52 episodes

Broadway actor and aspiring renaissance man Denis Lambert is voraciously studying life, the arts and what it means to be a student and a teacher. Join Denis as he learns from a wide range of guests from the theatre and beyond.

The Voracious Student Denis Lambert

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

Broadway actor and aspiring renaissance man Denis Lambert is voraciously studying life, the arts and what it means to be a student and a teacher. Join Denis as he learns from a wide range of guests from the theatre and beyond.

    Kwamé Ryan - Playing the Orchestra

    Kwamé Ryan - Playing the Orchestra

    Conductor Kwamé Ryan is the final guest for Season 2 of the podcast. Mr. Ryan's international career includes holding the position of General Musical Director of Freiburg Opera, Musical and Artistic Director of the National Orchestra of Bordeaux and Musical Director of the National Youth Orchestra of France. As a guest conductor, he has worked with the Paris Opera, Belgian National Opera, English National Opera and many more. In 2011, he was inducted as an officer in the Order of Arts and Letters, one of France's highest honors. Kwamé and Denis discuss education, language, interpretation, serving the composer and the personal nature of his most recent project, The Time of Our Singing. His musical journey is a unique and inspiring one. We'll be back in 2022 with Season 3!

    Kwamé Ryan:
    Website: www.kwameryan.com
    Podcast: 8 Minute Idea

    Denis:
    Website: www.denislambertonline.com
    Instagram: @denis_e_lambert

    Podcast:
    Website: www.thevoraciousstudent.com
    Instagram: @thevoraciousstudent
    Facebook: /thevoraciousstudent

    • 48 min
    Kimberly Vaughn - Releasing Perfectionism

    Kimberly Vaughn - Releasing Perfectionism

    Kimberly Vaughn is a performance coach, teacher, actress, producer, director and dramaturg. One of the things she focuses on at the Kimberly Vaughn Performance Studio is releasing her students’ need to be perfect and "get it right the first time” so that they can be improvisational beings and bring their own unique humanity to the stories they tell. This episode is centered on that idea. Kimberly and Denis also discuss the challenges of the audition waiting room, why she tells her students "your voice is not for sale" and why she finds her job so endlessly rewarding.

    Kimberly Vaughn
    Website: www.kimberlyvaughnperformancestudio.com

    Denis:
    Website: www.denislambertonline.com
    Instagram: @denis_e_lambert

    Podcast:
    Website: www.thevoraciousstudent.com
    Instagram: @thevoraciousstudent

    Photo: Jeffrey Hornstein

    • 54 min
    Will Burrard-Lucas - On Wildlife Photography

    Will Burrard-Lucas - On Wildlife Photography

    Will Burrard-Lucas is a prolific British wildlife photographer. He is known for developing innovative devices such as the BeetleCam and camera traps. Some of his projects include The Black Leopard, Land of Giants, Ethiopian Wolf and Year in Zambia. Will discusses safety, conservation, commitment, his relationship to Africa, the different purposes of photography and how he found his passion. Denis' conversation with Will inspires him to think about depth of experience versus breadth of experience.

    Will Burrard-Lucas:
    Website: www.willbl.com
    Instagram: @willbl

    Denis:
    Website: www.denislambertonline.com
    Instagram: @denis_e_lambert

    Podcast:
    Website: www.thevoraciousstudent.com
    Instagram: @thevoraciousstudent
    Facebook: /thevoraciousstudent

    Photo: Will Burrard-Lucas

    • 37 min
    Darian Sanders - Speaking Life Into

    Darian Sanders - Speaking Life Into

    Darian Sanders is about to step into the role of Simba in the National Tour of The Lion King, make his New York debut in  Songs for a New World at New City Music Theatre on August 26 and he starts work next week on recording his first album. Denis sits down with his friend to discuss his inspiring and unconventional path to being a busy professional performer. Darian started late in life and never expected to be on a musical stage. Darian talks about how having a strong purpose in life guides him and teaches Denis the phrase "speaking life into" and its origin.

