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#39 - Kerry Butler

E-Ticket to Broadway

Broadway superstar Kerry Butler ("Hairspray," "Beetlejuice," "Mean Girls," "Catch Me if You Can," "Xanadu") joins David for an ultimate Disney-fan conversation. This Brooklyn girl has loved Disney her whole life, especially "The Little Mermaid," Ariel, and all of the music from Howard Ashman & Alan Menken. From spending her engagement weekend at Disneyland, to her dreams coming true performing at EPCOT's Festival of the Arts, Kerry's love of the Parks is infectious. Listen as she shares her favorite stories of going to the Parks including playing checkers on Main Street, and being an ultimate pin collector; and how she so deeply relates to the song "Disneyland" from "Smile," (and getting a chance to sing with Jodi Benson!). Kerry goes behind the scenes of creating her Disney-inpsired album "Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust," as well as her days originating the role of Belle in the Toronto company of "Beauty and the Beast," and later on Broadway. On the episode she shares what job she would want at Walt Disney World, her love of "Mickey's Philharmagic," and how she loves "it's a small world" and its message of peace and unity. Play along as Kerry and David play "Kerry Butler's Disney Resume" where David says an attraction and Kerry has to guess which Broadway show that she was in most closely resembles that attraction--Kerry shares that when she was in "Beetlejuice" she said "I feel like I'm in The Haunted Mansion Ride Musical." This "World Girl" makes Disney Parks itineraries for her friends, and finds Disney recipes when she's at home--an ultimate "E-Ticket to Broadway" guest. Follow on Instagram: @etickettobroadway Kerry's Instagram: @kerrybutler1 David's Instagram: @directedbydavidalpert Learn more at www.eticketpodcast.com Part of the Broadway Podcast Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


28 Apr 2021

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Am I Kerry Butler? (with Trixie Mattel)

Slumber Party with Tim Murray

The one and only Trixie Mattel stops by for a slumber party to talk about her first kiss, becoming a make-up mogul/stand-up comedian/musician/drag legend, and how having confidence is the key to, well... everything! We also dive into our sleepover movies: Scream, Jawbreaker, Drop, Dead Gorgeous, and a marathon of 90 Day Fiancé. We also play some very fun games including a special Trixie future fortune teller!  @TrixieMattel @TMurray06 To support this podcast & watch bonus content: http://www.patreon.com/TMurray06

1hr 8mins

27 Jan 2021

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#10 - Kerry Butler, A Triple Threat

Deep Dive Broadway

Kerry Butler is a theatrical powerhouse. A triple threat - Actor. Singer. Podcaster! A comic genius, Kerry has created many iconic roles including: Penny Pinkleton in "Hairspray", Clio/Kira in Xanadu, Brenda in "Catch Me If You Can", Marianne in "Disaster!", Betsy Horan/Mrs. Norby/Mrs. George in "Mean Girls" and most recently Barbara in "Beetlejuice". Kerry also starred in "Little Shop", "Rock of Ages", "Beauty and the Beast" and Blood Brothers. And now, Kerry is taking the Podcasting world by storm with BREAKING BROADWAY, an invaluable podcast offering a roadmap to making it on Broadway. Join us on DEEP DIVE BROADWAY as Kerry takes us through her extraordinary career (which began when she was 3-years-old!!) and shares extraordinary insider, behind-the-curtain stories. Connect with Dori https://www.dramaticforces.com https://instagram.com/dori.berinstein https://BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


12 Apr 2020

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Ep53 - Kerry Butler: Beetlejuice, Mean Girls, Rock of Ages, and like a zillion more

