Tom Morin, Caroline Selia Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW Podcast

By: Feb. 16, 2015
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In Episode 307, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with Tom Morin and Caroline Selia, the Founders of Polish Your Passion, now featuring the MomentB4 Video Feedback Service (

Tom Morin is originally from Portsmouth, New Hampshire and holds a B.A. in Theatre and Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross and a M.F.A. in Acting from Ohio University. Off Broadway/NYC credits: The Rivals (Pearl Theatre Company), A Christmas Carol (Titan Theatre Company), That Lady from Maxim's (2013 NY Innovative Award for Outstanding Musical). Regional credits: the title role in The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Liar (Centenary Stage), Twelfth Night, Macbeth (Great River Shakespeare), The Winter's Tale, Marriage of Figaro (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), and Guys and Dolls, Scapino (Monomoy).

Caroline Selia is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she also completed her B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. She completed her M.M. degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her most recent musical theatre credits include: "Claire" in Class: a New Musical, directed by Tony nominee Jerry Dixon. She has sung extensively throughout Europe, winning awards in Austria and Germany. She also sings the National Anthem for the NY Knicks NBA. As a singing teacher/coach, Ms. Selia has taught for over 12 years, her clients are starring in Broadway productions, national tours, and film/TV programs.

For the live song portion of the episode, Mr. Morin and Ms. Selia performed "Courtesy Is Contagious," music and lyrics by Joel B. New. Accompanied by Gillian Berkowitz and recorded live at TruVoice Studios NYC. For a free digital download of this episode's sheet music, listeners may visit New's NoiseTrade Bookstore for a limited time.

An in demand pianist and music director, Gillian Berkowitz has performed piano, keyboard, accordion, and vocals in over 25 Broadway and Off Broadway shows. She can currently be seen and heard in Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Wicked, Motown, and Avenue Q. Gillian has music directed dozens of new works throughout her career, and has worked with such notables as Jason Alexander, Joe Jackson, Eartha Kitt, Vincent Piazza, Ann Hampton Callaway, Daniel Radcliffe, and Mickey Dolenz. Frequently she is featured both as a soloist and collaborator playing jazz, classical, theatre, world, and contemporary music in venues across New York City such as 54 Below, Birdland, Merkin Hall, City Winery, and Le Poisson Rouge. Recent projects include Vanishing Point. Gillian also composes and performs with the Sheba Ensemble, promoting Jewish music with a unique contemporary twist (

Named one of the Top 20 Podcasts for Theatre Fans by, "Something New" dissects what it means to be a working, multifaceted artist in America and always concludes with a premiere recording from one of New's latest musical projects. "Something New" is available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and TuneIn. For more info, please visit