Join me as I take the next step on my journey to making it big. I'm so excited to take you all on this ride with me. Here we'll be talking various fun topics, I will tell some personal stories and I will be joined by special guests along the way. I'm so excited for this next chapter, and I hope you'll come for the ride with me. XOXOXO
Audrey Cardwell is no stranger to traveling the country to show her passions. Ever since she saw the hit Broadway show Cats, she knew that musical theater is something she loves. So far in her career, she was able to understudy Broadway superstar, Eden Espinosa as part of the touring cast of the hit Broadway show, Falsettos. Additionally, Cardwell got the magical opportunity to play Cinderella in the touring production of Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Speaking with Audrey this week was a true pleasure, and I can't wait to catch her next time she is in my home town.
ALSO- NEXT WEEK! Check out my Holiday special series on YOUTUBE. In honor of the holiday's and my podcast season finale, I am bringing back some of your favorite faces from this season as well as some new faces to chat about the holidays, and there experience with the crazy year that has been 2020.
From Wendy Darling to Regina George, Taylor Louderman has made quite the name for herself in the world of musical theater. This proud former student of University of Michigan has quite the resume of accomplishments including originating three roles on Broadway and being a replacement principal in one show. In this episode, hear Taylor and I chat about all her accomplishments that she has been able to achieve during her career.
Mariah Rose Faith has a true passion for musical theater, and before the pandemic she was traveling the country sharing it. Faith is the original touring Regina George of the Mean Girls tour. In addition to playing everyone's favorite plastic, she is also known for her various cover songs she has put on her YouTube for the whole world to see. Chatting with Mariah was absolutely awesome. I can't wait to see her poetry Regina George when the Mean Girls tour hits the road again when this pandemic is complete.
Erika Henningsen is a U of M grad who has made quite the name for herself in the broadway community. She made her broadway debut playing Fantine in Les Miserables on Broadway, and her breakthrough most iconic role is playing the OG Cady Heron in Mean Girls. Before the pandemic, Erika was was going to begin a brand new chapter in her broadway career in a new show called Flying Over Sunset. Chatting with Erika was awesome! Enjoy the episode!
Happy Thanksgiving! On today's episode, I am chatting with Olivia Kaufmann. Kaufmann's broadway debut was being the standby for Cady, Janis, and The Adult Women in Mean Girls on Broadway. When replacements were being casted, Kaufmann got the opportunity to become Janis in Mean Girls full time. Getting to chat with Olivia was such an awesome experience. Enjoy the episode!
Her name is Kate and she played Karen (read this sentence while singing in the tune of "Meet the Plastics). Kate Rockwell was the OG Karen Smith in Mean Girls on Broadway. In addition to playing Karen, Rockwell has starred in shows like Rock of Ages, and Bring it On with former podcast guest, Ryann Redmond. Also, Rockwell was featured on the TV competition show Grease: You're the one that I want back in 2007. In today's episode, get to know Kate and hear all about her accomplishments in the Broadway world.
For episode 2 of Thanksgiving week, I am chatting with the OG Broadway Damian Hubbard himself, Grey Henson. Henson had the whole broadway community falling in love with him and his talent when he her originated the role of Damian. Additionally, this Carnegie Mellon Grad, has starred in The Book of Mormon both on tour and on Broadway. In today's episode find out more about Grey and passion for sharing his talents with the world.
Happy Thanksgiving Week! Each and everyday I will be releasing a brand new episode featuring cast members from Mean Girls. To kick things off, I am speaking with Krystina Alabado. Alabado replaced Ashley Park and plays Gretchen Wieners. Before working on Mean Girls, she worked along side Green Day in American Idiot, and she worked on American Psycho. Krystina is truly Fetch! (I had to put that in there; it's a Gretchen Wieners signature line lol)
Ryann Redmond is a broadway superstar who made her broadway debut in Bring it On: The Musical. She has also starred in If/Then with musical theater legend, Idina Menzel and Jimmy Buffet's Escape to Margaritaville. Most recently, Redmond is known for her work as being the VERY FIRST WOMAN to portray the role of everyone's favorite snowman, Olaf in Frozen on Broadway. Getting to talk to Ryann was truly a delight. Enjoy this weeks episode. Xoxo
Desi Oakley is a University of Michigan graduate who has starred in Wicked, Annie, and Chicago on Broadway. She also toured the country in Evita alongside former podcast guest and her best friend, Caroline Bowman, and she originated the role of Jenna Hunterson in the North American tour of Waitress. Over her magical career, Desi has been able to add some magical projects onto her resume which has allowed her to blossom into the wonderful and sweet human being that she is. it was a pleasure getting to interview Desi Oakley in this weeks episode of the podcast.