    Darian Sanders:
    Website: www.dariansanders.com
    Instagram: @_dariansanders_
    Twitter: @_DarianSanders_

    New City Music Theatre:
    Website: www.newcitymusictheatre.org

    Denis:
    Instagram: @denis_e_lambert
    Website: www.denislambertonline.com

    Podcast:
    Website: www.thevoraciousstudent.com
    Instagram: @thevoraciousstudent
    Facebook: /thevoraciousstudent

    • 43 min
    Remembering Joseph Siravo - A Special Tribute

    Remembering Joseph Siravo - A Special Tribute

    Joseph Siravo was a magnificent actor who passed on earlier this year. Best known for his work in The Sopranos, Carlito's Way, American Crime Story: The People vs. O. J. Simpson and the original Broadway productions of Oslo and The Light in the Piazza, Joe was also a profoundly gifted teacher and an extraordinary human being. Thirty people from Joe’s life contributed to this special tribute episode. They share their memories of Joe, talk about the influence he had on their lives and, collectively, they tell his story.

    With:

    Julia Barrett-Mitchell (Gabriel’s Inferno)
    Ray Brahmi (365 Days/365 Plays)
    Karl Bury (The Karl Bury Studio)
    Paul Calderón (Pulp Fiction)
    Gregory Connors (Coriolanus)
    Bryan Fenkart (Waitress)
    John Gardiner (A Bronx Tale)
    Kelvin Garvanne (Emmy winner)
    Maury Ginsberg (Jessica Jones)
    Jonathan Hadley (Jersey Boys)
    Jessica Blair Herman (American Crime Story: The People vs. O. J. Simpson)
    Buck Hujabre (Jersey Boys)
    Daniel Jenkins (Tony nominee, Big River)
    Terry Knickerbocker (Terry Knickerbocker Studio)
    Aaron Lazar (Drama Desk nominee, A Little Night Music)
    Bruce MacVittie (When They See Us)
    Elizabeth Masucci (Shame)
    Brian Patrick Murphy (The Engagement Party)
    Kelli O'Hara (Tony winner, The King and I)
    Allegra Okarmus (Joseph Siravo’s daughter)
    Cambra Overend (Oslo)
    Heather Parcells (A Chorus Line)
    Garry Pastore (The Sopranos)
    Rachel Pickup (The Merchant of Venice)
    Michael Raynor (ER)
    Laila Robins (The Blacklist)
    J.T. Rogers (Tony winner, Oslo)
    Fay Simpson (Founder, The Lucid Body)
    John Douglas Thompson (Tony nominee, Mare of Easttown)
    Barbara Walsh (Tony nominee, Falsettos)

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Martine Kei Green-Rogers - On Dramaturgy

    Martine Kei Green-Rogers - On Dramaturgy

    Martine Kei Green-Rogers is a freelance dramaturg, theatre educator and author. Her credits include the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Goodman Theatre, Kennedy Center and Court Theatre. She is the Past President of the Literary Managers and Dramturgs of the Americas and is currently the Interim Dean of the Division of Liberal Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Martine obtained her Ph.D. from the Department of Theatre and Drama at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Denis chats with Martine all about dramaturgy, including her work on Shakespeare, August Wilson and new plays. Tune in to hear why Martine believes dramaturgical skills are life skills and why she tells her students it is irrelevant if they "like" a play.

    Martine Kei Green-Rogers:
    Website: www.martinekeigreenrogers.com
    Twitter: @martinekei
    Instagram: @martinekei

    Playwrights' Center:
    Website: www.pwcenter.org

    Denis:
    Website: denislambertonline.com
    Instagram: @denis_e_lambert

    Podcast:
    Website: thevoraciousstudent.com
    Instagram: @thevoraciousstudent
    Facebook: /thevoraciousstudent

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

roseasanorchid ,

Incredibly inspiring & motivating for artists

I am so grateful that Denis created this brilliant podcast. His guests are always top notch, his questions and comments are thought provoking and encouraging and the content is exactly what I seek. I truly believe any artist, and any human for that matter, can deeply benefit from listening and letting the stories shared move you into action.

Kinsey James ,

Thoughtful

The Voracious Student is a thoughtful podcast that explores, teaches and celebrate arts. I listened and left inspired to accomplish more. The host is great and dedicated to illuminating arts for us all. I will Definitely continue to listen!

justin30119739 ,

Marvelous!!

Denis has created a uniquely intimate and personal podcast. Wonderful questions and conversations with some of the most accomplished creative artists. Encouraging, insightful, and inspiring in the most surprising ways.

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