017 - Grab Bag! - Stories by Yehaa Bob, Jason Canapp, E Clayton Cornelius, & Stanley Wayne Mathis
Performer Stories — Fascinating Stories from Top Entertainers
This week's storytellers are Boogie Woogie Pianist & Comedy Performer Yehaa Bob Jackson, Internet Live Show Host Jason Canapp, Broadway Actors E Clayton Cornelius and Stanley Wayne Mathis. This episode is a "grab bag" of stories, meaning that there is no central theme tying the stories together. Yehaa Bob Jackson: Performing for a Well-known Disney/Pixar Exec The first story is told by Yehaa Bob Jackson, one of America's funniest entertainers who's music has literally taken him around the world. For over 23 years, Bob was resident performer at the River Roost at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside at the Walt Disney World Resort where he combined his infectious boogie woogie piano skills with fun comedy and singalong to create a unique audience-interactive experience. In 2013, he was awarded the Disney Legacy Award for bringing laughter and music to so many people at their resort. These days, he's been connecting people with that same music, same laughter, and same energy through virtual shows that he performs every Sunday evening over Facebook Live. Yehaa Bob truely is making the world a better place through laughter and music. In his story, Bob talks a little about how his character evolved and about a surprise well-known guest who came to see him perform. At the end, he also sings a favorite song of this special guest! Here's where you can find out more about Yehaa Bob Jackson: Bob's Website: http://bobjacksonmusic.com/ Catch his Facebook Live Shows every Sunday Evening 6:00pm Eastern: https://www.facebook.com/yehaabob Jason Canapp: Assisting Another Magician on Stage The second story is told by Jason Canapp, who is a live cohost and content creator in the Disney Parks fan space where he creates serene ambient videos from various places at the Disney Theme Parks so you can enjoy Disney Magic from home or wherever you are. He also cohosts online a fun Disney themed live show every Thursday evening called After Hours with two other hosts. In a past life though, he performed on stage as a magician. In his story, Jason talks about a time when he had been hired to assist another, rather exuberant magician on stage and some hijinx that ensued. Here's where you can find out more info about Jason Canapp: Here With the Magic Ambient Videos: http://www.herewiththemagic.com/ After Hours Virtual Live Show: http://performerstories.com/afterhours E Clayton Cornelius: Landing the Lead Role in The Caterpillar in Wonderland The third story is told by E Clayton Cornelius, a 22 year broadway veteran with credits including The Caterpillar in Wonderland, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Scottsboro Boys, and A Chorus Line. Add to this, a number of National Tour credits that include Kinky Boots, Sister Act, Jersey Boys, and Dirty Dancing. In addition to his countless theater credits, he's a broadway investor and producer as well as a member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices, which is a diverse, professional choir of broadway artists, that are united to change lives through the power of music and service. He's also a recent recipient of the, "Legacy Robe" for his role in the Broadway hit, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations. In his story, E Clayton talks about how he landed the main role in The Caterpillar in Wonderland. Here's where you can find out more about E Clayton Cornelius: E Clayton's Website: https://www.eclaycorn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eclaycorn/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eclaycorn Twitter: https://twitter.com/eclaycorn Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJbD6t_-uEvqalHli-zEhCA/featured Stanley Wayne Mathis: Fond & Funny Memories Performing in the Original Cast of The Lion King on Broadway The final story comes from Stanley Wayne Manhis, a broadway veteran who made his debut in 1990 in the revival of Oh, Kay!. His other credits include The Book of Mormon and the original casts of Jelly’s Last Jam, The Lion King and Nice Work If You Can Get It, as well as revivals of Wonderful Town, Kiss Me, Kate and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. In his story, Stanley recounting some fond and funny memories as part of the original cast of Disney's The Lion King on Broadway. Share Your Own Stories! Do you have comments, suggestions, or want to share your own stories? Drop me a line! email@example.com Exclusive Content! Would you like exclusive content nobody else will hear? Consider supporting the shown on Patreon. You'll get the full interviews with each performer as I record them that includes all their stories all in one place with all the chat in between! Facebook Group Come hang out in our Facebook Group! Click here to join and jump in the conversation!
#472 - Ain't Too Proud (feat. Shawn Bowers, E. Clayton Cornelius, Rashidra Scott)
Today, we celebrate the Broadway sensation Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations. The shows follows the Temptations journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock n Roll hall of fame. In order to the five actors playing the Temps themselves, the 16 onstage cast members play a myriad of real life personalities, including Berry Gordy, Johnnie Mae, Smokey Robinson and more. Prior to the shutdown, Ain’t Too Proud had played more than 400 performances at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre. On today’s episode, we share some of our favorite stories from ATP cast members originally shared on the podcast or on our blog. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices