Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine

152 EpisodesProduced by hosted by actress Ilana Levine and produced by The Hangar Studios, NYC

With her unique style of hosting, Ilana Levine gives her listeners up close and personal access to today's biggest stars from Broadway, Film and Television. Her intimate and revealing conversations with Tony Award, Academy Award, Grammy Award and Emmy Award winners gives listeners the feeling they … read more

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Episode 141 - Marc Kudisch

April 15th, 2019

Marc Kudisch – Three-time Tony Award Nominee, Drama Desk Award winner and two-time Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee. 

Film and Television: LATE NIGHT (Billy Kastner), THE TICK (Commander Ty Rathbone, Amazon), BILLIONS …

Episode 140 - Isabelle Huppert and Trip Cullman

April 8th, 2019

ISABELLE HUPPERT is a multi-award winning screen and stage actress. Throughout her career Isabelle Huppert has worked with many French and …

Episode 139 - Sophie von Haselberg and Ariana Venturi

April 7th, 2019


Ilana sat down with the hosts of the podcast "Having A Night" - actresses Sophie von Haselberg and Ariana Venturi.Having A Night is a podcast dedicated to reviving the lost art of the dinner party. Sophie and Ari are …

Episode 138 - Caitlin Kinnunen

March 25th, 2019


Caitlin Kinnunen is currently starring on Broadway in The Prom. Born and raised in Washington State, she moved to New York when she was 16 to make her Broadway debut in Spring Awakening. She later appeared on Broadway …

How To Be More Chill

March 20th, 2019


How To Be More Chill explores how the extraordinary musical “Be More Chill” arrived on Broadway in Spring 2019 with unprecedented momentum. Hosted by Ilana Levine of Little Known Facts and Sam Maher YesBroadway, the …

Episode 137 - Mario Cantone

March 18th, 2019

Mario Cantone, the celebrated New York stage actor and stand-up comedian gained critical acclaim with his Tony-nominated one-man show Laugh Whore, from its appearance at the Cort Theatre on Broadway to the Showtime …

Episode 136 - Daryl Roth

March 11th, 2019

In this episode Ilana sat down with her friend and the producer of the first play Ilana ever did in New York, Tony Award winner - Daryl Roth. Roth is an award-winning theatre producer and President of Daryl Roth …

Episode 135 - Celebrating Women and Broadway

March 4th, 2019

This weeks episode was recorded live at BroadwayCon 2019. In honor of Women's History Month, Ilana is joined by some other members of BroadwayMakers - all women- to share stories of how they took their passion for …

Episode 134 - Amy Ryan

February 25th, 2019

Amy was last seen onstage in Mike Bartlett’s play LOVE LOVE LOVE at the Roundabout theatre directed by Michael Mayer, for which she earned an Obie award. She made her Broadway debut in Wendy Wasserstein’s THE SISTERS …

Episode 133 - Jason Moore

February 18th, 2019

Jason Moore most recently directed the Broadway musical The Cher Show, which showcases Cher's life story brought to the stage featuring her beloved chart-topping hits. Starring Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Micaela …

Episode 132 - "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" Reunion Episode

February 11th, 2019


At BroadwayCon 2019 Ilana Levine (LUCY), Anthony Rapp ( CHARLIE BROWN),  Kristin Chenoweth (SALLY), BD Wong (LINUS), Roger Bart (SNOOPY) and director, Michael Mayer, reunited on stage at the Ziegfeld Ballroom to talk …

Episode 131 - The Making Of A Cast Recording

February 4th, 2019

At BroadwayCon 2019, Ilana led a fascinating and illuminating panel on "The Making Of A Cast Recording" with the star of Head Over Heels, Bonnie Milligan and Kurt Deutsch, Senior VP at Warner/ Chappell Music.

Bonnie …

Episode 130 - Harry Hadden-Paton

January 28th, 2019


Harry Hadden-Paton is a British actor renown for his work in the U.K. and recently in the U.S. on stage and screen, some of his credits include; LCT -  My Fair Lady (Theatre World Award; Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics …

Episode 129 - Patti Murin

January 21st, 2019

Patti Murin is an accomplished stage and television actress. Known for her acclaimed Broadway performances, Murin currently stars as ‘Anna’ in the Broadway production of Disney’s "Frozen." With lyrics written by Kristen …

Episode 128 - Stronger Than Hate

January 14th, 2019

Ilana was the host of a benefit concert for Stronger Than Hate - A benefit concert for the  Tree Of Life Synagogue.

