Filmed Live Musicals

Filmed Live Musicals

Did you watch the original Broadway production of INTO THE WOODS on VHS until the tape broke? Have you been watching HAMILTON on repeat for over a year? This podcast is for you! Nominated for Best Podcast at the 2021 Sydney Web Fest! Filmed Live Musicals is the most comprehensive searchable database of filmed musicals, featuring info on 150+ stage musicals that have been legally filmed and publicly shared (no boots!). The podcast features candid chats with the creators of those shows. Get up close and personal with directors, writers, producers, actors, and the people who make filmed musicals happen. Learn more at


September 7, 2023 59 mins

Host Luisa Lyons chats with the Grammy nominated, and Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Emmy Award winning Broadway producer Jim Kierstead. Jim’s extensive producing credits include Kinky Boots, Pippin, Hadestown, The Inheritance, The Lehman Trilogy and The Inheritance. He is also the co-founder of Broadway Virtual, a new company that aims to help artists develop work for stage and screen.

Jim shares how his background in com...

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Host Luisa Lyons chats with performer and writer Alexandra Palting whose new solo musical 0874 A Filipino American Love Story recently played the She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival, where the show won Best Score. The musical tells the story of when Alex’s college boyfriend moved across the country and her Lola (grandmother) showed her a grocery bag filled with hundreds of love letters from Alex’s grandfather.

Alex shares...

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July 27, 2023 51 mins

Host Luisa Lyons chats with the London based Australian director Brett Sullivan - the director behind the captures of Love Never Dies, Billy Elliot, Miss Saigon, Newsies, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables for BBC’s The One Show, Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, Waitress, and the upcoming Prince of Egypt, and Aladdin.

Topics include the impact of AI in filming live theatre, filming for live broadcast, working with stage directors who are al...

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July 13, 2023 57 mins

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, folk musicians, cancer survivors, and the creators and stars of the award-winning short musical All Wigged Out.

Go behind the scenes with Cathy and Marcy as they share the story behind creating their original musical which tells the story of Marcy’s journey through breast cancer. The duo talk about why they chose to film the musical, the filming process, and the ins...

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June 29, 2023 57 mins

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Jennifer Ashley Tepper, theatre historian, curator, producer, and Creative and Programming Director of 54 Below in NYC.

Topics include the joy that is Florida Thespians, the importance of theatre on TV,  New York City as a musical theatre campus, and going behind the scenes of 54 Below, one NYC’s hottest cabaret venues.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper is the Creative and Programming Director o...

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June 15, 2023 60 mins

Host Luisa Lyons chats with  playwright, lyricist, book writer and producer June Rachelson-Ospa and actor-director-choreographer and publisher C. Michael Perry about the musical Welcome to Tourettaville which tells the story of a young boy who is diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. Topics include the challenges of creating work based on real people, the power of theatre to inspire and heal, and the world of theatre publishing and lic...

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Host Luisa Lyons chats with Deborah Henson-Conant, a truly gifted musician, artist, composer, and storyteller.

Deborah shares the extraordinary story behind the intensely personal and beautiful new two-hander musical The Golden Cage. The musical was filmed live at the 2022 Off-Broadway “CreateTheater New Works Series” and is now available on demand on Streaming Musicals.

Deborah Henson-Conant is a Grammy-Nominate...

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May 18, 2023 70 mins

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Dominic Frisby about the history and the creation of audio musical Kisses on a Postcard, based on Terence Frisby’s musical and radio play Just Remember Two Things… It’s Not Fair and Don’t Be Late.

Described as “Oliver for vacee kids,” Kisses on a Postcard tells the story of brothers Terence and Jack Frisby who were evacuated from London to Cornwall during World War II. Dominic Frisby — comedian...

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Host Luisa Lyons chats with Christian Cieri about his new musical The Humoral Funeral Parlor on the Corner of the Street

Christian shares his journey to writing his first full-length musical inspired by The Little Shop of Horrors and Rocky Horror, the challenges of creating an original work from scratch, staging a reading, what it’s like to be an actor on the other side of the casting table, and why he chose to film the reading.

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April 20, 2023 49 mins

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Jay Cruz, entrepreneur, marketing executive, and CEO and founder of the Indie Film Theater Network, or IFT Network.

