58 episodes

Backstage With… takes you behind the scenes with the biggest names in musical theatre.

We tell stories of shows people have worked on, actors they’ve worked with, and things that didn’t necessarily go to plan, on stage and off.

Expect industry secrets, eyebrow raising stories and behind the scenes access.

Backstage With... Mikey Worrall

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9, 45 Ratings

Backstage With… takes you behind the scenes with the biggest names in musical theatre.

We tell stories of shows people have worked on, actors they’ve worked with, and things that didn’t necessarily go to plan, on stage and off.

Expect industry secrets, eyebrow raising stories and behind the scenes access.

    Kerry Ellis (Wicked, Cats, Oliver, My Fair Lady)

    Kerry Ellis (Wicked, Cats, Oliver, My Fair Lady)

    Best known as the first British Elphaba in Wicked, Kerry Ellis made her name as the one of the most popular actors in musical theatre.

    • 51 min
    Kara Lily Hayworth & Charles Hagerty (Cabaret)

    Kara Lily Hayworth & Charles Hagerty (Cabaret)

    This week's guests are currently touring the UK in Rufus Norris's production of Cabaret.
    Kara Lily Hayworth (Sally Bowles) is best known for playing the title role in Cilla the musical on tour in 2017. 
    Charlie Hagerty (Cliff Bradshaw) has worked extensively in the US, Europe and in the UK where he now lives with his husband. He was also in the original Broadway cast of If/Then alongside Idina Menzel in 2014. 
    Mikey Worrall chats to Kara and Charlie at the New Wimbledon Theatre. 
    Subscribe to the podcast for more interviews with the artists and creatives you love. You can find more on our YouTube channel and at Backstagewith.com.
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    Hosted by @mikeyworrall1.

    • 29 min
    Miriam-Teak Lee (& Juliet, Hamilton, On the Town)

    Miriam-Teak Lee (& Juliet, Hamilton, On the Town)

    Miriam-Teak Lee is the WhatsOnStage award winning, Olivier nominated star of & Juliet the musical. 
    The show won six WhatsOnStage awards and has been nominated for nine Oliviers. 
    Mikey Worrall chats to Miriam-Teak in her dressing room at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
    Subscribe to the podcast for more interviews with the artists and creatives you love. You can find more on our YouTube channel and at Backstagewith.com.
    Follow Backstage With... on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to find out which stage door we’re going through next.
    Hosted by @mikeyworrall1.

    • 21 min
    Stephen Schwartz (The Prince of Egypt, Wicked, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

    Stephen Schwartz (The Prince of Egypt, Wicked, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

    Stephen Schwartz is an Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe and Honorary Tony award winning composer and lyricist.
    His work has spanned six decades and includes Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, The Baker’s Wife, and London’s newest musical, The Prince of Egypt, which is based on the 1998 Dreamworks animated film. 
    Stephen also wrote the lyrics for the Disney films Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted, on which he collaborated with the composer Alan Menken. 
    We recorded this conversation in a dressing room at the Dominion Theatre a few days before The Prince of Egypt's opening night. 
    Subscribe to the podcast for more interviews with the artists and creatives you love. You can find more interviews and performances on our YouTube channel and at Backstagewith.com.
    You can follow Backstage With... on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to find out which stage door we’re going through next.
    Hosted by @mikeyworrall1.

    • 27 min
    Rachel Tucker (The Pirate Queen, Come From Away, Wicked)

    Rachel Tucker (The Pirate Queen, Come From Away, Wicked)

    Rachel Tucker takes a few minutes out of rehearsals for The Pirate Queen to talk about heading to New York to join the cast of Come From Away on Broadway.

    • 8 min
    Carley Stenson (Curtains, Les Miserables, Legally Blonde)

    Carley Stenson (Curtains, Les Miserables, Legally Blonde)

    This week's guest is Carley Stenson who's currently starring the UK tour of Curtains, the musical comedy. 
    After 10 years in Hollyoaks, Carley moved into theatre where she's remained ever since. She's played Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Princess Fiona in Shrek, The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot as well as appearing in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and, most recently, as Fantine in Les Miserables. 
    We had a chat at the New Wimbledon Theatre in January when the show was back on the road after its West End transfer over Christmas. 
    Subscribe to the podcast and our YouTube channel for plenty more theatre content. It's all in one place at backstagewith.com.
    You can follow Backstage With... on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to find out which stage door we’re going through next.
    Hosted by @mikeyworrall1.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

sparkybee ,

Love this podcast!

Mikey Worrall’s passion for theatre shines through this gem of a podcast. He’s insightful, generous and a wonderful interviewer. There’s a fantastic mix of guests and as a listener you really feel as if you’re genuinely backstage with these stars of the theatre. Love it!

skaradomar ,

Captivating and fun

I love this podcast. I know very little about musical theatre but am fascinated by it. Mikey provides all the context a non-expert needs whilst keeping all interviews fresh, spontaneous, and a joy to listen to.

jesse.peach ,

I’ve been looking for this!

Love this guy. Really interesting and insightful. A must listen for any theatre fan.

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