The Jewish community and Broadway friends perform for a night of unification benefitting the Pittsburgh …

Episode 127 - Jeremy Jordan

January 7th, 2019


Jeremy Jordan is a Tony and Grammy-nominated actor and singer. He starred for the past three years on the CBS and CW hit, Supergirl. He can be heard as the voice of ‘Varian' in Disney Channel’s animated series, Tangled, …

Episode 126 - Mike Birbiglia

December 31st, 2018


Mike Birbiglia is a writer, comedian, actor, and director. A contributor to “This American Life” and “The Moth,” he is the author of the New York …

Episode 125 - Laura Dreyfuss

December 24th, 2018

Laura Dreyfuss sat down for a live interview with Ilana at the W Hotel in Times Square on a rainy Sunday night and they talked about everything from life after Dear Evan Hansen, their friendship with Tony Award winner …

Episode 124 - Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen, Live from the Atlantic Theater Company

December 17th, 2018

Ilana Levine hosted her Little Known Facts podcast on stage at The Atlantic Theater Company with special guests Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen.

Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen has appeared in over 60 films. She is …

Episode 123 - Lilli Cooper

December 10th, 2018


LILLI COOPER - Broadway: Tootsie (Julie Nichols), SpongeBob SquarePants (Sandy Cheeks),Wicked (Elphaba), Spring Awakening (Original Broadway Cast). …

Episode 122 - Joe Iconis, Recorded Live at the W Times Square Hotel

December 3rd, 2018

Joe Iconis joins Ilana Levine for a live podcast taping at the W Hotel in Times Square, New York. 

Joe Iconis is a writer and performer. He is a creature of Manhattan and can frequently be spotted banging away on a dirty …

Episode 121 - Steven Levenson

November 26th, 2018


Steven Levenson is the Tony Award-winning book writer of Dear Evan Hansen. His plays include If I Forget, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, Days of Rage, and The Language of Trees. Honors include the Obie …

Episode 120 - Jill Kargman

November 19th, 2018

A born and bred New Yorker, Jill Kargman, is the creator, writer, producer and star of the scripted comedy “Odd Mom Out” in which Ms. Kargman played a satirical version of herself navigating the hilarity of raising …

Episode 119 - Michael Urie

November 12th, 2018

Michael Urie currently stars on Broadway in Torch Song Trilogy. He previously starred in Buyer & Cellar playing multiple characters – including …

Episode 118 - Bonnie Milligan

November 5th, 2018


Bonnie Milligan is currently making her broadway debut to critical acclaim starring in "Head  Over Heels." Previous to HOH, Bonnie was seen playing …

Episode 117 - Alexandra Styron

October 29th, 2018

Many years ago I was hosting a Broadway event to engage and inspire younger voters to get involved in politics. One person after another told me that …

Episode 116 - Rory O'Malley Interviews Our Ilana Levine

October 22nd, 2018


In a landscape overflowing with podcasts it is a lovely thing when two hosts feel tremendous mutual admiration and want to interview each other about their love of podcasting and why they "podcast" while maintaining …

Episode 115 - Douglas and Susan Segal

October 15th, 2018

n 2012, Little Known Facts host Ilana Levine got a call that her dear friend Susan was in a horrible car accident. Her car had literally been crushed by a Los Angeles city bus that had driven head on into Susan's car. …

Episode 114 - Nicolette Robinson

October 8th, 2018

Nicolette Robinson is an award winning actress and was most recently cast as Jenna , the lead in the Broadway musical, "Waitress."  Born and raised …

Episode 113 - Spencer Day

October 1st, 2018


Spencer Day is an award winning recording artist. Born in Utah and raised in the Mormon faith his road to fame has been a complicated journey with many bumps along the road. In this live podcast event hosted at The …

Episode 112 - Eduardo Braniff

September 24th, 2018

Eduardo Braniff was a hugely successful CEO and creative director of one of the largest global design firms in the world and then he decided he …

