Month: November 2016

MikeyPod 218 | Minister Micah Bucey

I am so grateful and proud to know a spectacularly glittery person like Micah Bucey. He’s Associate Minister at historic Judson Memorial Church here in New York City where he has shepherded many artists (like me!) into the performing world. His kindness and insight seems unlimited, and I am just so pleased to have him as my guest on the podcast this week.

Micah and I chatted a bit about where we go next as queer, artist-y, left-of-center folks, especially in light of the news of our President Elect. We talked about communities, spiritual and otherwise, and the events of his life that led him to become a minister.  Read More

MikeyPod 217 | Filmmaker, Comedian, and Vine Star Jason Nash

When I got obsessed with watching Vine videos a few years ago, Jason Nash was one of the first people I started to follow. There are a ton of brilliant creators on Vine, each crafting great stories in these little 6 second looping videos. Jason’s humor and self-awareness about being an old guy famous on an app populated largely by millennials was especially appealing to this old guy who was fascinated with an app populated largely by millennials. Read More

MikeyPod 216 | Musician and Broadway Performer Sawyer Nunes

Sawyer Nunes is a 14 year old musical powerhouse. Not only does he hold two Broadway credits for Matilda and Finding Neverland, but just last week he released his first EP, “Songs I Wrote In My Room.” Sawyer wrote and arranged all the music, played all the instruments, engineered the recording, and mixed and mastered the whole project as well. In his bedroom. No big deal, right?

Sawyer and I have worked together for a few years with Cabaret for a Cause and I have always been fascinated and inspired by his talent and remarkable maturity as an artist and as a human. I’m super excited to share this interview with you, I’m sure you’ll agree that he’s a really exceptional person.

Speaking of Cabaret for a Cause, we have an event coming up on November 27th at The Cutting Room benefitting Project Renewal and their En Casa program for families. Click here for tickets and more info! Read More

MikeyPod 215 | Comedian and Performance Artist Adrienne Truscott

Thanks to my diligent sister, I found my way to Joe’s Pub a couple of months ago to see Adrienne Truscott‘s Asking For It: A One Lady Rape About Comedy. It was a fantastic thought provoking show that also inspired me pretty deeply in terms of how I approached some of the material in my recent show. Adrienne is an award winning choreographer, dancer, and stand-up comedian who has performed all over the world. I was really thrilled to have the chance to speak with her.

Read More