Houston Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Houston.

Interview: Denise Fennell of SISTER'S IRISH CATECHISM: SAINTS, SNAKES, AND GREEN MILKSHAKES! at STAGES HOUSTON by Brett Cullum - February 20, 2024

I just am so grateful. Stages really produced this one for me. So I'm super excited about that. That I could give this to this theater community, and for the rest of the world to know forever and always. That Irish Catechism originated here in Houston, and it will be developed here over the next six weeks, judging from my last preview performances and opening last night. This one is next level, next level! ...

Interview: JIMBO of JIMBO'S DRAG CIRCUS WORLD TOUR! at house of blues by Brett Cullum - February 15, 2024

We've got a really big show planned. We've got a cool set. We have an amazing light design. We have all kinds of cool costumes. I've got backup dancers and my friend Andrew, who I wrote music with over the past eight years he's come on as my musical accompanist and sort of sidekick foil in the show. So it's a one Queen show, but it's actually four of us in the show, counting two dancers, Me. And my friend Andrew and we've written all the music, and I sing all the music and wrote all the lyrics w...

Interview: Lead Ballerina Monica Gomez Shares Insight to the Unique Style and Story of Houston Ballet's CINDERELLA
by Miranda Keating - February 23, 2024

Houston Ballet’s season is continuing with a return of artistic director Stanton Welch’s CINDERELLA. BroadwayWorld Houston had the chance to speak with Mónica Gómez, one of the ballerinas portraying Cinderella in Houston Ballet's 2024 production. She gave some insight into what makes this reindition...

Interview: JIMBO of JIMBO'S DRAG CIRCUS WORLD TOUR! at house of blues
by Brett Cullum - February 15, 2024

We've got a really big show planned. We've got a cool set. We have an amazing light design. We have all kinds of cool costumes. I've got backup dancers and my friend Andrew, who I wrote music with over the past eight years he's come on as my musical accompanist and sort of sidekick foil in the show....

Interview: Alan Cumming Brings His One-Man Show to The Hobby Center
by Brett Cullum - February 12, 2024

It's me, and I have a band. I sing songs and tell stories all under the theme or the umbrella of getting older, and what is age appropriateness, and things I've noticed about getting older. Mostly, it’s about why is it that we, as a culture, have decided that getting older is the worst possible thin...

Interview: TAMARIE COOPER of IT IS MAGIC at Catastrophic Theatre
by Brett Cullum - February 09, 2024

If you have ever gone out for a job interview, gone on a first date, or just put yourself out there for something you really wanted. Then you can relate to this play, and you can specifically relate to the power of “No,” which is certainly one of the themes in the play. Mickle's work is always very ...

Interview: Nora Hahn and Logan Vaden on ANN at The Garden Theatre
by Brett Cullum - February 04, 2024

'There's nobody like her, and I don't think there could be anyone like her in politics or in government these days. It's changed so much. But, my Lord, did we have a treasure when we had her.' ...

Interview: GABY ALBO of ON YOUR FEET at THEATRE UNDER THE STARS
by Brett Cullum - January 26, 2024

Luis Salgado is a choreographer and director of the show, and he was part of the original Broadway production, actually. But I think what I like about this version is if you've seen it, you definitely have to come and see it again cause it's a very different take on the show. It's very spiritual....

INTERVIEW: Playwright Jami Brandli and Director Jennifer Decker Give BroadwayWorld a Sneak-Peek to the World Premiere of O: A RHAPSODY IN DIVORCE
by Miranda Keating - January 18, 2024

“O: A Rhapsody in Divorce” is a new take on “The Odyssey” where we follow O as she is blindsided by her husband who wants a divorce; she then embarks on an odyssey of her own to find self-love. BroadwayWorld got the chance to speak with playwright Jami Brandli and director Jennifer Decker, who gave ...

Interview: Felix Molinero of LES BALLETS TROCKADERO at Jones Hall
by Brett Cullum - January 16, 2024

On January 23rd Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo brings its 50th anniversary tour to Jones Hall. The comedic ballet troupe will be delivering an evening of their “greatest hits”, and this Houston stop is courtesy of Performing Arts Houston. Broadway World writer Brett Cullum got a chance to sit...

