Jayke Workman

Jayke Workman Jayke is a non-binary musical theater performer based in NYC, known for playing Mary Sunshine in Chicago on Broadway. A midwestern transplant, Jayke has toured the US with the national tour of Chicago, and performed regionally all over the country. When they are not performing, Jayke also dabbles in photography, painting and visual arts, and has even worked in the wig department at Saturday Night Live.




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Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Making Some Illinoise with Alexi Melvin
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Making Some Illinoise with Alexi Melvin
June 23, 2024

I am joined by writer, actor, and Tony-nominated producer Alexi Melvin! We talk about Alexi's broad range of interests and talents, from voice acting to co-producing shows like Here Lies Love and The Notebook.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Fan-Girls Forever with Leanne Antonio
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Fan-Girls Forever with Leanne Antonio
June 16, 2024

I am joined by Leanne Antonio to talk all about her life as an artist and Broadway performer. From originating roles in new works to covering principal roles in Disney's The Lion King on Broadway, Leanne has run the gamut of performance experience. Born in the Bahamas to Jamaican parents, Leanne had a very special road to the world of musical theater and the performing arts.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- It's a Matter of When with Danny Quadrino
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- It's a Matter of When with Danny Quadrino
June 9, 2024

I am joined by Broadway performer Danny Quadrino to talk all about his amazing career. From making his Broadway debut in Bye Bye Birdie! to closing the Broadway company of Disney's Newsies, Danny is a true triple threat.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Kimberly Marable is Serving on Broadway
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Kimberly Marable is Serving on Broadway
June 2, 2024

This week I am joined by Broadway performer and activist Kimberly Marable to talk all about her work in the theater and beyond. A co-founder of Broadway Serves, Kimberly has bridged the worlds of performing arts and community service in such beautiful ways.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Tick, Tick, Boom! with Eric Rosen
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Tick, Tick, Boom! with Eric Rosen
May 26, 2024

We talk about the balance of work and home life, as Eric has a young son with his husband, performer Claybourne Elder. Eric also touches on the responsibilities of running a non-profit organization, on top of being the director of internal productions. Eric provides such amazing insights on what it means to run a regional theater, and on top of it all he is a total delight. U don't wanna miss this episode!

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Bette On It! with Kevin Winkler
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Bette On It! with Kevin Winkler
May 19, 2024

In this video, I am joined by author, editor, librarian and former performer, Kevin Winkler, to talk all about his extensive career as an author and literary historian. He shares about his love for Bette Midler, and what led him to publish his third biographical book, 'On Bette Midler: An Opinionated Guide.'

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Doing The Hee-Hee Show with Sarah Sigman
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Doing The Hee-Hee Show with Sarah Sigman
May 12, 2024

In this video, I am joined by performer Sarah Sigman to talk about her work in the theater, including her current position as a Swing in MJ The Musical on Broadway! Sarah shares about the highs and lows of being a Broadway Swing, and her experience of being a dance captain for On Your Feet! at The MUNY.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys-  Getting WICKED with Dan Micciche
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys-  Getting WICKED with Dan Micciche
May 5, 2024

I am joined by seasoned Bway performer, music director, conductor, and vocal coach, Dan Micciche! Dan holds the distinction of being the youngest person to ever play the role of Mary Sunshine in Chicago at the age of 22. We talk all about his amazing 6 years with the Broadway, touring, and international companies of Chicago, and what it means to be part of such an iconic show.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Reefer Madness with Christian Campbell
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Reefer Madness with Christian Campbell
April 28, 2024

I am joined by actor, director, writer, and producer, Christian Campbell, to talk all about his amazing career, and his current producing project; the revival of Reefer Madness in Los Angeles!

