Broadway performer Mandy Gonzalez — who most recently appeared as Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton — joins Zibby to discuss her new middle-grade novel, Fearless, as well as how her own journey served as inspiration for the story. Mandy shares how she first fell in love with theater by listening to old records with her grandmother, when she realized she wanted to write a book like this for her fans, and why it's important for young artists to surround themselves with creativity. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3uv3r46Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3wzZEUk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mandy Gonzalez is an Obie and Drama Desk-winning singer, actress and author. She is so ferociously talented and has such a fierce belt that she was nicknamed “The Beast.” Mandy stars on Broadway in Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler and also originated the role of Nina Rosario in the Tony–winning Broadway musical In The Heights. Mandy played Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked and is also a Warner Music artist and released her chart-topping debut album, “Fearless.” She can also be seen as Lucy Knox in Madam Secretary. Mandy is the proud founder of #FearlessSquad, a social media movement for inclusiveness and positivity which connects millions of people around the world. She just released her first children's book, Fearless about twelve-year-old Monica Garcia who travels to New York City with her grandmother to pursue her Broadway dream. For more visit https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Fearless/Mandy-Gonzalez/Fearless-Series/9781534468955This episode was recorded on April 29, 2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the first of two episodes of Hard NOC Life releasing this week, Keith sits down with Broadway superstar and now, children's book author, Mandy Gonzalez to talk about her new middle grade novel, Fearless. They also talk about her career -- from originating the role of Nina for In the Heights to replacing Renee Elise Goldsberry as Angelica in Hamilton -- and why being fearless has helped her cope while Broadway is shut down. All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit "play," and check this. Subscribe to all of the podcasts in the Hard NOC Media family on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, NPR One, Spotify, and now on Stitcher Radio! Support us on GoFundMe and Patreon! Buy merch on TeePublic! Subscribe to our YouTube channel! As always, our official theme music is brought to you by the super team of Adam WarRock and Chops.
From Nina in In the Heights , Angelica in Hamilton, Elphaba in Wicked, Amneris in Aida, and many more, Mandy Gonzalez has carved out her own unique niche on Broadway and in music, TV, and film. She’s as passionate onstage as she is off, lending her vocal talents, time, and energy in support of a number of important causes. Join this triple threat as she talks about surviving breast cancer, her multifaceted career, and much more.Looking for ways to give back?Learn more about the worthy organizations discussed in this episode: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center EMPATHY! Concert Connect with Mandy: Website: MandyGonzalez.com Facebook: @mandygonzalez22 Twitter: @_mandygonzalez Instagram: @mandy.gonzalez Fearless book #FEARLESSSQUAD Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast: Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Twitter: @broadwaygives Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner.A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
37. Should I Let Fear Hold Me Back? with Mandy Gonzalez
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One of Broadway's leading ladies, Mandy Gonzalez played Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton, originated the role of Nina in In the Heights and played Elphaba in Wicked (and that's not even everything!). Now she can add author to her resume with her new book Fearless! Mandy discusses being both Mexican-American and Jewish and how she did not fit neatly into a box for other people. She talks about her identity and the journey she went on to clarify it, despite many in the industry telling her she had to change in some way to succeed. We hear how it affected her move to New York to pursue a career on Broadway and the fearless pursuit of her dream. She was never afraid of failing because she didn't worry what people would think if something did not work out (and it totally worked out!). Mandy also opens up about her journey with breast cancer and how her Fearless Squad offered her support she did not know she would need. As we wrap up the conversation, we talk about the importance of self-care for us women and why we should not feel selfish for taking time to look after ourselves. Our email this week (43:29) is about why your mineral loose powder foundation might be changing color over the course of the day.Call Outs from the Episode: Mandy GonzalezMandy Gonzalez on TwitterMandy Gonzalez on Instagram#FEARLESSSQUADFearless BookPriscilla LopezBette MidlerEli's CominTweetables:“I always felt like I belonged with the people that loved me.” — @_mandygonzalez [0:08:24]“I felt like I had to see my own way and imagine things that maybe weren’t possible yet or weren’t out there yet. So, in that way, I had to dream. I had to dream really big.” — @_mandygonzalez [0:15:54]“I’ve learned that your dream is going to take a lot of different turns and that’s okay. Because that’s your journey.” — @_mandygonzalez [0:18:03]“Being able to rely on your family, knowing that from birth, has been such a gift for my life because I really lucked out with a great family.” — @_mandygonzalez [0:28:26]Come have fun with us!Our private Facebook Group: Erin’s Faces Green Beauty GatheringInstagram: @erinsfacesEmail: email@example.com Website: erinsfaces.com
