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.
Marylee is an performer, producer & writer. She performed in the first American company of RAGTIME in Los Angeles and in the 2023 RAGTIME concert with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She starred in the longest running off-broadway play in theater history, I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE
PERFECT, NOW CHANGE.
Her theater and podcast production company, TIMA, founded with Tony Award winner LaChanze, is part of the investment team for Kimberly Akimbo and she is a co-producer on the upcoming Broadway
musical THE OUTSIDERS.
Her album A NEW STAGE is found wherever you get your music. It is comprised of songs recorded her husband each Father's Day, while their boy was small.
She wrote for Gaiam Yoga, The Elephant Journal, LA & Boston Yoga Magazine, Bliss.com & Life As A Human Magazine. Her essays explore yoga, but focus on her experiences with her son, and the ways he helps her grow. She is a registered yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner and founder of Chakras Yoga.
She lives on a farm in Massachusetts with her husband Michael, an author and biotech executive, and their son Seb, who makes her crazy with his aspiration to
be a pro-boxer.