Tiffani Rooney has grown up watching her dad music legend, Cory Rooney work his magic with several of today's biggest artists. Now, she paving the way in the blogging world with her new pop culture and positivity blog, Elite Urbanite. In addition to working on this blog, Tiffani has worked for Bunim and Murray, the production company that is responsible for shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians and The Challenge. In this weeks episode, listeners will get the chance to hear all about Tiffani's experiences that she has had both personally and professionally throughout her life.
Dee Roscioli is a broadway star who made her Broadway Debut playing Elphaba in Wicked. Prior to her big debut at the Gershwin, Roscioli toured with the show, and performed in the Chicago company. Additionally, she is lended her talents to Pokemon Live! in the early 2000's, and Fiddler on The Roof on Broadway. Most recently, Dee was the stand by for Star and Lady (Oldest Cher, and Middle Cher) in The Cher Show on Broadway along side former podcast guests, Micaela Diamond and Teal Wicks. In this weeks episode, listeners will get to know and learn all about the passion that comes along with Dee's work and much more. Enjoy this weeks episode.
Diana DeGarmo has grown up in front of the eyes of the world. She was first introduced to the world when she was 16 years old when she became the runner up in season 3 of American Idol. Since then, DeGarmo has performed professionally in various musical theater shows on and off broadway as well as part of the touring cast of productions. Currently, she is married to Ace Young, another former American Idol contestant. In this weeks episode, listeners get to hear all about Diana's experience on American Idol, find out what she has been up to since being in quarantine since this is the longest amount of time she has been at home in a while.As well as some of her funny on stage mishap (s). Enjoy this weeks episode!
Kaelin Roberts was born and raised in the Metro Detroit Area. Currently, she resides in Chicago where she is the executive producer of "The Fred Show." on 103.5 KISS FM in Chicago. Prior to her move to the Windy City, Roberts worked on Mojo in the Morning on Channel 955 in Detroit for two years. In this weeks episode, listeners will get the opportunity to get to know Kaelin as well as her story about how she got to where she is today. Enjoy this weeks episode.
Fans may remember, Meaghan Martin from the Disney Channel Original Movie(s) Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2. Besides starring in these films, Martin starred in the TV series 10 Things I Hate About You. Additionally, she also played the starring role, Jo Mitchell in Mean Girls 2. Now, Meaghan Martin is married and all grown up. Join Meaghan and I in this weeks episode as we travel down memory lane through her magical career.
In this weeks episode, I am speaking to Sheena Monnin, someone who I have known for many years. Monnin recently published a new book, which is the first of a Sci-Fi Trilogy alongside her father. In addition to this current story, Sheena has written two other books, hosted the West Bloomfield news magazine show, and most recently starred in two films (One came out in December 2019, and the other came out during shut down). Enjoy this weeks episode!
Kelli Barrett is an actor who has experience working in movies, television, and the Broadway stage. Recently, Barrett starred in the show Fosse/Verdon playing the iconic, Liza Minnelli. Additionally, she has had the opportunity to work with several A listers such as Michelle Williams, America Ferrera and Ice T. On Broadway, Barrett made her debut playing Nessarose in Wicked and has starred in several other shows since then. In her personal life, Kelli is married to Jarrod Spector, another actor in the Broadway community who is known for his recent project, playing Sonny Bono in The Cher Show on Broadway alongside former podcast guests, Micaela Diamond and Teal Wicks. Overall, Kelli is a magical human being, and I hope listeners enjoy getting the chance to get to know her in this weeks episode.
What do Elphaba and Cher have in common besides long black hair? Both of these two forces have brought to life on the broadway stage by an extraordinary actor named Teal Wicks. In addition to playing Lady (Middle Cher) in The Cher Show and Elphaba in Wicked, Teal has also starred in the revival of the Broadway show Jekyll and Hyde, as well as the original cast of Finding Neverland alongside Glee's Matthew Morrison and actor Kelsey Grammar. In this weeks episode, listeners have the opportunity to get to know more about the passion and the big heart that belongs to such an incredible contributor to the broadway community.
In this weeks episode, listens will have the chance to hear me talk to Joe, Ashley, and Jed from The Joe Show which is currently broadcasting weekday mornings on 93.3 FLZ in Tampa, Florida. Before taking over the Tampa area, these three goofballs hosted a podcast together called Heavily Anxious, Joe and Jed worked together on The Joe Show on Channel 95.5 here in the Metro Detroit Area, while Ashley worked both on the Detroit morning show, Mojo in the Morning, and she hosted Middays on Channel 95.5 as well. These three are truly paving the way for the new generation of aspiring radio DJs and I can't wait to work alongside them one day in the future.
