THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES 1992
Stephanie & Marylee met almost 30 years ago doing 12 shows a week with the hit musical THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES in Branson, MO. Let your imagination run wild with what two young, single (and sassy) New Yorkers did in the middle of the Ozarks. They have some stories.
Sharing a dressing room, shopping sprees, secrets, dreams and heartaches led to lessons that have lasted a lifetime. Stages Podcast connects with each other and their guests allow them to see that those lessons and tools from making art help them navigate through the many stages of life: work, marriage, motherhood, and aging with grace. Look at life through the lens of an artist, and love where you are now.
They're excited to share these conversations about theater and artistry with you and
hope you may pick up a lesson or two along the way.
Stephanie is one the most established and versatile voices in contemporary musical theater. She made her Broadway debut in 2003 and has starred in 11 Broadway & off-Broadway shows since.
These performances have garnered her three TONY award nominations and six Drama Desk nominations. She holds the honor of winning the 2019 TONY, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Awards for Leading Actress in a Musical for playing "Star" in THE CHER SHOW.
Stephanie is a soloist with symphony orchestras around the world. They include the NY Philharmonic, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Pops.
Her solo concert received acclaim throughout the
U.S and London.
Stephanie's critically acclaimed solo album, THIS PLACE I KNOW, is on all music platforms. She is a television actress featured in "Orange Is The New Black," "Madam Secretary," "Rise," and "Homeland."
She has recently become a "bicoastal broad". She lives in California and Cape Cod, MA, with her husband, actor Sebastian Arcelus and their daughter Vivi.
Original Music by:
Noah Kieserman is an actor, composer & lyricist. University of Michigan's BFA Musical Theatre Program. Notable Works: Solomon's Pen (Hopwood Award, Broadway Dreams' New Works Selection), Parade in Fool's Paradise, Until It's Gold.
Acting: Connor Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen (Broadway/1st National Tour).
Garret Healey is a pianist, accompanist & music director. He was the M.D. for the 1st North American tour of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, where he shared the stage with Noah for nearly two years. He was Associate M.D./Keyboard 1 for SUNSET BOULEVARD at the Kennedy Center (starring Stephanie J. Block) & most recently worked with Brooke Shields on her new one-woman show, “Previously Owned By Brooke Shields”. He toured with the musical KINKY BOOTS as Associate M.D.& spent a year working with Carnival Cruise Lines as a showband keyboardist. !
Marylee is a performer, singer, writer & producer.
Her production company TIMA PRODUCTIONS, founded with multi Tony Award- winner LaChanze is part of the producer team for the 5 time Tony Award winning show KIMBERLY AKIMBO. Marylee is also a producer on the upcomingBroadway musical THE OUTSIDERS,
which opens in April of 2024.
She performed in the first American Company of RAGTIME in L.A. & sang with Keith Lockheart and the BSO in the 2023 concert version of RAGTIME. She starred in the longest running off-broadway show in history,
I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, HOW CHANGE.
She is a Moth Radio Hour Story Slam winner
and teaches workshops on storytelling.
Her album A NEW STAGE is comprised of songs she recorded each Father's Day for her husband and son.
Marylee is the founder of Chakras Yoga and RYT. She wrote for Gaiam Yoga, The Elephant Journal, L.A and Boston Yoga Magazine, Bliss.com and Life As a Human. Her guided journal LOVE WHERE YOU ARE NOW
is available on Amazon.
She lives on a farm in Massachusetts with her husband, son and a bunch of animals.