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LITTLE ME: Growing Up Broadway

Marc Tumminelli

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LITTLE ME: Growing Up Broadway

LITTLE ME: Growing Up Broadway

Marc Tumminelli

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Marc Tumminelli (owner of Broadway Workshop) will sit down with Broadway stars past and present to discus the ins and outs of being a child performer, now looking back at it as an adult or discussing the day to day is of their current Broadway stardom. As a theater educator, Marc, will get his guests to open up about the good, bad and ugly of being a child performer as well as share his own unique insight of seeing kids go from the classroom to Broadway, sometimes overnight and the parents waiting in the wings. Performers will share tales of backstage stories, nightmare auditions, opening nights, unexpected closings, stage moms and dads, wranglers, unemployment, college and more. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

Latest Episodes

Nicholas Barasch - Grin and Barasch

Little Me host, Marc Tumminelli sits down with long time Broadway Workshop student Nicholas Barasch in episode 15 of LITTLE ME: Growing up Broadway. Nicholas shares his backstage story of making his Broadway debut in WEST SIDE STORY at the age of 10 and singing the iconic "Somewhere" and continuing his Broadway stardom in the The Mystery of Edwin Drood and She Loves Me. Nick talks about his love affair with Broadway legend Chita Rivera, backstage antics with Laura Benanti, his wranglers, working with Arthur Laurents, Stephanie Block, Jessie Mueller, Broadway audtions, cast meetings about his backstage warm ups, performing at the TONY awards, his Drama Desk nomination, getting his start at Random Farms and his epic prom thrown by Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel. Produced by The Broadway Podcast Network

61 MIN1 d ago
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Nicholas Barasch - Grin and Barasch

Analise Scarpaci - Sunday Sauce

Little Me host, Marc Tumminelli catches up with his long time student Analise Scarpaci to discus all things "growing up Broadway". Analise shares her experience working on Broadway in A Christmas Story, Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire. She tells her backstage story of the COVID-19 shut down of Mrs. Doubtfire after 3 performances on Broadway and what it's like creating a role in a new Broadway musical opposite Rob McClure, performing at the TONY Awards, being part of an original Broadway cast, open calls, college, Broadway Workshop shows, out of town try outs, big Italian families, wranglers, touring, swinging, ballet dreams and her love of Billy Elliot in episode 14 of LITTLE ME: Growing Up Broadway. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network

60 MIN3 w ago
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Analise Scarpaci - Sunday Sauce

Clay Thomson - S.S. YASSSSS

Little Me host - Marc Tumminelli welcomes Broadway's Clay Thomson to the podcast in episode 13 of Little Me: Growing Up Broadway. Clay Thomson started his career at the age of 12 on the national tour of Oliver! Clay shares his incredible experience on the road as a kid, his quick experience at Penn State, going back to tour life in the Broadway National Tour of West Side Story, making his Broadway debut in Disney's Newsies, being part of the original casts of Matilda and King Kong and the tours of Wicked and Jesus Christ Superstar. Clay talks about meeting and marring his Broadway husband, Chris Rice, being part of one of Broadway's biggest flops, Covid cancellations, his Disney obsession, Instagram fame and so much more! Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

53 MINJUL 16
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Clay Thomson - S.S. YASSSSS

Donna Vivino - Little Miss Liberty

Little Me host, Marc Tumminelli sits down with Broadway star Donna Vivino in episode 12 of Little Me: Growing Up Broadway! Donna talks about making her Broadway debut as the original young cosette in Les Miserables in 1987. Donna tells her incredible story of being a child star in the 80's and her unstoppable career to this day. Donna talks about playing Grizabella in the Broadway National Tour of Cats before the shut-down in March, her time playing Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway and on Tour, being part of the Broadway casts of Saturday Night Fever, Hairspray, and Martin Short Fame Becomes Me. Hear the inside stories of working with the OBC of Les Mis, Laughing with Martin Short, Singing for David Letterman, recording the iconic Castle on a Cloud and being named Little Miss Liberty at the age of 7! Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network

