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Getting to the Heart, Soul, and Drive of top performers in the entertainment industry. Previous guests include Grammy winner Jonathan Groff; Tony Award winners Billy Porter and Jerry Mitchell; plus Hollywood and Broadway stars and choreographers like Bradley James, Jonah Platt, Diana DeGarmo, and Morgan James, as well as emerging talent from film, TV, Broadway and publishing. Clayton Howe's guests share their paths, struggles, and lessons learned. Entertainmentx proves to inspire, uplift, and educate everyone interested in a deep dive look at entertainment professionals and industry luminaries.

Clayton Howe's Entertainmentx Clayton Howe: Producer | Creative Writer | Musical Theatre Actor

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Getting to the Heart, Soul, and Drive of top performers in the entertainment industry. Previous guests include Grammy winner Jonathan Groff; Tony Award winners Billy Porter and Jerry Mitchell; plus Hollywood and Broadway stars and choreographers like Bradley James, Jonah Platt, Diana DeGarmo, and Morgan James, as well as emerging talent from film, TV, Broadway and publishing. Clayton Howe's guests share their paths, struggles, and lessons learned. Entertainmentx proves to inspire, uplift, and educate everyone interested in a deep dive look at entertainment professionals and industry luminaries.

    Jelani Remy Part 1: "If you stay ready, you never have to get ready."

    Jelani Remy Part 1: "If you stay ready, you never have to get ready."

    Jelani Remy IG/TW (@itsjelaniremy&@jelaniremy) is currently playing Simba in Disney's THE LION KING on Broadway! We chat about his career path and what he learned along the way. He loves Kombucha and his go to brand is Aqua ViTea. Jelani is an incredibly kind and giving human. This interview takes place in his dressing room at the Minskoff Theatre on 45th street in times square in between his two show day! I love this epsiode. I hope you do too!!

    • 22 min
    Gabriela Garcia: Part 2 "Life, Love, Laugh, Cry, Be. Just Be."

    Gabriela Garcia: Part 2 "Life, Love, Laugh, Cry, Be. Just Be."

    Gabriela (gabriela-garcia.com)(IG:@dancinvida)(TW:@dancinvida) is a native of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California.  Most recent theater credits include the role of Best Friend/Maid in Rodrigo Nogueira's play REAL and Half Time directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.  She is a former cast member and dance captain for CHICAGO - The Musical on Broadway and National Tours.  During her time at CHICAGO she worked with celebrities such as George Hamilton, Marilu Henner, Huey Lewis, Taye Diggs, Usher, Melanie Griffith, Patrick Swayze, Brooke Shields and more. Other musical theater credits include Roman Holiday (Guthrie), West Side Story, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Carousel and the Vienna and Mexico City companies of CHICAGO where she played the role of “Velma Kelly” in their native language and was Dance Associate for the Düsseldorf Company. As a choreographer, she served as Movement Associate for the production of Sweeney Todd at the Barrow Street Theater; Associate Choreographer for Public Works' musical production of Twelfth Night at the Delacorte theater; choreographer of Sweet Charity in Lima, Perú under Preludio Asociación Cultural where she also served as choreography adviser to Preludio's Production of CHICAGO in 2012. She has created works for the Joffrey Ballet School's NYC Jazz and Contemporary summer intensive performances, BC/EFA benefits, and R.Evolución Latina's Choreographer Festival. Within the concert dance world she acted as Co-coordinator and faculty for the Joffrey Ballet School's "Joffrey Ensemble" and Jazz and Contemporary Program in New York City. Her dance training began under the RAD syllabus, followed by study at the San Francisco Ballet School and Pacific Northwest Ballet School.  During her time at Pacific Northwest Ballet performed in ballets such as Serenade, Swan Lake, Midsummer's Night dream, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Symphony in C and others. As a soloist she danced with Tanzforum der Oper Koeln in Germany (where she originated several roles), Ballet del Instituto Cabañas, and Balletteatro Contemponáneo in Guadalajara, Mexico. She has taught Classical Ballet, Jazz and Musical Theater at schools in Germany, Austria, Mexico, Peru, Sweden, China, DR, and in New York at STEPS, Ellison Ballet, BDC, Joffrey Ballet School, Molloy College/CAP21, Ithaca College and Pace University.  TV credits include "Succession" and "Jessica Jones".  Film credits:  In The Heights (Summer 2020), Whatever Lola Wants (Tribeca film festival) and Enchanted.  As a voiceover actor, her voice can be heard in numerous TV commercials and radio spots for the US national Hispanic market as well as Spanish language audio books.  Gabriela is Co-Founder and Director of R.Evolución Latina (RL), a nonprofit organization making a difference through the arts.  Through her nonprofit work Gabriela has brought the RL mission to underprivileged students in New York by teaching workshops at community centers and offering master classes to the local dance communities.  She is a passionate teacher, inspiring, mentoring and instilling her values and work ethic to her students.  She is a recipient of El Diario’s 2010 Mujeres Destacadas award. 