Side note- In this episode, find out which A list performer Joe peed in a urinal next to, and which A list performer Joe farted in an elevator next to :) (Spoiler: They are two different artists)
Ginna Claire Mason and Mary Kate Morrissey became best friends while working together on tour with the hit musical Wicked. (GC played Glinda and MK played Elphaba). Ever since then the two have worked together on various projects, like Double Named Witches, a virtual school where they teach aspiring musical theater performers. In addition to teaching, Ginna Claire is the current (pre pandemic) Glinda in Wicked on Broadway, along side former podcast guest, Lindsay Pearce who plays Elphaba. While, Mary Kate Morrissey is (pre pandemic) touring the country playing Janis Sarkisian on the Mean Girls tour along side, former podcast guest, Jonalyn Saxer. These two leading ladies are wonder powerhouses with talent, and passion for what means the most to them.
Giselle Torres is a singer and actor from Miami, Florida. At the age of 15, Giselle began writing and releasing a brand new single to celebrate her birthday. Due to the current pandemic, the single for her 18th birthday was delayed, but it is out now for listeners and fans to enjoy. Besides hearing about Giselle's passion for music, in this podcast, listeners will get the chance to hear a lot about what the entertainment world was like for both Giselle and I when we were growing up, because we less than one year apart. Enjoy this weeks episode:)
In this weeks episode, I am speaking with Broadway star, Jonalyn Saxer. Jonalyn has starred in several broadway shows as a swing and in the ensemble in musicals such as Holiday Inn, Cats, and Mean Girls. Before the pandemic, Saxer was in the Mean Girls National Tour playing the role of Karen Smith. Additionally, Jonalyn will be in featured in the new Steven Spielberg West Side Story film which is set to be released later this year. I hope you all enjoy this weeks episode. xoxo.
Marina Pires is an actress and singer who is originally from Brazil. She immigrated to the US when she was three years old, and lived in south Florida. Professionally, Pires had the opportunity to go on the "On Your Feet." tour where she was a swing/member of the ensemble, who got the opportunity to go on stage as the main character/role, portraying the legendary singer, Gloria Estefan. Just before the corona virus pandemic hit, Marina was given the opportunity of a life time. She was about to make her broadway debut playing Princess Jasmine in Aladdin on Broadway. When broadway resumes again, fans can expect to see Marina play this magical role on The Great White Way. Thank you so much Marina for hanging out with me, and I can't wait to TickTock with you soon (Listen to the podcast: you'll understand why I mentioned TikTock)
Joshua Lipsey has been making a name for himself in the fitness industry these past few years. His gym. Core, is based in Toronto where he currently resides. During quarantine, Lipsey has been interacting with his fans by posting workout videos on various social media platforms like TikTock and Instagram. Besides working in the industry, Josh has worked as a model, and was a professional basketball player up until an injury he has 18 years ago that caused him to saw goodbye to one of his favorite sports. In this weeks episode, listeners will get to learn all about Josh, and his love for fitness, basketball, and much more. Enjoy this week's episode!
Kara Lindsay made her broadway debut playing Katherine Plumber in Newsies alongside, Jeremy Jordan. After that experience, Lindsay went on to play the role of Glinda in Wicked on Broadway, and portrayed the same role with the touring company of the same show. Once her experience came to a close, Lindsay portrayed the role of Cynthia Weil in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, up until the second trimester of her pregnancy. Now, she and her husband Kevin Massey, have and 8 month old son, named Emerson. Kara is a true force of nature in the broadway community, and I hope you all enjoy listening to our conversation in this weeks episode.
This weeks episode is very special because it's my BIRTHDAY EPISODE! My guests this week include my former camp counselor, Corrine, a cameo (sort of) from Tkacee, my favorite teacher of all time. Additionally, I challenge my two best friends, Lily and Sarah to see who knows me better. Enjoy this weeks episode!
