Ep.19 – 3D Cabaret with David Mister, David Murphy, and Dave Leon

David Mister
David Murphy
Dave Leon
My name is Joey McDaniel and I am your host for Drunk Broadway where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guests for this episode are David Mister, David Murphy, and Dave Leon. These three fine gentlemen are starring in 3D Cabaret at the Pear Theatre in Mountain View on March 2nd and March 3rd. Pick up your tickets now! In this episode we discuss the song selection process, the egos (or lack thereof), the cabaret rehearsal process, and what it means to create a night of fun with good friends.

Ep.18 – Joey Montes and Juliet Green

Joey Montes
Juliet Green
Once in every while there comes a podcast like this, it’s starts nice and sober and ends up … well … quite a bit less than sober. Welcome to Drunk Broadway where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guests for this episode are Joey Montes and Juliet Green. Joey and I shared the stage in Miss Saigon and Young Frankenstein. You can’t help but want to be around Joey, due to his huge heart, welcoming smile, and wonderful talent. Juliet was my Lady of the Lake in Spamalot. It was an absolute pleasure to listen to her sing every night, and watch her make that role uniquely hers. FYI: Juliet has two fantastic jazz albums (Simple and Think About It) available just about everywhere you can buy music. In this episode, we discuss theatre horror stories, what makes for a successful production, odd special skills on your resume, and Juliet brought a fun game called “One Wrong Letter.”

Ep.17 – Tony Gonzales and Raegena Raymond-Brunker

Raegena Raymond-Brunker
Tony Gonzales
Audience dears, oh, we know you’re out there listening, and you should follow our sweet advice to Drunk Broadway where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guest for this episode are Tony Gonzales and Raegena Raymond-Brunker. Tony and I shared the stage in Miss Saigon and Young Frankenstein. His passion and work ethic immediately impressed me, and I’m thrilled to have him on the show. I first met Raegena when she was my fearless stage manager for Rent (and Miss Saigon later on). We also shared the stage in Annie, where she had a fabulous turn as Miss Hannigan. Her incredible talent is only matched by her kindness. In this episode we discuss why it doesn’t matter what skin color a mermaid has, what shows we would have run forever, the night Joseph didn’t have an amazing coat, and we play a game of The Missing Middle.

Ep.16 – Betsy Kruse Craig and Glenna Murillo

Betsy Kruse Craig
Glenna Murillo
It’s more than you, it is more than me. No matter what we are, we are a family here on Drunk Broadway, where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guests for this episode are Betsy Kruse Craig and Glenna Murillo. Betsy and I were (ahem … are) family because of a production of Addams Family a few years back. She is the Artistic Director of Pear Theatre (thepear.org), a dedicated director, a passionate performer, and I can’t wait to share the stage with her again. Glenna is someone that I have fanboyed over for years. Her voice, her undeniable presence, and her comedic timing are all devine. I’m honored to have both of these fierce ladies on the show. In this episode we discuss the difficulty of choosing a season of shows, the near impossible task of balancing life and theatre, protecting yourself when playing dramatic characters, and we play a round of Musicals Against Humanity.

Ep.15 – Gabriel Wolfenstein and Noelani Neal

Gabriel Wolfenstein
Noelani Neal
Good mornin, good morning, we’ve talked the whole night through here on Drunk Broadway! Where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guests for this episode are Gabriel Wolfenstein and Noelani Neal. Gabe is a dear friend who loves the romance of the old school movie musical and the snark after seeing anything written in the last 30 years. His passion and support of local theatre always makes for a great conversation. Noe, who recently moved to NYC, is an amazing dancer (with a voice to match), is a Disney Princess (yes really), a wonderfully proud geek, and a good friend. In this episode we discuss what makes for a production successful, theatre horror stories, and we play a round of badly described musicals.

Ep.14 – Andrew Kratch and Vanessa Alvarez

Vanessa Alvarez
Andrew Kratch
Another op’nin’, another show, In Philly, Boston or Baltimo’, A chance for stage folks to say hello on Drunk Broadway … where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guests for this episode are Andrew Kratch and Vanessa Alvarez. Andrew and I shared the stage in Young Frankenstein and Miss Saigon. He’s a wonderful performer, a giving castmate, and his hard work in the front office of Palo Alto Players is wonderfully inspirational. Vanessa and I have also shared the stage twice in Sunday in the Park with George and a very similar show **awkward cough** Shrek: The Musical. She is a fantastic castmate, a passionate performer, and a warrior who can perform on crutches. In this episode we discuss theatre horror stories (featuring the aforementioned crutches), who should star in “Andrew & Vanessa: The Musical”, and play a round of Gender Swapped casting.

Ep.13 – Badier Velji and Kaila Tova

Kaila Tova
Badier Velji
Come along and listen to the podcast Drunk Broadway where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guests for this episode are Badier Velji and Kaila Tova. Badier is a passionate supporter of local arts, a wonderful conversationalist, most importantly he is a dear friend. Kaila has a long history of helping create theatre from both sides of the stage, including her one woman show that was produced at 54 Below! In this episode, we discuss Badier’s discovery of musical theatre, Nearly Naked Broadway (which is the peanut butter and jelly like combination of musical theatre and burlesque), and we play a fun round of Jukebox Musical: The Game.

Ep.12 – Jennifer Young and Kayvon Kordestani

Jennifer Young
Kayvon Kordestani
C’mon babe why don’t we paint town and all that jazz, here on Drunk Broadway where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guests for this episode are Jennifer Young and Kayvon Kordestani. Jennifer and I shared the stage in Miss Saigon and Young Frankenstein, so I had a front row ticket to witness her professionalism, talent, and love for theatre. Kayvon and I shared the boards for Shrek: The Musical. Her love of the process and her dedication to the production was inspiring. In this episode, we discuss our current (and all time) favorite cast recordings, the beauty and difficulty of teaching choreography, and we play a fun round of “Opening Lines”.

Ep.11 – Russell Mangan and Lucie Sudmeier

Lucie Sudmeier
Russell Mangan

The sun is shining, it’s a lovely day. A perfect podcast for you to play, and we’ve got lots of drinks to maaake. Here on Drunk Broadway where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guests for this episode are Russell Mangan and Lucie Sudmeier. Russell is a hard working and long commuting lawyer with a love for all things theatre. Lucie’s passion for the local theatre scene and helping create the next generation of stars is just wonderful. I’m thrilled to have them both on the show. In this episode we discuss inventive ways to use your fingers, the fear of auditioning, why the arts are vital to the tech industry, and we play a round of What’s The Connection?

Ep.10 – Sasha Motalygo and Dave Leon

Sasha Motalygo
Dave Leon

Some folks dream of the wonders they’ll do before their time on this planet is through, and some just drink and talk about theatre. Welcome to Drunk Broadway where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guests for this episode are Sasha Motalygo and Dave Leon. Sasha is a force of nature on stage with a voice and personality that you can’t help but love. Sasha is also the composer and performer of the Drunk Broadway theme song! As for Dave … well … he is the reason I have a lead pipe in my trunk for callbacks. He’s a wonderful performer, and I’m thrilled he was able to join us for a drink and conversation. In the episode we discuss stage horror stories, roles that you would play forever, we play a round of Would You Rather, and workshop a few SciFi musicals!