Saturday, June 11, 2011

LIVE from the TONYS EVE Cocktail Party

Today, I will host MUSICAL THEATRE TALK live from the TONY AWARDS Cocktail Party at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Listen LIVE by...
 TWEET your questions for the nominees to @TrishCausey!

All replays are available on the Musical Theatre Talk website.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Another New Writing Gig

Just another quick note, I have also been hired as a blogger for, the forum for aficionados of Stage Directions Magazine.

I will write about Performing Arts, Vocal Study, and Stage Managing. Check out my first post which went live today -- the topic: Vocal Health During the Winter.

Feel free to leave comments or questions!


New Writing Gigs

Hey, everybody!

I just wanted to give you an update on what's going on with "Musical Theatre Talk" and my (lack of) posting here.

I have recently been hired as the Guide for Theatre for, a New York Times company, to write about all things Broadway, Off-Broadway, professional regional theatre, and New York concerts and events. During that year-long hiring process, I had to focus on writing for, so I wasn't writing as much here. Also, in my personal life, I moved and got set up in a new town. But my show, "Musical Theatre Talk," was on hiatus while I settled in.

Well, now "Musical Theatre Talk" is BACK! I've interviewed Oscar A. Hammerstein, III, and Andrea Marcovicci, and a slew of great guests are already set for January 2011. I'm also using a new system for the show -- another reason for the delay in starting Season 3. Not to fear, though! I'm back on schedule. Upcoming guests will be announced in another blog post, so stay tuned.

Thank you for being patient and be sure to check out the replays at Musical Theatre Talk's website.


Monday, May 24, 2010

BWAY: Sean Hayes to host TONY's

Sean Hayes, former co-star of the hit show "Will and Grace," will host the Tony Awards on CBS on June 13, 2010.  Sean is also nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for his work in the revival of PROMISES, PROMISES.


55th DRAMA DESK AWARDS Winners (and Surprises)

The 55th Drama Desk Awards handed a bevy of awards to the best in New York theatre last night.  An unusal award, the Drama Desk Awards combine Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway together to arrive at the nominations for the best in the theatre as a whole.

Hosted by legendary singer and Tony-winner, Patti LuPone, the awards were shown live online via  A running joke throughout the night began with an innocent comment of Mitzi Gaynor complementing Martha Plimpton's shoes, which snowballed to Matthew Modine supposedly complimenting women on their Spanx.

And the Musical Theatre (and Music oriented) winners are...

Outstanding Musical:
American Idiot
Everyday Rapture
**Memphis ** WINNER
The Addams Family
The Scottsboro Boys

Outstanding Revival of a Musical:
A Little Night Music
Finian's Rainbow
**La Cage Aux Folles** WINNER
Promises, Promises

Outstanding Actor in a Musical:
Brandon Victor Dixon, The Scottsboro Boys
**Douglas Hodge, La Cage Aux Folles ** WINNER
Cheyenne Jackson, Finian's Rainbow
Chad Kimball, Memphis
Nathan Lane, The Addams Family
Bobby Steggert, Yank!

Outstanding Actress in a Musical (tie):
Kate Baldwin, Finian's Rainbow
**Montego Glover, Memphis ** WINNER
Jayne Houdyshell, Coraline
Christiane Noll, Ragtime
Sherie Rene Scott, Everyday Rapture
**Catherine Zeta-Jones, A Little Night Music** WINNER

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical:
Kevin Chamberlin, The Addams Family
Robin De Jesus, La Cage Aux Folles
Jeffry Denman, Yank!
**Christopher Fitzgerald, Finian's Rainbow** WINNER
Jeremy Morse, Bloodsong of Love
Bobby Steggert, Ragtime

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical:
Carolee Carmello, The Addams Family
Carrie Cimma, Lizzie Borden
**Katie Finneran, Promises, Promises ** WINNER
Angela Lansbury, A Little Night Music
Kenita Miller, Langston in Harlem
Terri White, Finian's Rainbow

Outstanding Director of a Musical:
Warren Carlyle, Finian's Rainbow
Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Ragtime
Igor Goldin, Yank!
Terry Johnson, La Cage Aux Folles
**Michael Mayer, American Idiot ** WINNER
Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys

Outstanding Choreography:
Warren Carlyle, Finian's Rainbow
Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Ragtime
Lynne Page, La Cage Aux Folles
Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys
**Twyla Tharp, Come Fly Away** WINNER
Sergio Trujillo, Memphis

Outstanding Music:
**David Bryan, Memphis** WINNER
Michael Friedman, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Joe Iconis, Bloodsong of Love
John Kander & Fred Ebb, The Scottsboro Boys
Andrew Lippa, The Addams Family
Joseph Zellnik, Yank!