Interview: Renee Elise Goldsberry Goes Beyond Broadway at The Hobby Center
by Brett Cullum - December 22, 2023

Renée is coming to Houston to launch a new series at the HOBBY CENTER called BEYOND BROADWAY. It will debut on January 20th, and Renée will be a one-night-only affair to kick it all off. Upcoming performers in the series include Alan Cumming and Patti Lupone....

Interview: Choreographer Bethany White Shares the Magic of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS at Queensbury Theatre
by Miranda Keating - December 19, 2023

Queensbury Theatre, West Houston’s historic non-profit theatre located in CityCentre, has announced its return of Main Stage shows with 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' this December.  BroadwayWorld Houston had the chance to talk with choreographer Bethany White, who shares with us what we can look forw...

Interview: Choreographers Brett Ishida, John Wannehag, And Jeremy Galdeano Offers BroadwayWorld a Sneak Peek of KEEPSAKE at The Hobby Center
by Miranda Keating - December 19, 2023

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of keepsake in collaboration with ISHIDA Dance Company featuring works choreographed by ISHIDA, French choreographer Jeremy Galdeano, and Swedish dancer and choreographer John Wannehag. We got to speak with the three choreographers...

Interview: Houston native GIGI LEWIS of TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at HOBBY CENTER
by Brett Cullum - December 18, 2023

This show is amazing. From beginning to end. Performing the life story of Tina Turner and telling that to millions of people is just the best thing I've ever done in this world, and I'm grateful....

Interview: Megan Larche Dominick of THE UGLY XMAS SWEATER MUSICAL at Theatre Under the Stars
by Armando Urdiales - December 13, 2023

Casting and Theater superstar, Megan Larche Dominick is doing the incredible by bringing a Holiday musical to Houston audiences this winter season. Set in an office, Dominick and writing partner Dan Knechteges, explore a story of the holiday ups and down in this tantalazing musical. BroadwayWorld sa...

Interview: Jason Schmidt of CINDERELLA at THEATRE UNDER THE STARS
by Armando Urdiales - December 13, 2023

One of the most exciting things that happens in every December is Theatre Under The Stars annual holiday production. This year, Houstonians are in for a treat with The Enchanted Edition of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. In this fantastic prodution, Houston can witness Grease: Rise of the Pink...

Co-Directors Benito Vasquez and Marissa Castillo Give Us A Sneak Peek of PANTO ALICIA IN WONDERLAND, a Latinx and Houston Twist on the Classic Tale!
by Miranda Keating - November 29, 2023

Starting next week, Stages is beginning its yearly panto tradition with PANTO ALICIA IN WONDERLAND, written by Houston's own TEATRX. The show is the classic fairy tale of 'Alice in Wonderland' with a Latinx and Houston spin! Co-directors Marissa Castillo and Benito Vasquez give BroadwayWorld a sneak...

Interview: SANDRA BERNHARD Coming to STAND WITH TEXAS at HEIGHTS THEATER on December 4th - ONE NIGHT ONLY!
by Brett Cullum - November 25, 2023

There are two local musical artists who will perform, and then there'll be the drag performer Blackberri in Houston. Then I'll do my set, and support Noise for Now. In Houston, it's the Heights Theater to buy tickets. We want people to come, enjoy a great uplifting insight into what is happening wit...

Interview: KENN MCLAUGHLIN of SWITZERLAND at STAGES HOUSTON
by Brett Cullum - October 30, 2023

I fell in love with it back in 2014 when I first had it in my hand. And I wanted to produce for a long period of time. Ultimately, because it's that element of surprise that I love most about theater, SWITZERLAND is all about surprise....

Interview: J'Nai Bridges of INTELLIGENCE at Houston Grand Opera
by Alric Davis - October 23, 2023

Grammy Award winner J'Nai Bridges sits down with Alric Davis to chat about Intelligence, the new Opera making waves and bringing the Heat to Houston!...

Interview: Sally Wilfert of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at TUTS
by Armando Urdiales - October 16, 2023

From her early days in the theater to her acclaimed roles in some of the most iconic productions, Sally Wilfert has left an indelible mark on the world of musical theater. She's graced the stages of New York City and beyond, consistently earning acclaim for her stunning performances in a wide range ...