International Holocaust Remembrance Day with Mandy Gonzalez; Israel’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout and the Palestinians
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In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Museum of Jewish Heritage held a special event, “18 Voices: A Liberation Day Reading Of Young Writers’ Diaries From The Holocaust.” We sit down with Broadway actress Mandy Gonzalez, who read diary excerpts during the virtual reading, and Alexandra Zapruder, curator of “18 Voices” and author of “Salvaged Pages.” Then, we speak to Lahav Harkov, Senior Contributing Editor and Diplomatic Correspondent for The Jerusalem Post, about Israel’s record-shattering vaccine rollout and the controversy over access for Palestinians. Finally, to close out the episode, past president of AJC Westchester/Fairfield Beverly Block Rosenbaum shares the story of her mother, a survivor of multiple concentration camps who was told by a Nazi officer that she was “too pretty to be a Jew,” to which she bravely replied: “I am a Jew and I’m proud of it.” ___ Episode Lineup (00:45) Mandy Gonzalez (11:28) Alexandra Zapruder (27:41) Lahav Harkov (38:15) Beverly Block Rosenbaum (43:32) Manya Brachear Pashman (46:48) Seffi Kogen _____ Show notes: Watch Museum of Jewish Heritage’s 18 Voices event Transcript of Interview with Lahav Harkov
Quarantine, Cabaret, and Cocktails- Episode 22 with Hamilton Stars Javier Munoz and Mandy Gonzalez
Quarantine, Cabaret, and Cocktails
This week we bring you two of the best! Hamilton and In the Heights Stars Mandy Gonzalez and Javier Munoz! They are both funny, sweet, incredibly talented, and survivors! It is an honor you are not going to want to miss!
Quarantine, Cabaret, and Cocktails-Episode 9 with Mandy Gonzalez, Nita Whitaker, & Jonathan Hawkins
Quarantine, Cabaret, and Cocktails
"Hamilton" Star Mandy Gonzalez is here! She is creating virtual concerts and we talk all about it. She is joined by Jonathan Hawkins. Hear how she is making art in these times. Then the Legendary Songstress Nita Whitaker is here to talk all about the racial inequality and what she thinks can help us all make the world a better brighter place.
This week's guest is Mandy Gonzalez.Mandy is best known for originating the role of Nina Rosario in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. She then went on to star as Angelica Schuyler in the smash hit Hamilton. You can listen to Mandy's album: Fearless, and pre-order her book "Fearless." Join the #FearlessSquad! We speak about Mandy's Origin Story, Broadway experiences, surviving cancer, Fearless Squad and so much more. Please note: we discuss gun violence in the last part of the conversation. Enjoy our conversation from May 14th recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line! If you like what you heard, please subscribe, rate and review, so you can be a spy on the inside for future episodes.Thanks to all the SHOtreons and special shout-out to the SHOstopper and SHOnanigans levels.Alyssa Walles, Ashley Stasak, John Benson, Shannon Wheeler, Judy Cotner, Naomi Cotner, Lisa Michelle Martin O'Neill, Eva Fink Clausen, Andrea Gilderhus, Theresa Piliero and Julie Larkin.If This Was Your Jam, You Can Become A SHOtreon! Head Over To Patreon.Com/bwaySHO. We Do Weekly Trivia And Monthly Video Chats! It's A Fun Time, Come Check It Out.Thanks As Always To Khayle Braxton Aka Gedun For These Awesome Beats, Jelani Remy For The Beautiful Intro Riff, Alex Brightman for the SHO time promo, Chelsey Hill AKA Illustrating Diva, For The Cool Cover Art, all the wonderful guests and all of you for listening!We don’t know the future of live theatre, or when Broadway will be back, but we do know it’s on all of us to get through this pandemic. Wear a mask, be safe and let’s take care of ourselves.@mandy.gonzalez / @bwaySHO / @bwaySHOpodcast / bwaySHO.comProud member of the Broadway Podcast NetworkSee you at the SHO! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pet Store or Food Store?/A Dinosaur Ate Me (feat. Mandy Gonzalez and James Monroe Iglehart)
In part two of our season finale, the Story Pirates learn more about their unexpected guest and find out where they are headed next. Featuring two new stories: “Pet Store or Food Store?,” a story about a very confused business establishment, written by a 7 year old from North Carolina named Eli, and “A Dinosaur Ate Me,” a mini-operetta (featuring Mandy Gonzalez and James Monroe Iglehart) that is a word-for-word adaptation of a story by a 5 year old from Pennsylvania named Nuala. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices