You Booked It - How to create a successful entertainment career! show

You Booked It - How to create a successful entertainment career!

Summary: Dane Reis interviews entertainment professionals from every aspect of the entertainment industry. From Broadway Entertainers to Movie Actors, and everything in between!Guests include Tony Award Winners, Grammy Winners, Movie Stars, Casting Agents, Authors, and Musicians.On You Booked It Dane asks the same set of questions to every guest so you can easily leave every episode with truly actionable steps to take to advance your entertainment career.Every episode is like a masterclass, and the podcast has become the largest resources of expertise on this subject.

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 Blair Farrington - Owner FARRINGTON ENTERTAINMENT | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:05

Blair Farrington, CEO of Farrington Entertainment & Productions, has dedicated his professional life to creating world-class theatrical wonderment for audiences around the world as a producer-director-choreographer and entertainment consultant. Blair started his career as a trained-dancer-actor, until at 26 a career ending injury while portraying James Bond on the 1982Academy Awards telecast forever changed his world. Blair switched his focus and moved his talents and influence to behind the camera.Blair produced and directed the live productions for celebrity residency announcements for Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, and Gwen Stefani. Blair also directed-choreographed “Caesars 50th Anniversary Celebration” starring Tony Bennett and Jennifer Lopez.He is currently directing The Piano Man at the Mosaic Theatre on the strip in Vegas and working as a producer developing musicals for Broadway, and the West End.  SFX by Zapsplat

 Maggie Bera - Creator of ACTOR AESTHETIC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:49

Maggie Bera is a NYC-based actress with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Texas State University. She is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Regionally, Maggie appeared as Aquata, u/s Ariel in The Little Mermaid and u/s Christine Daae in Phantom at the Fireside Theatre, as Lucy Van Pelt in The World According to Snoopy at Theatre Under The Stars choreographed by Adam Cates (Gentleman's Guide, Anastasia), Les Miserables at Connecticut Repertory Theatre directed by Broadway legend and Tony nominated Terrence Mann, and as Wendy in Peter Pan starring Riley Costello (Wicked, Bye Bye Birdie, 13!) and Terrence Mann (Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Pippin). She has appeared in numerous television, print and radio ads. Maggie is also the creator of the actor lifestyle blog, podcast, and online learning community, Actor Aesthetic.  SFX by Zapsplat

 Stephanie Klemons - Associate & Supervising Choreographer of HAMILTON | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:47

Stephanie is an award-winning performer, choreographer and director who has worked on the pre-Broadway and Broadway productions of HAMILTON, IN THE HEIGHTS, BRING IT ON and IF/THEN. She sang on the original cast albums of three out of four of those shows and got to perform in the now infamous Tony performance with Hamilton as they performed Yorktown sans guns as a statement against gun violence. Her body of work can be seen currently on Broadway and around the world as the Associate and Supervising Choreographer of the smash hit HAMILTON. Commercially she choreographed content for Victoria’s Secret, Vogue, Sesame Street, the new Netflix Series THE HUNT, and was the choreographer behind the viral “Time of Our Lives” Super Bowl commercial featuring Eli Manning and Odell Beckham. Activism and philanthropy is hugely important. Stephanie recently became a certified 200hr Yoga Instructor and she donates 50% of all profit from all her yoga classes to charity. Of all she has done, Stephanie is most proud of her Non-Profit, started ten years ago, which connects kids facing life-threatening and terminal Illness with artists to collaborate on a art, dance and music projects, and is always looking for ways to give back.Learn more about Katies (twitter), @katiesartproject  SFX by Zapsplat

 Lauren Nicole Chapman - Broadway KINKY BOOTS & Orig. Cast FROZEN | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:07

Lauren Nicole Chapman, a Michigan native, attended Interlochen Arts Academy graduating with a theatre concentration. Lauren then went on to receive a bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Emerson college in Boston. Shortly after, Lauren moved to New York City where she began working professionally in theatre. She has performed with both the Broadway and Touring companies of The Tony award winning musical “Kinky Boots,” and just recently Lauren was seen in Frozen on Broadway as the standby for Princess Anna. When not on Broadway, Lauren performs at renowned NYC concert venues such as 54below and Joe’s Pub, teaches theatre master classes in the city, and is a part of several new musicals in their early developmental stages. @Laurennicolechapman  SFX by Zapsplat

 Tonya Todd - Author. Actress. Activist. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:47

Tonya Todd is an American author, actress, and producer. Born in Pennsylvania, she plunged into Las Vegas young enough to immerse herself in bright lights, big city, and bold dreams. Her sundry background ranges from content writer to software programmer to convention model. With a cast of characters as diverse as her careers, her work explores the infinite hues of what drives us all: relationships and desires. IMDBmstonyatodd.comTwitter @MsTonyaToddIG @mstonyatoddFacebookBlog  SFX by Zapsplat

