Looking for your mentor?

When I started my podcast over five years and two hundred (!) interviews ago, I told all the A-listers I interviewed that I was doing it for my listeners.

But as you’ve all probably heard, it was as much for me as it was for my audience.

So I culled the BEST takeaways, action items, quotes and inspirational insights from 50 of those interviews and put them into a book entitled . . . Cast of Mentors

Inside the book, you’ll find a couple of pages per mentor, with key questions and answers about how to make better theater – that you can read in 5 minutes. Yep, I designed the book for you to read in bites.

Got five minutes before a Zoom meeting starts? Read tips on directing from Kenny Leon. Or songwriting from Bobby Lopez. Or producing from Daryl Roth. Or life from Ali Stroker. Or . . . on and on and on. Because there are 50 of ’em in this volume alone. (See the full list of mentors below).

And now . . .

Cast of Mentors: Short Sage Advice From 50 Broadway Superpowers E-book and Paperbacks are available NOW!

And, of course, the Hardcover is still available for those who have an empty space on your coffee table.


The Cast of Cast Of Mentors:

Rick Miramontez

Charlotte St. Martin

Nina Lannan

Terrence McNally

Jordan Roth

Tim Rice

Ben Brantley

Michael Arden

Casey Nicholaw

David Henry Hwang

Ted Chapin

Susan Stroman

Daryl Roth

Joe Mantello

Stephen Schwartz

Lynn Ahrens

Diane Paulus

Jeanine Tesori

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Robert Lopez

Leigh Silverman

Stephen Byrd

Bartlett Sher

Sue Frost & Randy Adams

Tara Rubin

Rick Elice

Lynne Meadow

David Stone

Kenny Leon

Stacey Mindich

Kathleen Marshall

Eva Price

Kwame Kwei-Armah

Pam MacKinnon

Sergio Trujillo

Lisa Kron

Rebecca Taichman

John Weidman

Joe Iconis

Michael Greif

Kirsten Childs

Dominique Morisseau

Ali Stroker

Mara Isaacs

Alan Cumming

Asmeret Ghebremichael

Jamil Jude

Mandy Gonzalez

Robyn Goodman

Paul Tazewell


Get the advice on how you can achieve your theatrical aspirations from all these mentors here.

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Ken created one of the first Broadway podcasts, recording over 250 episodes over 7 years. It features interviews with A-listers in the theater about how they “made it”, including 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 7 Academy Award Winners and 76 Tony Award winners. Notable guests include Pasek & Paul, Kenny Leon, Lynn Ahrens and more.