This Week: Bernie Telsey, Casting Director, Telsey + Company
Episode 10, Part 4: "The Casting Director Hat Removed"
Episode 10, Part 3: "Actor Qualities, Being Proactive & Jesse L. Martin"
Episode 10, Part 2: "Summer Camp, A Theater Company & Juggling"
Episode 10, Part 1: "Never Satisfied, A New Canvas & Your Day"
What's this all about?
The Graham Show (TGS) is
an exciting Internet series of casual, yet authentic and
candid, interviews with today’s most exciting theater folk for young people. Designed
to bring the exciting world of the New York City theater community to young audiences in an honest and relatable style, The Graham Show joins in the
popular movement of theater in the
mainstream, which has been rejuvenated recently by shows like Glee, Smash,
Ugly Betty, The Voice and American Idol.
Unlike any other show on the market today, The Graham Show’s mission is
to inspire and educate teens and young adults by providing real-life insight
into the lives and challenges of theater artists told in their own words. Interviews explore how the guest
transitioned from his/her younger, aspirational self to a successful theater
artist living his/her dream. With its
presence based online, The Graham Show reaches its viewers at any time and anywhere in the world.
Wondering where we tape The Graham Show?
During the first season of TGS, you'll see us set up all over NYC! Here's a little more info about one of our homes:
Established in 1998, is one of New York City’s premier non-profit music venues. It provides greater access to the arts for young people and the community at large with affordable ticket prices, all-ages events and diverse programming. Joe’s Pub has a longstanding tradition of bringing together both rising Broadway stars and seasoned veterans. In partnering with The Graham Show, Joe’s Pub will continue to create an artist-friendly environment where emerging talent and world-class performers share the same stage. For more information, please visit www.joespub.com.
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A self-professed “theater freak,” Graham Douglass knows what it’s like to be obsessed with theater. But like so many other young people around the country, he felt disconnected from New York City while growing up on a ranch in rural Texas in the nineties. It was not until his college years at Syracuse University studying broadcast journalism and theater and spending his summers in NYC interning in the theater that he began to feel a part of the nation’s theater mecca.
Graham knows his way around the theater and entertainment industry. In the few years he has called New York City home, Graham has created an impressive resume for himself. He assisted Neil Pepe and Jeffrey Lawson, Artistic Director and Managing Director, respectively, of the Atlantic Theater Company. He’s served as a casting associate for the CW network, apprenticed at the Williamstown Theater Festival and co-starred in the hit TV show Royal Pains. Additionally, he assisted the producer of The American Theater Wing’s Downstage Center and Working in the Theater and assisted Michael Riedel on the nationally-syndicated television program Theater Talk. Most recently Graham hosted the red carpet ceremony for the opening night of the new hit Broadway show End of the Rainbow, where he interviewed such stars as Jennifer Tilly, Lisa Lampanelli and Joel Grey. (Click hyperlink for opening night footage: http://bit.ly/IbZaYk)
Graham is determined to bring his connection to the theater world, which he yearned for as a teenager, to young theater enthusiasts everywhere—the population that will be the theater-goers, patrons, audience members, artists and educators of tomorrow.
Graham is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Natasha Katz: Episode 9, Part 1: "Three Tonys, Loving the Job & Inspiration"
Natasha Katz: Episode 9, Part 3: "Broadway Radio, Whatever You Want & Attitude"
Natasha Katz: Episode 9, Part 4: "Crosscuts, Stalking Jobs & Advice"
John Tartaglia: Episode 8, Part 1: "Sesame Street, Letters & Dreams"
John Tartaglia: Episode 8, Part 2: "The Little Voice And The Little Show"
John Tartaglia: Episode 8, Part 3: "Sprites, Emmy Noms and Lessons Learned"
John Tartaglia: Episode 8, Part 4 of 4: "Sharing, Goals & Admiring Sutton Foster"
Julia Murney: Episode 7, Part 1: "People Skills, 'Annie' Cast Albums & Fancies"
Julia Murney: Episode 7, Part 2: "Mr. Schwartz, Andrew . . . Lippa, Idina & Taye"
Julia Murney: Episode 7, Part 3: "Defying Gravity, Apples & Oranges"
Julia Murney: Episode 7, Part 4 of 4: "Twitter, Captain Crunch & So Many Adjectives"
Nathan Lane: Episode 6, Part 1: "Brotherly Love and the Jerz"
Episode 6, Part 2: "The King of Broadway, Birdcage & Forum"
Episode 6, Part 3 of 3: "The Producers, the Backlash & Mr. Broderick"
RICK ELICE, Writer, Broadway's "Jersey Boys," "The Addams Family" & "Peter and the Starcatcher" Episode 5, Part 1: "Words, New York & Yale Drama"
Rick Elice: Episode 5, Part 2: "A Fortunate Letter to Trevor Nunn"
Rick Elice: Episode 5, Part 3: "Starcatcher and Catching Fire"
Carrie Coon, "Honey" in Broadway's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Thomas Schumacher, Ep. 4, Pt. 3 (Finale): "The Lion King, Newsies & Paying It Forward"
Thomas Schumacher, Ep. 4, Pt. 2: "An Animated Legacy"
Thomas Schumacher, Ep. 4, Pt. 1: "Bay Area & The Dining Room Table"
Sherie Rene Scott, Ep. 3, Pt. 1: "Piece of Meat"
Sherie Rene Scott, Ep. 3, Pt. 2: "Gettin' Her Start"
Sherie Rene Scott, Ep. 3, Pt. 3: "Fan Mail & Advice"
Michael Urie, Ep. 2, Pt. 1
Michael Urie, Ep. 2, Pt. 2
Michael Urie, Ep. 2, Pt. 3: "Rapid-ish Fire Question Session"
Christian Borle, Ep. 1, Pt. 1
Christian Borle, Ep. 1, Pt. 2
Christian Borle, Ep. 1, Pt. 3
Christian Borle, Ep. 1, Pt. 4
THE GRAHAM SHOW Season 1 Sneak Peek
Broadway's END OF THE RAINBOW Opening Night Red Carpet Event
Hosting the red carpet ceremony outside the historic Belasco Theater for the Broadway opening of End of the Rainbow.
Legend says that in the basement of the theater, there's a huge pool where they would drop the elephants that Harry Houdini would make disappear!
With Christian Borle
(Broadway's "Peter and the Starcatcher," "Legally Blonde" & "Spamalot"; TV's "Smash")
With Sherie Rene Scott
(Broadway's "Aida," "Everyday Rapture," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," & Off-Broadway's "The Last Five Years")
With Roger Rees
(Broadway's "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby,"The Addams Family"; Movies: "Robin Hood: Men in Tights"; TV: "Cheers," "The West Wing")
With Kara Lindsay
(Starring in Broadway's "Newsies")
With Nathan Lane(Broadway's "The Producers, "Guys and Dolls," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"; Movies: "The Birdcage," "The Lion King"; TV: "Modern Family," "The Good Wife")
With John Tartaglia
(Broadway's "Avenue Q" & "Shrek")
With Michael Urie
(Broadway's "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," TV's "Ugly Betty" & "Partners")
With Thomas Schumacher
(President and Producer, Disney Theatrical Group; Broadway's "The Lion King," "Beauty and the Beast," "Newsies")
With Julia Murney
(Broadway's "Wicked" & Off-Broadway's "The Wild Party")
With Adam Pascal
(Broadway's "Rent,"Aida" & "Memphis")
With Rick Elice
(Playright, Broadway's "Peter and the Starcatcher," "The Addams Family" & "Jersey Boys")
Interviewing the legendary Joel Grey while hosting the red carpet ceremony for the Broadway opening of End of the Rainbow. Did you know that Joel won the Tony Award, Golden Globe Award AND Academy Award for his portrayal of the Emcee in Cabaret?
Chatting with the hilarious Lisa Lampanelli atthe Broadway opening of End of the Rainbow. Who knew we both went to Syracuse University!? Go Orange!
Talking to Stacey Keach and his wife on the red carpet. Stacey was recently seen in Other Desert Cities on Broadway.
Discussing the development and history of End of the Rainbow with the play's author, Peter Quilter.