Are you wanting to learn more about musical theatre ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best musical theatre podcasts of 2021.
We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.
We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!
Best Musical Theatre Podcasts 2021
With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.
Jim and Tomic’s Musical Theatre Happy Hour
- Publisher: Broadway Podcast Network
- Total Episodes: 114
We’re Jimi (@asinhendrix) and Tommy (@MusicalMash) and we’re obsessed with musical theatre. Like, really, we won’t shut up about it. And now YOU get to listen, too! If you’re looking for two diehard musical theatre nerds babbling on about Sondheim, then this is the podcast for you!
BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY’S LIVING LEGENDS » Podcast
- Publisher: Broadway Podcast Network
- Total Episodes: 514
Behind the Curtain: Broadway’s Living Legends collects the wit, wisdom, and anecdotes of musical theatre’s greatest artists from the Golden Age to Now. From actors to directors, designers to playwrights, press agents to general managers, this podcast is a celebration of the giants who helped shape the American Musical Theatre. Hosts: Robert W. Schneider & Kevin David Thomas
OFF 2 BROADWAY
- Publisher: OFF2BROADWAY
- Total Episodes: 64
A podcast where we discuss everything musical theatre, from the comfort of the car. Hosted by Tara & Stefania
Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast
- Publisher: IndieWorks Theatre Company
- Total Episodes: 9
Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast is a brand new musical theatre program brought to you by New York City’s IndieWorks Theatre Company! Each episode features a new and exciting “mini-musical” presented as fully-produced radio plays, complete with lush orchestrations, captivating sound effects, and some of the greatest talent that Broadway, Hollywood, TV, and even YouTube have to offer! Each musical is followed by an in-depth discussion with its brilliant creators, introducing audiences to new musicals and new writers without the commitment of having to listen to a whole cast album. New musicals. Anytime. Anywhere.
MusicalTalk – The UK’s Independent Musical Theatre Podcast
- Publisher: MusicalTalk
- Total Episodes: 579
We are a weekly podcast devoted to bringing you news, views, reviews, interviews and much more content devoted to musical theatre and film. We discuss composers, writers, actors, theatres and shows and encourage listeners to join in. Visit our site at musicaltalk.co.uk
Fireside Mystery Theatre
- Publisher: Fireside Mystery Productions
- Total Episodes: 181
Fireside Mystery Theatre is original audio drama performed and recorded live. We’re styled in the fashion of old-time radio theatre with a decidedly modern macabre sensibility!We perform once a month at The Slipper Room in NYC with a full cast, a live, improvised score, and musical acts that complement our anthology of stories. Join host Ms. Ali Silva and with her amazing company of actors and musicians for this varied series of thrilling and chilling tales!Also from Fireside Mystery Productions: The Midnight Reading, a special recurring series of dramatic readings of lost classics from the world of macabre fiction that have inspired our show.For more information, merchandise and upcoming live shows visit our website.http://www.firesidemysterytheatre.comConnect with us! @firesidemysteryhttps://twitter.com/firesidemystery
Piece by Piece: The Musical Theatre Talk Show Podcast
- Publisher: Piece by Piece
- Total Episodes: 20
Piece by Piece is the musical theatre talk show podcast hosted by musical director Joe Bunker.Joining Joe for deep-dives into iconic musicals are the artists behind legendary Broadway and West End productions: Tony Award-winning writers like David Yazbek and Jeanine Tesori, directors including Dominic Cooke and David Cromer; and Olivier Award-winning actors like Janie Dee, Adrian Lester, Jenna Russell, and Sophie Thompson.Filled with sizzling songs, quizzes, and scintillating conversation, Piece by Piece is a podcast for musical theatre fans everywhere.
Life in the Pit
- Publisher: David Lane
- Total Episodes: 57
This podcast is devoted to the lives and experiences of instrumental musicians who play for musical theatre. Listeners can hear the stories of what goes on in “the pit” and aspiring musicians can learn what it takes to become a pit musician.
What The Musical
- Publisher: Operation Shadowbox
- Total Episodes: 69
A podcast for musical theatre nerds and newbies. Join Chelsey and Tara as they discuss musicals and all their glorious facets–the technical, the dramatic, the problematic, and the beloved songs we never want to hear again. Episodes released twice a month.
What Will She Do Next?
- Publisher: Bird & Mirabella
- Total Episodes: 15
Broadway stars, historical women, and family-friendly showstoppers. Musical theatre writing team Bird & Mirabella present a musical podcast focused on key, decision-making moments in the lives of history’s greatest women. Through interactive storytelling and Broadway-style song, WWSDN keeps children searching for an answer, while ultimately learning a lesson in perseverance.
The Goblin Podcast – Musical Stories for Kids
- Publisher: Goblin Theatre
- Total Episodes: 20
The Goblin Podcast is a kid’s podcast featuring original musical stories, from acclaimed children’s theatre makers. Each episode we’ll be bringing you new musical stories for the whole family to enjoy wherever you like. Our stories are full of catchy new songs and a lot of fun that will inspire the imagination of all ages.From The Legend of the Jazz Penguin (a musical adventure about a little Penguin looking for her sound) to Hey Diddle Diddle (a celebration of nonsense based on the nursery rhyme) and The Adventures of Pinocchio, our stories and music are made with the top quality production values and with a variety of talented actors, musicians and writers.Goblin is an acclaimed children’s theatre company from the UK, and have performed at lots of great venues including Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre, National Theatre & Royal Exchange, Manchester.Here are what the press have said about our theatre shows:”Funny and beautiful… dazzling” The Guardian“Incredible, innovative children’s theatre” What’s On Stage“Groundbreaking… dream-like… imaginative” The Stage“An unmissable musical delight… made the children in the packed audience scream with incredulous laughter” TimeOut“A Brilliant show for children of all ages” Primary Times See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Cut to the Grace
- Publisher: Grace Mouat
- Total Episodes: 31
Grace Mouat is a professional musical theatre actress best known as the original ‘swing’ from SiX the musical where she covered all of the roles as well as performing in Max Martin’s smash hit musical, & Juliet! Good banter, DMC’s and unfiltered rants are no strangers to Grace! In this new series, Grace is chatting with friends, old and new, who all share her zest for life and have their own unique stories to tell. From West End stars, up and coming music artists, writers, vloggers, life coaches, TV actors and personalities, Grace will ‘Cut to the Grace’ (chase) and ask them all the juicy questions on how they became the person they are today.
