Take A Bow

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Helen Hayes Award Nominee for her role in Broadway's Come From Away, Q. Smith shares the story of how she made it to be a three time Broadway star! Appearing in Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, and Come From Away she used her unique reflexes to start new trends in the industry after making her debut. She then went on to make history in Mary Poppins as the first Black Actress to play a principal role in the show's long run. Now, in Come From Away her emotional performance led to her first award nomination. Hear all about her story, where the name "Q." came from, and more details into her experiences in this week's inspiring episode. Social media: @qperstar, @tokash_eli, and @takeabowpodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Choir Boy and The Inheritance star, Jonathan Burke takes a bow while reconnecting with host Eli Tokash, after sharing the stage in Mary Poppins together. Jonathan talks about his meaningful experience performing as the lead in Choir Boy, being in a two part play such as The Inheritance, and his unique challenge that he faced in his Broadway Debut Tuck Everlasting. Tune in to find out why he was never able to perform in his Broadway Debut and much more. Jonathan uses his platform to do special performances and help raise money and awareness for charity and movements. During the month of February, Jonathan has been highlighting and raising awareness about the few black artists who have won major awards in the industry. Social media(s): @itsjonathanburke, @tokash_eli, and @takeabowpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cody Renard Richard, one of the top stage managers in the industry, takes a bow while reflecting on his accomplishments in episode 38. After stage managing for shows like the Lion King, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Freestyle Love Supreme, Kinky Boots, and more he is eager to give back to the youth of the industry by launching his brand new scholarship program. Learn all about Cody, what it's like to be a stage manager, what a stage manager is, how your favorite shows work, and about his scholarship program. For more info, visit: https://www.codyrenard.com/ @codyrenard, @tokash_eli, @takeabowpodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Emmy Nominated Actor Jawan Jackson talks about embodying the legendary Melvin Franklin in two Broadway shows! The Motown and Ain't Too Proud star shares his story on how he's worked his way up in the industry and appeared in the Get Down on Netflix. Now working at the top level in his career, Jawan gives back to the arts community by working closely with the non-profit Rosie's Theatre For Kids, and created a program for students in his hometown of Detroit to receive great education in the arts at a young age. @jawanjackson, @tokash_eli, and @takeabowpodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On Sydney's last episode of Take A Bow, the two hosts go in depth on their personal experiences attending award shows, press events, special events, and Eli Tokash finishes it off by teaching audiences about the legendary theatre send off known as "Happy Trails" as Sydney Lucas takes her final bow! Social media: @takeabowpodcast, @sydneylucasnyc, @tokash_eli Take A Bow, Sydney Lucas! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Star of Mary Poppins, The Crucible, and The Audience on Broadway, Elizabeth Teeter, joins the podcast to discuss the true responsibilities of being a child actor on Broadway. She also touches on her most memorable experiences of being on Broadway and learning from legends such as Helen Mirren, Saoirse Ronan, and more! Stay tuned after the interview, for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT for the podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Take A Bow with JJ Nieman. You may have seen JJ in Book of Mormon and most recently in Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical. This week we dive into the life of being a swing on Broadway and what life is like without live theatre. We also talk about outlets/resources actors have now turned to due to the Broadway shutdown such as creating TikToks, social media, virtual events (cabarets, musicals, plays, benefits, etc.), teaching classes and more. For more information go to @jj_nieman on all social media platforms. @takeabowpodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week's episode is a little different, as it's coming on a Sunday. However, not to fear because we have yet another episode showcasing a brand new side of the industry. Golden Buzzer receiver Luke Islam shares his journey through the process of America's Got Talent and AGT: The Champions and even talked through the process of his song choices. You may have also seen him on stage at Waitress, leaving audiences speechless for his performances of "What Baking Can Do" and "She Used To Be Mine". This year, he can be seen in The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers on Disney Plus! Hear not only his unique experience filming in the time of COVID, AGT, his love for Broadway, and more! Social media: @thelukeislam Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Shahadi Joseph Wright Takes A Bow and wraps up 2020 by covering Broadway, Movies, Red Carpets, and more. You may have seen the triple threat on Broadway in Lion King and School Of Rock, or on the big screen in Us, Lion King, and in Hairspray Live! She opens up about all of these projects and the process that went into it! This is a great way to close out the New Year! Look out for Shahadi and Take A Bow in the New Year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Early Christmas present? We think so! Today, Kelli O'Hara takes a bow and gives listeners in inside scoop on her 7 tony award nominations, what the recording process is like to record two solo albums and many cast albums, on set filming for TV/Film, vocal tips, and more. Merry Christmas to our favorite audience members!!! See you New Years Eve!