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Monday, April 17, 2017

Gideon Glick: Significant Other's Leading Man by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

28-year-old Gideon Glick is giving one of the most buzzed-about performances on Broadway this season as Jordan Berman, an unlucky in love New York City bachelor in the play "Significant Othe…

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Nathan Lee Graham of "The View Upstairs" by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

I LOVE NATHAN LEE GRAHAM! As a lot of you know, I'm a bit of a gay history nerd, so I was thrilled recently to get to see Nathan--one of my favorite NYC actors--in the new off-Broadway musi…

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rebecca Naomi Jones (Episode 103) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

YOU GUYS!!! I've been pursuing this interview with Rebecca for YEARS! I'm totally obsessed. I first fell in love with this incredible woman in 2008 when I saw her in the Broadway production …

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Michael Xavier: Sunset Boulevard's Leading Man by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

You Guys! It was such a thrill to spend an afternoon chatting with the perfectly British and perfectly handsome and perfectly hilarious Michael Xavier. Currently starring opposite Glenn Clos…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Our 100th Episode Featuring Keala Settle, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Daisy Eagan, and Beth Malone by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

YOU GUYS!! Theater People is 100 episodes old!! To mark the occasion, we recorded this episode live at BroadwayCon. Basically I made some of my favorite guests listen to me talk about how mu…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Michael Cerveris is Back! Plus Jose Llana & Laura Michelle Kelly Talk "The King and I" by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

What an episode, you guys! In the first segment two-time Tony winner (and five time nominee!!!) Michael Cerveris is back to talk making his own music, acting, and life post-"Fun Home." In t…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Rory O'Malley (Episode 99) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

You guys, we've been working on locking down an interview with today's guest Rory O'Malley for YEARS! He was originally scheduled to be the THIRD ever guest of Theater People! For this episo…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Shoshana Bean (Episode 98) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

We are SOOOOO excited to finally welcome everyone's favorite Screltress, Shoshana Bean to the show! As if I need to tell you guys, Shoshana made her Broadway debut in 2002 in the original ca…

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen's Rachel Bay Jones (Episode 97) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

YOU GUYS!! today is the day that we get to bring you our interview with the one and only Rachel Bay Jones. You all helped us book her when you all responded to my call via twitter to let he…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

LaChanze is Back! by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

We are SO SO SO excited to welcome Tony-winning actress LaChanze back to the podcast! For this return visit, we get to talk about her life and career in a way that we didn't the first time. …

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Orfeh (Episode 95) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

Tony nominee--and just fabulous human--Orfeh has an incredible story of growing up in NYC, going to high school at the famed La Guardia High School (the "FAME" school), starting a pop band a…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen's Michael Park (Episode 94) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

The handsome and charming Michael Park is currently co-starring in this season's hottest new musical, "Dear Evan Hansen." Michael has been a working NYC-based actor for almost 25 years. He g…

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Alex Lacamoire (Episode 93) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

The genius Orchestrator / Arranger / Musical Director tells all about his experiences working on Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, In the Heights, and more! We go deep and get great stories of wor…

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Emily Skinner (Episode 92) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

We're OBSESSED with Emily Skinner and we FINALLY get to meet her!! Emily made her Broadway debut in 1997 in the original Broadway cast of "Jeckyll & Hyde." Less than a year later she ori…

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Found The Musical by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

For today's show, we're doing something a little different! We're traveling to Philadelphia, PA to spend the afternoon with the creative team behind the fabulous new musical "Found," which i…

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Broadway Backstory Episode 1: In the Heights by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

Today's the day, Theater People! Our brand new podcast," Broadway Backstory", premieres today! Episodes 1 and 2 tell the incredible true backstory of the Tony Award winning "In The Heights".…

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Monday, November 14, 2016

"Falsettos'" Brandon Uranowitz by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

We loved chatting with this guy!! He's funny, charming, has a GREAT head of hair, and really knows how to tell a story! Brandon made his Broadway debut in 2011's "Baby It's You." He receive…

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Mandy Gonzalez (Episode 88) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

WE"RE OBSESSED! We had the MOST fun hanging out with Mandy Gonzalez in her dressing room backstage at the Richard Rodgers Theater before a performance of "Hamilton." It had been less than tw…

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Introducing Our Newest Podcast: "Broadway Backstory" by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

I am so excited to announce that Theater People has partnered with the fab folks at TodayTix to create a brand new podcast called Broadway Backstory. Each episode tells the story of how a sh…

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Jay Armstrong Johnson (Episode 87) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

I"m a little obsessed with today's guest, Jay Armstrong Johnson. I loved him in "Hands on a Hardbody" and "On the Town" and I think I've listened to his new album "Jay Armstrong Johnson Live…

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Rebecca Luker by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

The Legendary three-time Tony nominee talks "Fun Home," The secrets to having a long career, and we even talk politics! Rebecca made her Broadway debut in the original Broadway cast of …

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Monday, September 19, 2016

"Hamilton" Director Thomas Kail by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

It was such a thrill to chat with the Tony winning "Hamilton" director all about the magic of that show! We also go all the way back to the beginning and talk "In the Heights," "Lombardi," a…

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Jose Llana (Episode 84) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

The handsome, charming, and SMART Jose Llana talks lying his way into his first NYC audition (the most adorable story every), starring in two productions of "The King and I" on Broadway, the…

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Catching Up With The Ensemblist's Mo Brady & Nikka Graff Lanzarone by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

Happy Friday, Theater People!. As many of you know, the fabulous "The Ensemblist" podcast has recently launched their new season. Hosts Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone tell us all about i…

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Will Chase & Rob McClure Talk "Something Rotten" by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

YOU GUYS! I’m still hyperventilating over the fact that I got to sit in a room with Will Chase and Rob McClure. These two gorgeous and hilarious men are currently starring in the absol…

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Paramour's Jeremy Kushnier (Episode 81) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

You guys, I’m gonna use a word that I don’t think I’ve ever used before to describe a guest. Are you ready? Debonair. That’s right, today’s guest, Jeremy Kushnier, is best describe…

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Producer Kevin McCollum by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

It is such a pleasure to welcome three-time Tony winning Producer Kevin McCollum to our show! Kevin is well known in the industry for being the kind of producer that can spot something speci…

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Catching Up with Carmen Cusack (Episode 79) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

We are SO excited to welcome Carmen Cusack back to the podcast! Since we last spoke with her, Carmen received her first Tony nomination for her work in the FABULOUS "Bright Star." For this e…

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Allison Semmes (Episode 78) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

Hello Theater People! So, the plan was for us to take two weeks off and have a little bit of a summer break. But then we did this great interview with this young actress named Allison Se…

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley (Episode 77) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

SURPRISE EPISODE! Happy Friday, Theater People! We're so excited to bring you this mini bonus episode featuring Broadway powerhouses Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley! Alice and Emily first met…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Christopher Fitzgerald (Episode 76) by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen

You guys, I just have to go ahead and admit it, I have a full on Broadway crush on today’s guest, THREE time Tony nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. I know, I know, I know, it’s probably i…

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