Interview: Michelle Elaine of POTUS: OR, BEHIND EVERY GREAT DUMBASS ARE SEVEN WOMEN TRYING TO KEEP HIM ALIVE at STAGES
by Armando Urdiales - October 02, 2023

When I first moved to Houston in early 2021, theatre's across Houston began the slow process of reopening. One of the first productions featured an actress that I sorely wish I knew her incredible body of work before the pandemic. That actress, Michelle Elaine. Not only is she an exceptional actress...

Interview: Maestro Ermanno Florio Celebrates His Last Season as Houston Ballet Conductor
by Miranda Keating - September 27, 2023

After 32 years as Music Director of Houston Ballet, Ermanno Florio will step down from his position at the end of the 2023 – 2024 season. BroadwayWorld Houston had the chance and honor to speak with him about what he has learned in his many years with the Houston Ballet and his plans for the future ...

Interview: Chase O'Connell Shares the Spectacle That We Can Look Forward to in Houston Ballet's MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Miranda Keating - September 13, 2023

The Houston Ballet's 2023-2024 season is starting off with John Neumeier's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, based on Shakespeare's romantic comedy. I had the chance to speak with Chase O'Connell-- one of the dancers portraying Theseus/King Oberon-- who told us how it is to play opposite his wife onstage a...

The Importance of Understudies: Maya J. Cristian And Jordan Quisno Share Their Experiences of Being in the National Tour of JAGGED LITTLE PILL
by Miranda Keating - September 13, 2023

When I viewed 'Jagged Little Pill', I found out the day of that two of the leads were being played by understudies. I was incredibly impressed knowing that they were thrown into the show last minute; I couldn’t even tell that they were understudies! I had the chance to speak with them about their vi...

Interview: Chis Hoch of Jagged Little Pill at Theatre Under The Stars
by Armando Urdiales - August 28, 2023

Chris Hoch, a luminary of the Broadway stage, stands as a captivating embodiment of artistic versatility and unparalleled talent. Whether commanding the stage with commanding charisma or evoking poignant emotions with subtlety, Hoch's contributions to theatre have led to a career spanning both the b...

Interview: Queensbury Theatre's Executive Director Kristina Sullivan Gives Us a Sneak Peek of Newly Launched Bridge Program and Its Debut Production of SPRING AWAKENING
by Miranda Keating - August 01, 2023

Queensbury Theatre-- West Houston’s only professional theatre-- is producing SPRING AWAKENING, the first production by the theatre’s recently created Bridge Program, which connects young professionals in Houston. Kristina Sullivan-- Queensbury Theatre’s Executive Director and Director of Education--...

Interview: Denise O'Neal Talks FADE TO BLACK at MATCH
by Brett Cullum - June 21, 2023

Read Broadwayworld's interview with Denise O'Neal about Fade To Black....

Interview: Ballerina Mackenzie Richter Tells BroadwayWorld About the Magic and Spectacle of Houston Ballet's SWAN LAKE
by Miranda Keating - June 01, 2023

The Houston Ballet's 2022-2023 season is ending with one of ballet's greatest love stories, SWAN LAKE. I had the chance to speak with Mackenzie Richter, one of the ballerinas portraying Odette/Odile, and they gave me some insight into their experience of performing this iconic lead role and shared w...

Interview: Lead Ballerina Tyler Donatelli Gives Us a Sneak Peek of Houston Ballet's Daring and Exciting DIVERGENCE Triple Bill
by Miranda Keating - May 30, 2023

Houston Ballet is presenting DIVERGENCE, a triple bill program that includes Justin Peck’s world premiere UNDER THE FOLDING SKY; Aszure Barton’s ANGULAR MOMENTUM; and Stanton Welch's DIVERGENCE. As a sneak peek at the production, I had the exciting chance to speak with Tyler Donatelli, one of the le...

Interview: Tatiana Pandiani of TORERA at Alley Theatre
by Armando Urdiales - May 22, 2023

Last year, during the Alley All New Festival, upon the announcement of Law & Order's Monet Hurst-Mendoza having a workshop was news that caused for myself much excitement. The workshop was not a disappointment but made me anxious to witness a full scale production. When it was announced in the 22-23...

Interview: Playwright Elizabeth A.M. Keel Gives Us a Sneak-Peek of the Magical World within Mildred's Umbrella's TOOTH AND TAIL
by Miranda Keating - April 26, 2023

The world premiere of the fantastical TOOTH AND TAIL will be presented by Mildred's Umbrella starting next Thursday! In excitement of seeing this production myself next week, I reached out to speak with Elizabeth A.M. Keel, the playwright of the show, in order to get an inside scoop as well as a sne...

