55 min

Telly Leung: Lessons from a Broadway Leading Man HIListically Speaking with Hilary Russo

    • Mental Health

There are certain people that are just born to be on stage. Telly Leung is one of them.

Hilary met Telly almost two decades ago when they did The King and I with Lou Diamond Phillips as the lead. Since then, "leading man" is something Telly is quite familiar with and it's a perfect fit. 

From Aladdin on Broadway to other notable roles that include the Broadway revival and national tour of Rent, Godspell, Allegiance and In Transit...he's done it all.  And if you're a fan of the TV show Glee, it's hard to think of The Warblers without Wes. 

But what Telly has learned during his devotion to the performing arts is that it comes with a responsibility. Especially when you're the star.  

On this episode and in honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, HIListically Speaking, Telly opens up about placing race and diversity center stage. The importance of mental health and sharing your story.  And why taking a giant leap into new territory as a director is crucial for conscious conversations to exist; not only for the arts, but for mind, body and spirit as well. 

Plus, Telly goes public for the first time about about an experiment that nurtured his mental and physical health. Something he's only shared with close family and friends...until now.  

The curtain is rising and you are front row and center. Enjoy the conversation with the incredibly talented leading man, Telly Leung. 

To connect and stay up to date on Telly, check out his website tellyleung.com and follow him on social @tellyleung. 

The book Telly was reading, The Alcohol Experiment by Annie Grace. 

If you enjoyed this conversation, Subscribe to HIListically Speaking and leave a rating and review wherever your headphones take you.

If you find that you need support changing a habit or behavior, you can set up a complimentary discovery session with Hilary
to see how she can support you on your healing journey. You can find out more on her website https://www.hilaryrusso.com/havening  


HIListically Speaking with Hilary Russo
Created/Hosted by Hilary Russo
Music by Lipbone Redding
Edited by David Sais
Recorded on SquadCast (Free 7 Day Trial)
Connect with Hilary
Instagram: @HilaryRusso

Twitter: @HilaryRusso
Facebook: @HilaryRusso
TikTok @hilisticallyspeaking
Website: www.hilaryrusso.com



 

There are certain people that are just born to be on stage. Telly Leung is one of them.

Hilary met Telly almost two decades ago when they did The King and I with Lou Diamond Phillips as the lead. Since then, "leading man" is something Telly is quite familiar with and it's a perfect fit. 

From Aladdin on Broadway to other notable roles that include the Broadway revival and national tour of Rent, Godspell, Allegiance and In Transit...he's done it all.  And if you're a fan of the TV show Glee, it's hard to think of The Warblers without Wes. 

But what Telly has learned during his devotion to the performing arts is that it comes with a responsibility. Especially when you're the star.  

On this episode and in honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, HIListically Speaking, Telly opens up about placing race and diversity center stage. The importance of mental health and sharing your story.  And why taking a giant leap into new territory as a director is crucial for conscious conversations to exist; not only for the arts, but for mind, body and spirit as well. 

Plus, Telly goes public for the first time about about an experiment that nurtured his mental and physical health. Something he's only shared with close family and friends...until now.  

The curtain is rising and you are front row and center. Enjoy the conversation with the incredibly talented leading man, Telly Leung. 

To connect and stay up to date on Telly, check out his website tellyleung.com and follow him on social @tellyleung. 

The book Telly was reading, The Alcohol Experiment by Annie Grace. 

If you enjoyed this conversation, Subscribe to HIListically Speaking and leave a rating and review wherever your headphones take you.

If you find that you need support changing a habit or behavior, you can set up a complimentary discovery session with Hilary
to see how she can support you on your healing journey. You can find out more on her website https://www.hilaryrusso.com/havening  


HIListically Speaking with Hilary Russo
Created/Hosted by Hilary Russo
Music by Lipbone Redding
Edited by David Sais
Recorded on SquadCast (Free 7 Day Trial)
Connect with Hilary
Instagram: @HilaryRusso

Twitter: @HilaryRusso
Facebook: @HilaryRusso
TikTok @hilisticallyspeaking
Website: www.hilaryrusso.com



 

55 min