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Andrew Keenan-Bolger takes a bow during our 30th episode! We have the lovable actor on as he talks about his journey from being a kid, a teen, to an adult in the business and how he's continued to stay successful and working through it all. Andrew is not only an actor and performer, but also an award winning director, an author of children's books, and producer of the hit web-series "Submissions Only." There are so many wonderful topics discussed and many lessons to be learned in this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode with one of the most beloved actress' we cover a brand new topic as we delve in to what it's like performing in the West End. With her years of experience, there was never a dull moment in this episode learning how to deal with nerves, confidence, mishaps and talking about her career! Being an acclaimed actor in the UK in here work in the West End and the US for her work on broadway and other states, as well as known infamously for the singing voice as Pocahontas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Take A Bow with Emerson Steele. Emerson made her Broadway debut in Violet and became the big sister on Broadway that season. She shares stories from being on Broadway, performing at Radio City, and Parade at Lincoln Center. We talk about what it's like to move from a different and blindly step into the business and what that experience like. Now at NYU, she's settling in to her adult career, relearning her gift and confidence which she guides listeners through. Follow her at @emersonsteele Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Happy Thanksgiving from Take A Bow ! For this week's episode, Salisha Thomas joins us to cover many new topics! Such as her experience being a Disney, becoming Miss California while on tour with Beautiful, meeting a legend who she was embodying every night on stage in a show, making her Broadway Debut in Beautiful, and then being in rehearsals for a brand new show that was put on hold due to the pandemic. We hope you enjoy this episode and have a happy Thanksgiving! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this week's episode of Take A Bow, the hosts sit down with each other to talk about their experience doing school while performing on Broadway or on set of a TV show/ Movie. With different experiences, there are several similarities between the two. If you've ever wondered what it was like for a kid to perform on Broadway. This episode is for you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For this week's milestone episode of Take A Bow, Broadway and TV star Gabriella Pizzolo joins the podcast to share her stories of her time in Matilda, Fun Home, Secret Garden, and Stranger Things. Tune in to hear her experience in different sides of the business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Take A Bow is extra special this week as we have TWO guests on the podcast! Double the guests = Double the fun and learning. This married couple have a combined FOURTEEN broadway shows including The Addams Family, Kinky Boots, If/Then, West Side Story, Les Miz, and more. Due to their success and experience the two veterans have their own company "Curtis & Cort Photography." The headshot company helps fellow actors achieve their dreams in the business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Take A Bow Thursday is here for the 23rd time with Ali Ewoldt! In this week's episode listeners learn that you don't have to be from NY to follow your dreams and that you don't have to go to school for acting to succeed in the business. Ali shares her journey of always wanting to be an actor and then going to Yale for Psychology, then to perform at Disney Land, then headed to Broadway! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Come to the Fun Podcast and Take A Bow with Tony Nominee, Beth Malone! In this week's episode listeners learn what it takes to get a show to Broadway. Beth shares her approximately 8 year experience in the process of Fun Home, her time in Angels in America, talks about her latest project: The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Take A Bow with Broadway and Movie star Lilla Crawford! Talking about her stories in "Annie," "Billy Elliot," "Into The Woods," "The Who Was? Show," and more she provides listeners with entertaining and vivid stories, Currently at NYU Tisch, she also touches on her experience with school and college life, as well as her Award Winning Sketch group she is in and her improv club. This is a long episode, for good reason. Enjoy! @lillacrawford, @sydneylucasnyc, @tokash_eli Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week's episode of Take A Bow kicks off spooky season with Beetlejuice star, Presley Ryan! Presley shares her unforgettable memories in her impressive resume of two Broadway shows including Beetlejuice and Fun Home, along with other professional shows like "How The Grinch Stole Christmas", "Sound of Music Live", and more. Presley provides some tips to our listeners including some advice given to her by Broadway's biggest name, talks about her videos on Tik Tok, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this week's episode we introduce our listeners to the world of a Child Wrangler. One of Broadway's most beloved Child Wranglers, Vanessa Brown shares her stories of wrangling the kids of Fun Home, Newsies, Miss Saigon, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and many more. As the two hosts reflect on how important the role of a child guardian is to a show, Vanessa recreates those wonderful memories they had together. This is another episode reminding listeners you don't need to be on stage to work on Broadway as we continue to branch out in learning about more fields of the industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Take A Bow Thursday is here!!! In this week's episode hosts, Sydney Lucas and Eli Tokash are joined by Beanie Feldstein. Beanie talks about her time in Broadway's "Hello, Dolly" , "Lady Bird", "Booksmart", and "How To Build A Girl." She shares her unique stories about her story and how she got into acting, working with her peers, her love for broadway, and working on both broadway and in film. Social media: @beaniefeldstein, @sydneylucasnyc, and @tokash_eli Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On today’s episode of Take a Bow, Josh Colley joins the podcast to talk about his eventful career. From tours, broadway, Hollywood Bowl, park days, voice overs, television, and special events including his viral miscast video of "The Schuyler Sisters." Eli and Sydney wrap up it up reflecting on the interview, talking about josh’s incredible voice, and current new broadway news! Enjoy! @joshuarobertcolley, @sydneylucasnyc, @tokash_eli Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of Take A Bow, teenage star Lexi Underwood joins the podcast! In this episode Lexi talks about starring in the new hit tv show "Little Fires Everywhere", her time touring and on broadway in the Lion King, and more. Lexi also talks about how meaningful it is for her to use your platform to amplify her voice as well as others and to use it for good. At just Sixteen, she is now Seventeen, she's earned an impressive resume. Tune in to hear all about Lexi, her story, her production company, starring on stage and tv, and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Podcast Details

Created by
Sydney Lucas, Eli Tokash and Broadway Podcast Network
Podcast Status
Active
Started
May 7th, 2020
Latest Episode
Feb 25th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
40
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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