Jay shares his journey to working in the world of theatre, IFT’s three pronged approach to streaming theatre - including a writing room, production and marketing, and streaming, and insights into the making of filmed theatre.

Jay Cruz is an Award Winning Advertising Marketing Executive (ADWEE...

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April 6, 2023 65 mins

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Freya Catrin Smith and Jack Williams, composers of RIDE: A New Musical which was filmed live during its run at the Charing Cross Theatre in 2022 and is now available to stream on Broadway on Demand. 

Hear about the show’s journey from workshop to fully staged production, how professionally filming the workshop helped in re-writes, the casting process, and what’s next for the two-hander musical! 


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March 23, 2023 60 mins

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Pat Valera, director and writer of the Filipino musical Mula sa Buwan (From the Moon). The original musical is a re-telling of Cyrano de Bergerac set in 1940s Manila.

Pat shares his insights into the history of musical theatre in the Philippines, his journey to becoming a director, and the story behind the creation of Mula Sa Buwan!

Mula Sa Buwan
will be available to stream on demand w...

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March 9, 2023 57 mins

Host Luisa Lyons chats with playwright, actor, musician, and teacher Jack Canfora all about the creation of the virtual New Normal Rep, making online theatre, the importance of democratizing theatre, and more! 

John Lawrence "Jack" Canfora is an Award-Winning American playwright, actor, musician and teacher. After receiving his dramatic training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he began his career as an act...

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February 23, 2023 65 mins

Host Luisa Lyons chats with choreographer, director, producer, and digital theatre artist Brandon Powers. Brandon shares his journey to becoming a choreographer/director, along with his fascinating insights into the integration of VR and live theatre, Musical Theatre Factory’s XR initiative, TikTok, and the future of filmed theatre. 

Brandon Powers is a creative director + choreographer who creates experiences across physical and vi...

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February 9, 2023 52 mins

In part two of our special on Metro Theater Company, host Luisa Lyons chats about the brand new musical Spells of the Sea with director Julia Flood and composer Guinevere Govea.

Discover how the magical new musical transformed from a dorm room quarantine project to a podcast and then became a fully fledged state musical! Hear how the University of Texas facilitated the project, the challenges of creating new work in the ag...

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January 26, 2023 64 mins

In the first of two episodes featuring Metro Theater Company in St Louis, host Luisa Lyons chats with Joe Gfaller, MTC's Managing Director. 

Tune in to this fun and informative chat to discover:

  • Joe’s fascinating journey from high school theatre to working for theatre and opera companies across the United States, 
  • How MTC fast forwarded their plans for streaming during the pandemic,
  • Why and how MTC have worked to make producti...
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January 13, 2023 63 mins

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Nick Corston, founder of STEAM Co., a British non-profit that aims to connect kids with their art, and communities with their schools. In this inspiring and energetic chat, Nick shares what sparked his journey, creating the first online videos, and how he kept creativity alive during the lockdown.

Nick Corston was recently chosen as one of the BBC's #100Londoners in their 100th year, for h...

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December 15, 2022 33 mins

Host Luisa Lyons chats with artistic director, writer, and director Sheldon Epps. Mr. Epps shares what it took to film his musicals Play On! and Blues in the Night, how theatre on television influenced his own career, and why we must continue to film live theatre for television. 

Sheldon Epps has directed major productions on and off Broadway, in London and at many theatres across America. In addition, he has had an active televisio...

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Host Luisa Lyons chats with Sean Pollock, director, executive producer, and designer of the upcoming production of A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant LIVE!

Sean shares what it was like being a child actor, working with ego driven directors, and the challenges of working with children. He also speaks candidly about prohibitive union rules, as well as the the difficulties of self-producing a TV LIVE pr...

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November 17, 2022 59 mins

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Alex Borovenskiy, the founder and executive director of the ProEnglish Theatre and Drama School in Kyiv, the only English-language theatre in the Ukraine.

Alex shares his experience of creating theatre in the middle of a war, how ProEnglish Theatre has adapted and continued to make new work, as well as collaborate with artists and theatres from around the world.

ProEnglish Theatre is ...

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