25 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, Les 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 was last seen as Barbara Maitland in Beetlejuice on Broadway.
Connect with Kerry online via Instagram (@kerrybutler1), Twitter (@kerrybutlernyc), or bpn.fm/breakingbroadway.
Produced by Alan Seales and Dori Berinstein. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

Breaking Broadway with Kerry Butler BPN Originals

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    • 5.0 • 170 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, Les 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 was last seen as Barbara Maitland in Beetlejuice on Broadway.
Connect with Kerry online via Instagram (@kerrybutler1), Twitter (@kerrybutlernyc), or bpn.fm/breakingbroadway.
Produced by Alan Seales and Dori Berinstein. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    It’s A Hard Knock Life - Part 2

    It’s A Hard Knock Life - Part 2

    As someone who gets rejected pretty much every day, I have always felt comfort in hearing other people’s rejection stories. My advice is know that rejection is just part of being an actor and try not to take it personally. This episode will feature stories from Laura Bell Bundy and Telly Leung. 
    As always, you can follow me on Instagram @kerrybutler1. For coaching and teaching, visit my website at kerrybutlercoach.com or email me at kerrybutlercoach@gmail.com.
     
    Learn more about Laura Bell Bundy:
    Laura Bell Bundy (co-host and co-creator of Women of Tomorrow Podcast) is a Tony-Award nominated actress and singer whose many Broadway credits include the original Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray and the original Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. Her TV credits include Dr. Jordan Denby on television's Anger Management and Rachel Ragland on The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder. She also is a recording artist, songwriter, director, producer, and mother. In recent years, her creative work has been focused on the education and empowerment of women.
    Twitter & Instagram: @laurabellbundy 

    Learn more about Telly Leung:
    Telly Leung is a New York City native, Broadway performer, recording artist, producer, and theater arts teacher. His Broadway and national touring credits include Aladdin in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway, In Transit, Allegiance, Godspell, Rent, Wicked, Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song. Television audiences will remember him as Wes the Warbler on Glee, as well as appearances on Instinct, Odd Mom Out, Deadbeat and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. He can be heard on many original Broadway cast recordings and has released two solo albums, I’ll Cover You (2012) and Songs for You (2016), and the You Matter EP (2020). 
    Twitter & Instagram: @tellyleung / www.tellyleung.com
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    • 20 min
    It’s A Hard Knock Life - Part 1

    It’s A Hard Knock Life - Part 1

    As someone who gets rejected pretty much every day, I have always felt comfort in hearing other people’s rejection stories. My advice is know that rejection is just part of being an actor and try not to take it personally. This episode will feature stories from Constantine Maroulis and Ann Harada. 
    As always, you can follow me on Instagram @kerrybutler1. For coaching and teaching, visit my website at kerrybutlercoach.com or email me at kerrybutlercoach@gmail.com.
     
    Learn more about Constantine Maroulis:
    Constantine first came to prominence as the beloved rock n’ roll underdog on American Idol. He then secured his place in pop culture as a Broadway superstar, best known for his Tony-nominated role in Rock of Ages. Now, for his third act, he begins an invigorating and promising new era with a bevy of intriguing projects, which include touring with his band Foreigners Journey and working on his new Broadway endeavor, Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story.
    Instagram: @constantinemaroulis / Twitter: @ConstantineM / ConstantineMaroulis.com
     
    Learn more about Ann Harada:
    Ann is best known for originating the role of Christmas Eve in Avenue Q on Broadway and in London’s West End. Other Broadway: Rodgers+Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Les Miserables, 9 to 5, Seussical, M.Butterfly. Recent Off-Bway: Pacific Overtures, Stuffed, Dear World, Brooklynite. Film: Sisters, Admission, Hope Springs, Happiness, Youth in Oregon.TV: Smash, Blue Bloods, Schmigadoon!, Indoor Boys (Indie Series Award nomination).
    Instagram: @iamannharada / Twitter: @annharada
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    • 15 min
    What’s the story morning glory? - Part 2, with Bret Shuford

    What’s the story morning glory? - Part 2, with Bret Shuford

    What’s the story morning glory?... Insta-story that is! 
    Find out how to work social media to market yourself. This episode is the second part of our conversation with the incredibly knowledgeable Bret Shuford - Broadway Actor, Create Life Coach and one half of the Broadway Husbands. You do not want to miss it!  

    As always, you can follow me on Instagram @kerrybutler1. For coaching and teaching, visit my website at kerrybutlercoach.com or email me at kerrybutlercoach@gmail.com.

    Learn more about Bret:
    @bretshuford
    bretshuford.com
    broadwayhusbands.com
    Listen to The Broadway Husbands Podcast at bpn.fm/broadwayhusbands.
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    • 28 min
    What’s the story morning glory? - Part 1, with Bret Shuford

    What’s the story morning glory? - Part 1, with Bret Shuford

    What’s the story morning glory?... Insta-story that is! 
    Find out how to work social media to market yourself. Our guest is the incredibly knowledgeable Bret Shuford - Broadway Actor, Create Life Coach and one half of the Broadway Husbands. You do not want to miss this one!  

    As always, you can follow me on Instagram @kerrybutler1. For coaching and teaching, visit my website at kerrybutlercoach.com or email me at kerrybutlercoach@gmail.com.

    Learn more about Bret:
    @bretshuford
    bretshuford.com
    broadwayhusbands.com
    Listen to The Broadway Husbands Podcast at bpn.fm/broadwayhusbands.
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    • 29 min
    Bonus - BEETLEJUICE CAST EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE!

    Bonus - BEETLEJUICE CAST EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE!

    The ghost-with-the-most is returning to Broadway! Barbara Maitland herself goes behind the scenes with Alex Brightman, Elizabeth Teeter, David Josefsberg, Adam Dannheisser, and Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer! She gets the inside scoop on all things Beetlejuice with answers to never-before-asked questions, funny back-stage anecdotes and rituals... all while having a few chuckles along the way.
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    • 28 min
    A Fresh Take, with Director Sammi Cannold

    A Fresh Take, with Director Sammi Cannold

    In this episode we talk to Sammi Cannold about her journey to becoming a director - from putting on shows with shampoo bottles as a kid, to going to Stanford to study theater, to landing on Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Hollywood and Entertainment list. Listen to Sammi discuss what she looks for at auditions, her process as a director, and the fresh take she’s been bringing to the industry through site-specific musical theater.

    As always, you can follow me on Instagram @kerrybutler1. For coaching and teaching, visit my website at kerrybutlercoach.com or email me at kerrybutlercoach@gmail.com.

    Learn more about Sammi:
    Twitter: @sammicannold
    Instagram: @sammi.cannold
    sammicannold.com/
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 Ratings

Nicole Theatre RN ,

Fantastic Podcast

Fantastic podcast for anyone in the theatre industry and specifically musical theatre. So many great nuggets and great tips.

emilybutler3 ,

❤️

i love love love kerry and this podcast. i always look forward to the next episode

Famous 🎬 ,

Love this podcast

This is my favorite podcast of all times I love this advice from one of my favorite broadway actress of all time Kerry Butler ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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