Outstanding Lyrics:
Rick Crom, Newsical The Musical
Kevin Del Aguila, Click, Clack, Moo
**John Kander & Fred Ebb, The Scottsboro Boys** WINNERS
Dillie Keane and Adèle Anderson, Fascinating Aïda Absolutely Miraculous!
Andrew Lippa, The Addams Family
David Zellnik, Yank!

Outstanding Book of a Musical:
Joe DiPietro, Memphis
Joe Iconis, Bloodsong of Love
Dick Scanlan & Sherie Rene Scott, Everyday Rapture
David Thompson, The Scottsboro Boys
**Alex Timbers, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson** WINNER
David Zellnik, Yank!

Outstanding Orchestrations:
Larry Hochman, The Scottsboro Boys
Tom Kitt, American Idiot
Tom Kitt, Everyday Rapture
John Oddo, All About Me
**Daryl Waters & David Bryan, Memphis** WINNERS

Outstanding Musical Revue:
Fascinating Aïda: Absolutely Miraculous!
Million Dollar Quartet
Newsical The Musical
Simon Green: Traveling Light
**Sondheim on Sondheim** WINNER

Outstanding Music in a Play:
Adam Cochran, A Play on War
Adam Cork, Red
Gaines, A Lie of the Mind
Philip Glass, The Bacchae
Hem, Twelfth Night
**Branford Marsalis, Fences** WINNER

Outstanding Set Design:
Sandra Goldmark, The Boys in the Band
**Phelim McDermott, Julian Crouch & Basil Twist, The Addams Family ** WINNERS
Derek McLane, Ragtime
Christopher Oram, Red Jay Rohloff, Underground
Karen Tennent, Hansel and Gretel

Outstanding Costume Design:
Antonia Ford-Roberts & Bob Flanagan, The Emperor Jones
Clint Ramos, So Help Me God!
Bobby Frederick Tilley II, Lizzie Borden
**Matthew Wright, La Cage Aux Folles ** WINNER
David Zinn, In the Next Room or the vibrator play

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical:
**ACME Sound Partners, Ragtime ** WINNER
Jonathan Deans, La Cage Aux Folles
Ashley Hanson, Kurt Eric Fischer & Brian Ronan, Everyday Rapture
Peter Hylenski, The Scottsboro Boys
Scott Lehrer, Finian's Rainbow
Brian Ronan, Promises, Promises

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Macy's Invites You to Sing Your Way to the Tony Awards

Ever wanted to be surrounded by the best of Broadway all at once?

Macy's and CBS want to hear YOU sing your Broadway best for a chance to win a trip to the 64th Annual Tony Awards in New York.

The Tonys will be aired live on CBS, June 13th, at 8 pm EDT/ 7 pm CDT.

Song Choices:
  • "96,000" - IN THE HEIGHTS
  • "Good Morning, Baltimore" - HAIRSPRAY
  • "I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outa my Hair" - SOUTH PACIFIC
  • "Lonely Goatherd" - THE SOUND OF MUSIC
  • "Maybe" - ANNIE
  • "One" - A CHORUS LINE
  • "Stars" - LES MISERABLES
  • "Ya Got Trouble" - THE MUSIC MAN
Music clearances facilitated by Music Theatre International, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, and Tams-Witmark Music Library. Songs provided courtesy of copyright holders.

Get Started by going to
1. Upload your video by May 27th noon PT
2. Vote on yor favorites from May 27th to June 1st to help determine the top 5 videos.
3. Return on June 3rd noon PT to view and vote for your favorite of the top 5.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. See Official Rules for details.


Monday, May 17, 2010

BWAY: Special TONY for NYPD

The peeps at the Tony Awards announced today that they will award a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre to the Midtown North and South New York City Police Precincts for outstanding service to Manhattan’s Theatre District.  Though the NYPD was instrumental in protecting the Times Square Theatre District from the recent car bomb, it is the job they do everyday that earned the precints this special award.

The Broadway League's Executive Director, Charlotte St. Martin, explained,
"We had decided on this particular Tony Honor well before the May 1st incident in Broadway/Times Square which brought the NYPD's skills to the forefront of a very public stage, so our desire to award them for their consistent day-to-day dedication proved even more appropriate."
The 2010 Tony Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall on June 13, 2010 on CBS, beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET with a red carpet interviews.