14 episodes

Ever wonder how to break into the business of Broadway? From how to get an agent to how to navigate open calls, we cover it all. This podcast is an insider’s roadmap to making it on Broadway.

Kerry Butler is a Tony nominated actress who made her Broadway debut in 1993 in Blood Brothers, before starring in shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Le Mis, Hairspray, Little Shop, Xanadu, Rock of Ages, Catch Me If You Can, Disaster!, and Mean Girls. She has numerous on screen credits such as 30 Rock, Cupid, The Mindy Project, Blue Bloods, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. She is now staring as Barbara Maitland in Beetlejuice on Broadway.

Connect with me online via Instagram (@kerrybutler1), Twitter (@kerrybutlernyc), or BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/BreakingBroadway,

Produced by Alan Seales and Dori Berinstein.
A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

Breaking Broadway with Kerry Butler Kerry Butler & Broadway Podcast Network

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 121 Ratings

Ever wonder how to break into the business of Broadway? From how to get an agent to how to navigate open calls, we cover it all. This podcast is an insider’s roadmap to making it on Broadway.

Kerry Butler is a Tony nominated actress who made her Broadway debut in 1993 in Blood Brothers, before starring in shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Le Mis, Hairspray, Little Shop, Xanadu, Rock of Ages, Catch Me If You Can, Disaster!, and Mean Girls. She has numerous on screen credits such as 30 Rock, Cupid, The Mindy Project, Blue Bloods, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. She is now staring as Barbara Maitland in Beetlejuice on Broadway.

Connect with me online via Instagram (@kerrybutler1), Twitter (@kerrybutlernyc), or BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/BreakingBroadway,

Produced by Alan Seales and Dori Berinstein.
A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    Ep13 - SING SING SING part 2, with Scott Coulter

    Ep13 - SING SING SING part 2, with Scott Coulter

    Turn those no’s into yes’s and make your own work.  Scott Coulter tells us how he started his own company spot-on entertainment, and now produces concerts around the country. He explains how you can use your voice and passion for performing in other ways outside of broadway. Learn how to take control of your career the way Scott did.  
    Resources mentioned in this episode

    Spot-On Entertainment

    Feinstein's/54 Below

    Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich 

    Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)


    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    • 24 min
    Ep12 - SING SING SING part 1, with Sierra Boggess (LIVE from BroadwayCon 2020)

    Ep12 - SING SING SING part 1, with Sierra Boggess (LIVE from BroadwayCon 2020)

    Recorded LIVE at BroadwayCon 2020
    Find singing jobs while you wait for your broadway break; or create your own door to broadway through cabaret and concert work.  Sierra is such a positive force in this world! The topic is concert work, but we really discuss finding your purpose, and living the life you were meant to live. She speaks my language, I loved having her as a guest!  
    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    • 33 min
    Ep11 - I'm Crazy for You (Tube), with Todrick Hall

    Ep11 - I'm Crazy for You (Tube), with Todrick Hall

    This is the episode I have been waiting for. If the doors to Broadway aren’t opening for you, find a window! YouTube sensation Todrick Hall is so inspiring. He talks about how he created his own opportunities using social media. Learn how to make social media open your window to Broadway!!  

    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    • 47 min
    Ep10 - Reading is Fundamental, with Aron Accurso, Joey Mazzarino, Alan Lewis

    Ep10 - Reading is Fundamental, with Aron Accurso, Joey Mazzarino, Alan Lewis

    How do you get in on the ground level of a new Broadway Show?  Readings and workshops for no money of course!   Think of it as an investment.  We have Joey Mazzarino and Aron Arcurso on talking about the process of creating their new show Seeing Red, and how people can get cast in readings and workshops.   Joey is an award winning writer, director and puppeteer.  Worked on Sesame Street for twenty five years, and is currently writing on Kidding starring Jim Carrey. Spoiler alert- he is my husband and wrote this show for me.  Aron is also an award winning writer snd composer.  He has been the musical director, arranger, and conductor for many broadway shows- currently working on Aladdin. 

    Resources mentioned in this episode

    Broadway Inspirational Voices

    BMI workshop

    @iamallenlouis


    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    • 50 min
    Ep9 - Just Keep Singing, with vocal coach to the stars, Liz Caplan

    Ep9 - Just Keep Singing, with vocal coach to the stars, Liz Caplan

    Liz Caplan is one of the most sought after vocal teachers in New York. She is even hired by broadway shows to help the company. We discuss how to do 8 shows a week healthily and even give you all the tricks on how to sing over a cold, or tears or even scream on stage. Ever wonder how Ben Platt sang that song at the end of Dear Evan Hansen while sobbing? Tune in to this episode!
    Resources mentioned in this episode

    Dr. Dahl

    App Store app: Liz Caplan Vocal Coach


    Cures for voice and inflammation 

    Ester C

    Garlic 

    Navage 

    Netty pot 

    Zycam 

    Apple cider vinegar 

    Oregano oil 

    Peppermint oil 

    Sinu-orega

    Cucumber- cantaloupe 


    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    • 46 min
    Ep8 - Direct from the Director, with Alex Timbers

    Ep8 - Direct from the Director, with Alex Timbers

    Award winning director Alex Timbers whose work is currently represented in three broadway shows- Beetlejuice, Moulin Rouge and American Utopia gives audition advice, and tells what he looks for in actors.
    Resources mentioned in this episode

    Williamstown Theater Festival

    Vassar New York stage and film

    Berkshire Theater Festival

    ARS NOVA

    Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC)

    The Flea Theatre


    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

Sing game ,

Amazing

Best Broadway Actress ever! You are incredible and this helps so many people! Everyone should listen, amazing amazing tips and help with making your way to Broadway!

#queenofpigs ,

So awesome!

Awesome! I love it so much! I love acting and I dream to be an actress just like you when I grow up Kerry Butler! Loved. Beetle juice you did fantastic! 🔥

Djmc2002 ,

Outstanding

As a father of two daughter’s actively involved in theater in school I can’t say how much I’ve enjoyed listening to Kerry and her guests. Highly recommend for anyone interested or already involved with theater. Thank you Kerry and all involved!!

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