Babies! In this episode, Noelle and Stephanie chat with the incredible Calvin Remsberg! Calvin Remsberg has worked extensively both as a performer and as a director. He is perhaps best remembered by Los Angeles audiences for his portrayal of Firmin, the crotchety opera house manager in the record breaking production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Ahmanson Theater, having played the role with three different Phantoms over the entire four and a half year run. Other stage roles include the Beadle in both national tours, and the acclaimed television production of SWEENEY TODD, and for four years he crawled around as Old Deuteronomy in the first national tour of CATS. -- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
01:03:48
September 2, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode 13: Special Guests Ilene Graff & Nikka Graff Lanzarone
Welcome to the 13th episode of Broadway Babies! In this SUPERSIZED episode, Noelle and Stephanie welcome the dynamic mother/daughter duo Ilene Graff and Nikka Graff Lanzarone! ILENE GRAFF is a Grammy-nominated recording artist (for her CD BABY’S BROADWAY LULLABIES) who is best known as the mom on the TV comedy, MR. BELVEDERE. Broadway work includes runs in PROMISES, PROMISES (pit singer; Fran Kubelik), the original production of GREASE (Sandy) and creating the role of Cleo in the Cy Coleman-Michael Stewart musical, I LOVE MY WIFE. She also co-starred with Glenn Close in the Disney film version of SOUTH PACIFIC. Ilene has performed for Crystal Cruises, has sold out concerts at New York’s legendary Birdland, Hollywood’s Catalina Jazz Club, Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Los Angeles, and along with her family The Graffs, at New York’s Feinstein’s/54 Below. Ilene and her daughter Nikka have also done their duet cabaret show, “Together Again for the First Time” both at Feinstein’s 54 Below and Feinstein’s at Vitello’s. Ilene’s husband, ASCAP Award-winning composer Ben Lanzarone, is her musical director, arranger, co-producer and accompanist. They are the proud parents of Nikka Graff Lanzarone, an accomplished musical theatre performer. NIKKA GRAFF LANZARONE is a NYC-based performer who really likes telling stories. She has been lucky enough to do that on Broadway (Chicago, Women on the Verge…), Off-Broadway (Sweet Charity, Hello Again, Seussical), on stages all over the country (Peep Show, My Paris, The Jungle Book, A Chorus Line, Into the Woods to name a few), a few screens here and there (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Divorce,” “Unforgettable,” “Smash,” “Live from Lincoln Center.”), and on the occasional recording. She is also a labor leader, wife, podcaster, mental health advocate, and great lover of assembling IKEA furniture. She thinks Bill and Ted got it right: Be excellent to each other. nikka-graff-lanzarone.com / @nikkalanz -- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
01:20:54
August 25, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode 12: Special Guest Justin Matthew Sargent
Welcome to the 12th episode of Broadway Babies! In this episode, Noelle and Stephanie welcome the supremely talented Justin Matthew Sargent! Justin Matthew Sargent starred as Peter Parker in the Broadway blockbuster SPIDERMAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, Drew in ROCK OF AGES, and was in the Original Broadway Cast of BONNIE AND CLYDE! REGIONAL: WEST SIDE STORY (Tony), BAZ (Christian), LOVE ACTUALLY:LIVE (Mark), PIPPIN (Pippin), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Riff Raff), FOREVER PLAID (Jinx) and many others. DEVELOPMENTAL THEATRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD (NC Stage), BLISS (Workshops), JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE (Workshops), OSWALD (Workshops), CLOWNTOWN (Workshops), SUPERYOU (Workshops), THE VIEW UPSTAIRS (Workshops), INTO THE WILD (Workshops), BAT OUT OF HELL (Workshops), and more! TV/FILM: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: LIVE on NBC, LAW & ORDER: SVU, MR ROBOT, ROYAL PAINS, DE-LOCATED, BIG EXIT (film), STORMCHASER (film), NO ONE CALLED AHEAD (film). Justin is developing a new musical with the band AIR SUPPLY, and has also performed across the country singing the music of QUEEN with a live symphony. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Central Florida. -- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
53:28
August 18, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode 11: Special Guest Jennie Kwan
After a two month hiatus, we are back with our eleventh episode of Broadway Babies! In this episode, Noelle and Stephanie welcome the wonderful Jennie Kwan!  