Interview: Lead Ballerina Jessica Collado Shares With Us the Behind-the-Scenes of SUMMER AND SMOKE's Premiere at the Houston Ballet
by Miranda Keating - March 01, 2023

Next week, Houston Ballet is presenting the premiere of Cathy Marston's SUMMER AND SMOKE, inspired by Tennessee Williams' play. It was my joy to speak with Jessica Collado, one of the leads for SUMMER AND SMOKE; I learned about her background, how SUMMER AND SMOKE was uniquely developed, and what we...

Interview: Christina Wells brings to life 'Mama' from CHICAGO at Theatre Under The Stars
by Christian Gill - February 07, 2023

One of the most fun people I've had the pleasure to speak to, Christina Wells currently lives the dream as a professional singer and motivational speaker. Now she's playing 'Mama' in the national tour of Chicago....

Interview: Co-Stage Directors Nicole Kenley-Miller and Lawrence Edelson Share With Us the World of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at the University Of Houston
by Miranda Keating - January 31, 2023

For this weekend only, the University of Houston will be presenting SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, a musical revue of the work of Stephen Sondheim. Co-stage directors of the production Nicole Kenley-Miller and Lawrence Edelson shared an inside scoop about the unique show and the collaboration that has gone i...

Interview: Philip Lehl on adapting SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL for Classical Theatre Company
by Christian Gill - January 25, 2023

'I just really like the challenge of stage acting: repeating a performance and having it be different every time. In the theatre, all the time is spent socializing with people, working with people, and getting to know people. I've always loved the social aspect of the theater and acting is the best ...

Interview: Chris Hutchinson, Michelle Elaine, Shawn Hamilton, John Ryan Del Bosque, Brock Hatton of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Alley Theatre
by Alric Davis - December 27, 2022

Having Holiday performer guilt? Well you aren't alone! Come read how a few A Christmas Carol cast members manage cooking, shopping and performing in their tiny big show!...

Interview: Theatre Under the Stars' Olivia Hernandez Dishes on the Magical Making of MARY POPPINS
by Audrey Morabito - December 06, 2022

As the greatest time of the year approaches, there's no better way to get in the 'jolly holiday' spirit than with Theatre Under the Stars' production of MARY POPPINS! It's delightfully nostalgic, unabashedly joyful, and delivers all the warm fuzzy feelings—guaranteed. Running December 6th-24th at th...

Interview: Bryan-Keyth Wilson And Dr. Arelia Johnson Open Up About the Intimate and Accepting World of STRAPPED at The Shrine Of The Black Madonna
by Miranda Keating - December 01, 2022

This weekend, The Normal Anomaly Initiative, Inc. will be presenting a workshop production of STRAPPED, which follows seven strangers as they navigate conversations surrounding intimacy, trauma, and sex. We spoke with co-writers Bryan-Keyth Wilson and Dr. Arelia Johnson to learn more about this upc...

Interview: Ballerina Kellen Hornbuckle Gives Us A Sneak Peek at THE NUTCRACKER at Houston Ballet
by Miranda Keating - November 23, 2022

Houston Ballet's season is putting on one of the most celebrated traditions of the holidays: THE NUTCRACKER. As a sneak peek at this year’s THE NUTCRACKER, we spoke with Kellen Hornbuckle, one of the company’s ballerinas. Through our conversation with her, we discussed what we can look forward to in...

Interview: Director Jose Zayas Shares the Magic of MARISOL at the University Of Houston
by Miranda Keating - October 20, 2022

This weekend, the University of Houston will be starting their run of MARISOL, a play written by José Rivera. This magical production follows the story of a young woman named Marisol who has a guardian angel. I had the honor to speak with Jose Zayas, the director of the production, and it was a deli...

Interview: Ben Frankhauser Gives Us the Inside Scoop Behind the Development of New Musical THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS
by Miranda Keating - October 14, 2022

Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars will be presenting a regional premiere of the new musical, THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS. Based on the smash-hit film, the show follows the story of Brantley Foster as he navigates the corporate world and defines what success means to him. I had the chance to speak with ...



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