 Dani Elizabeth - Host of CRAZY GIRLS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:28

Dani was born and raised in upstate NY. She studied ballet from the age of 4, danced on her college dance team and graduated with a Bachelors in marketing and advertising. After finishing college Dani moved to Los Angeles and then to Vegas, where she has had the privilege of performing with celebrities including, Jennifer Lopez on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Cee Lo Green, Britney Spears, DJ Tiesto and Lady Gaga’s saxophonist; brian Newman. Las Vegas credits include: Donn Arden's Jubilee, Purple Reign, as well as magicians assistant for Laughternoon. She joined the cast of the longest running burlesque show in America, Crazy Girls, in 2016 and was elated with joy and gratitude when asked to become the host a few months later. IG @DanishowgirlTwitter  SFX by Zapsplat

 Christine Cornish Smith - Broadway KISS ME KATE & CATS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:19

Christine Cornish Smith was most recently seen on Broadway in the Original Revival Cast of Kiss Me, Kate!, where she was a featured dancer in the ensemble and covered Lois Lane/Bianca. Christine is most well known for her portrayal of Bombalurina in the OBC revival of CATS, where she was nominated for a 2017 Chita Rivera Award for Best female performance in a Broadway Musical. She was also seen in the OBC of My Fair Lady in 2018 at Lincoln Center. A cum laude graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, other credits include: Laurey Williams in Susan Stroman’s Oklahoma! at the MUNY, Sheila Bryant in A Chorus Line at the Riverside Theater, original revival tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat helmed by Andy Blankenbuehler, and more. She has also performed as a principal vocalist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Phoenix Symphony, and the Niagra Symphony Orchestra, as well as was a finalist in Kurt Weill’s Lotte Lenya Vocal Competition in 2014. She appeared in the 25th Anniversary Concert performance of Crazy For You at Lincoln Center and has also appeared on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver, “Good Morning, America”, “The Today Show”, “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”, and “The Tony Awards". Christine is a teacher for CLI studios, Institute of American Musical Theater, Broadway Workshop, Broadway Classroom, among other programs. She has been featured on,, Inside Dance Magazine, and BroadwayBox as one of the "Incredible Debuts" of the 2016 Broadway season. SFX by Zapsplat

 David Vogel - Broadway & Nat'l Tour CHICAGO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:49

David is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He has worked extensively in and out of NYC, whether it be Broadway, tours, regional, or overseas. Within a year of graduating, Dave was graced with the opportunity to join the National tour of CHICAGO the Musical, where he eventually made his Broadway debut in the NY company as a vacation replacement. After almost 4 years of working in many different productions of CHICAGO (including performing on the largest ship in the world at the time), Dave took the artistic leap and moved back to the city to audition for other projects. Since then, Dave has worked regionally in such productions as LES MISÉRABLES at North Shore Music Theatre (understudying Jean Valjean), GREASE at Pioneer Theater Company, and most recently as King Arthur in a newly adapted version of CAMELOT at the Farmers Alley Theatre in Michigan. Dave is currently living in NYC with his husband Matt, and can’t wait for a safe return to the theatre.@david.a.vogel SFX by Zapsplat

 Sarah Rose Davis - Seattle Based Performer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:24

Sarah Rose Davis is a Seattle based performer born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. After receiving her BFA in musical theater from The Boston Conservatory, Sarah returned to Seattle to begin her professional career at The 5th Avenue Theatre going on to star in roles such as Maggie in A chorus Line and Linda Mason in Holiday in. Other favorite roles include Fanny Brice (Funny Girl), Rosemary (How To Succeed...), Gladys (The Pajama Game) and many more. Sarah has been a guest performer with the Seattle symphony and has performed the national anthem for the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners several times. As always, many thanks to her family and boyfriend for their endless support in this wild world of live theater.@sarahrosedavissarahrosedavis.comSFX by Zapsplat

 Cliff Goldmacher - GRAMMY Recognized Songwriter & Author of THE REASON FOR THE RHYMES | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:51

Cliff Goldmacher is a GRAMMY-recognized #1 hit songwriter, music producer, audio engineer and author. After graduating from Stanford with a degree in political science, Cliff, instead, chose to pursue a career in music. His songs have been recorded by GRAMMY- winning and platinum-selling artists in genres ranging from Americana, country, pop, bluesand jazz to classical crossover and Cliff’s collaborators include Ke$ha, Keb’ Mo’, Mickey Hart (The Grateful Dead) and Lisa Loeb. His music can be heard on NPR’s “This American Life” and in national advertising campaigns. Along with multiple songs in the top 40 on the jazz charts, Cliff’s song, “Till You Come To Me,” went to #1. Most recently, Cliff’s song “Cold Outside” - a collaboration with Keb’ Mo’ - was included on Keb’ Mo’s GRAMMY-winningalbum, “Oklahoma.” Cliff is an established music educator who teaches workshops for BMI and LinkedIn Learning where his songwriting courses have been viewed over a half million times. He has also given multiple TEDx presentations on songwriting. Cliff lives with his wife Sarah, a visual artist, in Sonoma, California.Grab Cliff's book, THE REASON FOR THE RHYMES on Amazon @reasonforrhymes SFX by Zapsplat

