Jamie McGonnigal

Birth Place: Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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Jamie McGonnigal is an actor, director, producer and activist from the New England area and currently calls New York City home. As a theatrical producer and director, Jamie has been responsible for many of New York's most acclaimed concerts of recent years. As the Founding Artistic Producer of The World AIDS Day Concerts, Jamie has presented concerts of the New York Premiere of Stephen Schwartz' Children of Eden, the concert premiere of Pippin starring Rosie O'Donnell and Ben Vereen, and The Secret Garden (named in top ten theatre events of 2005 by Playbill.com). His FLOPZ n' CUTZ Concert series benefiting the Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation (for which Jamie serves on the board) was declared a "smash" by New York's NEXT Magazine. Named an "impresario" by Time Out New York, he has produced and/or directed more than 50 events in just three years for The Matthew Shepard Foundation, God's Love We Deliver, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Parkinson's Resource Organization, The National AIDS Fund, Opening Act and The Pied Piper Children's Theatre. His work has earned him National recognition as well as a special award from The 2006 New England Theatre Conference. Over the few years Jamie has been presenting benefits and concerts, he has had the opportunity to work with luminaries such as Betty Buckley, Alan King, Robert Altman, Chita Rivera, Judd Hirsch, Mike Nichols, Tony Walton, Jennifer Holliday, Kathleen Marshall, Academy and Grammy Award-Winning Composer Stephen Schwartz, Tony Award Winner Sutton Foster, 5-Time Emmy Award Winner David Canary, and dozens more. His work as a voice actor for animated features include television appearances on 4Kids, Fox, The Cartoon Network and The WB on titles such as F-Zero (Zoda),Pokemon (Hal), One Piece (Eyelash), Viva Pinata (Teddington), and Kirby (Whippy); Japanese titles such as Magic User's Club (Takeo), Knight Hunters: Weiss Kreuz and Weiss Kreuz:Gluhen (Omi), The World of Narue (Kazuto), Jungle Emperor Leo (Lemonade), Arcade Gamer Fubuki (San Pieta), Kizuna (Ranmaru), Patlabor (Bud/Griffinlabor), and The Weathering Continent (Tieh); and Playstation 2's Shadow Hearts:From The New World (Johnny Garland) and XBOX 360's Viva Pinata (Teddington) and Bullet Witch (Jonathan, Ghaist Leader). Current projects include the 4th Annual World AIDS Day Concert of the Musical Rags, to take place December 11th at Times Square's Nokia Theatre; and he is currently producing "MURDERED DARLINGS" and other lost children, an album of songs cut from the musicals and films of Stephen Schwartz. He will also be working with the United Nations' HERO Campaign for AIDS-devastated communities in Africa.

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Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess, and More Will Pay Tribute to Lucy Simon at Joe's Pub

Broadway stars will honor the work and life of Grammy Winner and Tony Nominee, Lucy Simon next month at Joe's Pub. The performance is set for Monday, March 25th at 7:00pm. Learn more about the performance and find out who will perform here!

Pokémon Voice Actors To Raise Funds For The Brick Theater With Virtual Event

The Broadway community and fifty Pokémon cast members are joining forces to raise funds for The Brick Theater in Brooklyn (579 Metropolitan Avenue) after the non-profit venue postponed all shows back in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Update: Maryland Middle School Reverses Cancellation of SPELLING BEE

Following months of rehearsals, a production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has been cancelled at Hyattsville Middle School, ABC7 reports.

BWW Interview: DC Native Jose Llana of THE KING & I at The Kennedy Center

20 years after making his Broadway debut in THE KING & I, Jose Llana returns to his hometown of DC to bring the title role to life. I had the chance to chat with the actor, activist, and political junkie about his roles on and offstage.

BWW Interview: Star Johnson of #BLACKGIRLJOY at NYMF

Now in it's 13th year, NYMF is ambitiously mounting 20 full productions of musicals and more than 30 concerts, readings and other events. Among those concerts is a showcase of music and lyrics by DC native Star Johnson. #BLACKGIRLJOY: STAR JOHNSON IN CONCERT will feature pieces from How to Quit Your Day Job (54 Below), Flattops and F Words (Kennedy Center), and other works created by Star.

BWW Interview: A Chat with HEDWIG's Yitzhak, Hannah Corneau

A chat with HEDWIG's Yitzhak, Hannah Corneau, coming to the Kennedy Center June 13th through July 2nd.

FUN HOME's Kate Shindle Chats Equity, Trump, & Life on the Road

AEA President Kate Shindle is currently starring in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME. She took a moment from her cross-country drive to chat with BroadwayWorld.

