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LISTEN: Stephanie J. Block Talks THE CHER SHOW & More on AND THE AWARD GOES TO...

Block won a Tony Award in 2019.

LISTEN: Stephanie J. Block Talks THE CHER SHOW & More on AND THE AWARD GOES TO...

Have you ever dreamed of winning a Tony Award? Did you ever practice your Tony acceptance speech in the bathroom mirror? Did you grow up watching the Tony Awards every year ? Do you have a collection of Tony Award shows on VHS tape that you refuse to throw out?

This is the podcast for you. Every week actress and podcast host Ilana Levine interviews your favorite Tony Award winners and together they go down memory lane as guests share intimate and never before shared details about their Tony experience.

You will hear their reactions as they listen to their Tony speech again and feel like you are reliving the experience with them. Tears are shed- laughs are shared and it is a rare glimpse into what it really is to sit in Radio City and hear your name called and all the emotion and relief that comes with that rare moment where fantasy and reality come together and the thing you have wished for your whole life has just come true and suddenly you have to walk down an aisle and step up on that stage and try to put into words how much this award means to you.

Welcome to "AND THE TONY GOES TO..." By the end of each episode listeners will feel like THEY have just won a Tony!

Stephanie J. Block was no stranger to playing real people on Broadway having portrayed Liza Minnelli in The Boy From Oz so when director Jason Moore asked her to take on the role of Cher in the Broadway musical The Cher Show, she was quite trepidatious. A long meal with Jason and an unexpected nudge from her Priest changed her mind. Once rehearsals began Stephanie found herself connecting deeply and easily with the role and Cher's life but the real test came when Cher arrived at the workshop presentation. Stephanie hid in a bathroom not wanting to meet the real Cher until after the performance but she was summoned and that was her first introduction to the woman/icon who would become a lifelong friend. In this episode Stephanie shares details of her early conversations with Cher and what tricks she used to learn to channel and sing like Cher and then what happens when you sing WITH Cher.

Theme song lyrics and music by Georgia Fumusa. Musical orchestration by Alexander Sage Oyen. Part of the Broadway Podcast Network. Excerpts from the Tony Awards used with permission of Tony Awards Productions. Copyright © 2020 by Tony Award Productions. All rights reserved. TONY AWARDS® is a registered trademark of American Theatre Wing, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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