Sunday Show Tunes
- Publisher: Sunday Show Tunes
- Total Episodes: 101
The award-winning Sunday Show Tunes presents the very best of musical theatre talent through songs and interviews with composers, lyricists and actors from Hollywood, the West End and Broadway.
Once More, with Dragons!
- Publisher: Tommy Nolan, Emily Clark, Christi Esterle, Jesse McAnally
- Total Episodes: 6
Ready your crossbow and lace up your tap shoes: the time has come for “Once More, with Dragons!” It’s a musical theatre themed, Dungeons and Dragons real-play adventure featuring a troupe of your favorite musical theatre YouTubers and podcasters. “Once More, with Dragons” is an improvised, fantasy, role-playing story filled with combat, intrigue, mysteries, and musical theatre puns. And don’t worry – you don’t need to know ANYTHING about Dungeons and Dragons (or musical theatre) to enjoy this story. Our dramatis personae include: Evelyn Forte, the brassy-mouthed, dragonborn sorcerer, is played by Emily Clark. You can find Emily over at Stealing Focus on YouTube. D’syraeah the Magnificent, high elf druid and daughter of theatrical royalty, is played by Christi Esterle. You can find Christi aka “the Diva” at Musical Hell on Youtube. Graygory Highland, the two-timin’ dwarfish rouge, is played by Jesse McAnally. You can find Jesse’s other podcast Musicals with Cheese in a podcatcher near you. And, finally, Tommy Nolan as your Dungeon Mash-ter (Musical Theatre Mash in all places online.)Whether you’re a d20 rolling Gygax fan or a Sondheim-loving acolyte, you’ll find something to enjoy in this adventure. Follow our troupe of septuagenarian performers as they brave the perils of the audition room and conquer the dangers of a cold read. Grab a seat on the aisle and enjoy “Once More, with Dragons!”
Flop of the Heap
- Publisher: Mark Alpert and John Anker Bow
- Total Episodes: 15
Get excited for what’s being referred to by ‘industry professionals’ as “Musical Science Theatre 3000,” “Just the schadenfreude I needed!” and “Something to listen to instead of the president’s whining,” when John and Mark, both ‘industry professionals,’ bring to you, Flop of the Heap, the podcast where failure is always an option! Like B-Movies? Try B-Musicals! Available now on your internet enabled device.
- Publisher: Quincy Brown and Kevin Bianchi
- Total Episodes: 18
Everybody skips “Sentimental Man” on the Wicked cast recording. You know it. We know it. We’re willing to wager Stephen Schwartz knows it, too. But keep that thumb away from your skip buttons because this is SENTIMENTAL MEN. We’re Quincy Brown and Kevin Bianchi and we are in a different realm of liking Wicked. Join us as we talk (and occasionally scream) about musical theatre and embark on an exploration of one of Broadway’s most iconic roles.
Get Onto My Cloud: The Tim Rice Podcast
- Publisher: Broadway Podcast Network
- Total Episodes: 50
Get Onto My Cloud has Tim at his chatty witty best, where he talks about his career in theatre and music, his colleagues and friends (plus the odd foe) and sometimes roams off stage to discuss other important matters in his life such as cricket, astronomy, Sunderland FC and boxer dogs.You can also expect to listen to recordings of some of his favourite lyrics (not always the obvious ones) and he reveals how and why some shows worked brilliantly and some didn’t.Described as “Relaxed, casual, essential listening for musical theatre fans and historians”Sir Tim Rice wrote the lyrics for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess and The Lion King, to name but five.The composers he has worked with include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Alan Menken, ABBA’s Bjorn and Benny and Freddie Mercury.
So Crisp with Jay Crisp Crow
- Publisher: Jay Crisp Crow
- Total Episodes: 45
Come and try our delicious tastes of copy, messaging, marketing, branding, business bravery, and random musical theatre singalongs. Jay Crisp Crow, Copywriting Queen, teams up with her best word-nerdy buddies to bring you crisp ideas, fresh delivery, tantalising tips and tricks, and possibly also get raucously sidetracked. Not just business. More than marketing.It’s all deliciously dished up here, on So Crisp. Yum!
Breaking the Curtain
- Publisher: Breaking the Curtain
- Total Episodes: 30
And… 5,6,7,8!The ladies from Break a Leg and Both Sides of the Curtain have joined forces to bring their stagey podcast to you! “Breaking the Curtain”; a hybrid of both blog names features everything from Musical Theatre History, Interviews with Broadway and West End performers, and stagey ramblings!
All That Scratch
- Publisher: All That Productions & The Other Palace
- Total Episodes: 8
A podcast of new musical theatre writing recorded live at The Other Palace in partnership with All That Productions, giving new musicals and emerging artists a stage to present their work for development and feedback.