In this weeks episode, I had the honor to speak with Caroline Bowman. 5 years after seeing Bowman play Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, I got the opportunity to interview her for my podcast. Bowman made her Broadway debut as the understudy for Elphaba in 2011, and left for a short period of time to be part of the original cast of Kinky Boots. Shortly after her run in Kinky Boots, Caroline came back and played the "Green Girl" full time. In addition to being part of the original cast of Kinky Boots, Bowman got to play the principal role she understudied for originally in the closing cast as well. Now, Caroline and her husband, Austin Colby (before Corona) are on the Frozen North American Tour where she gets to "Let it Go." every night as Elsa, while Austin plays Prince Hans of the Southern Isles. Bowman is a true force of wonderful in the broadway community, and I encourage all of my listeners to check out her work whether it is online, on broadway, or when The Frozen North American Tour comes to a city near you, when the show picks up again. Thank you so much Caroline for talking with me on my podcast! I can't wait to see you next year when you come in town on tour.
Roxanne Steele has been mentoring me since day 1 of my career. Over the past few years, she has taught me a lot about working at a popular radio station, to being In the business overall. In this week's episode(s), for the very first 2 part podcast, listeners will get the chance to hang out with Roxanne and I to talk about radio, life, and much more.
In this weeks episode, listeners will get the chance to hear me chat with Ashley Argota. Argota is known for her role on Nickelodeon's True Jackson VP opposite, Keke Palmer. She has made guest star appearances on various television series on other Nick shows, as well as shows and movies of Disney Channel and Freeform. In addition to acting, Ashley has also accomplished a singing career, and collaborated with former Jayme Starr Podcast guest, Lindsay Pearce. Argota also portrayed the role of Young Nala in The Lion King tour when she was little. I hope that everyone who listens to this weeks episode enjoys getting to know Ashley:)
Micaela Diamond is known for her work playing Babe, the youngest Cher in The Cher Show on Broadway. Last year for my graduation, I had the opportunity to see her talent in person, and was blown away. Fast forward a year later, and I am so happy she is on my podcast with me. In this weeks episode, get to know Micaela, listen to us "Turn Back Time" as she tells stories about working with/playing an ultimate icon, and much more. All I know is that "You Haven't Seen the Last of Her.", and She will absolutely win a Tony Award someday. Thank you so much to Micaela Diamond for hanging out on the podcast this week.
Special Shoutout to Micaela's mom, Karen
Well, this episode is a first. For the very first time, I have completed my very first podcast collaboration. This week, I have collaborated with Alexa Randolph from Staying Forever Strong and With Love, Alexa. Together we talk about life, and figuring out that we have grown up right around the corner from each other (literally...... our streets are right around the corner from each other) Thank you so much to Alexa for this awesome collaboration.
Laura Pieri is a singer from Brazil, who currently taken under the wings of Cory Rooney, who has worked with huge artists like Jennifer Lopez and Brandy. She also was featured on Season 3 of SnapChat's show Endless. In this weeks episode, get to know Laura and her story as she is rising to fame. Enjoy this weeks episode:)
You may remember Tenley Molzahn from the Bachelor. She was runner up on the season, Wings of Love. In this weeks episode get to know Tenley a little bit more, and discover what was going on in her life before The Bachelor and what she is doing now ten years later. Thank you so much Tenley and everyone listening to my podcast this week. Stay safe and be well xoxo.
I had the honor to speak with a reality television star from my favorite show. Scheana Shay is one of the OG Vanderpump Rules cast members, and is one of the only OG cast members who still work at SUR today (pre shut down/lockdown). In this episode, listeners will get the chance to learn more about Scheana's life before Vanderpump Rules, learn some fun facts about the show, what other projects she is been working on, and other fun things along the way. It was a pleasure to get to speak with Scheana for my podcast. Thank you so much for making such an amazing opportunity happen!
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Fans may remember Sabrina Bryan from the early 2000's girl group, The Cheetah Girls. Bryan, Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, and Raven~Symone (for the first two films) were huge names in households that consisted of young girls in the early 2000's. After three films associated with The Cheetah Girls, albums, sold out concert tours, and competing on Dancing with the Stars TWICE Sabrina Bryan has since walked down the isle and is currently expecting her first child, a baby girl who is due on September 6th. Growing up, Sabrina was my favorite Cheetah Girl, and I am so glad that she was able to be part of my journey by being on my podcast.
In this weeks episode, I thought it would be fun to tell the origin story of how I met my best friend, Lily. It is kind of a unique story, that I thought was worth sharing in this weeks episode. Lil and I also talk about some of our first friendship stories that lead us to becoming the best friends that we are today. Enjoy this weeks episode.
In this weeks episode, I tell the story of my sophomore year of High School and how I have grown and overcame the hurdles that were thrown at me. I also speak to my sophomore year English teacher, Mrs. Balintfy. She witnessed everything that happened to me with her own eyes and she still continues to watch me grow into the person I am becoming. Together, we also came up with some advice for students and teachers on how the support one an other to make sure each student no matter how old you are can succeed and become the best person you can be, Thank you Mrs. Balintfy for joining me on my podcast this week. Enjoy the episode!
