Video: BPN Live: My Broadway Memory with Ann Harada and Ali Ewoldt

On January 21, Broadway Podcast Network presented My Broadway Memory, a live, visual comedy podcast in its second season, hosted by Michael Kushner and Remy Germinario, and featuring Ali Ewoldt (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The King and I) and Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella, Les Miserables, 9 to 5, Seussical, M. Butterfly), who recently received a Best Guest Supporting Actress nomination for a 2020 Indie Series Award for Indoor Boys.

 A celebration of memorable experiences at the theatre with Broadway’s biggest names, during each episode, a guest will choose a Playbill from their collection at random and take a trip down memory lane. In addition to discussing the actual show, Michael, Remy, and guests will discuss other memories, folklore, specific performances, and geek out over Broadway.

They first appeared onstage in the 2006 Broadway revival of Les Miserables with Ali as Cosette and Ann as Mme. Thenardier.

Adam Jacobs, Lea Salonga, Ann Harada, Kylie Liya Goldstein, Rona Figueroa and Ali Ewoldt in the 2006 Broadway Revival of LES MISERABLES. Photo courtesy of Ali Ewoldt/Instagram

Last March Ali played Ella opposite Ann as Madame in NAAP’s concert of CINDERELLA.

Jaygee Macapugay, Ali Ewoldt and Ann Harada in NAAP’s Concert of CINDERELLA. Photo by Lia Chang
Jaygee Macapugay, Ann Harada, Ali Ewoldt, and Kendyl Ito were featured in NAAP’s Concert of CINDERELLA. Photo by Lia Chang
Ali Ewoldt. Photo by Lia Chang

Ali Ewoldt played Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway for two years. She made her Broadway debut as Cosette in Les Miserables, a role she also played on the National Tour, and appeared in Lincoln Center’s recent Tony Award Winning revival of The King and I. Ali has played Maria in numerous productions of West Side Story across the nation and the world, including in Houston on the 2009 Broadway Revival’s 1st National Tour. Ali recently appeared in Irish Rep’s Meet Me in St. Louis. Her other credits include: The Fantasticks (Luisa) Off-Broadway, Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown) at Sacramento Music Circus, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Philia) and 1776 (Martha) at The Muny in St. Louis, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s The King and I (Tuptim), McCarter Theatre’s A Christmas Carol (Fan/Mrs. Bonds) and all the parts in the Royal Family’s new play adaptation of Anne of Green Gables. Ali performed her solo concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York and has sung in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, The Town Hall and at Canyon Ranch. Her symphony work includes The NY Pops Carnegie Hall at Carnegie Hall, The American Pops Orchestra, The Houston Symphony, National Philharmonic and The Boston Pops with Maestro Keith Lockhart. Ali’s TV/Film credits include “The Michael J. Fox Show,” “Yield, Drama: The Web Series” and the short films The Cactus and Mia. She has a BA in psychology from Yale University.

Ann Harada. Photo by Lia Chang
Ann Harada. Photo by Lia Chang

Ann Harada is best known for Avenue Q (Christmas Eve) on Broadway and in London’s West End. Other Broadway roles include Cinderella (Charlotte), Les Miserables (Mme. Thenardier), 9 to 5, Seussical and M. Butterfly. Off-Broadway she has appeared in Emojiland, Pacific Overtures, Brooklynite and Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson. Television roles include Smash, Bluebloods, House of Cards, Master of None and The Jim Gaffigan Show. Film roles include Sisters, Hope Springs and Admission. Ms. Harada was nominated for a 2020 Indie Series Award for Best Guest Supporting Actress for Indoor Boys  Twitter: @annharada Insta: @iamannharada

Ann Harada, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh and Thom Sesma, doing “Someone in a Tree” during Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday tribute 

The cast of NAAP’s CINDERELLA. Photo by Lia Chang

Michael and Remy are calling out to theatre fans everywhere to join in on the fun by creating their own My Broadway Memory videos and sharing them to Instagram or Facebook. Be sure to tag @MyBroadwayMemory and use the hashtag #MyBroadwayMemory to have a chance at being featured on the Broadway Podcast Network site. My Broadway Memory was co-created with Brian Sedita.

Watch: MY BROADWAY MEMORY Partners With Broadway for Biden, New Episode to Feature Jose Llana and Christine Toy Johnson 

Inside the Opening Night of NAAP’s CINDERELLA Concert

Ali Ewoldt, Josh Dela Cruz, Jason Ma, Ann Harada, Jaygee Macapugay, Vishal Vaidya and More in NAAP’s CINDERELLA Concert 

Holiday Cheer with Ali Ewoldt – MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, THE CACTUS, 2020 TAPPY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, BROKEN GROUND and A BROADWAY BARKADA Music Video of “You Will Be Found” 

Ali Ewoldt and Derrick Davis Set for Astoria’s RADIAL PARK, a Broadway-Centric Drive-In Experience Featuring THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Pre-show Concert 


Jason Ma, Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee and More in NAAP’s INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal 

Lia Chang
Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

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