    • 52 min
    Gabriela Garcia: Part 1 "Live, Love, Laugh, Cry, Be. Just Be."

    Gabriela Garcia: Part 1 "Live, Love, Laugh, Cry, Be. Just Be."

    Gabriela (gabriela-garcia.com)(IG:@dancinvida)(TW:@dancinvida) is a native of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California.  Most recent theater credits include the role of Best Friend/Maid in Rodrigo Nogueira's play REAL and Half Time directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.  She is a former cast member and dance captain for CHICAGO - The Musical on Broadway and National Tours.  During her time at CHICAGO she worked with celebrities such as George Hamilton, Marilu Henner, Huey Lewis, Taye Diggs, Usher, Melanie Griffith, Patrick Swayze, Brooke Shields and more. Other musical theater credits include Roman Holiday (Guthrie), West Side Story, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Carousel and the Vienna and Mexico City companies of CHICAGO where she played the role of “Velma Kelly” in their native language and was Dance Associate for the Düsseldorf Company. As a choreographer, she served as Movement Associate for the production of Sweeney Todd at the Barrow Street Theater; Associate Choreographer for Public Works' musical production of Twelfth Night at the Delacorte theater; choreographer of Sweet Charity in Lima, Perú under Preludio Asociación Cultural where she also served as choreography adviser to Preludio's Production of CHICAGO in 2012. She has created works for the Joffrey Ballet School's NYC Jazz and Contemporary summer intensive performances, BC/EFA benefits, and R.Evolución Latina's Choreographer Festival. Within the concert dance world she acted as Co-coordinator and faculty for the Joffrey Ballet School's "Joffrey Ensemble" and Jazz and Contemporary Program in New York City. Her dance training began under the RAD syllabus, followed by study at the San Francisco Ballet School and Pacific Northwest Ballet School.  During her time at Pacific Northwest Ballet performed in ballets such as Serenade, Swan Lake, Midsummer's Night dream, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Symphony in C and others. As a soloist she danced with Tanzforum der Oper Koeln in Germany (where she originated several roles), Ballet del Instituto Cabañas, and Balletteatro Contemponáneo in Guadalajara, Mexico. She has taught Classical Ballet, Jazz and Musical Theater at schools in Germany, Austria, Mexico, Peru, Sweden, China, DR, and in New York at STEPS, Ellison Ballet, BDC, Joffrey Ballet School, Molloy College/CAP21, Ithaca College and Pace University.  TV credits include "Succession" and "Jessica Jones".  Film credits:  In The Heights (Summer 2020), Whatever Lola Wants (Tribeca film festival) and Enchanted.  As a voiceover actor, her voice can be heard in numerous TV commercials and radio spots for the US national Hispanic market as well as Spanish language audio books.  Gabriela is Co-Founder and Director of R.Evolución Latina (RL), a nonprofit organization making a difference through the arts.  Through her nonprofit work Gabriela has brought the RL mission to underprivileged students in New York by teaching workshops at community centers and offering master classes to the local dance communities.  She is a passionate teacher, inspiring, mentoring and instilling her values and work ethic to her students.  She is a recipient of El Diario’s 2010 Mujeres Destacadas award.  

    • 48 min
    Christopher Darga: Part 2 "Don't Look At This Sign"

    Christopher Darga: Part 2 "Don't Look At This Sign"

    Chris (christopherdarga.com)(imdb)(TW:@cdarga)has been a working actor in Hollywood for the past twenty years. Appearing in well over a hundred films and TV shows, including "Bruce Almighty", "The Hudsucker Proxy", "Seinfeld", "Curb your Enthusiasm" and "Deadwood". Chris’s interest in sculpting started after the release of the film "Jurassic Park". Two years later he created an entire line of dinosaurs for Horizon Models. In the last twelve years or so he has become an established paleo, wildlife, and portrait sculptor. Chris’s works grace the homes and businesses of celebrities and other clients around the country.

