Ep.9 – Jeanie Smith and Jen Ellington

Jeanie Smith
Jen Ellington

Beedle dee, dee dee dee, TWO LADIES! Beedle dee, dee dee dee, Drunk Broadway … where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. For this episode, I had the great pleasure to speak with Jeanie Smith and Jen Ellington. Jeanie is a local legend, with a theatre resume to match, she is a teacher, a director, a performer, and was wonderful to speak with and learn from. Jen, who I shared the stage with in Fiddler on the Roof, is an excellent performer who gives back by teaching the next generation of theatre kids. In the episode, we discuss the beauty and difficulty of teaching theatre, diversity in casting, and play a round of Opening Lines and Terrible Sequels.

Ep.8 – Patrick Klein

Patrick Klein

Wherever there are drinks, we’ll be there. Wherever there is talk of theatre, we’ll be there. Because this is Drunk Broadway where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guest for this episode is the Artistic Director of Palo Alto Players, Patrick Klein. Patrick is a multifaceted artist, a strong leader, and dear friend. We discuss his long and winding road to NYC and back again, his passion for creation, and we play Name That Song (sports edition) and Badly Described Musicals.

Ep.7 – Bryan Moriarty and Mike Saenz

Bryan Moriarty
Mike Saenz

My guests for this episode are Bryan Moriarty and Mike Saenz. Bryan is a fellow proud geek, a passionate theatre kid, and a wonderful man. Mike and I have shared the stage twice in Chicago and Miss Saigon where he broke my heart nightly, and I’m a better man for knowing him. In this episode we discuss Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark (and the conversation isn’t as negative as you think), the night Mike literally kicked himself in the face, and we play a game of “What’s the Connection?”.

Ep.6 – Walter Mayes and Marc Gonzalez

Marc Gonzalez
Walter Mayes

Good Morning Baltimore and everywhere else, welcome to Drunk Broadway, where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guests for this episode are Walter Mayes and Marc Gonzalez. Marc and I performed in Chicago a few years ago directed by the great Janie Scott. We share a Fresno history as jacket owning members of the Good Company Players, and I’m honored to call him my friend. Walter, the local legend, is a master storyteller, and thankfully he forgave my stalking nature by agreeing to be my friend. In this episode, we discuss what melts a football jock’s heart, why Grease is a DIRTY show, fanboy over Heather Orth, and play a round of Soulmate, Showmance, and Cyanide.

Ep.5 – Rhamesis Muncada

My guest on this very special “On Tour” episode is Rhamesis Muncada. Rhamesis is a musician, a theatre patron, and one of my favorite humans. We discuss his history with musical theatre, his recent visit to New York, and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Puerto Rico disaster relief song “Almost Like Praying.”

Ep.4 – Paul Naas

We have magic to do on today’s episode of Drunk Broadway, where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My guest on this episode is Paul Naas, a professor, an animator, and a dear friend. It was important to me from the beginning of Drunk Broadway to get everyone’s perspective on theatre. I want to talk to the audience, the crew, the front office, everyone. In this episode, Paul and I discuss why Spamalot and Sunset Blvd aren’t as good as you think they are, the history of Disney during the early Disneyfication of Broadway, and we play a theatre version of Marry Fuck Kill named Soulmate, Showmance, and Cyanide.

Ep.3 – Mike Rhone and Mylissa Malley

Mike Rhone
Mylissa Malley

Hello Broadway babies! My guests on this episode are Mike Rhone and Mylissa Malley. I’ve often been quoted as saying that if you want my opinion about theatre ask Mike Rhone because you’ll get a wonderfully articulate and educated answer. Unless we’re talking about Light in the Piazza, which of course we do in this episode. He’s an amazing performer and a dear friend. Mylissa and I have shared the stage a couple of times in Sunday in the Park with George, and most recently in Shrek. Strong women rock my world, and Mylissa is fiercely strong and a wonderful castmate. 

In the episode, we discuss theatre crushes, a passionate defense of 9 to 5, our dream roles, and play a game entitled “You Made a Sequel?!”

Ep.2 – John Ramirez and J.D. Ortiz


Willkommen! Bienvenue! My guests for this episode are John Ramirez and J.D. Ortiz. I shared the stage with John in Shrek, was lucky enough to meet J.D. through John. I’m thrilled to have had the chance continue our friendships in this podcast. In this episode John helps me understand Jersey Boys, why live musicals need an audience (even when done on TV), and we play a rather cheeky round of Would You Rather.

Ep.1 – Tyler Bennett

 
Theatre kids and playgoers I bid you welcome to the inaugural episode of Drunk Broadway, where we discuss cocktails and jazz hands with a fanatical passion. My first guest is the wonderful Tyler Bennett who I had the great luck to share a stage with during a production of Sunday in the Park With George. Tyler and I discuss what started his love affair with the stage, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (yes really), and two great cocktails.