Conversations With Ed Tracy



CONVERSATIONS with Ed Tracy is a Chicago-based interview series featuring engaging and thoughtful discussions with authors and influential leaders in the arts, media and business. Ed Tracy is an Emmy Award winning television and webcast producer, writer and program host, and President of Roxbury Road Creative, LLC., a professional project management company. Reviews @PicksInSix(sm).


  • André De Shields with Ed Tracy - HADESTOWN Returns to Broadway - Sarah Siddons Award Interview

    27/05/2022 Duración: 35min

    Tony Award winner and multi-Tony nominee André De Shields discusses the opening moments of the return of HADESTOWN to Broadway on September 2, 2021 with CONVERSATIONS host Ed Tracy. This is an excerpt of the interview during the 2021 Sarah Siddons Society Actor of the Year Award benefit held in Chicago in October 2021. To view the entire interview, visit:

  • SPECIAL FEATURE: Elaine Dame plays "The High Road Theme"

    27/03/2020 Duración: 37s

    Chicago jazz vocalist and flutist Elaine Dame plays the theme song of  CONVERSATIONS ("The High Road Theme") during a segment of the podcast "Conversations with Ed Tracy." To purchase Elaine's album "You're My Thrill" visit:  Listen to our 2017 podcast at the CONVERSATIONS website: 

  • SPECIAL FEATURE: Elaine Dame Sings "They Say It's Wonderful"

    27/03/2020 Duración: 06min

    Chicago jazz vocalist Elaine Dame sings "They Say It's Wonderful." To purchase the album "You're My Thrill" visit:  Listen to our 2017 podcast at the CONVERSATIONS website:

  • SSG DAVID G. BELLAVIA Medal of Honor Recipient - LIVE at Norwich University

    25/03/2020 Duración: 53min

    Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. David Bellavia joins program host Ed Tracy for a special CONVERSATIONS podcast with the Norwich University Corps of Cadets, recorded live on September 25, 2019 in historic Plumley Armory on the Norwich campus located in Northfield, Vermont.  Season 5 Episode 2 - Originally posted March 25, 2020

  • SANDY DUNCAN - MIDDLETOWN at the Apollo Theater Chicago

    11/03/2020 Duración: 18min

    Sandy Duncan joins the CONVERSATION to discuss Dan Clancy's "MIDDLETOWN The Ride of Your Life!" during the run of the show at the Apollo Theater Chicago. Season 5 Episode 1 Originally posted March 11, 2020  

  • CAGE SEBASTIAN PIERRE - Daggers Rule in 'Romeo and Juliet' at Chicago Shakespeare

    31/10/2019 Duración: 27min

    Cage Sebastian Pierre, one of Chicago’s top young actors and fight choreographers, joins the CONVERSATION to talk about fight choreography in Barbara Gaines new production of Romeo and Juliet at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Season 4 - Episode 14 Originally posted October 31, 2019

  • HEIDI KETTENRING - Chicago Celebrates Sondheim!

    29/10/2019 Duración: 26min

    Heidi Kettenring, the accomplished Jeff Award-winning actor/vocalist joins the CONVERSATION to talk about balancing busy careers with her actor/husband David Girolmo and her upcoming concert appearances at the Auditorium Theatre in ‘Chicago Celebrates Sondheim!’ with the Chicago Philharmonic and the Artists Lounge Live Karen Carpenter holiday show at Mercury’s Venus Cabaret. Season 4 - Episode 13 Originally posted October 29, 2019

  • CHARLES NEWELL - Turning 25 at Court Theatre

    28/10/2019 Duración: 29min

    Charles Newell, the long-serving Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director of Court Theatre, joins the conversation to discuss his career and Court's next major project: The Oedipus Trilogy, which begins November 7, 2019 with Oedipus Rex, followed in May 2020 with The Gospel at Colonus and Antigone next season.  Season 4 - Episode 12 Originally posted October 28, 2019

  • BRI SUDIA - Signs Of Things To Come

    16/09/2019 Duración: 37min

    Actor Bri Sudia joins the CONVERSATION to discuss sign language interpretation for the theater and her upcoming role as Mona Juul in the highly-anticipated TimeLine Theatre Company|Broadway in Chicago production of “OSLO” directed by Nick Bowling.  Season 4 - Episode 11 Originally posted September 16, 2019

