They grew up in tiny towns in different corners of the heartland, but Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara both found their way to the one and only Florence Birdwell. A tough vocal coach who would challenge their talent, Mrs. Birdwell insisted on their best, and ultimately supported and championed their careers for the rest of her life.
In this episode we'll hear from the joyful, passionate, no-nonsense Mrs. Birdwell and see how she touched these lovely Broadway stars, developing their emotional core, as much as she cultured their craft.
Kristin and Kelli share intimate stories about their beginnings in New York, the funny quirks of their wonderful teacher, and the lasting mark of a mentor who has never left their side.
Former NY Times theatre critic, Charles Isherwood hosts this wonderful trip down memory lane with the series producer, Brad Newman.
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