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Tell Me More | Episode 47: Nik Walker on Being a Black Artist During this Time of Protest

On today’s episode, Matt speaks with “Ain’t Too Proud” and “Hamilton” star Nik Walker. While Nik is an accomplished performer, writer, and podcaster, much of their conversation focuses around the complicated emotions stirred up by the protests against racial inequality and police brutality that started in Minneapolis, and have sense read more


Tell Me More | Episode 46: Hallmark Star Jen Lilley on Her Fight to Build Homes for Foster Children

On today’s episode, Matt Tamanini ventures outside of the world of theatre to speak with one of the biggest stars from the wildly popular Hallmark Movie Channel, Jen Lilley. After  establishing herself as soap star – including on Matt’s beloved “General Hospital” – Lilley has gone on to star in read more


Tell Me More | Episode 45: David Henry Hwang on “Soft Power,” Balancing Earnestness & Satire

On today’s episode, Matt speaks with one of the great writers of our time, Tony Award winner and Theatre Hall of Famer David Henry Hwang. Last month the cast album for Hwang’s latest New York show “Soft Power” was released by Ghostlight Records. Matt and David discuss the show and read more


Tell Me More | Episode 44: Lena Hall on Memory and Music, Home Renovations, the Coming Apocalypse

On today’s episode, Matt talks to star of stage, screen, and recording, Grammy nominee and Tony Award winner Lena Hall.  Earlier this month, she released her latest album “The Villa Satori: Growing Up Haight Ashbury” and next month, her highly anticipated new TV show “Snowpiercer” debuts on TNT.  Lena and read more


Tell Me More | Episode 43: Linda Lavin on Life and Art in the Age of Coronavirus

On today’s episode, Matt has the great fortune to speak with living legend, tony Award winner Linda Lavin.    The past few weeks were supposed to be an exciting time for Lavin, who was not only preparing to release her latest album, but also to appear in the world premiere read more


Tell Me More | Episode 42: Janet Dacal on Blending Musical Languages, “In the Heights” Legacy, More

On today’s episode, Matt talks to someone who he first saw on Broadway nearly a decade ago. In April 2010, when he finally saw “In the Heights” at the Richard Rodgers, Janet Dacal had taken over the role of Nina Rosario, and was absolutely breathtaking, help solidify the musical as read more


Tell Me More | Episode 41: Hayley Podschun on ‘The Bachelor,’ QVC, Making Your Own Opportunities

On today’s episode, Matt talks to Broadway regular Hayley Podschun, who made her Broadway debut at the age of 12. Since then, Hayley has been seen in eight Broadway shows, including “Hairspray,” “Anything Goes,” “Something Rotten,” and “Hello, Dolly!,” played Glinda on the “Wicked” tour, and played Tammy in the read more


Tell Me More | Episode 40: Tovah Feldshuh on Powerful Women, B’way from 2000-04

On today’s episode of “Tell Me More,” Matt Tamanini talks to a literal legend. A four-time Tony nominee and two-time Emmy nominee, Tovah Feldshuh is like the energizer bunny of performers. With nine Broadway shows, over 100 TV and film credits, and her busy concert schedule, Tovah has been an read more


Tell Me More | Episode 39: Eden Espinosa on Unplanned Concerts & Fighting for ‘Lempicka’

On today’s episode of “Tell Me More,” Matt Tamanini talks to one of his favorite Bradway performers, Eden Espinosa. Whether you were first exposed to her via the original, live cast album for the musical “Brooklyn,” you saw her as Elphaba in “Wicked” on Broadway, you have her albums “Look read more