BWW Interview: Ford's Theatre RAGTIME Director Peter Flynn

Nina Simone once said "You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times." But what do you do when a piece of art from 20 years ago, based on a piece of art from 40 years ago, about events which took place 100 years ago, reflects the times of today? The newest production of RAGTIME opens this week at the historic Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and is directed by Peter Flynn.

BWW Interview: Michael Innocenti & Eleanor J. Todd of PARADE at Keegan Theatre

When PARADE opened on Broadway in 1998, it was a historical musical drama based on a true story about anti-semitism and racism in the post Civil-War South. Nearly 20 years later, it has become a stark reminder of times we may not want to return to, but our front pages seem to be repeating.

BWW Interviews: Luke Frazier of DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE: 75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND with The American Pops Orchestra

We've all got our divas. And Luke Frazier is no different. He's going to be spending this Friday night celebrating that Funny Girl, Barbra Streisand for her 75th birthday.

My Favorite Things: DC's Cast Members Share Their Holiday Favorites

Actors from all over the country come to the nation's capital each year to share their holidays with us. Both local and visiting performers are here in DC over the holiday season, sharing their talents in Ford's Theatre's A Christmas Carol, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas at the National Theatre, and Arena Stage's Carousel. We reached out to ask them what holiday songs made the top of their nice list!

BWW Interview: Glass Ceilings and SECRET GARDENS: A Chat with Composer Lucy Simon

A chat with Broadway composer of The Secret Garden and Dr. Zhivago, Lucy Simon

BWW Interview: Jenn Colella & Rodney Hicks of COME FROM AWAY at Ford's Theatre

In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland. The locals opened their hearts and homes, hosting this international community of strangers-spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances. Jenn Colella and Rodney Hicks are deep in rehearsals for the D.C. premiere of COME FROM AWAY and took some time out to chat about their experience with the show.

BWW Interview: We're Not in Kansas Anymore: A Chat with STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ Star and Creator Todrick Hall

Following his stint as a semi-finalist on American Idol, Todrick has not only become a YouTube sensation, but he's redefined the genre. He's currently touring the country with a concert version of his new visual album, Straight Outta Oz, which will be at DC's Howard Theatre on Monday, August 1st.

BWW Interview: PHANTOM's Victor Wallace Takes Us Back to the Paris Opera

Bigger and better than ever before! This fresh and dazzling production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's perennial classic comes to D.C. as part of a brand-new North American tour. Cast member Victor Wallace takes some time to tell us what's in store.

BWW Interview: Andrew Lippa of I AM ANNE HUTCHINSON/I AM HARVEY MILK at Music Center At Strathmore

Andrew has had a prolific career as a writer, from the above mentioned Off-Broadway favorites, to supplying additional material for the You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown revival, as well as music & lyrics for Broadway's Big Fish and The Addams Family. Now he's taken on two of our country's greatest civil rights legends, gay rights activist Harvey Milk, and women's rights activist Anne Hutchinson

BWW Interview: Noah Racey of ROAD SHOW at Signature Theatre

I first met Noah Racey when I was directing the 2004 Nightlife Awards at Town Hall in New York. He was performing with his co-star from Never Gonna Dance, Nancy Lemenager. If you've never seen him dance, you haven't lived. I got to chat a bit about his stay down here in DC. 

BWW Interviews: Dani Marcus of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is Swingin' on a Star

I first met the lovely and talented Dani Marcus 20 years ago when she was playing Louise to my Herbie in Gypsy. I was roughly 4 years older than her, but it was a barn in the middle of Vermont and no one seemed to care. Spending my summer with her, I knew she'd continue on to great things. A true talent - hilarious onstage, with a stunning voice and presence, it was a privilege to be onstage with her.

BWW Interview: Natascia Diaz of WEST SIDE STORY at Signature Theatre

Natascia Diaz is one of DC's greatest talents. With several Helen Hayes Awards and nominations under her belt, she's returned to her roots playing her favorite role, Anita in Signature Theatre's West Side Story.

BWW Review: KISS ME, KATE at Shakespeare Theatre Company

As the Billboard Top 40 Rap Chart features Broadway's own Hamilton at the top of the page, it's exciting to remember a time where hearing Broadway tunes on the radio, and having them performed by top talents was not such a rarity. If you need a reminder of the timelessness of a good melody, of the allure of crisp, intelligent lyrics, go no further than the Sidney Harmon Theatre in downtown D.C. Under the direction of Alan Paul, with smooth and sexy choreography from Michele Lynch, Shakespeare Theatre Company's KISS ME, KATE opened last week to a well-deserved standing ovation. 

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