He's back! Jay Armstrong hasn't been with us since before COVID and he is back and funnier than ever! Jay confronts Cody on all the shit talk he's been dropping on the show. We talk about some local comic stories and how people have tricked comics into saying racial slurs on stage! Hobbies! We cover record and knife collecting with Jay and the sort of keep sakes you get from your parents you wish you could sell or keep! Have you seen the video of Hitler tweaking? They had vaporizers back then, with fruity pebble flavored oil for them! So much in this episode folks, we're definitely gonna have him back more often! Tune in jerks!
Broadway Star Jay Armstrong Johnson (On the Town, Quantico) Weaves a Spell of Kindness
The Art of Kindness with Robert Peterpaul
Broadway star Jay Armstrong Johnson (On the Town, The Phantom of the Opera) joins The Art of Kindness with Robert Peterpaul to discuss acts of kindness on Broadway, his Hocus Pocus-inspired benefit concert I Put A Spell on You and more!Over the course of his 5 Broadway shows, Jay Armstrong Johnson has cemented himself as a triple threat. From his debut in Hair, which he shares a kind story about during our chat, to his more recent turn as Raoul in Phantom of the Opera’s 30th anniversary year, Jay is always a standout. Following Phantom, Jay originated the role of Banko in Roundabout Theatre Company’s world premiere show Scotland, PA. His performance earned him critical nominations from both the Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. He was also the recipient of a 2020 Outer Critics Circle Award Honor for his performance. Jay’s other Broadway credits include the original casts of Catch Me if You Can, Hands on a Hardbody, and the celebrated revival of On the Town. On screen, Jay is also known to audiences worldwide as genius hacker Will Olsen in ABC’s Quantico.Jay created the annual live show I Put A Spell on You as a tribute to the beloved cult classic movie Hocus Pocus with larger-than-life performances and choreography, over-the-top costumes and makeup and a healthy dose of Broadway magic. In their search to find beauty, youth and immortality, the bewitching and beloved Sanderson Sisters return from the dead and gather their most famous friends to help them lure the children of New York. This year, those famous friends include Broadway stars like Gavin Creel, Krista Rodriguez, Robyn Hurder and more. The show will be ALIVE at Sony Hall in Times Square on October 23 at 8PM. Most importantly, it benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tickets start at $35 for the dance floor and are on sale now at broadwaycares.org/spell.Got kindness tips or stories? Please email us:firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow Jay@jay_a_johnsonFollow us@artofkindnesspod / @robpeterpaulSupport the show!(https://www.buymeacoffee.com/theaok)Music:"Awake" by Ricky Alvarez, "I Put a Spell on You" by Jay Armstrong Johnson & "Sunshine" by Lemon Music StudioWe are supported by the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The only thing more challenging than securing a big hit on Broadway is figuring out how to follow it up with another big hit. For the team of the juggernaut musical HAIRSPRAY, that follow up was a musical adaptation of Stephen Spielberg's hit film CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. And while this story of America's famed juvenile conman may not have been the resounding success they'd hoped for, there is still plenty to sing about. This week we welcome original Broadway cast member Jay Armstrong Johnson (HAIR, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) to stroll down memory lane and explore the soul of Frank Abagnale Jr, the glory of an amazing female ensemble, and... maypoles?? Special thanks to our listeners for requesting this title!Follow Jay on Instagram @jay_a_johnson to learn about his latest projects and, just in time for Halloween, get your tickets to his annual I Put a Spell on You (benefitting BC/EFA) which will be live this year at Sony Hall!Be sure to share "A Musical Theatre Podcast" with your friends by following us on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok! For only $1 a month, you can subscribe to PATREON! to support the show and receive bonus episodes. And don't forget about our TeePublic store, the profits from which are donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.As always, thank you for being part of this podcast community! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 81: Jay Armstrong (Cult Of The Lamb, The Adventure Pals)
Though games were always on the periphery for Jay Armstrong, it took a long time for the love to become a life-long working bond. Fuelled by a love of flash games of yesteryear, Jay has channeled the passion and has created beloved titles like The Adventure Pals, and the upcoming Cult of the Lamb. Jay joins Paul to discuss the road so far in a new Dev Diary! Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School
51. Hocus Pocus (with special guest: Jay Armstrong Johnson)
Two Gays Watch
Just in time for Halloween, the two gays are so thrilled to be discussing the 1993 classic, Hocus Pocus! Unfortunately Zacary had to sit this episode out, but luckily there was a fabulous gay to join Arron for this week’s episode. Here to talk about everything Hocus Pocus, is a talented, triple threat performer, who has plenty of experience as a Sanderson sister. He’s a Broadway super talent, and also a fierce activist. We’re very proud to welcome, Jay Armstrong Johnson to the podcast! Jay’s annual Sanderson sisters-inspired spectacular fundraiser for Broadwaycares is out this Thursday, October 28th, and he spills all the tea. Including an amazing story about helping provide a backing track for THE Bette Midler to sing to! There’s even some talk about the upcoming sequel, Hocus Pocus 2! And later in the show, Arron challenges Jay to some movie trivia, and as always, they rate just how GAY they believe this week’s movie is, on the podcasts ole trusty, “GAY-O-METER”! So light up your black flame candle, and prepare to be thoroughly entertained by these two queens! Let them put a spell on you!
Jay Armstrong is a writer and a former award-winning high school English teacher. Despite being diagnosed with a rare neurological disease, that impairs his movement, balance, eyesight, and speech--Jay presses on. He lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife, their three kids, and their dog Maggie May.Resources:Jay's new book: http://writeonfighton.org/coming-soon-bedtime-stories-for-the-living/Stay in touch on social:Insta: https://www.instagram.com/thegratitudepodcast/Twitter: http://twitter.com/GeorgianBentaFacebook: http://facebook.com/TheGratitudePodcast/Intro by Cristina Muresan-Toth: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLHlus5Jwj3/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jay Armstrong is a writer and a former award-winning high school English teacher. Despite being diagnosed with a rare neurological disease, that impairs his movement, balance, eyesight, and speech--Jay presses on. He lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife and three kids, and their dog Maggie May. He makes dad jokes, keeps the house stocked with cereal, and will only accept a cordial invitation from Oprah to join her book club. His debut book, Bedtime Stories for the Living will be released on December 3, 2021. Connect with Jay at writeonfighton.org or email him at email@example.com. Connect with Host, Gratitude Ambassador, author Chris Palmore the author of Dear 2020: Letters to a Year That Changed Everything and Dear Gratitude: An Anthology, at https://linktr.ee/Gratitudespace Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gratitudespace/message
S2E10 (#18): The Insultants - ft. Jason T. Goodall, Glenn Childress, Phil Pointer, & Jay Armstrong
Kenny for Your Thoughts
Jesus tap-dancing Kentucky-fried Christ, I haven't said so little because I was laughing, being insulted, or laughing at being insulted in such a long time. It turns out that when you bring 4 hilarious comics onto your shitty kitchen podcast, you either get a lot done, or you get absolutely nothing done. It all depends on your perspective. Please support your local comedy scene. It is truly the final frontier for free speech, and also jokes about my two mini-beards, large foreheads, and whether or not Glenn & Jay need booster seats to see over their own steering wheels. Another good one in the books. Also, thank you, Albuterol. You the real MVP.
Jason Smith from the Backyard Recording Company and Jay Armstrong from Copper Hill Recording Studio talk about running studios in Southern Illinois and their musical background. This episode also features a special release of a song that Jason and Jay co-produced called "Let it Burn"https://carmicast.com/shows/https://www.facebook.com/soillsounds