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!