This Week on Broadway for September 27, 2020: Rory O’Malley

Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson talk with Rory O’Malley.


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PETER FILICHIA is a playwright, journalist, and historian with a number of books. His columns appear at Masterworks BroadwayBroadway Select and many other places.

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JAN SIMPSON directs the arts reporting program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, writes for TDF Stages, American Theatre magazine and her own blog Broadway & Me and hosts the BroadwayRadio podcast Stagecraft.

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Guest: Rory O’Malley

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Rory O’Malley (#BeltTheVote Co-founder) was Tony nominated for his performance as Elder McKinley in the hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon. He also reigned as King George III in Hamilton on Broadway and in the show’s national tour. Other credits include series regular roles on Jenji Kohan’s dramedy series American Princess and the comedy Partners alongside Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer. Rory has also been featured in episodes of Modern Family, Grace and Frankie and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. A talented voiceover artist and singer, he has lent his voice to multiple animated series including, Central Park (Apple+), American Dad! & Bob’s Burgers. Rory is an outspoken activist for LGBTQ rights, having co-founded the group Broadway Impact.

#BeltTheVote: Whether you’re onstage, backstage or in the audience, we’re all a member of the theatre community.
And by registering to vote, our voices can carry all the way to the White House and the halls of Congress – the House of Representatives and Senate.

#BeltTheVote is a nonpartisan social media campaign designed to inspire America’s theater community to vote on November 3rd, 2020! With the support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and in partnership with When We All Vote, #BeltTheVote is making sure that every theater fan, professional and student is registered to vote!

Being a good theater artist means being a good citizen! Join this movement today and get your theater community on board!

Kirsten Wyatt (#BeltTheVote Co-founder) is an award winning actress hailing from Clarksburg, WV. Her Broadway credits include Annie (Lily St. Regis), A Christmas Story the Musical (Crusty Elf/Mrs. Schwartz), Elf (Santa’s Elf), Shrek (Shoemaker’s Elf), Grease (Frenchy, 2007 revival), High Fidelity (Anna), The Pajama Game (Poopsie), Urinetown (Little Becky Two Shoes) and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy/Sally standby). Favorite regional roles include Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls at The Guthrie, Ellie Mae Chipley in the San Francisco Opera production of Show Boat, Charity in Sweet Charity, Annie in The Play That Goes Wrong and Agnes Gooch in Mame at the Goodspeed Opera House for which she won a Connecticut Critics Circle Award. Kirsten’s TV credits include Blue Bloods, Naked Brothers Band, As the World Turns and All My Children. Kirsten has her own coaching studio and is on staff at Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver’s Actor Therapy. She is a proud graduate of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is the creator and host of the web series Broadway Nosh.

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Post Script:

Coming Soon:

Best plays and musicals that have focused directly on American politics

Jan: Power Plays: Shows About U.S. Politics

Explicit: No


Book Of Mormon – Turn It Off
Rory O’Malley – You’ll Be Back
Don’t Miss Rory O’Malley Singing All The Roles in Beauty and the Beast

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