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Parallel Paths with David Korins
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Parallel Paths with David Korins
April 21, 2024

He talks about how collaborative the world of design can be, and how much pressure there is to make shows as successful as possible. We talk about his road to design, and how his upbringing brought him to the arts. David also shares his experience working in the world of TV/Film, having designed for The Oscars, and serving as a creative director for many incredible artists like Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga. And on top of it all, David is so lovely to chat with.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Live From the Dressing Room with Samantha Pauly
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Live From the Dressing Room with Samantha Pauly
April 14, 2024

Currently originating the role of Jordan Baker in the upcoming stage adaptation of The Great Gatsby on Broadway, Sam Pauly is making a classic her own. She shares her experience being the original Katherine Howard in Six on Broadway, and how she gained the stamina to maintain it for eight shows a week.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Doll/Girl with Murphy Taylor Smith
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Doll/Girl with Murphy Taylor Smith
April 7, 2024

I am joined by actress and creative, Murphy Taylor Smith, to talk about her amazing work in musical theater and beyond. Murphy shares her experience as a trans woman in the world of musical theater, taking on roles like Rabbi Raquel in Center Theatre Group's groundbreaking production of A Transparent Musical. We touch on her growing up as an identical twin, and finding her own trans identity.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Broadway Melody with Jack Viertel
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Broadway Melody with Jack Viertel
March 31, 2024

I am joined by a true expert of Broadway knowledge, Jack Viertel! Jack is a producer, professor, and dramaturg whose book, The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built, made him a New York Times Best Selling Author. We talk about his extensive career in New York City theater, including his hand in co-creating the Encores! series at New York City Center, serving as Artistic Director for twenty years.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Going Behind The Curtain with Robert Schneider
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Going Behind The Curtain with Robert Schneider
March 24, 2024

I am joined by the incredible multi-hyphenate, Robert Schneider, to talk all about his incredible work in the world of theater and the arts. We touch on the shifting landscape of contemporary musical theater, and how best to prepare the next generation for the ever-changing nature of Broadway. We talk about Rob's work as an Original Programming Producer at the Tony Award winning 54 Below, alongside such amazing artists as Stephen Schwartz, John Kander, Andre DeShields, and more.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- From Ham To Spam with Nik Walker
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- From Ham To Spam with Nik Walker
March 17, 2024

U Guys, this week's BroadwayWorld Recap has all the latest Bway updates! Then I am joined by actor and writer Nik Walker to talk about his amazing career! From performing in two different Broadway productions of Motown The Musical, to playing Otis Williams in Ain't Too Proud, Nik shares about the experience of bringing black stories to the Broadway stage.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Making Musicals with Ryan Scott Oliver
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Making Musicals with Ryan Scott Oliver
March 10, 2024

Ryan shares about his artistic process as a composer, and how his work has been impacted by collaborations with other artists, including his husband, photographer Matthew Murphy. We talk about the shifting landscape of musical theater, and what it means to be queer in the world of the arts. He also touches on his incredible musical theater training program, Actor Therapy, co-created with Lindsay Mendez, and he shares about his latest project titled Party of the Century.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Sir Robin Looks Sexy With His Hair Pushed Back with Jonathan Bennett
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Sir Robin Looks Sexy With His Hair Pushed Back with Jonathan Bennett
March 3, 2024

I am joined by actor Jonathan Bennett to talk all about his incredible career. Jonathan shares his excitement at making his Bway debut as Sir Robin in Spamalot, and how he has always been a theater lover at heart.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Bonus Episode: FIGARO, An Original Musical
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Bonus Episode: FIGARO, An Original Musical
February 26, 2024

This very special Bonus episode highlights the co-writers and director of the stunning new musical, FIGARO. Songwriter Ashley Jana and co-writer and director Will Nunziata come together to share their experience creating this new show, including recording an entire cast album, ahead of the show's world premiere concert on March 4th at the Greenroom 42 in New York City.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Oh My Pod, We're Breaking Broadway! with Kerry Butler
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Oh My Pod, We're Breaking Broadway! with Kerry Butler
February 25, 2024

Kerry Butler talks about her background as an artist, and how she ended up in the world of art. She touches on her experience originating roles on Bway, as well as all the roles she had a hand in creating but never got to play.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- U.Me with Martin Sarreal
Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- U.Me with Martin Sarreal
February 18, 2024

I am joined by UK actor Martin Sarreal to talk all about his upcoming animated musical, U.Me, on the BBC. Martin shares about his worldly upbringing, and what led him to the world of art. He also touches on opening doors in terms of Asian representation in the theater and on TV/Film.



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