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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tonya Pinkins. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tonya Pinkins, often where they are interviewed.

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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tonya Pinkins. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tonya Pinkins, often where they are interviewed.

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‘Gotham’ Actress Tonya Pinkins, ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Richard Brake & ‘Scooby-Doo!’ Composer Ryan Shore

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It’s an outright rise of the villains this Halloween as Patrick welcomes true Monsters of Pop Culture!

Richard Brake, best known for his portrayal of “The Night King” on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” discusses the iconic role, makeup process and why he loves playing villains.

Talented actress Tonya Pinkins stops by to chat about her role as evil scientist Ethel Peabody on the FOX hit show “Gotham”, that shocking season three premiere and more!

Composer Ryan Shore talks about his recent scores for the Scooby-Doo! franchise!

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Sep 08 2020 · 31mins
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#34 - Tonya Pinkins, Living in Power

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Tony Award Winner, Tonya Pinkins joins us to share her profound wisdom gleaned from being a single mother of four, a pioneer in the world of labor and delivery in New York City, and a voice for the underrepresented. By always making her children a priority, she has never wavered in her quest for getting what she, a mother, deserves in our industry. Join us, as we learn from the powerhouse that is Ms. Pinkins, just what it means to live in your power while pursuing your passions.

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Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Jul 14 2020 · 49mins
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#16 - Tonya Pinkins: Career, Clairvoyance & Country

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Tony Winner and legend Tonya Pinkins (Jelly’s Last Jam, Play On!, and Caroline, or Change) joins Dear Multi-Hyphenate speaking on the energy and clairvoyance it takes to have a career in the arts. Tonya is an actor, writer, teacher, producer, director, podcaster, activist. Above all else, she is incredibly inspiring and full of wisdom. 

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Jun 24 2020 · 54mins
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A conversation with Tonya Pinkins Pt. 1

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Known for her stage and television work Tonya Pinkins is constantly reinventing herself and making art her way. Tune in to our conversation about how her career from soap operas to stage/ film and now producer/ director.
Jun 16 2020 · 34mins
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#6 - Kerry Butler, Tonya Pinkins, and Nell Benjamin

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Donna welcomes beloved actor Kerry Butler, acclaimed Tony-winning actor/activist Tonya Pinkins and maestro lyricist/book writer Nell Benjamin to Sardis. Over lunch, these super power women chat about the twists and turns in their careers, their lives and Broadway.

Tony-Nominee Kerry Butler was most recently seen on Broadway in "Beetlejuice". Other unforgettable roles include: “Mean Girls”, “Disaster!”, “Catch Me If You Can”, “Xanadu”, “Little Shop”, “Hairspray” and “Bat Boy”. 

Tonya Pinkins, a Tony-winning actor and host of the Broadway Podcast Network Podcast “You Can’t Say That’, has been celebrated for her work in “Caroline, Or Change”, “Jelly’s Last Jam”, “Play On!”, “Radio Golf”, “Holler If Ya Hear Me” and “The Wild Party”.

Tony-Nominee and Olivier Award winner Nell Benjamin is a lyricist, writer and composer has been recognized for her work on “Mean Girls”, “Legally Blonde”, “The Explorers Club”, “Sarah Plain and Tall” and “Cam Jansen”. 

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Jun 12 2020 · 1hr 26mins
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18 Tonya Pinkins: Truth and Reconciliation

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We are back with a new season of theater, a new season of Tanked!, and a new co-host. Meghan and Danielle sit down with award-winning multi-hyphenate Tonya Pinkins about her remarkable collection of plays coming to The Tank for one week only. They discuss the genesis of this project in the midst of the Time's Up movement and the genuine power and importance of reconciliation between women. 

Sep 25 2019 · 36mins
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Token Theatre Friends: Undoing Oppression With Tonya Pinkins and Briana Reed

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The actor/director and choreographer drop by to discuss how women oppress each other and how make it stop. Plus the Friends discuss 'Betrayal' on Broadway and whether it's wise to masturbate at the theatre.
Sep 20 2019 ·
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Token Theatre Friends: Undoing Oppression With Tonya Pinkins and Briana Reed

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The actor/director and choreographer drop by to discuss how women oppress each other and how make it stop. Plus the Friends discuss 'Betrayal' on Broadway and whether it's wise to masturbate at the theatre.
Sep 20 2019 ·
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S1 E06: Tony-winner Tonya Pinkins & Art Therapist Lindsay Lederman on Neuroscience & Healing Through Art

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Artists and audiences alike describe feeling changed by visual, narrative, musical, and performance works of art. The shift can be slight, but it can be profound, too. What's happening in our minds and bodies when we engage with the arts, to allow that transformation to occur? Are there special ways art-making can help address the neurobiological effects of trauma, in particular? And might engaging with art, individually and as a culture, help inspire the changes we wish to bring about?

