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Living the Dream with Rory O'Malley

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Rory O'Malley from THE BOOK OF MORMON & HAMILTON on Broadway, talks with his friends in show business about the ups and downs of LIVING THE DREAM!

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Rory O'Malley from THE BOOK OF MORMON & HAMILTON on Broadway, talks with his friends in show business about the ups and downs of LIVING THE DREAM!

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By ATAPS - Aug 16 2018
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Couldn’t love this Podcast anymore! Such a great listen, I would and do recommend this to all.

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By annabananabells - Jul 31 2018
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Love this podcast. My absolute fav. Interviews are authentic and engaging.

iTunes Ratings

308 Ratings
Average Ratings
299
6
0
2
1

Love it

By ATAPS - Aug 16 2018
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Couldn’t love this Podcast anymore! Such a great listen, I would and do recommend this to all.

Real

By annabananabells - Jul 31 2018
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Love this podcast. My absolute fav. Interviews are authentic and engaging.
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Living the Dream with Rory O'Malley

Latest release on Mar 06, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Andrew Rannells - Episode #57

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Andrew Rannells (THE BOOK OF MORMON, GIRLS, FALSETTOS) is a two time Tony nominated actor and star of TV and film. Andrew shares his stories about rejection, jealousy and working in the Warner Brothers gift shop. Rory and Andrew talk about their shared experience of opening THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway and how it changed everything. 

This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of the first 200 listeners who use the promo code RORY, you'll get $10 off your purchase of tickets to live events in your area!

Use promo code RORY here: www.goldstar.com/rory

Jul 03 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #2: Solea Pfeiffer - Episode #37

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Meet Hamiltour’s Eliza! The super talented Solea talks about booking this dream job just six weeks after graduating from college. Solea is an incredibly sweet and humble young woman who initially had a hard time believing it when they asked her to play Eliza, but has learned to embrace it and remember that she worked hard for it. Her boyfriend Ryan Vasquez is also a cast member on the tour and recently went on for the first time as the understudy for Hamilton.  Solea describes what it feels like to have an onstage kiss with the person you love and how they deal with working together. She also shares her harrowing story about a health scare that she feared would end her career before it started. Her enthusiasm for life is infectious and her wonderful career is only getting started.

Aug 30 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #3: Josh Gad - Episode #22

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Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon, Frozen, Rory's college roommate) finally gets on the podcast after months of begging. He confesses to Rory that his iconic characters of Olaf and Elder Cunningham were both based on Rory. (Stolen) Josh talks about the time early on in his career when he almost threw in the towel and how he overcame that on his way to success. Josh and Rory have known eachother since they were 18 year old freshmen at Carnegie Mellon University.  Their paths continued to cross on Broadway in The 25th Annual Spelling Bee and Mormon. They talk about what it takes to stay positive in this crazy business. Clearly their survival kit includes having a friend you can laugh with...and at.

Apr 24 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #4: Seth Rudetsky - Episode #30

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Seth Rudetsky (Siruis Xm Broadway, Disaster The Musical) and his husband James Wesley talk to Rory about their Concert for America this Saturday June 24th in San Francisco! They started producing these Broadway events all across the country to raise money and awareness for causes that will go neglected under our current government. Seth tells Rory how he went from playing piano in the pit of a Broadway show, to being a writer on the Rosie O'Donnell Show, to hosting his own show on Sirius Xm Broadway.  He is an author, activist, and recently performed on Broadway in his show DISASTER last season which he also co-wrote.  The man is non-stop and a perfect person to talk to about "living the dream."

Jun 20 2017

56mins

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Rank #5: Andy Karl - Episode #68

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Andy Karl (ROCKY, GROUNDHOG DAY, PRETTY WOMAN) has been the leading man in a musical on Broadway in nearly every season for the last decade. He is known for his talent, dedication to the work, and great sense of humor. Andy and Rory go way back to working on HAPPY DAYS THE MUSICAL for the late great Garry Marshall, who co-wrote Andy's current hit show PRETTY WOMAN. Andy discusses the joy of getting to do what you love at a dinner theater and the agony of getting a closing notice when you are on Broadway. There is also a surprise guest appearance by his wife and co-star Orfeh. They talk about the upside to working together on an 8 show a week schedule.

This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of the first 200 listeners who use the promo code RORY, you'll get $10 off your purchase of tickets to live events in your area!

Use promo code RORY here: www.goldstar.com/rory

Sep 21 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #6: Gavin Creel - Episode #3

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Tony nominee and Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hair, The Book of Mormon, Hello Dolly) talks with Rory about the challenges of working on long running shows, their fight for marriage equality, and the practice of being happy!

Oct 10 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #7: Gerold Schroeder - Episode #10

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Rory's husband makes fun of him for an entire episode! Gerold Schroeder joins us on LTD to talk about what it's like to be a "civilian" in a relationship with an actor. Rory and Gerold have been together for nine years and stuck it out through good times like The Book of Mormon and through bad times like "that census job." Gerold and Rory discuss how they have managed the long distance relationship between NY and LA over the last 8 months with humor and plane travel. Rory also thanks the entire Broadway community for all of their support over the last week!

Nov 28 2016

59mins

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Rank #8: Taran Killam - Episode #48

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Taran (SNL, HAMILTON, KILLING GUNTHER) and Rory talk about their shared experience of playing King George III in HAMILTON on Broadway.  Taran walks us through his years in Groundlings, through his audition for SNL and his experience on that iconic show. He also explains how he and his equally successful wife, Cobie Smulders, balance work life and family. Taran talks about his latest project, the film KILLING GUNTHER, which he wrote, directed and stars in with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Dec 15 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #9: Leslie Odom Jr. - Episode #51

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Leslie (Tony Award Winner for HAMILTON) and Rory talk about their college years together at Carnegie Mellon University and his book "Failing Up." Leslie chats about his mentors, his philosophy on the business and how he maintains a healthy family life.

This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of the first 200 listeners who use the promo code RORY, you'll get $10 off your purchase of tickets to live events in your area!

Use promo code RORY here: www.goldstar.com/rory

May 22 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #10: Emmy Raver-Lampman - Episode #21

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Emmy, who plays Angelica in the tour of Hamilton, tells us the story of how she became the only performer to open all three companies of Hamilton and went from an ensemble/understudy track to playing one of the coolest roles in the show.  Her story is as incredible as her talent. Emmy and Rory also get into the drama of the beads that Groff replaced the dressing room door with and how they still haunt the King Georges to this day!

Apr 17 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #11: Josh Lamon - Episode #78

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Josh Lamon (THE PROM, GROUNDHOG DAY) has a very unique path to Broadway. He didn’t like school so he left college early and wound up getting his equity card in a very “creative” way. Josh is one of the funniest actors on Broadway. Onstage and off. His years of regional theater and lab work on new musicals prepared him for his current new venture as writer for his new show BLOODY BLODDY JESSICA FLETCHER.

This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of the first 200 listeners who use the promo code RORY, you'll get $10 off your purchase of tickets to live events in your area!

Use promo code RORY here: www.goldstar.com/rory

Dec 12 2018

1hr

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Rank #12: George Salazar - Episode #75

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George Salazar (BE MORE CHILL, GODSPELL) is one of the most grateful, lovely and charming folks to have been on living the dream. He just finished a run off Broadway in the phenomenon BE MORE CHILL which will open on Broadway in the spring. It’s a very exciting time for George who has worked hard for years to have a moment like this. 

This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of the first 200 listeners who use the promo code RORY, you'll get $10 off your purchase of tickets to live events in your area!

Use promo code RORY here: www.goldstar.com/rory

Nov 16 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #13: Wesley Taylor - Episode #49

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Wes Taylor (ROCK OF AGES, ADDAMS FAMILY, SMASH) talks about his early success right out of college and how it had its pros and cons. He immediately had a great role on Broadway but realized years later that the business doesn't usually operate that way.  Wes and Rory have an honest conversation about being up for the same role and how they managed their disappointment with that specific project. Wes is incredible creative and shares hiss secret on writing projects for himself and how he gets them made.

Feb 19 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #14: Isaiah Johnson - Episode #31

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Isaiah (Hamilton, The Color Purple) plays George Washington on our tour and was a part of the show during its infancy stages when it was The Hamilton Mixtape.  He comes a long way from Broadway (Anchorage, Alaska) and his route to get to where he is makes for quite the tale. Isaiah has a passionate stance on the role of the actor in society and a wonderful sense of humor. Rory and Isaiah also solve the mystery of the shaking stool. You'll have to listen to understand that one!

Jul 11 2017

58mins

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Rank #15: Oak - Episode #79

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Oak (HAMILTON, STATION 19) is best known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in HAMILTON on Broadway. Oak talks about his unlikely path to Broadway and what it was like to be at the epicenter of the biggest hit on Broadway in a generation. 

This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of the first 200 listeners who use the promo code RORY, you'll get $10 off your purchase of tickets to live events in your area!

Use promo code RORY here: www.goldstar.com/rory

Dec 21 2018

58mins

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Rank #16: Barrett Foa - Episode #41

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Barrett Foa (NCIS:LA, Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) was born and raised in NYC so his love for theater naturally led him to Broadway, but winding up on one of TV’s longest running TV shows was a little more of a surprise. Barrett explains how he moved to LA and within weeks found himself on NCIS: LA and how he has navigated the transition from Broadway to TV.

Oct 04 2017

1hr 32mins

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Rank #17: Nikki James - Episode #9

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Nikki James joins us on LTD! Nikki is a Tony Award winner for The Book of Mormon and was last seen on Broadway as Eponine in Les Miserables. Rory and Nikki are bonded for life over their experience in The Book of Mormon.  Nikki takes us through her journey and tells us about the joy and pressure that comes along with winning a major award. 

Nov 21 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #18: Michael Luwoye - Episode #23

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Michael Luwoye plays the man himself... A. HAM! He started as the alternate on Broadway and now leads the tour currently in San Francisco. The story of how he got there is not your typical Broadway actor story.  Growing up in Alabama, Michael never saw himself living in NYC, but a few twists and turns in his path led him straight to Hamilton. Rory gets Michael's details on his side jobs, his audition story, and the origin of his backstage rituals. Rory also tells Michael a touching story about his perfrmance that involves Renee Elise Goldsberry.

May 01 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #19: Lesli Margherita - Episode #74

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Lesli Margherita (MATILDA, ZORRO) is an Olivier Award winner who took Broadway by storm in her star making performance as Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA. She is a triple threat and that includes being seen in recent TV dramas like HOMELAND and 7 SECONDS. Lesli had a steady climb to her success in NYC which has given her a unique perspective and   gratitude.

This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of the first 200 listeners who use the promo code RORY, you'll get $10 off your purchase of tickets to live events in your area!

Use promo code RORY here: www.goldstar.com/rory

Oct 30 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #20: #AskRory & Josh Gad replay - Episode #43

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Rory answers listener's questions and replays his converation with his buddy Josh Gad. Josh is currently starring in the movie MARSHALL about Thurgood Marshall and will be seen later this year in THE ORIENT EXPRESS.

Oct 20 2017

1hr 20mins

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