Podcast Episode 74 – The Tony-Nominated Triple Threat, Lonny Price!

You’re probably used to hearing the phrase “triple threat” when talking about Actor/Singer/Dancers.

You’ve probably never heard of the phrase used to describe Actor/Writer/Directors.  You know why?  Because there are so few of them.

I captured one of the few A/W/Ds in the world and smuggled him into my office, strapped him to a chair, and made him share all of his wisdom . . . all for you!

You guessed it . . . that other kind of triple threat is none other than the Actor who starred in the original production of Merrily We Roll Along, the writer of A Class Act, the Director of Lady Day, and so much more . . . Mr. Lonny Price.

Listen to Lonny talk about his triple threatness, as well as . . .

  • What it was like working with his heroes Hal Prince and Stephen Sondheim on Merrily We Roll Along, and why he’ll never direct it himself.
  • What he thinks is the most important skill to have as a director.
  • Gossip alert!  Is his production of Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close on its way to Broadway?  Or not???
  • Why he’s not intimidated by big stars.  (And he has worked with the biggest.)
  • Why he believes every stage production should be filmed and preserved.

Lonny is one of those people that was destined for a success in our biz.  The theater and how it works is just part of his DNA, which is why he has been able to be such a success in so many different areas.  Thankfully he was generous enough to talk to me (with or without being strapped into a chair) so we can all soak up his secrets.

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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.