The Sound of Musicals: Lee Roy Reams


“The Sound of Musicals,” is a monthly podcast devoted to musical theatre recordings of all types, including Broadway cast albums, London cast albums, studio cast albums, and soundtrack recordings of the films of stage musicals.

Hosted by Michael Portantiere


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MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadwayThe Sondheim Review and BroadwayStars. He is also a theatrical photographer whose photos have appeared in The New York Times and other major publications. You can see his photography work at




MATT KOPLIK is the creator and host of Baking it On Broadway, a popular web series in which Broadway actors discuss the inner workings of Broadway shows, all while baking a dessert. Matt holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. His Playbill collection is legendary.




Lee-Roy-ReamsLee Roy Reams photograph by Michael Portantiere


Lee Roy Reams in OKLAHOMA!




5:45 — Sweet Charity: A New Musical Comedy (1966 Original Broadway Cast)
SWEET CHARITY is music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields



9:05 — Sweet Charity (1969 Motion Picture Soundtrack)

19:55 — Lee Roy Reams, Bonnie Franklin and Ensemble in “She’s No Longer a Gypsy,” Applause: Original 1970 Broadway Cast
APPLAUSE is music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams



28:30 — Lorelei (Original 1973 Broadway Cast Recording)
“I Won’t Let You Get Away” from LORELEI is by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green


42nd Street

42:05 — 42nd Street Cast Recording
42nd STREET songs have music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin



52:20 — Bright Star (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Color Purple

56:35 — The Color Purple (New Broadway Cast Recording)


1:01:35 — Paint Your Wagon (Encores! Cast Recording 2015)



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