Episode 47: Nicholas Barasch

My thoughts on the Tony Awards will be coming up in a blog post soon. This one is about my interview with the amazing Nicholas Barasch.

Rachel and Nicholas Barasch at Broadwaycon

Original caption on this was “future podcast guest Nicholas Barasch.” UPDATED!!!!

You can listen to the episode here: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fv663-929921

Nick mentioned his work on The Backyardigans and I wanted to hear it so I found this video on YouTube and it’s the cutest thing ever. Nick played Austin.

If you want to know why Nick and I are gushing about my cousin Larry, you can hear his Elsie Cast interview. (Also, based on last night’s reaction on Twitter, I will from now on be referring to Tony Award Winner Larry Hochman by my mother’s nickname for him: Cousin Larry the Big Deal.)

We casually talked about our mutual friend Jen. We meant this Jen.

Nick was in the 2012 Roundabout Theater revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

We got in a rather long chat about GS (which I edited–you’re welcome). “GS” is Columbia-speak for Columbia School of General Studies. I work at Columbia and the current Dean of General Studies is my former Department Chair, which is why I’m throwing around internal abbreviations like that. I apologize. But GS is an amazing program for all sorts of non-traditional students like Nick or my friend David.

In short, if you get a chance to see Nick in anything, take it! He’s amazing. Below is the performance that first sold me, orchestrated by Cousin Larry the Big Deal:

Next time on the podcast:

June 18: #SaveRise

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