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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Celia Keenan-Bolger. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Celia Keenan-Bolger, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Celia Keenan-Bolger. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Celia Keenan-Bolger, often where they are interviewed.

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Makers: A Very Special Celia Keenan-Bolger Episode

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In this very special episode, Susan and Laura talk with Celia Keenan-Bolger, who reads an original piece for us about the inspiration behind Broadway Feeds Bellevue, and the beauty of community. 

May 28 2020 · 45mins
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#231 - Best of the Season (feat. Celia Keenan-Bolger)

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Every spring, theatre fans look to The Ensemblist when they ask why there isn’t a Tony Award for Best Ensemble? And this year, I wanted to provide listeners with an informed and thoughtful look at the challenges and barriers of adding a category to the Tony Awards. Beyond emotions, I’m interested in why adding a category is more complex than listeners may imagine.

It wasn’t easy. Pursuing an open discussion about the Tony Awards led to a lot of closed doors. But I was eventually lucky to find a few willing participants to talk about the state of theatre awards in the New York theatre industry, as well as their personal takes on why a Tony Award for Best Ensemble could be valuable. 

My first discussion is with the wise and wonderful Celia Keenan-Bolger. She is a four-time Tony Award nominee, winning for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 2019 for To Kill A Mockingbird. Beloved in the New York theatre community for almost twenty years, her first theatrical award was in 2005 for Outstanding Ensemble Performing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Celia joined me in the studio to talk about her experience - both winning and not winning awards - and how a Best Ensemble Award is the closest to what made her love theatre in the first place. Here’s our conversation...

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Feb 13 2020 · 25mins

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#2 - Celia Keenan-Bolger, Taking Care of One Another... and Ourselves

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2019 Tony Award Winner, Celia Keenan-Bolger, opens up about her motherhood experience; how bringing Scout Finch to life eight times a week has been as fulfilling as it has been depleting, and how she navigates that, all while raising her son with the same call to action that her parents instilled in her.

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Nov 06 2019 · 55mins
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Makers: Celia Keenan-Bolger: Authenticity, bridge-building and winning the TONY Award

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Episode #19 is brimming with sparks of creativity as Susan and Laura talk theater with TONY Award winner, Celia Keenan-Bolger. Celia shares her origin story, how she learned she was a bridge-builder, and the freedom of owning her desire to win a TONY award. Celia's theatrical career spans To Kill a Mockingbird to Glass Menagerie, Putnam County Spelling Bee, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Light in the Piazza and so much more.

Oct 24 2019 · 35mins

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Celia Keenan-Bolger - 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

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The four-time Tony nominee opens up about being fired from 'The Light in the Piazza' just before it went to Broadway, how she rebounded in a series of musicals before breaking into plays and what it's like playing children on stage, most recently 8-year-old Scout Finch in Aaron Sorkin's blockbuster production.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Ryan Gabos and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Jun 05 2019 · 54mins
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Celia Keenan-Bolger

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The incandescent Celia Keenan-Bolger is one of New York’s most respected actors and community activists. Originally from Detroit, she’s been nominated for four Tony Awards: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” “Peter and the Starcatcher,” “The Glass Menagerie,” and now Aaron Sorkin’s acclaimed adaptation of the Harper Lee classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” in which she plays Scout Finch. Celia joins Backstage to talk about epiphanies onstage, how not to “compare and despair,” and the state of Broadway—and America—today.


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May 28 2019 · 1hr 3mins
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Marvel's First Scripted Podcast with Celia Keenan-Bolger

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Celia Keenan-Bolger sits down with Judy and Sana to talk about her role as Agent Sally Pierce in “Marvel’s Wolverine: The Long Night”, finding her community among theatre kids, and being a mother. Listen to “Marvel’s Wolverine: The Long ...
Sep 27 2018 · 31mins
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Episode 61 - Celia Keenan-Bolger

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Celia Keenan-Bolger, a native of Detroit, Michigan, has made a very impressive mark in the Broadway community. A Tony nominee beloved for her talent, kindness and political activism, Celia has moved effortlessly between musicals and straight plays. She burst onto the scene with her role in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."  Shortly thereafter she captivated audiences as Laura in "The Glass Menagerie," showed her comedic genius in "Peter and the Starcatcher," and moved us to tears when she starred in "Les Miserables" (a childhood dream).

In this intimate episode Celia discusses how she handles the highs and lows that inevitably come along with a life in the theater.  Married to actor John Ellison Conlee, Celia shares what it's like for two actors in a marriage and she opens up about the joys and surprises of parenthood.  Celia also touches on her early years -- including her time with Sutton Foster in the children's theatrical troupe "The Peter Pan Players."  Listeners will feel closer to -- and more in awe of -- this deeply talented, and equally kind, award-winning actress.

CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER- Broadway: Glass Menagerie (Tony Award Nomination, Drama Desk Award, Dorothy Loudon Award), Peter And The Starcatcher, (Tony Nom, Drama Desk Nom, Drama League Nom), The Cherry Orchard,  Les Miserables (Drama Desk nom.), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Tony Nom, Theatre World Award, Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble), Off Broadway: Tumacho (Clubbed Thumb) The Oldest Boy (Lincoln Center Theater), Merrily We Roll Along (City Center Encores), A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons), Bachelorette (2econd Stage). TV: Louie, The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie, Good Behavior, Elementary, Blue Bloods, Law & Order SVU, Heartland. Film: The Visit, Mariachi Gringo, Breakable You, Diane (upcoming). Celia is a graduate of The University Of Michigan. 

Sep 19 2017 · 48mins
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How BroadwayCon Gets Made Part 2 / Celia Keenan-Bolger

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With BroadwayCon just a month away, we return to the BroadwayCon Office to see how the Con gets made! We talk about the exciting programming, recent guest announcements, the panels we all excited for, and big stars we can't wait to see. At the end of the episode we chat with Celia Keenan-Bolger about Patrick's favorite bit of stage magic and find out how she pulled it off!
Dec 23 2016 · 21mins
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Episode 22: Celia Keenan-Bolger

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The three time Tony nominee talks "Spelling Bee," "The Glass Menagerie," her new play "The Oldest Boy" and SO much more. She's all wit, humor, and smarts! She generously shares stories from her amazing 13 year (and counting) career.
Oct 19 2014 · 54mins