After graduating from UC’s College Conservatory of Music, Shoshana Bean attained great success in New York, appearing in Godspell, Hairspray and Leader of the Pack before being cast in Wicked. After a year of understudying, she spent one year in the lead role of Elpheba. Realizing that could be the pinnacle of her Broadway career, she moved to California and is now writing and performing her own music, including her newly released CDO’Farrelll Street. Assistant Producer Kevin Reynolds remembers Shoshana onstage at CCM and talks with her about her career and this new album.
Local musician Kim Taylor is on quite a roll. Her new, self-produced CD, Love’s a Dog, has just been released and the movie she co-starred in, I Used to be Darker, just appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. Somehow, she found the time to join Brian O’Donnell in the studio to talk about this whirlwind and where 2013 might take her next.
If you only know the name Bebe Neuwirth from her role as Lilith on the long running sitcom “Cheers,” then you’ve only just scratched the talented surface of this multi-talented performer. She’s a two-time Tony Award winner for roles in “Chicago” and “Sweet Charity,” plus she originated the role of Morticia in the Broadway musical The Addams Family. She’s in Cincinnati Saturday night for a performance called Stories With Piano at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, sponsored by the Mayerson JCC. She is on the phone with Mark Perzel to discuss her career and what the audience can expect in her Saturday night show.
Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Zak Morgan is a Cincinnati kid who writes smart, funny songs for kids that every parent can also enjoy. The Barber of the Beasts is his newest CD and it features 12 original story-songs, Zak’s take on the classic Swingin’ on a Star, and illustrations by the great C.F. Payne. He joins Brian O’Donnell to talk about his music, his live shows, and this new collection of songs.