Matt Burke, recently cast in Jurassic World, joins Eryn Woo on this Going for Broadway Episode.
Anna-Lee wright recently starred as a series regular playing herself on MTV's hit comedy show Ladylike. A four year apprentice of Ann Reinking's prestigious Broadway Theatre Project, she grew up training and working intimately with masters of musical theatre such as Gregory Hines, Ann Reinking, and a few others. She also attended the Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC. She has performed in regional theatres across the country, as well as sung opera internationally in China. Currently, Anna-Lee is in the Broadway production of Miss Saigon. When not teaching or performing Anna-Lee is spending time on the pole practicing her aerial specialty skills and dividing the rest of her time between her guitar and her rubik's cube.
Today, Going for Broadway welcomes Julie Benko. Remarkably, at only 18 years old, she moved to New York City to go to school at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, but was shortly casted in the National Tours of Spring Awakening.
In this episode, we welcome Alison Ewing. This week Cabaret is at the Peace Center here in In Cabaret, she plays the challenging part of Fraulein Kost where she not only is a triple threat, she is a quadruple threat having to act, sing, dance and play the accordion! Alison has been performing all her life. As a child and teenager, she grew up acting in community theatre and taking acting classes culminating with Musical Theatre at Milliken University in Illinois.
This Going for Broadway episode features Nathan Lucrezio. Nathan Lucrezio started at a very young age with Irish dance, competing at the World class level…placing 12th in the WORLD in Irish Dancing in 2005. He then received his BFA in Musical Theatre at Penn State University. From there, he went on the national tour of A Chorus Line as Alan DeLuca, as well as landing his Broadway debut in Cinderella.
On this episode of Going for Broadway, Kristine Reese joins Eryn. Even though she had a late start in the business, Kristine is a graduate off the University of Cincinnati with a BFA in Musical Theatre College Conservatory of Music. She was in both the first and second national Tours of Wicked as a swing, but was quickly put in the role of Nessarose, a role which she played over 1000 times!
Actor Shane Willimon joins us today! Acting since high school, Shane has worked on a national TV show for 3 seasons. He has been in an NBC TV movie and several films. Acknowledging that comedy is where his genius resides, Shane considers himself to be an “old school comedy” guy.
Natalie Wisdom is originally from St. Louis, Missouri where her love of performing began at the St. Louis MUNY in 1995 when she performed in the Children's Chorus of Cinderella. She had trained all throughout her life in the performing business and went to Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts and moved to New York shortly after Graduation with a BFA in Musical Theatre.
Christianne Tisdale made her Broadway debut in 1995 as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, with an unprecedented two days of rehearsal. From then on she has been in a various amounts of Broadway productions including Triumph of Love as Leonide, Titanic as Caroline Neville, a featured actress in I Get A Kick Out Of Blue, and an ensemble member and the understudy of Madame Thenadier in which I recently saw her in!
Eryn is joined by Mr. Kevin Carolan on this episode of Going for Broadway. Kevin Carolan is an award-winning actor and singer, building a successful career over the last 25 years and directed by some of the most talented artists in show business.
Eryn is joined today with Beth Norris, someone she met at the FAC where Beth was interning. Beth Norris is a senior at North Greenville University where she will be graduating in December with a bachelors in Theatre Performance.
Eryn is joined with Nick Sullivan on this episode. Eryn recently saw Nick on the national tour for Kinky Boots as Mr. Price. Alongside touring, Nick has appeared in the Broadway productions of Footloose, Moliere Comedies, and Black Comedy. Some other credits include Sebastien in the Tempest, Kraler in the Diary of Anne Frank, and Prince Escalus in Romeo and Juliet. He has appeared on multiple Law and Order episodes, One Life to Live, All My Children, and Spin City.
On this episode of Going for Broadway, Mr. Andrew Cao joins Eryn to talk about his life as an actor. Andrew is currently in Aladdin on Broadway in the ensemble and as Omar’s understudy. Prior to Aladdin, he was in the Broadway productions of Anything Goes and Nice Work. Andrew Cao received his BFA in Musical Theatre and BA in Dance from the University of WI Stevens Point.
