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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're not only fans, but insiders. 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!Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

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    • 4.9 • 146 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're not only fans, but insiders. 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!Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    We love De'Lon Grant

    We love De'Lon Grant

    This week we’re talking to Come From Away and Jersey Boys star De’Lon Grant!! Did you know they're making of movie of Come From Away and the whole cast had to quarantine together in a Times Square? Did you know that even Broadway stars deal with the fear of 'not being enough' and imposter syndrome? Did you know that you can pick up an instrument at any phase of life? Our conversation with De'Lon was hilarious, insightful, and timely as ever. Get pumped for Come From Away's triumphant return to Broadway on September 21st!!
    De’Lon Grant is an actor and singer currently performing on Broadway in the Tony Award nominated hit musical Come From Away. He spent three years touring domestically and internationally as Berry Belson in the Tony Award winning musical Jersey Boys and was recently named Best Leading Actor at the 2017 IRNE Awards for his portrayal of Haywood Patterson in Kander and Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys; a role for which he also received an Elliot Norton Award Nomination. 
    Some of his other credits include: Frederick Douglass in Douglass (The Wit Theatre, Chicago, IL), Tod Clifton in Invisible Man (The Studio Theatre, Washington, DC and The Huntington Theatre, Boston, MA), Jim in Big River (Lyric Stage Company, Boston; Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Conway, AR; The Barnstomers, Tamworth, NH), Achilles in Troilus and Cressida(Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Boston, MA), Posthumous/Cloten in Cymbeline (Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Boston, MA), Gaspard in A Tale of Two Cities (The Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston, MA), Kaine in Dessa Rose (The New Repertory Theatre, Watertown, MA) and Sawyer in Harriet Jacobs (Underground Railway Theatre, Boston, MA).
    De'Lon holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Michigan and a Master in Music with concentration in Musical Theatre Performance from The Boston Conservatory of Music. 
    In addition to his stage work De’Lon is also photographer specializing in headshot and lifestyle portraits. View some of his portfolio here. To access more of his work visit www.delonphotography.com. 
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    • 1 hr
    Mike Ruckles Preps Us for a Broadway Return

    Mike Ruckles Preps Us for a Broadway Return

    HE'S BACK BABY!! Is your voice ready for Broadway to return? Are you ready for 8 shows a week of Charlie Price or Prince Topher? Well if you're anything like Dan and Joe you've done basically ZERO singing for the past year. Mike takes us through all the things we need to do to get back in "8 Show a Week" shape. We talk diet, exercise, mental, physical, emotional, ALL THE THINGS that contribute to healthy singing and getting back in the game!!! 
    Mike Ruckles is one of the most sought after voice teachers in the city. He has worked with Dan for years and Dan is singing better than ever. This week we return to Mr. ruckles to give you an inside scoop on everything singing. Mike was the associate music director on Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder, he's worked with Sara Bareilles on a TV show, he teaches 9 hours a day, and HE HAS TWO KIDS!! Check back in with the official Guys Who Like Musicals voice teacher this week!!
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    We Love Maurice Jones

    We Love Maurice Jones

    The Professor is in! NYU's newest Shakespeare professor joins us this week. Maurice andJoe did Romeo and Juliet together back in 2013 where they bonded over margaritas and The Lord of the Rings. This week we talk about making Shakespeare accessible in 2021, how life as an actor isn't all star studded plays, how Joe literally conned his way into a Shakespeare play on Broadway, and how this "serious" actor found his love of musicals with the help of a little show called Ragtime.
    Mr. Jones is an New Jersey native and New York based actor. He is a graduate of Rutgers University where he earned degrees in English and Theatre. He holds an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, CO. He possesses a proud penchant for pocket watches, poetry, plums, percussion, potatoes, Pablo Picasso, Oxford commas, and alliteration.
    NY credits include, Broadway: The Lifespan of a Fact, Saint Joan, The Cherry Orchard, Romeo & Juliet, and Julius Caesar. Off Broadway: Sunday (Atlantic Theater Company), Linda (MTC), Troilus & Cressida, Pretty Hunger (Public Theater), Little Children Dream of God (Roundabout) Regional: Hamlet (Chicago Shakespeare), The Model American, A Legendary Romance (Williamstown) Julius Caesar (Folger Theatre), Lives of Reason (Two River Theater), Butler (Barrington Stage), As You Like It, Ruined, The Taming of the Shrew (Denver Center), The Learned Ladies (NJ Shakespeare) Television: “Blue Bloods”, “Elementary”, “The Good Fight”, “30 Rock”. Film: Winter’s Tale, Romeo & Juliet, And So It Goes


