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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

Ep56 – Bret Shuford, Broadway actor and life coach

He’s an actor and theatre creator who has appeared in numerous national tours, feature films, and 5 Broadway shows including Beauty and the Beast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Little Mermaid, Amazing Grace, and most recently Cirque du Soleil Paramour — He one half of the duo that makes the widely popular @broadwayhusbands Instagram account, and is also a Certified Life/Career Coach. As he puts it, he is “helping to create Balance on Broadway.

Bret started out as a Texan who loved to sing and dance, but found his way to the Broadway stage as a young adult. Throughout this episode, we cover. As the Broadway Life Coach, a personal brand 5 years in the making, Bret helps people find their full potential, get clear about their purpose, and create balance and self-confidence. In this episode, he explains his philosophy on striking a balance between pursuing your Broadway dream and paying the bills, how to stay sane and avoid burnout while performing 8 shows a week, and his experience as a gay man in the theatre industry (coming from Texas, of course!).

Interview content begins at 1:56.
Closing standards begin at 35:35.

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Ep56 – Bret Shuford, Broadway actor and life coach