On this episode of Going for Broadway, Eryn is joined by Sean Seymour. Sean had just graduated from the University of Michigan in the class of 2014, and is currently on the road in Cinderella in the ensemble and as Prince Topher’s understudy.
On this episode of Going for Broadway, Eryn is joined from a teacher she had this past summer at the Governor’s School. Mr. Andrew Pastides discovered acting in high school; He attended the Governor’s School in the summers of 2000-2002. After High School, Mr. Pastides attended and graduated from the prestigious University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Eryn is joined by an actor that she has grown up and learned so much with. Sam McCalla currently serves as Associate Artistic Director at the Greenville Little Theatre where he grew up. A graduate of College of Charleston, Sam performed numerous roles while at school served on the board of the student-run theatre company and was awarded the Emmett Robinson Scholarship, the highest award given to a College of Charleston theatre major.
Eryn is joined on this episode today with Mr. Benjamin Jay Davis. Ben will be starring as Captain Von Trapp in the new national tour of The Sound of Music coming up this year. This isn’t his first national tour; he has also been in Spamalot as Galahad and Les Mis as Enjolras and the understudy of Marius in which he joined at the age of 22!
On this episode of Going for Broadway, Eryn is joined with Ms. Teri Hansen. From Opera to Broadway, Teri Hansen has received International recognition for her crossover abilities as a singing actress. Miss Hansen began her career “Rose” in the film version of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. She has sung leading roles with the Houston Grand Opera, Theatre in Pfalsbau, Glimmerglass Opera, Theatre des Westens, and many more.
Eryn welcomes on a friend that she has worked with many times before, Griffin Binnicker. Just starting his freshman year at the University of Michigan in Musical Theatre getting his BFA in Musical Theatre, Griffin is from right here in South Carolina. Doing shows growing up all the time at community theatres like the South Carolina Children’s Theatre where he was in a number of productions including The Sound of Music, A Christmas Story, he has always had the love for performing.
Going for Broadway welcomes Tim Dolan on this episode! Tim moved to the Big Apple shortly after graduating high school to pursue a career in the arts. He graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, otherwise known as AMDA, in NYC. On television, Tim was featured on Season Two of HBO's Boardwalk Empire.
Eryn is joined with one of her favorite teachers ever! Currently, the Head Instructor of the Theatre discipline at the Fine Arts Center in the Upstate SC, Teri Parker Lewis is an actress, dancer, and choreographer from Laurens, SC. Teri received her B.A. in Theatre from the University of Massachusetts. She also received her M.F.A. in acting from Columbia University in New York City, where she studied with some of the top theatre professionals of our time including Anne Bogart, Kristin Linklater, and Andrei Serban.
Named the “wittiest” and “most talented” in her high school yearbook, Shay Brown joins us on Going for Broadway with Eryn. Eryn and Shay have done a few shows together including A Christmas Story at SCCT. Shay was raised in Columbia, SC and studied theatre at Winthrop University and the University of South Carolina. She then found her way from suburban South Carolina to LA for the bright lights of theatre, film, and television.
Eryn is joined on Going for Broadway with Cogsworth on the national tour of Beauty and the Beast…Samuel Shurtleff! Samuel Shurtleff is a native Texan who emigrated to NYC in 2012. Prior to moving to New York City, he performed in numerous regional theater productions throughout Texas.
On this episode of Going for Broadway, Samuel Floyd joins us on the show with Eryn. Samuel Floyd is an actor based out of New York City. He is a BA Theatre Graduate from East Tennessee State University, and also holds his minor in dance from there.
Sally Cade Holmes is a freelance producer who most recently produced Dylan Frederick's Summer Valley Fair at the New York Musical Theatre Festival and The Twentieth-Century Way with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. She served as the Producing Associate at Williamstown Theatre Festival where she worked on Broadway and off-Broadway productions of The Bridges of Madison County, Fool for Love, Living on Love, The Old Man and The Old Moon, and The Visit.