27 episodes

Host Matt Rodin sits with creative people to find out where they’re at, today, in the journey of becoming who they are. What unfolds are inspiring, transcendental, and candid conversations about the reality of being a growing artist. 

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    • 4.1 • 9 Ratings

Host Matt Rodin sits with creative people to find out where they’re at, today, in the journey of becoming who they are. What unfolds are inspiring, transcendental, and candid conversations about the reality of being a growing artist. 

    Danny Kornfeld

    Danny Kornfeld

    Danny and Matt have a candid conversation about nuance, perspective, growing up, and the new Broadway musical HARMONY.

    Danny Kornfeld played Young Rabbi in Harmony off-Broadway and makes his Broadway debut in this role. Select theater credits include: Aunt Caroline in Renascence (Transport Group), Sondheim On Sondheim (Kansas City Lyric Opera), Wringer (City Center), Mark Cohen in RENT (20th Anniversary Tour), Fiddler On The Roof (Barrington Stage Company), Our Town (Theatre Aspen), and various developmental workshops and labs at The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, NAMT, Westport Country Playhouse and York Theatre. TV/Film: Recur on Season 11 of American Horror Story (FX), Tripped Up (Universal Pictures, Decal), estimated release winter 2023. @DannyKornfeld

    On The Come Up, host Matt Rodin sits with creative people to have honest conversations about the reality of being a growing artist.
    Matt believes that love is who we are. He taps into people’s light so that we can form deeper connections with ourselves and one another. He’s a queer maker of music, media, characters, and campfires. Matt is currently playing Jamie on the first national tour of Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY. Matt also recently starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Milwaukee Rep, and the upcoming musical film BEAU. In 2020, he released his first live solo album, Matt Rodin: Live at Home. Matt has also worked as a content producer and consultant for The Tony Awards, The Smithsonian Institute, SoulCycle, Hamilton, Cynthia Erivo, Ingrid Michaelson, Playbill, Broadway.com, Dear Evan Hansen, Write Out Loud, and more. 

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    • 48 min
    Alex Brightman

    Alex Brightman

    On this episode, a heartwarming, eye-opening, and candid conversation with two-time Tony Award nominee, writer, actor, and just all-around good dude, Alex Brightman. We go deep on everything from his relationship with mental health and medication over the last few years to what all the twists and turns of the entertainment business have taught him, and of course - The Shark is Broken.

    Alex Brightman is a writer and two-time Tony Award–nominated actor who has been seen on Broadway in Beetlejuice, School of Rock, Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked, and Glory Days. TV credits include Law & Order: SVU, Documentary Now, The Good Fight, Impractical Jokers, Blue Bloods, SMILF, and Important Things w/ Demetri Martin. You can hear Brightman on the acclaimed animated series Helluva Boss and the upcoming Netflix series Dead End: Paranormal Park. Musical writing credits include It’s Kind of a Funny Story (Universal Theatrical), The Whipping Boy, and Make Me Bad (all with writing partner Drew Gasparini). His newest play, Everything is Fine, and television series Singular are currently in development. 

    On The Come Up, host Matt Rodin sits with creative people to have honest conversations about the reality of being a growing artist.
    Matt believes that love is who we are. He taps into people’s light so that we can form deeper connections with ourselves and one another. He’s a queer maker of music, media, characters, and campfires. Matt is currently playing Jamie on the first national tour of Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY. Matt also recently starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Milwaukee Rep, and the upcoming musical film BEAU. In 2020, he released his first live solo album, Matt Rodin: Live at Home. Matt has also worked as a content producer and consultant for The Tony Awards, The Smithsonian Institute, SoulCycle, Hamilton, Cynthia Erivo, Ingrid Michaelson, Playbill, Broadway.com, Dear Evan Hansen, Write Out Loud, and more. 

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Arielle Jacobs

    Arielle Jacobs

    Arielle and Matt have an honest and heartfelt conversation about HERE LIES LOVE, her Bells Palsy diagnosis, what it looks like to truly love yourself, and the incredible story of her family's journey to the United States.

