Theater People Podcast Welcome's Tony-Winner Tonya Pinkins from HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
On Monday, July 7th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins. Pinkins is currently co-starring on Broadway in Holler If Ya Hear Me, a mostly rapped-through musical featuring the music, lyrics, and poetry of Tupac Shakur.
She shares memories from her distinguished career, including stories of making her Broadway debut in the legendary Stephen Sondheim & Harold Prince's musical flop MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, her Tony Award winning performance in JELLY'S LAST JAM, and her celebrated turn as the title character in CAROLINE OR CHANGE (which she performed off-Broadway, on Broadway, and in London's West End).
In the conversation she speaks passionately about all of her work, but especially about HOLLER. She discusses why she feels so strongly that this show is necessary and why this story needs to be told at this time.
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Recently, Theater People Podcast host Patrick Hinds spoke to BWW about how the show got started, and why Lauren Osnes made him sick to his stomach. Theater People Podcast was also one of the shows selected as part of BWW's Top-20 Podcasts for Theatre Fans.
Previous guests on the Theater People Podcast include Tony-winner Cady Huffman (THE PRODUCERS), Tony-nominee Annaleigh Ashford (KINKY BOOTS), Tony-nominee Laura Osnes (BONNIE & CLYDE, RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA), Tony-winner Daisy Eagan (THE SECRET GARDEN), stage and screen star MICHAEL URIE (UGLY BETTY, BUYER & CELLAR), Broadway star and webseries creator Andrew Keenan-Bolger(NEWSIES, SUBMISSIONS ONLY), Tony-nominee Anika Larsen (BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL), Tony-winning director Michael Mayer (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, SPRING AWAKENING, AMERICAN IDIOT, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH), two-time Tony-winner Katie Finneran (NOISES OFF, PROMISES, PROMISES), Eden Espinosa (WICKED, BROOKLYN, RENT), Anthony Rapp (RENT, IF/THEN), and Olivier-Winner Lesli Margherita (MATILDA).