    • 32 min
    Christopher Darga: Part 1 "Don't Look At This Sign"

    Christopher Darga: Part 1 "Don't Look At This Sign"

    Chris (christopherdarga.com)(imdb)(TW:@cdarga)has been a working actor in Hollywood for the past twenty years. Appearing in well over a hundred films and TV shows, including "Bruce Almighty", "The Hudsucker Proxy", "Seinfeld", "Curb your Enthusiasm" and "Deadwood". Chris’s interest in sculpting started after the release of the film "Jurassic Park". Two years later he created an entire line of dinosaurs for Horizon Models. In the last twelve years or so he has become an established paleo, wildlife, and portrait sculptor. Chris’s works grace the homes and businesses of celebrities and other clients around the country.

    • 22 min
    Andréa Burns Part 2:"Listen More, Talk Less"

    Andréa Burns Part 2:"Listen More, Talk Less"

    ANDRÉA BURNS (andreaburns.com)(IG:@theandreaburns) received an Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination for her portrayal of Gloria Fajardo in Broadway’s On Your Feet! She is a winner of a Drama Desk Award for her creation of the role of Daniela, the saucy hairdresser in the Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights. 


    Ms. Burns began her career touring the opera houses of Europe as Maria in West Side Story when she was 18 years old. She has appeared on Broadway as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as Vicki Nichols in The Full Monty, as Googie Gomez in The Ritz and has sung concerts at Carnegie Hall. She starred opposite Nathan Lane on Broadway in the Lincoln Center production of The Nance  which subsequently broadcast on PBS' "Great Performances". Ms. Burns was in the original company of Jason Robert Brown’s critically acclaimed Songs for a New World and has since become one of the foremost interpreters of his work. Burns portrayed Lucille Frank in the national tour of Jason Robert Brown's Parade, directed by Harold Prince, for which she received a Touring Broadway Awards nomination for Best Actress. She was also selected by Stephen Sondheim to create the role of Celeste in his musical Saturday Night in its New York premiere. 


    Ms. Burns' debut solo album A Deeper Shade Of Red was described by Playbill as "superb on all counts”. “100 Stories," a single she co-wrote with her brother, music producer Mike Burns, rose to the #2 spot on the 2006 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play charts. A favorite at 54 Below Broadway Supper Club,  Andréa performs her one woman show all of over the world, which has been hailed by the New York Times as “ uproarious, ebullient and playful”.


    Television credits include Mad About You (Reboot), Jessica Jones, Kevin Can Wait, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, Rescue Me, The Electric Company (2009 TV series), and Wonder Pets. She can also be heard on the original cast recordings of On Your Feet!, In The Heights, Songs for a New World, This Ordinary Thursday - The Songs of Georgia Stitt, Saturday Night, It’s Only Life, Dear Edwina, Shine, Broadway Bound, and Broadway Musicals of 1953.


    Ms. Burns can be heard as the voice of Elaine Stritch in Alexandra Jacob’s new biography, “Still Here - The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch.”


    She is married to director Peter Flynn. Their son, Hudson, is featured on the cover art of her solo album, A Deeper Shade of Red.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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37 Ratings

theatremomma ,

Theatremomma

I very much enjoy the diversity of guests on this show. Entertainmentx perfect for someone who wants an inside look at the way “entertainment” works and moves. Clay, now being a producer, has access to all sorts of talent that might not otherwise be on this type of show. Listen right now to Entertainmentx!!

Supermanfannotfromjapan ,

Insightful, encouraging, & educational

This podcast gives you the ends, outs, ups, downs, and the behind the scenes of the theatre world. It’s also very inspirational and well, entertaining! Also doesn’t hurt that Clayton Howe’s voice is very easy on the ears. Highly recommend!

dxblazer1499 ,

Tip of the iceberg

This podcast is something every performer should be listening to - each episode crammed with vital information for surviving in this business, and how some of the greats have done it. Clay’s voice is smooth and very easy to listen to, creating a very enjoyable podcast for those interested in the journeys of those linked to the world of theater, art, and everything in between.

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