Broadway Babies

Broadway Babies

By Broadway Babies
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 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.
53:41
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.
59:42
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.
1:00:00
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.
1:01:38
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.
47:37
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.
1:12:56
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.
45:10
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.
31:46
March 25, 2020