BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Santino Fontana!
BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the newest episode of our first self-produced podcast - Ben Rimalower's Broken Records, The Albums You Wouldn't Shut Up About. On each weekly episode Rimalower and co-host Daniel Nolen chat with guests about one album that they were obsessed with, how they discovered it, what it led them to, where they were in life when it impacted them and how it's stayed with them since.
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony-winning actor Santino Fontana about Stevie Wonder's 1976 album "Songs in the Key of Life." They also discuss Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, "Ragtime," Anthony Newley, Joanna Gleason, Julie Halston, "Anyone Can Whistle," Yul Brynner's dressing room decor, and Ben's love for Dickinson's Witch Hazel Cleansing Wipes. Santino shares stories about high school musicals, onstage mishaps, and audition nightmares, and talks about his roles on TV shows such as "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "Mozart in the Jungle." Santino can be seen on Broadway as Michael/Dorothy in the smash hit musical "Tootsie," currently running at the Marquis Theatre.
Subsequent episodes will appear weekly on BroadwayWorld as well as on all your favorite podcast sites from iTunes to Spotify.
Season One will feature a plethora of award winning stars from the stage and screen - including Cesar Villavicencio (Pixie Aventura), Bridget Everett, Scott Wittman, Telly Leung, Michael Musto, Natalie Douglas, Kevin Adams, Carolee Carmello, Linda Eder, Russell King (Miss Richfield 1981), Jeffrey Roberson (Varla Jean Merman), Faith Prince, Laura Benanti, Michael R. Jackson and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. You'll learn all about the favorite artists and albums that inspired them with a diverse list ranging from Judy Garland to Prince, Frank Sinatra to Patti LuPone, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Tori Amos, Jesus Christ Superstar, Liza Minnelli and more along with behind the scenes stories and show business gossip. The podcast features a theme song written by Lance Horne.