Inside Broadway

Inside Broadway

Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy discuss everything theatre, behind the scenes, what to see on stage and interview the stars and people who make theatre happen.

Episodes

June 17, 2022 23 min
Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat about the winners of the 2022 Tony Awards. They also discuss places to eat in the theater district and Michael's upcoming wedding.
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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Tony nominee Myles Frost about his starring role in 'MJ the Musical.' He talks about how he feels blessed to be up against so many of the greats in the theater. He also tells us what the Jackson family thinks of the show.
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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Tony Award winners Jefferson Mays and Jayne Houdyshell. They star in the Broadway hit 'The Music Man' as Mayor Shinn and Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn. They talk about the experience of bringing the show to the stage after a two-year pause.
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Christine Nagy chats with actress Lesley Nicol about her new one-woman show 'How the Hell Did I Get Here?' Nicol says to "expect to see the unexpected" in this new autobiographical musical story. The show brings the audience through her childhood to her time as Mrs. Patmore on “Downton Abbey.” She invites people to look into their own stories as they look at hers.
Michael Riedel was off this week.
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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Ramin Karimloo about returning to Broadway as Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl. He talks about how they added new songs and music, plus how the show still works for a modern audience.
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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Austin Pendleton about the
new play 'The Minutes' and what it was like taking a two-year "break" from the show during the pandemic. He also talks about teaching and mentoring new actors.
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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Harvey Fierstein about his recently published memoir "I Was Better Last Night" and the new production of Funny Girl. He also tells us what he thinks of mean people and what he loves most about working in the theater.
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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Dennis Stowe about taking over the role of Jafar in Disney’s ‘Aladdin.’ He talks about stepping in when Jonathan Freeman took his final bow after playing the character on both stage and screen. He also reveals the show he recently saw and highly recommends!
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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Nkeki Obi-Melekwe about playing the starring role in “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.” She talks about how she finds balance while playing such a demanding role and what it was like to meet Tina Turner in person.
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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Warren Carlyle, choreographer of Broadway's The Music Man. He talks about working with Hugh Jackman and that there will be a surprise on opening night. He also discusses his next project with Barry Manilow.
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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Nikki Renee Daniels, currently playing Jenny in Stephen Sondheim & George Furth’s “COMPANY." She talks about how the show has been reinvented and what it is like working with the legendary Patti LuPone.
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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Adrianna Hicks, who is currently playing Catherine of Aragon in the Broadway Production of Six the Musical. She talks about the high energy performance and how she researched the role.
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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with stars Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden about a newly released new album TOGETHER AT A DISTANCE recorded during lockdown with Sierra at home in New York and Julian at his home in London.
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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Tony nominee Patrick Page as he returns to the role of Hades in the hit musical Hadestown. He discusses life during the lockdown and the feeling of being back on stage.
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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with creative director David Korins about bringing his visions alive in Broadway projects like Mrs. Doubtfire, Hamilton, and the virtual reality exhibit Immersive Van Gogh.
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October 29, 2021 20 min
Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with The Phantom of the Opera star Ben Crawford about what it is like to portray a legendary character, life during the pandemic, and Broadway reopening.
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October 15, 2021 23 min
Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with legendary lyricist Tim Rice about the 50th anniversary of Jesus Christ Superstar, the reopening of Lion King, and more.
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October 1, 2021 16 min
Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy are back after 18 months talking about what they love...Broadway! Find out what they have been up to and how they feel about the reopening of Broadway.
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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with James Harkness, starring in 'Ain't Too Proud.' He talks about the life of his character Paul Williams and how he found himself on Broadway. The show is playing at the Imperial Theatre.
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Christine Nagy chats with Daniel J. Watts about starring in 'Tina- The Tina Turner Musical.' He talks about the intensity of playing Ike Turner and the connection he has with his co-star Adrienne Warren. The show is playing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Michael Riedel is out this week.
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