#120: HELEN GALLAGHER, Tony Award Winner for Pal Joey & No No Nanette

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In January of 2017, Rob and Kevin sat down with two time Tony Award winner Helen Gallagher to discuss her incredible life and career. If you are a listener of the podcast you will know that a virus erased the entire interview.

But, through the sheer kindness of Ms. Gallagher, Rob and Kevin got a second chance to interview her. So, without further ado, here is that interview:

You can dance with any girl at all but why would you when the lovely Helen Gallagher is right here and ready to look back on her amazing journey which includes the original productions of Billion Dollar Baby, Brigadoon, High Button Shoes, the 1952 Pal Joey (for which she won a Tony Award), Make a Wish, Hazel Flagg, The Pajama Game, Sweet Charity, and the 1971 No, No, Nanette for which she won her second Tony Awards.

 

Helen pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she won over Agnes DeMille, what it was like sharing a dressing room with Elaine Stritch, and why she went from refusing Sweet Charity to getting a Tony nomination!

 

Also, Helen shines the spotlight on Cole Porter, Benny Goodman, Nanette Fabray, Gwen Verdon, and Bobby Van!

 

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