    Arielle Jacobs, a first-generation Filipino-American actress, was last seen on Broadway starring as Princess Jasmine in the smash-hit Broadway musical Disney’s Aladdin, and most recently starred as Delilah McPhee in the original Off-Broadway musical Between The Lines based on the book by NY Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult. Known for her “songbird-like ability,” Ms. Jacobs made her Broadway debut starring opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda, playing Nina Rosario in the final Broadway cast of his four-time Tony Award® and Grammy Award® winning musical In The Heights. Praised as “compelling” and “radiant” by Variety Magazine, and her voice as “powerful” by The New York Times, Ms. Jacobs continued to wow audiences with starring roles in Wicked on Broadway, Rent (Mimi), Disney’s High School Musical (original Gabriella in the world premiere & National Tour), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Julia) at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC, and Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife) where she performed opposite Emmy®-nominated actor Tituss Burgess.
    She has starred Off-Broadway in two world-premiere plays by Pulitzer-winning playwright and director Nilo Cruz, entitled Sotto Voce and Farhad or the Secret of Being (a one-woman show that was filmed for the Lincoln Center Public Library Archives). She had the honor to perform in the Guggenheim Museum’s “Works & Process” series, singing songs from a new adaption of George Bizet’s Carmen with the Tectonic Theater Project, under the guidance of Tony and Emmy-nominated director Moises Kaufman.
    While her singing voice can be heard on film scores and on television, she has also endeared herself to sports fans across the country singing the National Anthem for the LA Kings (twice!), the Boston Celtics, and the Texas Rangers. She has also performed onstage in many of America’s greatest concert halls (including Lincoln Center in NYC, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Symphony Hall in Boston, Yale Hall, the Saenger Theater in New Orleans, Kauffman Center, and many more) beside legendary artists such as Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Damien Sneed, Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, and Stephen Schwartz.
    Merging her two loves — Broadway and animals— she founded a company called “The Broadway Pup”, which sells punny Broadway-themed pet bandanas & donates 100% of profits to animal rescue charities.
    Ms. Jacobs soaring debut solo album A Leap In the Dark: Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below was released by Broadway Records.
    Her older brother, Adam Jacobs, is also a Broadway actor, having originated the role of Aladdin in Disney’s ALADDIN on Broadway (for which he received a Drama Desk Nomination). His other Broadway credits include LES MISERABLES (Marius) and Disney’s THE LION KING (Simba).

    On The Come Up, host Matt Rodin sits with creative people to have honest conversations about the reality of being a growing artist.
    Matt believes that love is who we are. He taps into people’s light so that we can form deeper connections with ourselves and one another. He’s a queer maker of music, media, characters, and campfires. Matt is currently playing Jamie on the first national tour of Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY. Matt also recently starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Milwaukee Rep, and the upcoming musical film BEAU. In 2020, he released his first live solo album, Matt Rodin: Live at Home. Matt has also worked as a content producer and consultant for The Tony Awards, The Smithsonian Institute, SoulCycle, Hamilton, Cynthia Erivo, Ingrid Michaelson, Playbill, Broadway.com, Dear Evan Hansen, Write Out Loud, and more. 

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Kevin Cahoon

    Kevin Cahoon

    Kevin Cahoon, Tony Award Nominee, "The World's Youngest Rodeo Clown", writer, director, and seasoned Broadway veteran, sits down for a joy-full conversation about his almost 30 years in the industry, what he loves most about what we do, and how SHUCKED has changed him.
    Kevin currently plays Earl Clark on FOX’s “Monarch.” Broadway: The Who’s Tommy, The Lion King, The Rocky Horror Show, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Wedding Singer. Off-Broadway: Hedwig and The Angry Inch (also Boston, San Francisco, Edinburgh), The Foreigner (Roundabout - Lortel nomination), The Wild Party (MTC), How I Learned To Drive (Second Stage), The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World (Playwrights Horizons). TV: “Glow,” “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Modern Family,” “Six Degrees,” “The Good Wife,” “Elementary,” “Odd Mom Out,” “Black Box,” “The Mentalist,” “CSI,” “Franklin and Bash,” “Canterbury’s Law,” “Law & Order,” “Criminal Intent,” “Hope and Faith,” “The Royale.” Film: So Cold The River, Mars Needs Moms, I Am Michael, One Night, The Thing About My Folks, The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion, Sudden Manhattan, and the documentaries Whether You Like It Or Not: The True Story of Hedwig and Squeezebox. Regional: the Guthrie, Williamstown, the Old Globe, Bard Summerscape, the Ahmanson, among others. Kevin received the OUTMusic Award for his debut recording, Doll. NYU - Tisch.

    On The Come Up, host Matt Rodin sits with creative people to find out where they’re at, today, in the journey of becoming who they are. What unfolds are often inspiring, transcendental, and candid conversations about the reality of being a growing artist. 
    Matt believes that love is who we are. He taps into people’s light so that we can form deeper connections with ourselves and one another. He’s a queer maker of music, media, characters, and campfires. As an actor, Matt recently starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Milwaukee Rep, and the upcoming musical film BEAU. In 2020, he released his first live solo album, Matt Rodin: Live at Home. Matt has also worked as a content producer and consultant for The Tony Awards, The Smithsonian Institute, SoulCycle, Hamilton, Cynthia Erivo, Ingrid Michaelson, Playbill, Broadway.com, Dear Evan Hansen, Write Out Loud, and more. 