Jennie Kwan, a native Angelino, started performing at the age of 11 years old in the performing troupe, “Kids of the Century.” Audiences first recognized Jennie when she played the lead role of “Kim” in the First National Touring Company of “Miss Saigon” having landed the coveted role after producer Cameron Mackintosh conducted a worldwide search. Jennie was then introduced to television as series regular, Samantha Woo, the wacky singing sensation on NBC-TV’s situation comedy, “California Dreams” which aired for five successful seasons and then onto worldwide syndication. Recently Jennie and castmate Kelly Packard produced the “California Dreams Reunion Concert” featuring Guest Star Ryan Cabrera to huge success. Some of Jennie’s other television credits include New Girl, Anger Management, and The Nanny. Some film credits include “Promoted”, “Entourage”, and “Trojan War.” For two years Jennie traveled with “Faces of America,” a one-person show regarding diversity and tolerance in America. She was an original cast member of “Bare, the Musical” originating the role of Diane Lee and had a short stint in “Jewtopia” both shows having successful runs on Off-Broadway. Jennie toured the United States with the Broadway Tony Award-Winning Musical, First National Tour of “Avenue Q” getting the chance to play the role of “Christmas Eve.” As well as becoming a puppeteer and playing the role of “Mrs. T”, “Bears” and Others.” Jennie was a proud member of Hollywood Record’s vocal group, “Nobody’s Angel” who earned a Gold record for performing two songs on the “Princess Diaries” soundtrack and was a co-creator for the pilot, “Nobody’s Angel” television network ABC Family. And Disney lovers have been fortunate to see Jennie ride the magic carpet as “Jasmine” in Disney’s musical spectacular “Aladdin.” She lends her voice to the character, Suki, on Nickelodeon’s hit animated series “Avatar: The Last Air Bender,” as well as all video games for the series. Presently you can hear as Thirteen in Netflix’s animated anime “Scissor seven”. Jennie also enjoys an active voice-over career in many other animes and numerous video games. Currently, Jennie resides in Los Angeles with her husband Matt and her cat Toothless. She performs as Priscilla Poodle in kid’s pop concert Show “Twinkle Time”. She continues to work in all areas of the business as an actress, singer, dancer, voice-over artist, and vocal coach. -- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
54:10
August 11, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode Ten: Special Guest Marc Shaiman
Welcome to the TENTH episode of Broadway Babies! In this episode, Noelle and Stephanie welcome the extraordinary Marc Shaiman, hot on the heels of the announcement that Smashis being developed for Broadway!!  Marc Shaiman co-wrote the songs and composed the score for "Mary Poppins Returns" for which he was nominated for a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, a Grammy and for two Oscars. His other Oscar nominations have been for “Sleepless In Seattle", “Patch Adams”, “The First Wives Club”, "The American President" and “South Park-Bigger, Longer & Uncut”. Other film credits include “Beaches”, “When Harry Met Sally”, “City Slickers”, “The Addams Family”, “Sister Act”, “A Few Good Men” and “The Bucket List”. For Broadway, he and co-lyricist Scott Wittman have written "Hairspray" (Tony & Grammy Awards), “Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me”, “Catch Me If You Can” (Tony nom), "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory" and they are currently writing a new musical version of "Some Like It Hot". Marc composed original music for the revival of "The Odd Couple" with Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick and for the current revival of "Plaza Suite" starring Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker. Television credits include "Saturday Night Live" (Emmy and Golden Globe nom), “Smash” (Emmy & Golden Globe nom), The Oscars with Billy Crystal (Emmy Award), and appearances with Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Lane, Jennifer Hudson, Jack Black & Will Ferrell, among others. He has co-produced/arranged recordings and performances for Bette Midler, Harry Connick Jr., Peter Allen, Eric Clapton, Diane Keaton, Patti LuPone, Steve Martin, Barbra Streisand, Robin Williams and many more. His online opus “Prop 8 - The Musical” was a Webbie Award winner and he and co-writer Mariah Carey were nominated for a Golden Globe for their title song for the animated film "The Star". -- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
53:42
May 26, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode Nine: Special Guest Adam Pascal
Welcome to the ninth episode of Broadway Babies! In this episode, Noelle and Stephanie welcome the incredible Adam Pascal! Adam is a Tony Award nominee, best known for his role as Roger in RENT, which he originated both on Broadway and in the 2005 film. He has also starred on Broadway in Aida (Radames), Cabaret (Emcee), Chess (Freddie), Chicago (Billy), Memphis (Huey), Disaster (Chad), and most recently, Something Rotten (Shakespeare). He has released two solo rock albums, Model Prisoner(2000), Civilian (2004), as well as a collaborative rock album Blinding Light(2008) with pianist, Larry Edoff. In television and film, he has appeared in RENT (2005), School of Rock, (2003), Temptation (2004), and Cold Case(2006). Adam also tours regularly, performing sold-out solo concerts all around the country. -- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
59:43
May 19, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode Eight: Special Guest Lance Roberts (Part Two)