Hear Tony-winning performer & playwright Tonya Pinkins and  Lindsay Lederman, the Clinical Director of The Art Therapy Project, discussing Tonya's project from the #HealMeToo Festival, Truth And Reconciliation of Womyn, while exploring the neuroscience of trauma and the process of healing through the arts.

A few of the topics they discuss:

  • The neuroscience of trauma and of healing
  • Why Tonya asserts we have the ability to “change the past”
  • What art therapy is, how it works, and why it lets you work through past trauma at “a step away” so it may be less overwhelming--and sometimes more effective than addressing things “head on”
  • How imagination and being creative in many aspects of life can open the locked parts of the brain
  • How our neurons start to fire in new ways while we experience art, like putting footsteps down in a new path
  • How art can help us recover our sense of joy after trauma
  • Why artistic activities access feelings and memories through the body, to help us address experiences that were not captured in language at the time 
  • Why trauma of many kinds leaves survivors with a sense of shame, and how witnessing art and performance can help address that shame
  • How and why creating or viewing art that presents new and different ways of imagining the future may help change the way we respond to things that trigger or frighten us, even when we disagree with the artwork we’re responding to

The #HealMeToo Podcast is hosted by Hope Singsen--the artist, creativity researcher and survivor-activist who founded the #HealMeToo Festival in NYC this Spring. 

On the episode details page for this interview, you'll find Tonya and Lindsay's biographies and links to Art Therapy resources. You'll also find a page with videos of many performances at the Festival, and can join our email list to hear about future pop-up #HealMeToo Festival events.

Soon, we'll also drop an audio and video montage of work from Tonya Pinkins' amazing project in the #HealMeToo Festival -- And Reconciliation of Womyn.

Subscribe now. Let's talk about how we can #HealMeToo.

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Interview recorded & prepped by Delaney Hafener
Edited by Hope Singsen
Music performed by Micah Burgess:
If I Can by Hope Singsen & Dillon Kondor
Rockabye by Hope Singsen, Dillon Kondor & Micah Burgess
Gorgeous Fire by Hope Singsen & Dillon Kondor

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Jul 15 2019 · 46mins
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Tonya Pinkins

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We have a Tony winner in our midst this week! The wildly talented star of stage and screen, Tonya Pinkins invites Damian and Anne over for tea and showbiz chit-chat. You Might Know Her From Caroline or Change, Jelly’s Last Jam, Above the Rim, Beat Street, All My Children, Random Acts of Flyness, Fear of the Walking Dead, and Gotham. Tonya talks about being the most well-adjusted character on a soap opera, working alongside Eartha Kitt, the challenges and rewards of playing Caroline, and her controversial departure from Mother Courage. ‘Tis our final weekly episode before the summer, get into it.

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Emily Valentine had a gay aesthetic (Christine Elise)

The Masked Singer RENEWED

Our suggestions for

Masked singer contestants: John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Rita WIlson, Jon Lovitz, Lisa Rinna, Becky Ann Baker, Vicki Lewis, Daphne Rubin Vega,

Masked Singer costumes: banana, the ‘Noid, earthworm

Glowworm toy

Above the Rim: Tupac, Leon, Duane Martin, Marlon Wayans,

Beat Street

Rae Dawn Chong was famous for Quest for Fire

All My Children

Tonya’s soap history (All My Children & As the World Tunrs)

As the World Turns: (other actors who got their start on AtWT include Julianne Moore, Meg Ryan, Marisa Tomei, Stephen Weber)

Fear of the Walking Dead

Susan Lucci

Jeanine Tesori

Caroline or Change (Tesori/Kushner) on Broadway

Tonya performs “Lot’s Wife” at the Tonys

Tonya worked with Voice and Speech therapist Annemette Verspeak

Playwright/director, George C Wolfe

Sweetwater’s (nightclub on 68th & Amsterdam Ave in NYC)

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Cynthia Martells

Patty Holley in Jelly’s Last Jam

Gregory Hines

Tonya wins Tony for Jelly’s Last Jam

Jelly’s Last Jam (doc on YouTube)

Jelly’s Last Jam at The Tonys

Publicist: Leonard Fink

2015 Mother Courage controversy with Classic Stage Company

Tonya getting aged to death on Gotham (by Fish Mooney’s henchman)

Glenda Jackson in King Lear

Clip of Eartha Kitt & Tonya in The Wild Party

Controversy at The Wild Party (Patinkin spits at Collette, Collette shoves Patinkin)

Tonya Pinkins diss track

Tonya singing “Somewhere That’s Green” at the piano with Alan Menken (arrangement by Brian Nash)

Tonya’s Dentist: Jeffrey Wright  Tonya’s Seymour: Erik Lieberman

Trip to Paris with Ellen Greene, Howard Ashman, puppeteer    

Merrily We Roll Along

Patrik-Ian Polk: Noah’s Ark + Jumping the Broom

May 30 2019 · 55mins