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Intimate, personal conversations with theatre’s biggest talents, ranging all across the spectrum of individuals involved in the professional theatre industry. It features both stars and creatives such as producers, stage managers, directors, press and marketing agents, or even the people who own the theaters themselves. Hosted by Alan Seales, part of BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com.

Ep53 – Kerry Butler

This Tony nominated actress made her Broadway debut in 1993 in Blood Brothers, before staring in shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Le Mis, Hairspray, Little Shop, Xanadu, Rock of Ages, Catch Me If You Can, Disaster!, and Mean Girls. She has numerous on screen credits such as 30 Rock, Cupid, The Mindy Project, Blue Bloods, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Now staring as Barbara Maitland in Beetlejuice on Broadway.

After starting her performing career at age 3 in a Fab TV commercial, she continued her passion all the way through college – where she ended up taking her first voice lesson. It was then she learned how to belt. She didn’t realize until she lost her voice right out of college during a European tour of Oklahoma! that she was actually belting incorrectly.

Going into this vocal injury and more, this episode also covers what a “psoas” is (and why she injured hers), her time studying with Liz Kaplan, why she decided to adopt her two beautiful daughters, and even what happened to the Off-Broadway hit Bat Boy after 9/11.

Interview content begins at 1:43.
Closing standards begin at 42:36.

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Ep53 – Kerry Butler