Lindsay Pearce has had a love for musical theater and the arts all her life. Starting at a young age, she had feelings that maybe one day she could hit the broadway stage. Right now, (As of April 2020) she is currently making her broadway debut as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway. Before Wicked, she was one of the runner ups in Oxygen's, The Glee Project, and got to be in 2 episodes in the show, Glee. Pearce is truly a shining star, and I can't wait for everyone to listen to her story (ies) in this weeks episode.
In this weeks episode, I spoke with Julia. You may know her as the fun DJ from 98.7 AMP radio who (as said in the title) has purple hair. Besides her voice, and the magic she has to work on the radio, she comes with a passionate story that got her to where she is today. I can't wait for everyone to get to know and learn more about Julia in this weeks episode. xoxoxo
In the episode, she will mention something about pop group, MKTO. Here is a link to the video she talks about:
The Skorys is a YouTube channel for kids and young adults of all ages. It stars four siblings who were born in the Detroit area, but now live in Arizona. Before their YouTube career reached over one million subscribers, Gabriella, the second sibling in line was actually my camp counselor growing up. Over the years her and I still kept/and still keep in touch, and I have had a blast watching her and her siblings channel grow into the huge success that it has become today. In this weeks episode, I speak with Gabriella about the success of her families YouTube channel and much more. Thank you so much Gabriella for coming on my podcast this week. Enjoy the episode!
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This weeks episode is almost ten years in the making. In 2010, I was a religious watcher of American Idol. While watching the show, my favorite contestant from season 9 was Didi Benami. I thought she was beyond cool, and extremely talented. The summer after the season wrapped, I went to the opening night of the American Idol summer tour in July 2010. Not only did I go to the concert, but I was fortunate enough to go to meet and greet, and spend time with Benami herself. Getting to hang out with Didi was one of the coolest experiences I have ever been part of. Fast forward 10 years later, and I am beginning this journey to making it big. I wrote up a few emails, and was able to get Didi Benami on my podcast. This week you'll hear and learn more about Didi, as well as find out what she is up to now a decade after she was on American Idol. It was so amazing reconnecting with Didi after all these years. One thing that I know, is that her and I will NOT go 10 years without communication ever again. Thank you so much again to Didi and her awesome team for making this unforgettable opportunity happen.
This week, my best friend Lily Hooberman has returned for another episode of the Jayme Starr podcast. However, since we are still in quarantine mode, she joins us on FaceTime. Enjoy this weeks episode.
Heyy! So, in this weeks episode I decided to give a little update on what's going on in the world, and in my life currently. I also wanted to give the update that I am changed my podcasting date to FRIDAYS! This episode is a little plain, and all. However, I hope you enjoy.
For this weeks episode, I am doing my very first solo podcast. The past three weeks I had some special guests, and I have finally decided to do my first podcast alone. This week, I am talking about something very serious. Anxiety. I have battled with this all my life, and I have finally decided to open up about my anxiety, and share some personal stories about when my anxiety switch decided to turn on. I want to warn you that this podcast is very personal, and as personal as it is I am actually extremely proud to share part of my personal life story with you. Enjoy this weeks episode xoxoxo
THIS EPISODE IS FROM WAY BEFORE THE CURRENT CONTROVERSY.
OMG! This is probably the biggest episode of my career so far. On my podcast this week, we have Vanderpump Rules' Kristen Doute, and her pal/stand up comedian Rachael O'Brien. Words can't describe how excited I am that these girls took the time to be with me, and allow me to interview them. Thanks again to Kristen and Rachael.
Ever since I was little, one of my favorite TV shows has been Dancing with the Stars. I remember watching the show as a little kid when stars like Lisa Rinna, Emmitt Smith, and Stacey Kiebler all competed on the show. Each Monday night I dedicate my evening to watching celebrities and their pro partners take the dance floor. My best friend, Lily and I went on a little adventure to our friends across the river to see the professional dancers from this iconic show live on stage. The night was full of laughs, smiles, and happy tears. I can't wait for you to hear in detail about the memories Lily and I made while we were at the show. Enjoy this weeks episode:) xoxo
Hey there! Welcome to my VERY FIRST podcast. In this episode, I am talking to my college professor, Julia Yezbick. Professor Yezbick is more than just an average college professor. She is a true superwomen and I can't wait for you all to get to know here through my podcasting debut.
Info on Prof. Yezbick