Welcome to the eighth episode of the Broadway Babies Podcast! In this episode, Stephanie and Noelle welcome Broadway veteran, Lance Roberts: Broadway and Beyond (The Pee Wee Herman Show, The Robber Bridegroom, Ghost, Sunset Blvd., and the upcoming The Visitor) We had an amazing, detailed chat with Lance on his road BACK to Broadway! We can't wait for you to hear it! Lance has been in the original Broadway companies of Pee Wee Herman on Broadway, Sister Act, Ghost, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Moss Hart's Act One, Finding Neverland, Sunset Boulevard and My Fair Lady. He's worked at the Roundabout, Signature and next, The Public. On TV, Pose, Most Wanted:FBI, Good Fight, Hooked, and reruns of Law & Order, Nurse Jackie, Elementary, White Collar, The Affair, Will & Grace, Girlfriends, Knots Landing, The Colbys and Drew Carey! More info on imdb.com/LanceRoberts --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
01:00:01
May 12, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode Seven: Special Guest Lance Roberts (Part One)
Welcome to the seventh episode of the Broadway Babies Podcast! In this episode, Stephanie and Noelle welcome Broadway veteran, Lance Roberts: Broadway and Beyond (The Pee Wee Herman Show, The Robber Bridegroom, Ghost, Sunset Blvd., and the upcoming The Visitor) We had an amazing, detailed chat with Lance on his road BACK to Broadway! We can't wait for you to hear it! Lance has been in the original Broadway companies of Pee Wee Herman on Broadway, Sister Act, Ghost, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Moss Hart's Act One, Finding Neverland, Sunset Boulevard and My Fair Lady. He's worked at the Roundabout, Signature and next, The Public. On TV, Pose, Most Wanted:FBI, Good Fight, Hooked, and reruns of Law & Order, Nurse Jackie, Elementary, White Collar, The Affair, Will & Grace, Girlfriends, Knots Landing, The Colbys and Drew Carey! More info on imdb.com/LanceRoberts --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
01:01:39
May 8, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode Six: Special Guest Joshua Safran
Welcome to the sixth episode of the Broadway Babies Podcast! In this episode, Stephanie and Noelle welcome writer, producer and showrunner, Joshua Safran! We are so happy you are joining us and hope you enjoy our podcast. If you have any questions, comments or topics you would like us to discuss, let us know on Facebook or Twitter! Stay safe and healthy and thank you for listening! Joshua Safran was the executive producer and showrunner for the second season of the NBC television series Smash. He is the creator, executive producer and showrunner for the Netflix musical television series Soundtrack, which premiered on December 18, 2019. Joshua was the creator, executive producer and showrunner (seasons one and two) of the ABC drama series Quantico and was an executive producer and writer on the CW television series Gossip Girl. He is also creating, executive producing and showrunning the 2020 sequel series Gossip Girl for HBO Max. He shared writing credits with director Shana Feste for the screenplay of the 2014 remake of the 1981 film Endless Love. --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
47:38
April 28, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode Five: Deluxe edition with Special Guest Michael Cerveris!
Welcome to the fifth episode of the Broadway Babies Podcast! In this episode, Stephanie and Noelle welcome two-time Tony Award winner, Michael Cerveris! We are so happy you are joining us and hope you enjoy our podcast. If you have any questions, comments or topics you would like us to discuss, let us know on Facebook or Twitter! Stay safe and healthy and thank you for listening! Michael Cerveris is an American actor, singer, and guitarist. He has performed in many stage musicals and plays, including several Stephen Sondheim musicals: Assassins, Sweeney Todd, Road Show, and Passion. In 2004, Cerveris won the Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Assassins as John Wilkes Booth. In 2015, he won his second Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical for Fun Home as Bruce Bechdel. He was called, by Playbill.com, "arguably the most versatile leading man on Broadway", playing roles from "Shakespeare's Romeo to The Who's Tommy, from the German transsexual rock diva Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch to the homicidal title character of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd." Cerveris' most visible television role to date has been as the Observer code-named September in the FOX science fiction television series Fringe. His character, a mysterious man seen attending many unusual events, has appeared regularly during the series and become one of the main characters to bring the story to its end. Cerveris has also appeared as Marvin Frey on Treme, State's Attorney James Castro on The Good Wife, Ramses IV on The Tick, Lazlo Valentin/Professor Pyg on Gotham and Assistant Director Gunn on Mindhunter. --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
01:12:57
April 21, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode Four: Special Guest Laura Schein