    The Come Up is presented by Broadway Podcast Network
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Jordan Donica

    Jordan Donica

    Jordan Donica, Tony Award Nominee and a truly philosophical prince charming, sits down for a conversation about community, what makes things contemporary, the fun in the work, and what he's learning and leaning into.
    Jordan is currently starring as Sir Lancelot in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Camelot, for which he received a Tony nomination. He previously starred as Jordan Chase in the CW’s Charmed and guest starred in the award-winning police procedural drama Blue Bloods. Jordan originated the role of Freddy Eynsford-Hill in the Tony-nominated Lincoln Center Theater production of My Fair Lady, and also starred as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the Los Angeles and San Francisco companies of Hamilton. 
    A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jordan made his debut starring as the leading man, Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny, in the historic Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera. He also played Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods at Encores!. In addition to his theater and TV work, Jordan was featured at the Washington National Opera gala at The Kennedy Center, the Pasadena Symphony, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He starred as Lancelot in Lincoln Center Theater’s gala production of Camelot opposite Lin Manuel Miranda. Jordan was also featured at the American Songbook Hall of Fame celebration at the invitation of Michael Feinstein. 
    Jordan directed a gala performance of the play “Exonerated” at Northwestern University for the Center on Wrongful Convictions, featuring Harry Lennix and Katrina Lenk. 
    Jordan is a 2016 graduate of Otterbein University, where he graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre Cum Laude. An ambassador for The Innocence Project, family is everything to Jordan, because without the “little village” of women who raised him, he would not be where he is today. “Every day is a gift.”

    On The Come Up, host Matt Rodin sits with creative people to find out where they’re at, today, in the journey of becoming who they are. What unfolds are often inspiring, transcendental, and candid conversations about the reality of being a growing artist. 
    Matt believes that love is who we are. He taps into people’s light so that we can form deeper connections with ourselves and one another. He’s a queer maker of music, media, characters, and campfires. As an actor, Matt recently starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Milwaukee Rep, and the upcoming musical film BEAU. In 2020, he released his first live solo album, Matt Rodin: Live at Home. Matt has also worked as a content producer and consultant for The Tony Awards, The Smithsonian Institute, SoulCycle, Hamilton, Cynthia Erivo, Ingrid Michaelson, Playbill, Broadway.com, Dear Evan Hansen, Write Out Loud, and more. 

    The Come Up is presented by Broadway Podcast Network
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Micaela Diamond

    Micaela Diamond

    Micaela Diamond, Tony Award nominee and culinary celestial sits down for a conversation about everything from validation and vocal breaks to partnership, pasta, and PARADE. On May 2nd, 2023, Micaela was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Lucille Frank in the Broadway revival of Jason Robert Brown's PARADE. This conversation was recorded in March 2023, just after opening night.
    Micaela made her Broadway debut as Babe in THE CHER SHOW. She recently appeared in both THE UNAUTHORIZED BRIDGERTON MUSICAL and Berstein's MASS at The Kennedy Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival's ROW, and Ethan Coen's play A PLAY IS A POEM. Her TV & Film appearances include NBC's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Peggy in TICK, TICK...BOOM!, "The Gilded Age" on HBO and "Up Here" on Hulu.
    Instagram: @micaela_diamond

    On The Come Up, host Matt Rodin sits with creative people to find out where they’re at, today, in the journey of becoming who they are. What unfolds are often inspiring, transcendental, and candid conversations about the reality of being a growing artist. 
    Matt believes that love is who we are. He taps into people’s light so that we can form deeper connections with ourselves and one another. He’s a queer maker of music, media, characters, and campfires. As an actor, Matt recently starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Milwaukee Rep, and the upcoming musical film BEAU. In 2020, he released his first live solo album, Matt Rodin: Live at Home. Matt has also worked as a content producer and consultant for The Tony Awards, The Smithsonian Institute, SoulCycle, Hamilton, Cynthia Erivo, Ingrid Michaelson, Playbill, Broadway.com, Dear Evan Hansen, Write Out Loud, and more. 

    The Come Up is presented by Broadway Podcast Network
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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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In-depth delight

This podcast is so much fun to listen to. The deep, in-depth conversations are a delight! I am really learning a lot about Matt's guests. Can't wait for Season 2!

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