 Bravita Threatt - B'Way THE LION KING and Creator of The Stud!oBravo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:53

Bravita Threatt Dance Captain and Swing on Broadways hit musical, Disney’s “THE LION KING”. Former member of Disney’s THE LION KING Las Vegas and Disney’s THE LION KING Gazelle Tour. Ms Threatt is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and Woodside High School for the Performing Arts in Newport New, VA. She has been a company member and teacher at Dallas Black Dance Theater and Lula Washington Dance Theatre. Ms. Threatt was also in the CW’s “Katey Keene”, Fox Films “Avatar”, ESPN’s Sport Science “Meet the Lion King: Biomechanics” and QVC’s “Disney Christmas Special”. She is a former Miss Black Los Angeles, Miss Suffolk and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority inc. Get $25 OFF your 1st Month of the Broadway GalleryGo to>> Code: BRAVO25@thestudiobravoYouTube Stud!oBravoSFX by Zapsplat

 Bret Shuford - 8 BROADWAY SHOWS, The Wolf of Wallstreet, and the Secure Actors Project | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:05

Bret Shuford is the founder of BroadwayLife Entertainment, an entertainment lifestyle brand designed for theatre lovers and professionals to live their best lives. Under the BroadwayLife brand Bret has built the lifestyle blog Broadway Husbands, theatre-themed merchandise Broadway Life Apparel, and continues to offer consulting and coaching services as the Broadway Life Coach. While building these brands and businesses he has successfully navigated the competitive landscape of show-business as a producer, director, and actor. Through weekly YouTube videos, Instagram content, and supporting his community in the Secure Actor Project, Bret’s mission is to change the industry so that fulfillment is the norm rather than the exception.Learn more about the Secure Actors by Zapsplat

 Jordan Fife Hunt - Off-B'Way Original Cast EMOJILAND | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:18

Jordan Fife Hunt is a performing artist based out of NYC! Most recently, you would have seen in the new Off-Broadway musical, Emojiland, playing Man Dancing, or heard his voice on the Emojiland Original Cast Album. He is also in the independent dance film, Scenario, that is currently streaming on Broadway HD. Jordan was an original cast member and a dance captain in Sousatzka, a new musical by Richard Maltby, Jr., David Shire, and Lebo M, in its world premier production in Toronto, where he worked with luminary choreographer Graciela Daniel. Jordan was also a cast member and dance captain in the Guthrie Theatre’s groundbreaking production of West Side Story, directed by Joseph Haj and choreographed by Maija Garcia. Jordan drinks way too much coffee.Instagram: @jordanfifehuntTwitter: SFX by Zapsplat

 Rosie Gregory - Showgirl and Creator of DANCETONED | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:46

Originally from London, England, Rosie has been dancing since the age of 5 years old. Rosie left school at 16, as she was offered a 3 year scholarship to study Dance and Musical Theatre at one of the top UK dance colleges. Her career hit it off right away, performing on the top TV network in the UK, the BBC multiple times as well as ITV. Dancing with Miley Cyrus at the Hannah Montana movie premier, Other highlights include: performing on cruise ships, traveling the world, Touring the UK, US and Canada, also performing for the US troops around the world, Dancing a solo on America’s Got Talent, Performing Live to millions at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, becoming a showgirl in the longest running show on the Las Vegas Strip - Legends In Concert. She has also worked with many US and UK artists such as Daft Punk, Britney Spears and Derek Hough. Most recently Rosie has started her own business, called Dance Toned. An online fitness workout program created using theories and techniques from dance and putting it with fitness movements. Through Dance Toned Rosie has designed a fitness program that doesn't just get you fit for today, but it gets you fit forever.Get your EXCLUSIVE offer only for You Booked It listeners...Access DanceToned for 7 days 100% FREE and 33% OFF your first 3 months!Go to >> Code: SFX by Zapsplat

 Lindsay Heather Pearce - B'Ways current Elphaba in WICKED | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:42

Lindsay is Broadway's new Elphaba! Before she was the green girl, she performed all over the Los Angeles area with For The Record Live, at the Rockwell Table and Stage and the historic Troubadour. You may know her from The Glee Project, Glee on FOX, the Los Angeles revival of Bare: A Pop Opera, American Idiot: Los Angeles, Freeform's Recovery Road, Grey's Anatomy on ABC and more. @lindsayheatherpearce  SFX by Zapsplat


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