60 MINJUL 9
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Donna Vivino - Little Miss Liberty

Rachel Resheff - Boggled

Marc Tumminelli catches up with Broadway, TV and film star - Rachel Resheff. By the age of 15 Rachel had already starred on Broadway in Shrek: The Musical, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, People in the Picture and Fish in the Dark. Rachel tells her incredible story of going from the Broadway Workshop & RFKT showcase at the age of 7 to booking her first film with Edie Falco and going from Broadway show to Broadway show. Rachel tells us what it was like to work with people like Larry David, Jason Alexander, Donna Murphy, Sutton Foster and Edie Falco while balancing school and family life. Rachel shares all the scoop of her first year at Harvard and everything she is doing during quarantine. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network

60 MINJUN 25
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Rachel Resheff - Boggled

Shereen Pimentel - Hatched

Little Me host, Marc Tumminelli talks with the star of the current Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY - Shereen Pimentel in this weeks episode. Shereen tells her incredible story of making her Broadway debut at age 9 in The Lion King, graduating from the famed Julliard school during the pandemic, working in pageants, being part of John Mulaney's Sack Lunch Bunch, the audition process for West Side Story, performing in City Center Encores production of Road Show, working with Stephen Sondheim and Ivo Van Hove and creating the role of Maria in the 2020 revival of West Side Story. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network

58 MINJUN 18
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Shereen Pimentel - Hatched

Daisy Eagan - Famous Enough

Little Me host, Marc Tumminelli sits down with his childhood obsession Daisy Eagan in episode 9 of Little Me: Growing Up Broadway. Daisy Eagan tells her remarkable story of going from a normal 9 year old living in Brooklyn, NY to receiving a TONY Award at age 11 for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Daisy shares some magical moments of making her Broadway debut in Les Miserables before starring on Broadway in the history making Broadway production of The Secret Garden and her career beyond her famed TONY win. Daisy talks about her early auditions, reality TV, her Tony win, press performances, family life, high school, college, working in LA, being part of The Secret Garden Lincoln center concert, missed opportunities, working with Lena Dunham, stopping the show at the Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall and going to Disneyland with Mandy Patikin. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network

69 MINJUN 11
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Daisy Eagan - Famous Enough

Marissa O'Donell - It's "Tomorrow"

Broadway Workshop's Marc Tumminelli catches up with Broadway's Marissa O'Donnell in the latest episode of the Little Me Podcast. Marissa shares her story of being the star of the 30th Anniversary Tour and MSG production of ANNIE and originating the role of Teen Fiona in Shrek: The Musical on Broadway. Marissa talks about getting cast in these musicals, out of town try out's, working with Sutton Foster, Kathy Lee Gifford, Bob Klein, Martin Charnin, Mackenzie Phillips and many other stars. Marissa tells her auditions stories, getting her start the Random Farms Kids Theater, working on TV, and doing press at 11, Marc and Marissa chat about the shows they have worked on together and share their some of their favorite things and do the Broadway Workshop quick fire questions! Produced by The Broadway Podcast Network

53 MINMAY 28
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Marissa O'Donell - It's "Tomorrow"

Sydney Lucas & Eli Tokash - Two's Company

Little Me host, Marc Tumminelli talks with Tony Award nominee Sydney Lucas and Broadway's Eli Tokash about the dramas of having success at a young age and the launch of their new podcast - Take a Bow (available from the Broadway Podcast network). Sydney shares her incredible story of being part of Fun Home from the first reading to Broadway. Eli shares his journey from touring to making his Broadway debut in Pippin and then moving to Finding Neverland. The pair talk about everything from performing at the Tony Awards to what Matthew Morrison is like off stage and the roles they would die to play. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network

63 MINMAY 23
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Sydney Lucas & Eli Tokash - Two's Company

Sarah Charles Lewis - Good Girl Winnie Foster

Little Me host, Marc Tumminelli talks with the star of the Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting - Sarah Charles Lewis. Sarah Charles tell the wild story of going from living a small town in Georgia to headlining in the 2016 Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting at age 11. Sarah Charles chats about her TV obsession Outer banks, playing Annie in Atlanta, doing the out of town tryout of Tuck Everlasting at the Alliance Theater, working with Tim Federle, Carolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Casey Nicholaw, making her Broadway debut, recording the cast album of Tuck Everlasting, her high school theater and how her Broadway experience changed her life forever! Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network

