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January 15, 2021
Live at The Lortel 2021 features Phillipa Soo and Krysta Rodriguez

"Live at The Lortel" brings you live YouTube interviews with artists and performers. The 2021 lineup kicked off with Whitney White and Peter Mark Kendall on January 4, followed by Anna Deveare Smith on January 11.

If you missed those two, you can still catch Phillipa Soo on January 25 and Krysta Rodriguez on February 1. All interviews take place Mondays at 7:00 PM EST via After each interview, a recording will be released as a podcast episode, available on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify, and Soundcloud.



headshot of Phillipa Soo
Phillipa Soo. By Jordan Geiger.

Monday, January 25 - live

Podcast release: January 29

Phillipa Soo is best known for her portrayal of Eliza Hamilton in the Broadway musical Hamilton – and the 2020 Disney+ film of the live stage recording – for which she was nominated for the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Notably, three leading roles she helped originate were on Broadway at the same time: HamiltonAmélie and Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.



headshot of Krysta Rodriguez
Krysta Rodriguez. By Jenny Anderson.

Monday, February 1 - live

Podcast release: February 5

Krysta Rodriguez is a stage actress, singer and dancer, breast cancer survivor and creator of Notable Broadway roles include First Date, The Addams Family, In The Heights, A Chorus Line, Spring Awakening and Good Vibrations. She also appeared on “Smash,” NBC’s televised ode to Broadway as Ana, the high flying, day drinking diva. Rodriguez is currently in production on Ryan Murphy’s highly anticipated Netflix limited series “Halston” as Liza Minnelli, Halston’s muse and best friend.


About Live at the Lortel

Hosted by Eric Ostrow along with co-hosts Joy DeMichelle, John-Andrew Morrison, and Daphne Rubin-Vega, season two of “Live at The Lortel” is dedicated to amplifying the voices and stories of people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and artists who stand in solidarity with the continued fight against institutional racism and racial injustice. Theater makers will delve into their thoughts on the future of theater during this period of radical change. They will also discuss their craft, as well as their professional and personal projects that help to make theatre and the world more equitable.

Future guests for the remainder of February 2021 and beyond will be announced soon.


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