13 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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    • 4.3 • 6 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. 

    Arty Froushan

    Arty Froushan

    Arty Froushan, an actor and truly gentle man, sits down for a conversation about craft, identity, discipline, the definition of "artist", and this podcast.
    When this was recorded, Arty was in the midst of the Broadway run of Tom Stoppard's LEOPOLDSTADT.
    British Iranian actor Arty stars as 'Jonah' in both seasons of Amazon’s fantasy drama ‘Carnival Row' alongside Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevigne. His other TV credits include 'Strikeback' and 'Knightfall'. In 2022 he played skilled young knight Qarl Correy in the Golden Globe nominated, Game of Thrones prequel 'House of the Dragon'. In August 2021 he starred as Leo in Tom Stoppard's 'masterpiece', his award-winning play 'Leopoldstadt', produced by Sonia Friedman, at the Wyndham Theatre for a 3 month run. The play is set during war time Vienna and follows a prosperous Jewish family during Nazi occupation and the Holocaust. The play won an Olivier Award for 'Best New Play' in 2020. He reprised the role of Leo for the play's 2022 run at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway. 

    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. 

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    • 54 min
    Melanie La Barrie

    Melanie La Barrie

    Melanie La Barrie, a generous soul with a Calypsonian spirit, sits down for a candid conversation about the relationship between artist and audience, spirituality, new musicals and tiny miracles.
    When this was recorded, Mel had just made her Broadway debut in "& Juliet".
    Mel is originally from Trinidad where she was a Calypsonian and a radio DJ before moving to London and getting her Masters in Organizational Psychology. She booked her first role from an open call, with no formal training. Her credits include the original West End productions & original cast recordings of & Juliet, Matilda, Mary Poppins, and Daddy Cool. Other West End productions: Wicked, Les Misérables, Dick Whittington, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Lorax, Ragtime. Other Theatre includes: Fiddler on the Roof, Romeo and Juliet, White Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Sunshine Boys. Film: London Road. Television: “Casualty” and “Eastenders.”

    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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    • 56 min
    Krysta Rodriguez

    Krysta Rodriguez

    Krysta Rodriguez, true triple threat and my OG Wednesday Addams, sits down for a candid conversation about identity, community, Sondheim, and the next generation of artists and actors.
    When this was recorded, Krysta had just wrapped up "double duty" performing as Cinderella in the revival of Into the Woods and rehearsing for The Collaboration.
    Krysta most recently starred in Netflix’s limited series “Halston” from Emmy-Award winning creator Ryan Murphy, starring as the iconic entertainer Liza Minnelli. Her Broadway credits include Spring Awakening (OBC and Deaf West revival company), First Date, The Addams Family, In the Heights, A Chorus Line (revival) and Good Vibrations. Rodriguez played Megara in the world premiere of Disney’s Hercules (Public Works) and received an Outer Critics Circle honor for her performance in Theresa Rebeck’s Seared (MCC Theater). Other memorable turns include West Side Story (Anita; Kennedy Center), A Chorus Line (Diana; Hollywood Bowl) and What We’re Up Against (Off-Broadway). On television, Rodriguez is best known for her roles in “Smash,” “Daybreak,” and “Trial & Error” and recurring on “Quantico,” “Younger,” “Chasing Life,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Married” and “Gossip Girl.
    IG: @krysta_rod

    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 3 min
    Zachary Noah Piser

    Zachary Noah Piser

    Zachary Noah Piser, hilarious friend and awe-inspiring actor, singer, and (now) KPOP-er, sits down for a candid conversation about navigating the emotions that come with mounting a new show vs joining a long-running one, how he felt about being the first Asian-American Evan Hansen (in Dear Evan Hansen), and all things identity, relationships, and how we originally met.
    At the time of release, Zach is starring in the new Broadway Musical, KPOP.
    Zach has also appeared on Broadway as Boq in Wicked. Off-Broadway: Barrow Street's West End transfer of Sweeney Todd (Tobias), Adventurephile (Keen Company), Mad Libs Live. Regional: world premieres of Row (Williamstown), The Heart of Rock & Roll (Old Globe). Bay Area native and proud Northwestern grad.
    IG: @zach_piser

    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
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 53 min
    Bonnie Milligan

    Bonnie Milligan

    Bonnie Milligan, powerhouse performer and literal beam of light, sits down for a candid conversation about grief and faith, friendship, working with your heroes, and what she's learned in the past three years. Plus, how bonnie launched my entire career.
    At the time of release, Bonnie is starring in the new broadway musical Kimberly Akimbo.
    Bonnie was nominated by both the Drama League and the Outer Critics Circle for her Broadway debut in Head Over Heels, for which she also won the Theatre World Award. First National Tour: original Pat in Kinky Boots. Off-Broadway: Promenade and God Bless You Mr. Rosewater (Encores!); Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre); Jasper in Deadland (Prospect Theater). Television: recurring as Katherine Witherbottom on “Search Party” (HBO Max) and Bitsy on “Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime), “Chicago Fire” (NBC), and “Happy” (SyFy).
    IG: @beltingbons

    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
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Lena Hall

    Lena Hall

    Lena Hall, inimitable actress and singer and the realest rock-chick you've ever met, sits down for a candid conversation about what happens after you win a Tony Award, work culture in the arts, giving 100%, social media, and her ideas for the future of the theater.
    At the time of release, Lena is starring as Audrey in the off-broadway hit: Little Shop of Horrors.
    Lena is a Tony award winner and Grammy Award nominee currently starring on the hit TNT television series “Snowpiercer” as Miss Audrey (4 Seasons). Broadway: Hedwig and the Angry Inch ( Tony Award winner for featured actress in a musical); Kinky Boots ( Nicola, original cast), 42nd St, Dracula, Tarzan, CATS. Off Broadway: How to Transcend A Happy Marriage (Lincoln Center), Toxic Avenger ( New World Stages) among others. TV and Film: “Girls” ( HBO), “Good Girls Revolt” (Amazon) and the starring role in the critically acclaimed feature film, “Becks” ( LA Film Festival winner). Lena toured the US and Canada alongside Josh Groban (Stages Tour), played her sold-out one-woman show(s) from The Carlyle to San Francisco and has multiple solo albums on all streaming platforms.
    IG: @lenarockerhall

    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
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 30 min

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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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