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

This Tony nominated actress made her Broadway debut in 1993 in Blood Brothers, before starring in shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Le Mis, Hairspray, Little Shop, Xanadu, Rock of Ages, Catch Me If You Can, Disaster!, and Mean Girls. She has numerous on screen credits such as 30 Rock, Cupid, The Mindy Project, Blue Bloods, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. She is now staring as Barbara Maitland in Beetlejuice on Broadway.After starting her performing career at age 3 in a Fab TV commercial, she continued her passion all the way through college - where she ended up taking her first voice lesson. It was then she learned how to belt. She didn't realize until she lost her voice right out of college during a European tour of Oklahoma! that she was actually belting incorrectly.Going into this vocal injury and more, this episode also covers what a "psoas" is (and why she injured hers), her time studying with Liz Kaplan, why she decided to adopt her two beautiful daughters, and even what happened to the Off-Broadway hit Bat Boy after 9/11.Connect with Kerry online: Instagram: @kerrybutler1 Twitter: @kerrybutlernyc Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcast Twitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcast Facebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcastTheTheatrePodcast.com Alan's personal Instagram: @alanseales Jillian's personal Instagram: @jillianhochman Email us at feedback@thetheatrepodcast.com. We want to know what you think. Thank you to our friends Jukebox The Ghost for our intro and outro music. You can find them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @jukeboxtheghost or via the web via jukeboxtheghost.com.A very special thanks to our patrons who help make this podcast possible!Paul Seales, David SealesIf you would like to see your name in this show notes or get a shout out on the pod itself, visit ttp.fm/patreon to become a member and show your support! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


24 Sep 2019

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Kerry Butler

Geffen Playhouse Unscripted

Kerry Butler, currently starring in Beetlejuice on Broadway, sits down with Rory to talk about the show, her big break in Hairspray, and her very successful Broadway career. Plus, working with students and teaching the patience to have on the way to succeeding.


26 Jun 2019

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90: Kerry Butler

Kill Me Now with Judy Gold

Tony nominee, actor, singer and former-Judy Gold-costar, Kerry Butler joins Kill Me Now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

14 Mar 2017

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Episode 39: Kerry Butler

Theater People

WE LOVE KERRY BUTLER! The 'Xanadu' star (and Tony nominee!!) Kerry Butler shares memories from her amazing career on and off-Broadway. From 'Bat Boy' to 'Hairspray' to 'Little Shop of Horrors,' to 'Catch Me if You Can,' Kerry has starred in all of your favorite musicals. Hear how she got the roles, her insight into the characters she brought to life, and her thoughts on her success.


21 Jun 2015

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Episode 12: Christine Ebersole, Kerry Butler, and Politics

Listen with Patty & Emily

Patty & Emily talk about shows they saw this week, including Cabaret and Christine Ebersole at 54 Below, some press team shake ups, and Kerry Butler casting! https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/pattyandemily/Listen+-+Episode+12.mp3 Right click to download the file.

2 Feb 2015

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Vol 209 - Danny Burstein, Kerry Butler & more

Broadway Bullet: Theatre from Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond.

This week we have two-time Tony Award Nominee Danny Burstein in the studio to talk about SOUTH PACIFIC and his career. We hear a couple of songs from Mr Burstein. We also have XANADU star Kerry Butler in to give us a little preview of her new cd, and we also hear a couple of tracks from it. Capathia Jenkins drops in to chat about her new cabaret at Joe's Pub and gives us a live in-studio performance. We have the director and star of CINEPHILIA, the newest production from PossEble Theater Company. The director of THE GREAT AMERICAN ALL-STAR TRAVELING WAR MACHINE comes in to tell us about the new performance piece from the Irondale Theater Project. And we have two of the four women from Coyote Rep's four one woman shows, The Lone Wolf Series, to talk about creating a one woman show.

2hr 38mins

19 May 2008

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Kerry Butler (#167) September, 2007

ATW - Downstage Center

"Xanadu" star Kerry Butler talks about her childhood performances of Olivia Newton-John songs and how they've informed her Broadway role as Kira, as well as the ins and outs of roller-skating on stage; her deep affection for the musical "Blood Brothers" and her experience in the Broadway production; her separate appearances in two somewhat blood-thirsty musicals, "Bat Boy" and "Little Shop Of Horrors"; why she took the originally underdeveloped role of Penny in the original "Hairspray"; and which of her roles fans most frequently mention when she meets them at the stage door. Original air date – September 7, 2007.


10 Sep 2007