Actress Anna Chlumsky joins John to talk about the food writing career that didn't stick, rediscovering the passion for acting, hitting actor rock bottom, finding her way back to the stage, and her work in VEEP.
Actor Harry Lennix joins John to talk about meeting his wife during his critically acclaimed Broadway debut, directing for the theater, the relevance of black playwrights today, the importance of agitating the status quo, and his exciting upcoming projects.
Geffen Playhouse Unscripted brings you its 2017 year in review. The best of the best of our guests including Matt Shakman, Alfred Molina, Bryan Cranston, David Copperfield, Josh Gad, Lisa Lampanelli, Rainn Wilson, Jason and Yvonne Lee, Anna Chlumsky, Ginnifer Goodwin and Allen Leech, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Matt Walsh, and Lois Smith.
Hulu's "The Path" creator and showrunner Jessica Goldberg joins John to talk about what life is like as a writer, her beginnings as a playwright, seeing her first Broadway play, the writers that have influenced her, and how her show has affected its real-life viewers.
Actor Omar Metwally joins John to talk about the shocking finale of Mr. Robot, beginning his film career with Steven Spielberg, his time on Broadway, performing a 35 minute monologue, and how he prepares for a role.
Actor Michael Emerson joins John Horn via Skype to talk about his young departure and rediscovery of acting, finding himself in Shakespeare, the excitement of acting challenges, working on LOST, Arrow, and figuring out how to do theater vs television.
John talks with actor Michael Cerveris about his getting started in second grade in a Brecht play, falling in love with acting, going to Exeter, picking up the guitar, and taking a chance on "The Who's Tommy". Plus, why he's donning a pig mask for Fox's "Gotham".
John Horn sits down at the Geffen Playhouse with Lin-Manuel Miranda to talk about relief for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, some of his recent work to raise awareness for the people of Puerto Rico, as well as field questions from the audience.
Take a look back at our top three favorite conversations this year. We heard about Josh Gad's inability to remember his lines and music cues in Book of Mormon, Bryan Cranston's view and advice on how to persevere as an actor, and Dana Delany's perspective on choosing jobs based on want versus need. All that coming up on Geffen Playhouse Unscripted.
Wayne Brady joins John over Skype to talk about getting started as a performer in a theme park, the difference between focusing on the celebrity as opposed to the craft, being the Wayne that everyone knows vs. the Wayne he really is, how improv changed his career, auditioning for Hamilton, and the importance of breaking the rules.