Theater People



Interviews with Tony Winners, Broadway Legends, and Today's Hottest Theater Stars. Brought to you biweekly by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen.


  • Episode 17: Karen Olivo

    03/08/2014 Duración: 49min

    The Tony winning actress made headlines when, at the absolute height of her career, she decided to step away from acting and move to Madison, WI to pursue other passions and interests. She discusses this decision, what she's up to now, her work in "In the Heights", and Tony winning performance as Anita in the 2009 Arthur Laurents helmed production of "West Side Story."

  • Episode 16: Robin de Jesus

    20/07/2014 Duración: 58min

    The two time Tony nominated star of "In the Heights" and "La Cage Aux Folles" talks making his film debut in "Camp", and making it on Broadway. And you MUST hear his great story about friend and "Heights" co-star (and upcoming Theater People guest) Karen Olivo.

  • Episode 15: Tonya Pinkins

    13/07/2014 Duración: 45min

    The Tony Award winner talks making her Broadway debut in the infamous Stephen Sondheim musical flop "Merrily We Roll Along," creating the role of Caroline in the Tony-nominated and Olivier Award-winning "Caroline, or Change," and why she was compelled to come back to Broadway this season in "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the mostly rapped-through musical featuring the music, lyrics, and poetry of Tupac Shakur.

  • Episode 14: Lesli Margherita

    29/06/2014 Duración: 54min

    All Hail The Queen! The fabulous "Matilda" star talks growing up on a cattle ranch, winning the role of Inez in London's "Zorro The Musical" and how that led to an Olivier award for her performance, how she landed the role of Mrs. Wormwood in "Matilda" for her Broadway debut, and why she calls herself The Queen.

  • Episode 13: Anthony Rapp

    15/06/2014 Duración: 44min

    The "If/Then" and "Rent" (and, um "Adventures in Babysitting") star talks returning to Broadway in one of this seasons hottest new shows, reuniting on stage with friend and co-star Idina Menzel, and, of course, not getting enough shift hours at Starbucks in his pre-"Rent" days.

  • Episode 12: Eden Espinosa

    01/06/2014 Duración: 57min

    The Broadway beltress discusses her humble beginnings as a Disney theme park performer, her breakthrough performance in the Title role of the 2004 musical "Brooklyn", being Idina Menzel's standby in the original company of "Wicked", and performing her dream role of Maureen Johnson in the closing company of "Rent." She also shares auditioning advice for up-and-comers, goes deep on her respect and professional friendship with Idina Menzel (they have, after all shared two of the most important roles in recent musical theater history) and tells all about her career ups and downs.

  • Episode 11: Katie Finneran

    18/05/2014 Duración: 50min

    The hilarious (and blindingly gorgeous) two-time Tony winner talks about dropping out of Carnegie Mellon to study in NYC with Uta Hagen, balancing career and motherhood, how to win a Tony with just two scenes of material. beating out movie stars for the role of Miss Hannigan in the recent revival of "Annie," and her upcoming show at 54 Below. Oh, and she has a bunch of tips for performers just starting out!

  • Episode 10: Theater People Goes Cabaret! Featuring Bridget Everett & Maude Maggart

    11/05/2014 Duración: 49min

    This week we welcome two women with vastly different styles who dominate NYC's cabaret scene, downtown and up. First up, Bridget Everett, who packs 'em in at downtown hot spots Joe's Pub and La Mama. Second, Maude Maggart, who plays internationally renowned rooms like Feinstein's and Cafe Carlyle. Warning: some adult language is used; this episode may not be suitable for young kids.

  • Episode 9: Michael Mayer

    27/04/2014 Duración: 55min

    The Tony nominated director of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" talks casting Neil Patrick Harris, the show's long traipse to Broadway, his other hit shows including "Spring Awakening," (Tony Award) "American Idiot," and "Thoroughly Modern Millie," and tells the definitive of how Sutton Foster was elevated from understudy to Millie's title role.

  • Episode 8: Anika Larsen

    13/04/2014 Duración: 55min

    The Tony nominated "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" co-star discusses growing up as 1 of 10 kids, the highs and lows of her career, quitting the business the day before being cast in "Beautiful", and how she almost died two days into rehearsal. You can't make this stuff up.

  • Episode 7: Andrew Keenan Bolger

    31/03/2014 Duración: 47min

    The "Submissions Only" co-creator stops by to talk about season 3 of the popular web series and the many (stylish) hats he wears in bringing the show to life, his Broadway work, and how Sutton Foster was at one point his babysitter. Seriously.

  • Episode 6: Michael Urie

    09/03/2014 Duración: 42min

    The "Ugly Betty" star sits down to discuss his (fictional) year working in Barbra Streisand's basement in the hit play "Buyer and Cellar," making his Broadway debut, and how that sneaky Vanessa Williams taught him some very important tricks of the acting trade.

  • Episode 5: Daisy Eagan

    23/02/2014 Duración: 40min

    The hilarious and sardonic actress reflects on child stardom, winning a Tony Award at age eleven, how motherhood has changed her, and still trying to "make it" in the business.

  • Episode 4: Laura Osnes

    09/02/2014 Duración: 54min

    The Tony nominated star of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" and Frank Wildhorn's "Bonnie and Clyde" (among many others) sits down with us to discuss married life, new projects, and, of course, scrapbooking.

  • Episode 3: Annaleigh Ashford

    26/01/2014 Duración: 46min

    Everybody say Yeah! The Tony nominated Kinky Boots star drops by to discuss her career, go-go dancing with Lady Gaga, and why she loves playing hookers. OMG, OMG You Guys, this episode is awesome.

  • Episode 2: Ben Rimalower

    19/01/2014 Duración: 34min

    The columnist discusses his hit play "Patti Issues" about his obsession - turned - (tumultuous) friendship with Broadway legend Patti LuPone.

  • Episode 1: Cady Huffman

    12/01/2014 Duración: 49min

    Tony Award winner Cady Huffman kicks off our podcast with hilarious and moving stories from her career--and a killer Ethel Merman impression.

  • Theater People Teaser

    06/01/2014 Duración: 02min

    Introducing your new favorite theater podcast, bringing you interviews with theater stars, up-and-comers, and the creative people who make the magic happen.

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