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Hosts Dan Tracy and Joe Carroll are both guys who... (you guessed it) like musicals. We breakdown all things Broadway with weekly unscripted interviews. We're not just fans, we've got 6 Broadway credits between us - So we know our sh*t.

Looking for a candid weekly Broadway podcast giving you a lighthearted, no-BS look at the Great Way Way? Dying for a peek into the lives of  Gavin Creel, Shoshana Bean, Patti Murin, Alex Brightman, Ashley Park, and many more?  Unsure how to help your kid accomplish their dreams and get on Broadway?  We talk with your favorite stars about how they got their start.

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Guys Who Like Musicals Joe Carroll and Dan Tracy

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9, 107 Ratings

Hosts Dan Tracy and Joe Carroll are both guys who... (you guessed it) like musicals. We breakdown all things Broadway with weekly unscripted interviews. We're not just fans, we've got 6 Broadway credits between us - So we know our sh*t.

Looking for a candid weekly Broadway podcast giving you a lighthearted, no-BS look at the Great Way Way? Dying for a peek into the lives of  Gavin Creel, Shoshana Bean, Patti Murin, Alex Brightman, Ashley Park, and many more?  Unsure how to help your kid accomplish their dreams and get on Broadway?  We talk with your favorite stars about how they got their start.

Check out our archive today!

    What A Year It's Been Part 3

    What A Year It's Been Part 3

    Is everyone watching Hamilton? This was the interview that really put Guys Who Like Musicals on the map this past year... and Joe was NOWHERE to be seen. Shoshana Bean puts her heart into her voice.   This was the interview that really made us feel like we could talk with people at the absolute top of their game.  We started this show as a couple guys who like talking to people about musicals, and this interview was a awakening for us that an interview show about Broadway could be so much more. She had just finished up her run as Jenna in Waitress when Dan talked with her and she speaks so openly about the highs and lows of her career. Shoshana loves the theater, but her story is long and complicated and beautiful and heart wrenching. We are so thrilled that Shoshana came back to Broadway .... She talks about how Waitress healed many of the wounds of replacing in Wicked. You'll always remember your first Elphaba. She talks about coming to terms of the impact that playing Elphaba and so many other remarkable stories. There were so many gems in this interview and we wanted to bring you our favorite moments. We can't wait for the follow up episode where we talk about artist self care. She is such a generous and a remarkable talent... and we're so grateful she talked to us. Well... Dan. She talked to Dan. 

    • 40 min
    What a Year It's Been Part 2

    What a Year It's Been Part 2

    Let the celebration continue!! More highlights from year one, Hamilton is coming to Disney plus, and Guys Who Like Musicals has a new look for year 2... What does that mean? Stay tuned. We really REALLY want to hear from you. How are you? Whatcha thinkin about?? What do you want more of? What sucked? We want to connect with our listeners more... we love you guys you guys :)
    This week we continue to celebrate Black Artists by revisiting our favorite moments from Joe's interview with Noah J Ricketts. We talk about gratitude lists, going on as Kristoff without a costume in Denver, the gift of training, and fighting Russian meddling in our musical theater. 

    • 35 min
    What A Year It's Been PART 1

    What A Year It's Been PART 1

    Happy Anniversary Darling. For the next few weeks we will be recapping some of our favorite memories from the past year, as well as bringing you some things we should've paid more attention to... like the way our black colleagues deal with racism in the theater every single day. So that's where we start today. Please tune in to the Broadway Advocacy Coalition TONIGHT on Youtube and The Antonyo Awards on June 19th. 
    This week we wanted to highlight the conversation we had with Aisha Jackson. This was such a great conversation about art and race in the Broadway community. Aisha is generous and strong and she is hurting. We need to be better. 
    We want to tell our listeners that we're not experts, we're not polished, at times we have NO idea what we're doing, but, we're trying. And, frankly, if we can have these conversations SO CAN YOU. Talk to your family members, your friends, read, post, yell, donate, march, get out there, but mostly listen. 
    What a year. We can be better. We WILL be better. We're so grateful to everyone who has tuned in for the past year. When we started Guys Who Like Musicals we wanted to create a place where we could have candid, vulnerable conversations with our friends and colleagues. We have grown a lot as podcasters and we want to thank YOU our listeners so SO much. Cheers to another year. 
     

