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The Theater People Podcast's Bonus Episode Welcomes WICKED's Mary Testa

On Monday, December 8, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Mary Testa. Over the course of Testa's nearly four decades in the New York Theater she's racked up 12 Broadway credits, 26 Off-Broadway credits, two Tony nominations, two Obie Awards, four Drama Desk nominations and an honorary Drama Desk for her years of outstanding performances on and off Broadway.

On the episode, Testa discusses her new CD "Have Faith," which is a multi-genre collaboration with Tony winning orchestrator Michael Starobin (NEXT TO NORMAL, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE). She also discusses her work with some of the most prolific and important composer/lyricists of her generation. That discussion includes collaborations with William Fin (IN TROUSERS, FALSETTOS, 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE) Ahrens and Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, RAGTIME, ROCKY) and Michael John Lachiusa (MARIE CHRISTINE, THE WILD PARTY, GIANT, QUEEN OF THE MIST). The episode features music both from Testa's new CD and from her vast body of work.

Find this and all previous episodes at www.theaterppl.com. You can follow the show on Twitter and Instagram, and "Like" it on Facebook. You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and get the each new episode a day early. You can also check out their first ever live show as part of 2015 NYC PodFest on Jauary 11th by getting your ticketshere. They will be announcing their very exciting special guest very soon!

Recently, Theater People Podcast host Patrick Hinds wrote a exclusive column for BroadwayWorld about booking the show's dream-guests, Karen Olivo (click here for the Karen column) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (click here for the Lin-Manuel column). Previously, 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), Olivier-Winner Lesli Margherita (MATILDA), Tony-winner Tonya Pinkins (JELLY'S LAST JAM, CAROLINE OR CHANGE) two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (IN THE HEIGHTS, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES), Tony-winner Karen Olivo (IN THE HEIGHTS, WEST SIDE STORY), Tony-winner Jerry Mitchell, KINKY BOOTS' Ellyn Marie Marsh, GODSPELL and RENT star Telly Leung, Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (IN THE HEIGHTS, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL, HAMILTON), three-time Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger (25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTRY SPELLING BEE, THE GLASS MENAGERIE), Margo Siebert (ROCKY), Amber Iman (SOUL DOCTOR), and Alysha Umphress (ON THE TOWN).

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