46 MINMAY 14
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Sarah Charles Lewis - Good Girl Winnie Foster

Latest Episodes

Nicholas Barasch - Grin and Barasch

Little Me host, Marc Tumminelli sits down with long time Broadway Workshop student Nicholas Barasch in episode 15 of LITTLE ME: Growing up Broadway. Nicholas shares his backstage story of making his Broadway debut in WEST SIDE STORY at the age of 10 and singing the iconic "Somewhere" and continuing his Broadway stardom in the The Mystery of Edwin Drood and She Loves Me. Nick talks about his love affair with Broadway legend Chita Rivera, backstage antics with Laura Benanti, his wranglers, working with Arthur Laurents, Stephanie Block, Jessie Mueller, Broadway audtions, cast meetings about his backstage warm ups, performing at the TONY awards, his Drama Desk nomination, getting his start at Random Farms and his epic prom thrown by Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel. Produced by The Broadway Podcast Network

61 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Nicholas Barasch - Grin and Barasch

Analise Scarpaci - Sunday Sauce

Little Me host, Marc Tumminelli catches up with his long time student Analise Scarpaci to discus all things "growing up Broadway". Analise shares her experience working on Broadway in A Christmas Story, Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire. She tells her backstage story of the COVID-19 shut down of Mrs. Doubtfire after 3 performances on Broadway and what it's like creating a role in a new Broadway musical opposite Rob McClure, performing at the TONY Awards, being part of an original Broadway cast, open calls, college, Broadway Workshop shows, out of town try outs, big Italian families, wranglers, touring, swinging, ballet dreams and her love of Billy Elliot in episode 14 of LITTLE ME: Growing Up Broadway. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network

60 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Analise Scarpaci - Sunday Sauce

Clay Thomson - S.S. YASSSSS

Little Me host - Marc Tumminelli welcomes Broadway's Clay Thomson to the podcast in episode 13 of Little Me: Growing Up Broadway. Clay Thomson started his career at the age of 12 on the national tour of Oliver! Clay shares his incredible experience on the road as a kid, his quick experience at Penn State, going back to tour life in the Broadway National Tour of West Side Story, making his Broadway debut in Disney's Newsies, being part of the original casts of Matilda and King Kong and the tours of Wicked and Jesus Christ Superstar. Clay talks about meeting and marring his Broadway husband, Chris Rice, being part of one of Broadway's biggest flops, Covid cancellations, his Disney obsession, Instagram fame and so much more! Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

53 MINJUL 16
Comments
Clay Thomson - S.S. YASSSSS

Donna Vivino - Little Miss Liberty

Little Me host, Marc Tumminelli sits down with Broadway star Donna Vivino in episode 12 of Little Me: Growing Up Broadway! Donna talks about making her Broadway debut as the original young cosette in Les Miserables in 1987. Donna tells her incredible story of being a child star in the 80's and her unstoppable career to this day. Donna talks about playing Grizabella in the Broadway National Tour of Cats before the shut-down in March, her time playing Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway and on Tour, being part of the Broadway casts of Saturday Night Fever, Hairspray, and Martin Short Fame Becomes Me. Hear the inside stories of working with the OBC of Les Mis, Laughing with Martin Short, Singing for David Letterman, recording the iconic Castle on a Cloud and being named Little Miss Liberty at the age of 7! Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network

60 MINJUL 9
Comments
Donna Vivino - Little Miss Liberty

Rachel Resheff - Boggled

Marc Tumminelli catches up with Broadway, TV and film star - Rachel Resheff. By the age of 15 Rachel had already starred on Broadway in Shrek: The Musical, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, People in the Picture and Fish in the Dark. Rachel tells her incredible story of going from the Broadway Workshop & RFKT showcase at the age of 7 to booking her first film with Edie Falco and going from Broadway show to Broadway show. Rachel tells us what it was like to work with people like Larry David, Jason Alexander, Donna Murphy, Sutton Foster and Edie Falco while balancing school and family life. Rachel shares all the scoop of her first year at Harvard and everything she is doing during quarantine. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network