  • JULIE GARNYÉ - From the Heart

    14/08/2019 Duración: 35min

    Singer/Actor/Voiceover Artist Julie Garnyé, currently appearing in cast of the North American tour of "Come From Away," joins the CONVERSATION to discuss her performance career that includes Grizabella in National Tour of the musical CATS and a long run in the original cast of Disney’s FROZEN: Live at the Hyperion Theatre. Season 4 - Episode 10 Originally posted August 14, 2019 

  • DANN GIRE - Critically Speaking

    25/07/2019 Duración: 34min

    Dann Gire, the award-winning journalist and film critic for the Daily Herald for over four decades, joins the CONVERSATION to discuss the responsibilities of critics in the understanding of the arts and the development and impact of the Chicago Film Critics Association. Season 4 - Episode 9 Originally posted July 25, 2019   

  • ROCHE SCHULFER - Serving the Art at Goodman Theate

    15/07/2019 Duración: 26min

    Roche Schulfer, the long-serving Executive Director of Chicago's Goodman Theatre, joins the CONVERSATION following the opening of Mary Zimmerman’s revival of “The Music Man”—the Tony Award winning director’s 16th Goodman show in a 25-year association.  Season 4 Episode 8 Originally posted July 15, 2019

  • RON KELLUM - VOLTA Cirque du Soleil

    22/06/2019 Duración: 20min

    Ron Kellum, Cirque du Soleil's Artistic Director for VOLTA, joins the CONVERSATION during the hit show's Chicago run to discuss Cirque's development process and the extraordinarily gifted performers in the company.     Season 4 Episode 7 Originally posted June 22, 2019


    06/05/2019 Duración: 30min

    Former State Senator William Marovitz joins the CONVERSATION to talk about the 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series victory and the upcoming world premiere of “MIRACLE-The Musical” at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago.  Season 4 Episode 6 Originally posted May 6, 2019  

  • SHARRIESE HAMILTON - Making Dreams Come True

    28/04/2019 Duración: 31min

    The talented Chicago actor and vocalist Sharriese Hamilton joins the CONVERSATION to discuss the Chicago Children's Theatre production of "The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963" and what's up next: the role of Hannah in the Australian company of the international hit "Come From Away." Season 4 Episode 5 Originally posted April 28, 2019  

  • CORY LIPPIELLO - Casting West Side Story at Lyric Opera of Chicago

    15/04/2019 Duración: 28min

    Cory Lippiello, Artistic Administrator for Lyric Opera of Chicago, joins the CONVERSATION to talk about casting the highly-anticipated production of West Side Story. Season 4 Episode 4 Orginally posted April 15, 2019  

  • LOUIS CONTEY - Hannah and Martin

    08/04/2019 Duración: 27min

    Director Louis Contey joins the CONVERSATION to discuss the Shattered Globe Theatre production of Kate Foder’s “Hannah and Martin” tracing the relationship—and passionate love affair—between the German-Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt and her mentor, the celebrated German philosopher Martin Heidegger and the impact that the rise to power of the Nazi party had on the course of their lives. Season 4 Episode 3 Originally posted April 8, 2019


    19/03/2019 Duración: 36min

    Dana Tretta and Christopher Kale Jones, the two powerhouse stars of the Mercury Theater Chicago production of “Little Shop of Horrors” directed by L Walter Stearns with musical director Eugene Dizon, join the CONVERSATION to talk about just how fiendishly desperate—and painfully real—things are for the star-crossed lovers in the macabre 1982 hit with music by Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman. Season 4 Episode 2 Originally posted March 19, 2019


    08/01/2019 Duración: 26min

    Renowned soloists Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon join the CONVERSATION to talk about Too Hot To Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah, the universality of Handel’s work and the power of music to inspire and uplift our lives in advance of the 2019 concert at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.  Season 4 Episode 1 Originally posted January 8, 2019

  • MARY ZIMMERMAN - The Steadfast Tin Soldier

    17/12/2018 Duración: 29min

    Tony Award-winning director and playwright Mary Zimmerman joins the CONVERSATION to discuss her new work The Steadfast Tin Soldier based on the Hans Christian Andersen children's story presented in pantomime at Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company. In an extraordinary career that has spanned the worlds of theater and opera, Zimmerman received the 2002 Tony Award for directing Metamorphoses. Season 3 Episode 21 Originally posted December 17, 2018 

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