Welcome to the fourth episode of the all new Broadway Babies Podcast! In this episode, Stephanie and Noelle welcome Emojiland co-writer and star, Laura Schein! We are so happy you are joining us and hope you enjoy our podcast. If you have any questions, comments or topics you would like us to discuss, let us know on Facebook or Twitter! Stay safe and healthy and thank you for listening! Chicago native Laura Schein has been singing, dancing, and acting professionally since the age of 10. Her acting credits include Showtime's Masters of Sex, Weeds, YouTube Originals' Sing It!, multiple award-winning indie films, and roles at theaters such as Geffen, Goodman, Center Theatre Group, Goodspeed, Court Theatre, Victory Gardens, Sacred Fools, and Manhattan Theater Club. She co-created the improvised series  Crystal’s Balls for Funny Or Die, for which she received an LA WebFest "Outstanding Lead Actress" nomination. As a child actor, she guest starred opposite Kyle Chandler and Luis Guzman on CBS' Early Edition, and Joan Cusack on ABC's What About Joan, and played Little Girl in the first national tour of Frank Galati's Ragtime. Her dancing has been featured in films and live shows, and a music video for The Killers. She’s also toured symphony halls around the country singing and dancing with Jason Alexander in his live show An Evening With Jason Alexander. An accomplished songwriter and lyricist, Laura co-wrote the Kelly Clarkson/Janelle Monae duet “Unbreakable” for the UglyDolls film, which was shortlisted for the 2020 Academy Awards. She is one of the co-creators and stars of the new musical Emojiland, which premiered off-Broadway in January 2020 garnering a rave review and critic’s pick from The New York Times.  She’s currently writing on a musical series for Jeffrey Katzenberg at Quibi. Laura is a graduate of Northwestern University. --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
38:44
April 14, 2020
Broadway Babies- Episode Three: Special Guest Peter Lockyer
Welcome to the third episode of the all new Broadway Babies Podcast! In this episode, Stephanie and Noelle welcome their first guest, Broadway veteran and West End star, Peter Lockyer (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, La Boheme)! We are so happy you are joining us and hope you enjoy our podcast. If you have any questions, comments or topics you would like us to discuss, let us know on Facebook or Twitter! Stay safe and healthy and thank you for listening! Peter Lockyer made his Broadway debut at the age of 19 in the Dutch production of Cyrano – The Musical, and has since gone on to play leading roles in some of Broadway’s most popular shows. Peter spent two and a half years in the West End as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables at The Queens Theatre. Peter also starred as Chris in Miss Saigon, both on Broadway and in the first national tour. He was Marius in the 10th-anniversary production of Les Misérables on Broadway and for the China premiere in Shanghai, China, starring Colm Wilkinson. Also on Broadway, Peter played the role of Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann’s critically acclaimed production of La Bohème. He was featured in Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of South Pacific, which aired on PBS nationally. He was also a longtime cast member of Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera. In the summer of 2007, Peter had the great honor of being one of four Broadway guest stars for Barbra Streisand in her historical, first European concert tour. In 2008, Peter was nominated for a Connecticut Critics Circle Award for his performance as Tom in The Glass Menagerie at The Ivoryton Playhouse, and won the 2011 award for Best Direction of a play for his production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at the same theater. On TV, Peter played Yonkers in the CBS telefilm “Gypsy,” starring Bette Midler. As an avid sports fan, he has enjoyed singing both the American and Canadian national anthems at Major League Baseball games and NFL football games across the U.S. He graduated magna cum laude from New York University, receiving a B.S. in Music Education and Educational Theatre, and added an M.F.A. in Screenwriting and Playwriting from the University of British Columbia. --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
48:37
April 7, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode Two: SONDHEIM!
Welcome to the second episode of the all new Broadway Babies Podcast! In this episode, Stephanie and Noelle discuss all things Stephen Sondheim! They have each compiled their top 10 favorite Sondheim shows. Tune in to see what ranks! We are so happy you are joining us and hope you enjoy our podcast. If you have any questions, comments or topics you would like us to discuss, let us know on Facebook or Twitter! Stay safe and healthy and thank you for listening! --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
45:11
March 31, 2020
Broadway Babies - Episode One
Welcome to the first episode of the all new, Broadway Babies Podcast! In this episode, Stephanie and Noelle discuss the Broadway shutdown, the amazing live streams and content that is available to you from your own home, free courses and ways you can create art as the world reels from Covid-19. We are so happy you are joining us and hope you enjoy our podcast. If you have any questions, comments or topics you would like us to discuss, let us know on Facebook or Twitter! Stay safe and healthy and thank you for listening! --- Stephanie Andersen (Bare: A Pop Opera, Original Cast, Cast Recording and Revival) and Noelle Hannibal (Hair: 20th Anniversary Production, Star Trek, Buffy) and are professional performers and fangirls with a deep and never-ending love for musical theatre. Join them as they chat about all things Broadway on this special podcast which will feature interviews with some of Broadway's most beloved stars.
31:47
March 25, 2020