60 MINJUN 25
Comments
Rachel Resheff - Boggled

Shereen Pimentel - Hatched

Little Me host, Marc Tumminelli talks with the star of the current Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY - Shereen Pimentel in this weeks episode. Shereen tells her incredible story of making her Broadway debut at age 9 in The Lion King, graduating from the famed Julliard school during the pandemic, working in pageants, being part of John Mulaney's Sack Lunch Bunch, the audition process for West Side Story, performing in City Center Encores production of Road Show, working with Stephen Sondheim and Ivo Van Hove and creating the role of Maria in the 2020 revival of West Side Story. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network

58 MINJUN 18
Comments
Shereen Pimentel - Hatched

Daisy Eagan - Famous Enough

Little Me host, Marc Tumminelli sits down with his childhood obsession Daisy Eagan in episode 9 of Little Me: Growing Up Broadway. Daisy Eagan tells her remarkable story of going from a normal 9 year old living in Brooklyn, NY to receiving a TONY Award at age 11 for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Daisy shares some magical moments of making her Broadway debut in Les Miserables before starring on Broadway in the history making Broadway production of The Secret Garden and her career beyond her famed TONY win. Daisy talks about her early auditions, reality TV, her Tony win, press performances, family life, high school, college, working in LA, being part of The Secret Garden Lincoln center concert, missed opportunities, working with Lena Dunham, stopping the show at the Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall and going to Disneyland with Mandy Patikin. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network

69 MINJUN 11
Comments
Daisy Eagan - Famous Enough

Marissa O'Donell - It's "Tomorrow"

Broadway Workshop's Marc Tumminelli catches up with Broadway's Marissa O'Donnell in the latest episode of the Little Me Podcast. Marissa shares her story of being the star of the 30th Anniversary Tour and MSG production of ANNIE and originating the role of Teen Fiona in Shrek: The Musical on Broadway. Marissa talks about getting cast in these musicals, out of town try out's, working with Sutton Foster, Kathy Lee Gifford, Bob Klein, Martin Charnin, Mackenzie Phillips and many other stars. Marissa tells her auditions stories, getting her start the Random Farms Kids Theater, working on TV, and doing press at 11, Marc and Marissa chat about the shows they have worked on together and share their some of their favorite things and do the Broadway Workshop quick fire questions! Produced by The Broadway Podcast Network

53 MINMAY 28
Comments
Marissa O'Donell - It's "Tomorrow"

Sydney Lucas & Eli Tokash - Two's Company

Little Me host, Marc Tumminelli talks with Tony Award nominee Sydney Lucas and Broadway's Eli Tokash about the dramas of having success at a young age and the launch of their new podcast - Take a Bow (available from the Broadway Podcast network). Sydney shares her incredible story of being part of Fun Home from the first reading to Broadway. Eli shares his journey from touring to making his Broadway debut in Pippin and then moving to Finding Neverland. The pair talk about everything from performing at the Tony Awards to what Matthew Morrison is like off stage and the roles they would die to play. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network

63 MINMAY 23
Comments
Sydney Lucas & Eli Tokash - Two's Company

Sarah Charles Lewis - Good Girl Winnie Foster

Little Me host, Marc Tumminelli talks with the star of the Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting - Sarah Charles Lewis. Sarah Charles tell the wild story of going from living a small town in Georgia to headlining in the 2016 Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting at age 11. Sarah Charles chats about her TV obsession Outer banks, playing Annie in Atlanta, doing the out of town tryout of Tuck Everlasting at the Alliance Theater, working with Tim Federle, Carolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Casey Nicholaw, making her Broadway debut, recording the cast album of Tuck Everlasting, her high school theater and how her Broadway experience changed her life forever! Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network

46 MINMAY 14
Comments
Sarah Charles Lewis - Good Girl Winnie Foster
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