On this quarantine edition of the Showtune Countdown, Mark Blankenship is joined by Tony Award-nominee Alex Gemignani (Carousel, Hamilton). Alex and Mark talk about how Gemignani started in the industry as a performer, music director and vocal coach. The conversation also moves in to how Stephen Sondheim encouraged him to try a new career.
On working with Stephen Sondheim on his new, in-development musical: "The thing about Steve that's so amazing, is that he just turned 90 years old, but he's still this hungry, youthful, curious collaborator, It's astounding."
Rounding out the podcast, Alex and Mark talk about the best musicals that are based on classic literature including: Ragtime, Les Misérables, A Christmas Carol (Menken/Ahrens)
Listen to the full episode in the player above.
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