Episode 21: An Interview with Edward Seckerson

Edward Seckerson

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Episode 21 features Russell Scott’s interview with Edward Seckerson, Writer, Broadcaster, Podcaster, and Musical Theatre obsessive.

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THIS EPISODE: An Interview with Edward Seckerson – Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli and being shy!

This episode features Russell Scott’s interview with Edward Seckerson, Writer, Broadcaster, Podcaster, and Musical Theatre obsessive.

Edward Seckerson, Writer, Broadcaster, Podcaster, and Musical Theatre obsessive.

Edward wrote and presented the long-running BBC Radio 3 series Stage & Screen, in which he interviewed many of the most prominent writers and stars of musical theatre. He also regularly produces podcasts of interviews with notable musical and theatrical artists and makes regular appearances on the BBC Radio 2 Arts ShowBBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, where he presented the 2007 series of the music quiz Counterpoint. On television, he has commentated at the Cardiff Singer of the Worldcompetition on a number of occasions. He has published books on Gustav Mahler and the conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, and has been one of Gramophone Magazine‘s review panel for many years.

More recently he has conducted live interviews on stage with musical theatre stars in his Singular Sensations series at Charing Cross Theatre, with celebrated actors at the St James Theatre and eminent classical musicians at the BarbicanMilton Court, and Ivy House among others. In these shows, Edward’s objective is to trace the artists’ careers, uncovering insights into their working process through a mix of conversation, recordings and live performances.

Edward’s recent musical theatre interviewees have included Kerry Ellis, Howard Goodall, Janie Dee, John Wilson, Jenna Russell, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Gavin Creel, Hannah Waddingham, Stephen Ashfield, Maureen Lipman, Sophie-Louise Dann, Daniel Boys, Louise Dearman, Julian Ovenden, Patricia Hodge, Alex Gaumond, Cynthia Erivo and Jamie Parker. He has interviewed Patricia Routledge on many occasions in their highly successful show Facing the Music: A Life in Musical Theatre, which focuses on Patricia’s extraordinary but perhaps less well-known career in musical theatre. Recent conversations with classical artists have included Dame Janet Baker, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Thomas Allen and Sir Antonio Pappano.

Edward also hosts a live show devoted to the life and work of Richard Rodgers entitled Rodgers Revealed, featuring Tony-nominated arranger, composer and musical director Jason Carr and Olivier Award nominee Anna Francolini. He and Jason are preparing a second show, Bernstein Revealed for 2016 focusing on the life and work of the legendary composer, conductor and educator Leonard Bernstein, with whom Edward conducted one of the last in-depth interviews.

He has interviewed everyone from Bernstein to Liza Minnelli, Paul McCartney to Pavarotti, and Julie Andrews to Andrew Lloyd Webber.


Edward Seckerson on Twitter: @seckerson

Edward Seckerson’s website: http://www.edwardseckerson.biz

Russell Scott has been in the music industry, professionally, for over 35 years working in the worlds of Classical and Musical Theatre. He is not only a Producer and Musical Director, but an accomplished Singer and Vocal Coach.

As a performer he has performed all over the world, as a soloist and with leading choirs and orchestras. With over 100,000 record sales across his 4 solo albums, he’s also appeared on countless film soundtracks, opera, pop and musical theatre recordings.

His company, Russell Scott Entertainment Limited has developed into a successful and reputable entertainment production company specialising in creating and producing high profile, high-end productions. It has produced a number of hugely successful shows across the UK including ‘An Evening of Don Black’, ‘An Evening of Tim Rice’, ‘The Wonderful World of Ashman, Menken & Schwartz, and ‘From Stage And Screen… And Back Again!’ which raised over £15,000 for charity. He produced the critically acclaimed ‘Godspell In Concert’ at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End in 2014 which went on to tour the UK in 2015.

Specialising in ‘performance’, he regularly directs masterclasses and workshops, and has worked with choirs and ensembles around the UK including the acclaimed Military Wives Choir. He is Musical Director of Next Stage Choir and Waddesdon Manor Choir.

Russell Scott is also producer of the UK Choir Festival.

Russell leads an enormously busy life having achieved great success in the cross-over of genres. Music is his soul and his passion, and he is committed to finding and developing new musical talent, giving opportunity to those with the ability and dedication to succeed at the highest level.

His website: https://russellscottentertainment.com

His YouTube channel:  A Life In Music with Russell Scott

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His Twitter account: @RUSSELLSCOTTUK

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