Speakers Bureau

The Retreat to Broadway Speakers Bureau is comprised of 11 pre-approved Broadway professionals who willingly serve as keynote speakers for our various programs. Their talks typically include a 20-30 minute personal testimony where the actor shares about her/his Broadway journey, followed by a private 30-minute Question & Answer session with retreat participants. Speaker availability varies and is subject to change based on performance, audition and/or production schedules.

Ioana Alfonso

Wicked, 9 to 5, “Smash”, “Broad City”

Stephanie J. Block

The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 9 to 5, Anything Goes, Falsettos, The Boy From Oz, Pirate Queen, Wicked, “Rise”, “Madam Secretary”

Kathy Brier

Hairspray, “One Life to Live”, “Boardwalk Empire”

Julie James

Sirius/XM Radio “Broadway Names with Julie James”, “Maya and Marty”

Lesli Margherita

Matilda the Musical, Dames at Sea, Zorro the Musical, Who’s Holiday, “Homeland,” “Opening Night,” Author “Neck Punch” and “Carry On: Advice from the ‘Queen'”

Marty Thomas

The Secret Garden, Wicked, Xanadu, “Grace and Frankie”, “Two Broke Girls”

Sebastian Arcelus

A Time to Kill, Jersey Boys, Wicked, “House of Cards”, “Madam Secretary”

Sarah Bolt

Sister Act, Wicked, “Peter Rabbit” (voice of Jemima)

Kathy Deitch

Footloose, Wicked, “American Horror Story”, “LOFT”, “Plus This! Show”, “Raising Hope”

Douglas Lyons

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, “Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical”

Anthony Rapp

IF/THEN, RENT, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, “Star Trek: Discovery”, “Adventures in Babysitting”, “Dazed and Confused”, Author “Without You”