The Broadway Cast

Episode 20: Broadway Influencers
This season 2 finale episode is all about the Broadway blog, influencer & podcast community as we welcome onto the show Patrick Hinds (Broadway Backstory, Theater People), Jane Jourdan (Fit For Broadway) & Gillian Pensavalle (The Hamilcast). Recorded live at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention inside the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan, Ben Cameron and the guests geek about all things theatre & Broadway. The group chats about their first theatre memories, why they launched then how they built their brands, most memorable guests, what their shows & fans mean to them, dream guests & so much more.

Episode 19: Dancers on Broadway
This episode is all about dance as we welcome into the studio So You Think You Can Dance winner Ricky Ubeda (On the Town, Cats), Alex Wong (Newsies) & Emma Pfaeffle (Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Host Ben Cameron and the guests chat about the moment they were inspired to pursue a career in dance, early dance memories, training, dancer inspirations & the journey to the Broadway stage. Additionally, the group plays a round of "Use Your Words," and takes a call from Ali in Buffalo, NY.

Episode 18: Hamilton
This episode is all about the smash-hit musical Hamilton as we welcome into the studio Mandy Gonzalez (In the Heights, Wicked), Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Memphis) & Joanna A. Jones (Thriller Live). Host Ben Cameron and the guests chat about the first shows they ever saw on stage, mentors who inspired them to pursue career in theatre, what it means to be a part of one of the biggest shows in theatre history & projects outside of the theatre. Additionally, JMI & Ben square off in a rap battle, and the group answers fan questions submitted via social media.

Episode 17: Movies to Musicals
It's all about Movies to Musicals in this episode as we welcome into the studio Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde) & Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock). Host Ben Cameron & the guests discuss their journey to the Broadway stage, the process of taking a character from the big screen & making it their own on the stage & much more.

Episode 16: Broadway Debuts
It's all about Broadway debuts in this episode as we welcome into the studio Tony Award-nominee Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon), Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen) & Bobby Conte Thornton (A Bronx Tale). Host Ben Cameron and the guests discuss when they first were inspired to pursue a career on the stage, first roles they played, the process of preparing for and making their Broadway debut & much more.

Episode 15: Dear Evan Hansen
It's all about the Broadway smash hit Dear Evan Hansen in this episode as we welcome into the studio Jennifer Laura Thompson, Laura Dreyfuss & Michael Park. Host Ben Cameron and the guests discuss when they first were inspired to pursue a career on the stage, what it's like being in a show that has become a massive success & has such an incredible impact, ways they keep it light & fun off stage and much more.

Episode 14: Broadway Triple Threats
It's all about the triple threats in this episode as we welcome into the studio Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba (Contact, Curtains), Tony Award-nominee Tony Yazbeck (On the Town, Chicago) & Tyler Hanes (Cats, Oklahoma!). Host Ben Cameron and the guests discuss when they first were inspired to pursue a career on the stage, the road to Broadway, training & mentors, what it takes to stay on Broadway and so much more.

Episode 13: Live at The Chita Rivera Awards
In this very special episode, we take you directly to the star-studded red carpet & after party at the first ever Chita Rivera Awards. Host Ben Cameron chats with some of the biggest stars on Broadway including: Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, Karen Ziemba, Tony Yazbeck, Melanie Moore, Kelly Devine, Denis Jones, Sergio Trujillo & more!

Special Episode: Landry Bender
In this special theatre geek out episode, we welcome into the studio Fuller House on Netflix and Disney Channel star, Landry Bender. Host Ben Cameron and Landry chat about her hit TV shows, her love for theatre, roles she has played on stage & what it's like performing in front of a live audience. Plus, Landry and Ben perform a couple songs from Landry's current musical obsession, Hamilton.

Episode 12: The Men of Waitress
In this delicious episode, we welcome into the studio the men of Broadway's hit musical, Waitress: Will Swenson (Hair, Les Misérables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Christopher Fitzgerald (Wicked, Finian's Rainbow, Young Frankenstein), and Matt DeAngelis (Hair, Once). Host Ben Cameron and the gents repeatedly crack each other, yet still find time to discuss when they first were inspired to pursue a career on the stage, the road to Broadway, onstage mishaps, first jobs in NYC, what it takes to stay on Broadway and so much more. Additionally, the panel and Ben play our newest game "Super Superlatives," and Ben asks the fellas fan questions submitted via social media.

Episode 11: Disney on Broadway
In this season 2 premiere episode, Playbill welcomes into the studio Kara Lindsay (Disney's Newsies), Telly Leung (Disney's Aladdin, RENT, Allegiance) and Ashley Brown (Disney's Beauty and the Beast & Mary Poppins). Host Ben Cameron and the panel discuss when they first were inspired to pursue a career on the stage, the road to Broadway, their first Disney memories, onstage mishaps, first jobs in NYC and more.

Episode 10: Tony Award Winners
In this season 1 finale episode, Playbill welcomes into the studio Tony Award Winners Jason Robert Brown (Bridges of Madison County, Parade, The Last Five Years), Lillias White (The Life, Cats, Chicago, Fela), and Michael McGrath (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Spamalot, Memphis). Host Ben Cameron and the panel discuss when they first were inspired to pursue a career on the stage, the road to Broadway, the Tony Awards season experience, the feeling of winning a Tony, the most memorable moments in their careers and so much more! Additionally, the panel and Ben play a round of "Name that Tony Winner" and take a call from Tony Award winner, Marissa Jaret Winokur.

