Brandon Leffler, who has appeared on Broadway in On the Town, Wicked, and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, was most recently touring the country as part of the My Fair Lady national tour when the coronavirus pandemic shuttered theatres. Now, he's fundraising for United We Walk, one of the teams participating in Broadway Cares' upcoming Virtual 5K August 22-23.
He joined Monday Motivation August 10, hosted by Built for the Stage's Coach Joe Rosko, to talk about the upcoming event, his career, and to train a bit before tackling the 5K.
Join Coach Joe every Monday this month for live workout classes with members of the theatre community, all geared towards getting in shape for a run—even one you accomplish in your living room. And check out his #FitFriday videos for more simple workout routines you can accomplish anywhere to make sure you're healthy and ready.
The Broadway Cares Virtual 5K, presented in partnership with Playbill, will be held August 22–23. The non-competitive sporting fundraiser can be completed anywhere, and participants can run, walk, bike, or even jeté to reach the distance goal. Anyone venturing outdoors is encouraged to wear protective face masks, remain at least six feet apart from others, and follow all local health and safety directives. There is no fee to register, although each participant has a suggested minimum fundraising goal of $250. To sign up, visit BroadwayCares.org!
As theatres remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Built for the Stage isn't going to leave actors feeling adrift. The popular online fitness training program is now introducing the new Built For The Stage 8 Week Center Stage Challenge. This challenge isn't for people looking for a quick fix, but for dedicated actors seeking to begin a journey that can change their life and career forever. Work one on one with Coach Joe and his staff, who currently train the best of the best on Broadway, as you're guided in exercise, mindset training, nutrition, and more!
For more information about the program and its trainers, visit BuiltfortheStage.com.