    • 26 min
    Tyrone Davis Jr. Will Never Miss A March

    Tyrone Davis Jr. Will Never Miss A March

    The generous Tyrone Davis Jr talks with us this week. Tyrone takes a second to talk us through his experience protesting over the weekend. He's a remarkable, lifelong activist and the last thing in the world he needed to do was talk with us. 
    We were not going to have a episode this week in solidarity with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the countless lives lost to police violence, but we were honored that Tyrone was willing to chat with us and we thought giving our platform to his voice was important. He and Dan did Waitress together on Broadway and it has been inspiring to see the Waitress family come together around Tyrone. 
    As Tyrone mentions in the episode, please consider supporting the National Lawyers Guild, which provides legal support for people who are protesting and Free Them All For Public Health which provides medical help and support to protestors who are arrested. 
    If you're looking for more information, here are some resources we found helpful. The 1619 Project via the New Times provides a remarkable, comprehensive look at the history of racial inequality in this country. Code Switch and Left Right Center are also excellent resources for having the hard conversations with people who disagree. Also check out the book White Fragility... open your mind, change your perspective. Stand up for Black Lives. Donate for Black Lives. Protect Black Lives. All of us here at Guys Who Like Musicals unequivocally believe that Black Lives Matter.

    • 40 min
    Ashley Park: Hey Old Friend, Here's To Us

    Ashley Park: Hey Old Friend, Here's To Us

    Mean Girls, Sunday in the Park with George, The King and I...We met at 18, and now one of us is a TV star, a Tony Nominee, and has Tina Fey's cell phone number. ASHLEY PARK IS HERE!! We love this girl and we're so grateful she took an afternoon to talk to us. Ashley is currently (well ... in lockdown like all of us) but she was working on the Paramount TV series Emily in Paris and slated to star in Thoroughly Modern Millie at City Center when the world shut down. She shot the Netflix reboot of Tales of the City while finishing her run in Mean Girls. If THAT is not an actor's dream, I don't know what is. We talk about how she showed up in a fabulous hat to Joe's wedding (a hat that later found its way into Emily in Paris), where she found her "funny", and she calls out Dan on their... history. Here's to us, who's like us, damn few. 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Izzy McCalla: There is Room For All of Us

    Izzy McCalla: There is Room For All of Us

    She's Jasmine, she's Alyssa, she's the dance captain of the 2012 University of Michigan production of Chicago  where Dan and Joe wore mesh shirts and pretended they were Fosse dancers. LOOK IT UP. Actually ... please don't. Izzy has been seen in Aladdin on tour and on Broadway and is best known for her portrayal as Alyssa in THE PROM on Broadway. She was working on the out of town tryout of Jeffery Seller's FLY at the La Jolla Playhouse when the pandemic hit. We are SO STOKED for this one. FLY is a new iteration of the classic Peter Pan story where Wendy – a girl seduced by the mysteries of Neverland, and struggling with her own impending womanhood – is the focus of this singular version of the Peter Pan story that combines stunning choreography and an exhilarating, percussive score. We chat this week with Izzy about how the work never stops (take those voice lessons people), how we limit ourselves, and, our favorite, "you can't move forward if you're looking side to side." WE LOVE YOU IZZY. 

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

andrewsa2014 ,

This is my favorite thing

I love Dan and Joe and the way they present the Broadway community. I've been listening since about November 2019 and have loved the variety of guests and the rapport these two have with them. I especially enjoy the fact that these two invite their friends on and can mush about how great they are, something normal people don't usually do in an interaction. I like to walk and listen to this show and I usually have the biggest, stupidest grin on my face while walking through the neighborhood. Highly recommend to any Broadway lover.

Luvakate ,

Great insider Broadway information!

Really enjoy the behind the scenes look at being an actor on Broadway!

Airbear855 ,

So much fun

Joe & Dan are such a joy to listen to! Their unique perspective of the industry and introspective questions make this a must listen for anyone remotely interested in broadway or pursuing a career in the arts! On top of all of this they just seem like great great guys and make you feel like you are sitting in your living room with them

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