NEW PODCAST “DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?” FROM ERIC ULLOA – A THEATER PERSON’S GUIDE TO SAVING DEMOCRACY
FOR RELEASE ON JULY 1, 2020
ANNOUNCES NEW PODCAST
“DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?”
ON BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
New York, NY – Actor and playwright, Eric Ulloa, today announced his new podcast, Do You Hear the People Sing?, a theater person’s guide to saving democracy. The debut episode, with special guest, Drama Desk Award® winner and Global Ambassador for (RED), Javier Muñoz, is now available HERE.
Theater people possess stronger activism powers than most. Do You Hear the People Sing? will harness those powers to help listeners get involved in defeating Donald Trump and winning elections in November, while finding the activists within themselves. This new podcast aims to be the most informative guidebook for anyone in the theater who has ever asked, “How do I get started?”, and to inspire a new generation to jump into action for the 2020 election – and beyond.
Each episode in this ten-episode limited series hosted by Ulloa and released every other week through Election Day in November, includes two segments: “To Plan” and “To Inspire.” The first segment, anchored by Ulloa, offers listeners an action plan for how to get involved, sharing tools and insights for how to make executing your plan as productive as possible. Then, Ulloa sits down with a different Broadway celebrity with deep roots in activism to discuss how activism became a part of their lives, why it’s important to them, great moments working on things greater than themselves, and advice for those who want to get involved, too.
Do You Hear the People Sing? is produced by O&M ETC. and the team behind The Fabulous Invalid and Stage Left: The Podcast (Jamie DuMont and Rob Russo) in partnership with The Broadway Podcast Network.
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ABOUT THE HOST
Eric Ulloa is the author of 26 Pebbles, which had its world premiere at The Human Race Theatre Company. The play was featured in American Theatre Magazine and The New York Times, won the Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award for 2017, was named one of the Top Ten Plays of 2017 by Samuel French, and was one of the top-produced plays nationally of 2018. Eric is the writing assistant to Academy Award winner Alex Dinelaris on his upcoming screen adaptation of Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse’s Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical. Eric is the book writer of the musicals Passing Through, which premiered in 2019 at Goodspeed Musicals and Molly Sweeney, based on the play by Brian Friel, which was a part of the Bay Street Theatre 2017 Festival of New Works and is the author of the play Reindeer Sessions. On the other side of the footlights, Eric was in the original Broadway company of On Your Feet: The Story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan and has appeared on the 2016 “Tony Awards” telecast, “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” and “A Capital Fourth.” Instagram: theulloa; Twitter: eulloa03
ABOUT THE GUEST
Javier Muñoz is an actor and activist whose impressive body of work spans theater, film, and television. Javier is best known for starring as Alexander Hamilton in the cultural-phenomenon musical Hamilton on Broadway for two years, after Lin-Manuel Miranda departed the show (and was his alternate prior to that). He got his break starring as Usnavi in Broadway’s In The Heights, also created by Miranda. Recent theater credits include The New Englanders at Manhattan Theater Club and the starring role in the North American premiere of Stephen Lloyd Helper’s A Sign of the Times. Javier will soon star in the dark comedy indie feature, Monuments. On television, he has appeared on “Shadowhunters,” “Blindspot” and “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.” Javier is also an outspoken activist for LGBTQ+ rights and a Global Ambassador for (RED), which fights to end HIV/AIDS. Muñoz was honored with the prestigious OUT100 “Breakout of the Year” award in 2016, as well as the Howard Ashman Award by the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). Javier now serves on the Board of GMHC as well.
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