Episode 9: Plays on Broadway
In this Broadway Plays episode, Playbill welcomes into the studio Tony-nominee Shalita Grant (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, NCIS: New Orleans, A Midsummer Night's Dream), Olivier Award Winning writer/actor Henry Lewis (The Play that Goes Wrong), and Emmy-nominee Alison Wright (Sweat, The Americans, Sneaky Pete). Host Ben Cameron and the panel discuss when they first were inspired to pursue a career on the stage, acting education, the road to Broadway, the difference between classics and contemporary works and more! Additionally, the panel and Ben play a round of Playbill's "Cold Reading" and give a Community Theater Shoutout to Fran out in San Diego, CA.

Episode 8: Diversity on Broadway
In this Diversity on Broadway episode, Playbill welcomes into the studio Ramin Karimloo (Anastasia, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera), Saycon Sengbloh (Wicked, Eclipsed, Scandal), and Derrick Williams (Book of Mormon, Wicked, Aida). Host Ben Cameron and the panel discuss when they first were inspired to pursue a career on the stage, the road to Broadway, the importance of diversity in casting and in writing, what it has meant to them to be an inspiration for people of various ethnicities around the world, and more. Additionally, the panel and Ben play a round of Playbill's "Name that Musical" and give a Community Theater Shoutout to Roz out in Greensboro, NC.

Episode 7: Comedians of Broadway
In this Comedic Actors of Broadway episode, Playbill welcomes into the studio Jenn Lyon (TNT's Claws, Fish in the Dark), Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen), and Eric Petersen (School of Rock, Shrek). Host Ben Cameron and the panel discuss the first time they made someone laugh, the comedic process, the art of the joke, the first time they saw themselves in a Playbill, the difference between comedy vs. drama, and more. Additionally, the panel and Ben play a round of Playbill's "Make a Musical" and give a Community Theater Shoutout to Christopher out in West Chester, PA.

Episode 6: Leading Ladies of Broadway
In this Leading Ladies of Broadway episode, Playbill welcomes into the studio Betsy Wolfe (Waitress, Falsettos), Jenn Gambatese (School of Rock, Tarzan), and Mamie Parris (Cats, School of Rock). Host Ben Cameron and the panel discuss their first theater experiences, the road to Broadway, playing iconic roles, the first time they saw themselves in a Playbill, leading men they've worked with & more. Additionally, the panel and Ben play a round of Playbill's "Can't Stop the Beat" and give a Community Theater Shoutout to Joanna out in Boca Raton, FL.

Episode 5: Creatives of Broadway
In this special Creatives of Broadway episode, Playbill welcomes into the studio composer & lyricist team Irene Sankoff and David Hein (Come From Away), Tony nominated choreographer Denis Jones (Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas), and Tony-winning scenic designer Beowulf Boritt (Sunday in the Park with George, Act One). Host Ben Cameron, and the panel discuss their first theater experiences, the creative process, the challenges and benefits of collaboration, dream shows they would like to work on and stories they would like to tell and more. Additionally, the panel and Ben play a round of Playbill's "Word & Music Association" and give a Community Theater Shoutout to Danielle out in Spring Lake, NJ.

Episode 4: Leading Men
In this episode, Playbill welcomes into the studio the "Broadway Bros," Corey Cott (Bandstand, Newsies, Gigi), Derek Klena (Anastasia, Wicked) & Jelani Remy (Disney's The Lion King). Host Ben Cameron and the panel discuss their first theater memories, their first roles on stage, the first time they saw themselves in a Playbill, Leading Ladies & much more. Additionally, the panel and Ben play a round of Playbill's "Who's Who in the Cast" and give a Community Theater Shoutout to Joe out in Bloomington, IL.

Episode 3: Stage and Screen Stars
In this episode, Playbill welcomes into the studio Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time, House), Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl, Smash, Newsies), & Tony Award winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch). Host, Ben Cameron, and the panel discuss their first theater memories, their first roles on stage, the difference between acting for the screen vs. acting for the stage, musical vs. non-musical acting & much more. Additionally, the panel and Ben play a round of Playbill's "Playbill Pop Quiz" and give a Community Theater Shoutout to Rachael out in Tyler, TX.

Episode 2: PRIDE
In this special PRIDE Month episode, Playbill welcomes into the studio Jenn Colella (Come From Away), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies), J. Harrison Ghee (Kinky Boots), & surprise call-in guest, Rory O'Malley (Hamilton). Host, Ben Cameron, and the panel discuss what PRIDE means to them, how the arts have served as a support system throughout their individual life journeys, the road to Broadway, the powerful experience of representing minority groups on the Broadway stage & more. Additionally, the panel and Ben play a round of Playbill's "Playbill Pop Quiz" and give a Community Theater Shoutout to Fred out in Simi Valley, CA.

Episode 1: New Divas of Broadway
In this premiere episode, Playbill welcomes into the studio Ana Villafañe (On Your Feet), Christy Altomare (Anastasia), and Trista Dollison (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). These new divas of Broadway, along with host, Ben Cameron, discuss their first ever theater roles, what it was like seeing their name in a Playbill for the first time, originating roles on Broadway, out of town vs. Broadway, and most memorable onstage mishaps. Additionally, the ladies and Ben play a round of Playbill's "Who's Who in the Cast," and give a Community Theater Shoutout to Jennifer out in Chico, CA.