The hilarious Kate Flannery (THE OFFICE) tells Rory how her early dream of playing the title role in ANNIE started it all. She grew up in Philly, the youngest in a large Irish family. Her aunt ended up buying her a plane ticket to Chicago to introduce her Second City and it changed her life. Kate became a success in Hollywood by working hard every step of the way, and even kept her waitress job during the first season of THE OFFICE... just in case. She has a great sense of humor and a tremendously positive attitude.
Patti Murin (FROZEN, LYSISTRATA JONES) talks with Rory about what if feels like to lead a big juggernaut blockbuster show. She is incredibly open about her struggles with anxiety and depression and has changed the way the Broadway community talks about dealing with mental illness.
Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story, All Shook Up) talks about his career path from rural Washington state to Broadway and then Hollywood. Cheyenne gives his takes on how to deal with rejection, body image issues and what its like to be a leading man gay actor.
Tony nominee (SWEET CHARITY) and TV/Film star (ANCHORMAN, BAD MOMS, MARRIED WITH CHILDREN) Christina Applegate talks with Rory about her career that started when she was three years old. She's taken on every part of this business with confidence and humor. She tells Rory her story of how she made her Broadway debut despite breaking her foot!
Leslie (Tony Award Winner for HAMILTON) and Rory talk about their college years together at Carnegie Mellon University and his book "Failing Up." Leslie chats about his mentors, his philosophy on the business and how he maintains a healthy family life.
Siobhan talks to Rory about making her way from the London theatre scene to SUNSET BOULEVARD on Broadway opposite Glenn Close and eventually to Los Angeles. Siobhan has had a very unique experience during her career including reality tv shows, taking time off to study fashion, and a serious health scare. She has found a way to stay centered through all of it by having a meditation practice.
Wes Taylor (ROCK OF AGES, ADDAMS FAMILY, SMASH) talks about his early success right out of college and how it had its pros and cons. He immediately had a great role on Broadway but realized years later that the business doesn't usually operate that way. Wes and Rory have an honest conversation about being up for the same role and how they managed their disappointment with that specific project. Wes is incredible creative and shares hiss secret on writing projects for himself and how he gets them made.
Taran (SNL, HAMILTON, KILLING GUNTHER) and Rory talk about their shared experience of playing King George III in HAMILTON on Broadway. Taran walks us through his years in Groundlings, through his audition for SNL and his experience on that iconic show. He also explains how he and his equally successful wife, Cobie Smulders, balance work life and family. Taran talks about his latest project, the film KILLING GUNTHER, which he wrote, directed and stars in with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Jimmy is the host of the very successful podcast NEVER NOT FUNNY and his new podcast PLAYING GAMES with JIMMY PARDO. Jimmy started as a stage actor but found his calling in standup comedy and began touring the country eventually ending up at The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. He tells Rory about his early days in the business and how juggles his comedy career and family life. Jimmy has a real love of Broadway and explains to Rory how they were almost in the movie DREAMGIRLS together.
Nicole Parker (MADtv, WICKED, FAME BECOMES ME) talks with Rory about her path to success in the improv and sketch comedy world which landed her in the cast of MADtv and set her in stone in the eyes of the industry as a comedic actress, even though her first passion for performing came from musical theater. Nicole eventually made her way to Broadway and even performed as Elphaba but she has found herself having to decide between the two worlds her entire career. She is a hilarious human being with incredibly unique stories including one about her high school's production of INTO THE WOODS that you will never forget.