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    We love Derrick Baskin

    We love Derrick Baskin

    Tony Nominee Derrick Baskin showed up in NYC and had literally nowhere to stay. He did, however, have a job at TGI Friday's which is sometimes all you need. Spelling Bee, Memphis, Difficult People, Aint Too Proud, Marshall... COME ON!! His memoir is coming out this year called From Friday's to Broadway... that's not true. But it's a catchy title. This week we talk to a Tony Nominee who was almost a doctor. There are a million different ways to make your path in this industry... sometimes you just got to jump in and move to New York City with a dream.
    Derrick Baskin received a Tony Nomination and a San Francisco Theatre Critics Circle Award for his star turn as Otis Williams in Ain’t Too Proud. He was last seen in the Oscar‑nominated film Marshall and is best known for his role in the critically acclaimed Hulu sitcom Difficult People and his recurring role on Law & Order: SVU. Other film credits include Annie starring Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx; and Anesthesia starring Glenn Close, directed by Tim Blake Nelson. This award‐winning actor was last seen onstage in The New York Times Critic’s Pick Whorl Inside a Loop and has originated roles in the Tony Award®‐winning Broadway musicals Memphis; Spelling Bee, where he also earned a Drama Desk Award; and Disney’s The Little Mermaid working alongside Oscar‐, Grammy‐, and Tony‑winning composer Alan Menken and Pulitzer Prize author Doug Wright. Baskin’s concert experience includes performances with Wynton Marsalis, Michael Bublé, Wiz Khalifa, and Mariah Carey, and he has written songs on former Beyoncé musical director Divinity Roxx’s debut album, I’m Possible. 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    We Love Ben Sands

    We Love Ben Sands

    JOE IS GOING TO BE A MARVEL SUPERHERO!!! Now, that is what they call "click bait". Joe isn't going to be a superhero, but it's hard not to feel that way every time the name BEN SANDS pops up on Joe's phone. Ben Sands a partner at Artists and Representatives Agency in New York and he has been Joe's agent for almost ten years. The relationship between agent and actor is sacred. It is an open, vulnerable, relationship that is also steeped in business. It's best friend, meets business manager, meets artistic partner. We have spoken to many of Ben's clients on this show including Caitlin Houlahan, Kerstin Anderson, Jason Gotay, James Monroe Iglehart, and Courtney Reed. This week we talk with ben about his journey from an undergraduate acting student to NYC intern to partner at one of the most prestigious agencies in the business. Listen in!!
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    We Love Ricky Rojas

    We Love Ricky Rojas

    If Broadway had a Most Interesting Man in the World ... it might be Moulin Rouge's Ricky Rojas. Born in Chile, raised in Australia and the UK, currently living in France because why not. He's restoring a house from the 1800s, plays and builds guitars, and rocks the greatest mustache Broadway has ever seen. Moulin Rouge's Santiago joins us this week to talk about his journey to musical theater, dancing with a folk Chilean Folk Group, and partnering our best friend Robyn Hurder. Take a good look at his picture, close your eyes, and listen in to the sexiest baritone on the planet. 
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

underwoodrayfan ,

Fantastic

I love listening to Joe and Dan! They offer a unique perspective as both fans and practitioners!

jag382 ,

Just what I needed.

I love listening to them in the morning before going to work. To me it’s like my ESPN for musicals. 🤘🏾🤘🏾🤘🏾

eatingtaquitos ,

Love

This podcast is amazing! Dan and Joe are wonderful conversationalists!

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