Episode 111 - Be More Chill -- A Cast Conversation

September 17th, 2018


"Be More Chill" stars Joe Iconis, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, George Salazar and Lauren Marcus join Ilana in front of an audience for a live podcast …

Episode 110 - Jason Alexander

September 10th, 2018

Jason Alexander, the Tony Award winner and Seinfeld star, sits down with Ilana and opens up about his childhood, his incredible career in the theater …

Episode 109 - Jenn Colella

September 3rd, 2018

Jenn Colella, the award winning actress, made an extraordinary journey from LA comedy club to Tony Nomination. Born in South Carolina her story is a …

Episode 108 - Cynthia Nixon, Revisited

August 27th, 2018


Meet the woman who decided to give up one of the most lauded and glorious careers as an actress because she could no longer sit and watch as …

Episode 107 - David Korins, Part 2

August 20th, 2018

Here is Part Two of Ilana's conversation with the extraordinary scenic designer, David Korins.

David Korins - Broadway credits include - Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Motown, Annie, Bring It On, Chinglish, Vanya and Sonia …

Episode 106 - David Korins, Part 1

August 13th, 2018

Here is Part One of Ilana's conversation with the extraordinary scenic designer, David Korins.

David Korins - Broadway credits include - Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Motown, Annie, Bring It On, Chinglish, Vanya and Sonia …

Episode 105 - Jason Robert Brown, Recorded Live

August 6th, 2018

Ilana interviewed JASON ROBERT BROWN live on the stage of City Center after the Encore Series Presentation of his song cycle "Songs for a New World" on the day his latest album "How We React and How We Recover" was …

Auditions: The Good, The Bad, The Hilarious - Rebroadcast

July 30th, 2018


Ilana sat down with Donna Murphy, Lesli Margherita, Emily Skeggs and Andrew Keenan Bolger to share war stories about auditioning. This conversation …

Episode 104 - George Salazar

July 23rd, 2018

George Salazar is best known for originating the role of "Michael Mell" in Be More Chill (coming to the Signature off-Broadway this summer) and for …

Episode 103 - Beth Malone

July 16th, 2018

Tony Award Nominated, Beth Malone, currently stars as “The Angel” in the Tony-award winning play Angels in America, with Andrew Garfield and Nathan …

Episode 102 - Andrew Keenan-Bolger

July 9th, 2018


Andrew Keenan-Bolger is an actor, director, author and filmmaker. He recently starred as “Jesse Tuck” in Tuck Everlasting on Broadway (Drama League …

Episode 101 - Matt Bomer

July 2nd, 2018

Matt Bomer is one of Hollywood’s most exciting actors working today.

After receiving a BFA Degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Bomer moved to New …

Episode 100+ - Matthew Broderick, Recorded Live

June 25th, 2018

In celebration of 100 episodes Matthew Broderick joined Ilana for a live podcast event with  proceeds from ticket sales going to The Trevor Project. Listeners will feel like they are  part of the conversation between  …

Episode 100 - Robbie Rozelle

June 18th, 2018


Robbie Rozelle is a director, writer, performer, producer and graphic designer. He has directed and written or co-written sold-out cabaret shows for …

Episode 99 - Robert Nassau

June 11th, 2018


Robert Nassau is an award winning film and television editor. He is best known for “The Big Sick,” “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” “Wanderlust,” “Funny or Die, “Hello My Name is Doris,” “Wainy Days,” and …

Episode 98 - Jesse Tyler Ferguson

June 5th, 2018


Jesse Tyler Ferguson joined the Little Known Facts host Ilana Levine for a live podcast recording at the W Hotel in Times Square as part of their “Broadway at the W” series. Proceeds went to benefit …

Episode 97 - Abigail Pogrebin

May 29th, 2018


Abigail Pogrebin starred in the original production of the Stephen Sondheim- Hal Prince musical,  "Merrily We Roll Along." Abby was also part of the …

Episode 96 - Joe Iconis and Jennifer Tepper, recorded at BroadwayCon 2018

May 22nd, 2018

JOE ICONIS - As a composer - lyricist - book writer, he has authored the musicals Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter, Bloodsong of Love, The Black Suits, ReWrite, Theaterworks USA’s The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and …

Episode 95 - Roma Torre

May 15th, 2018

Roma Torre, a recipient of an Emmy® and more than 30 other awards, is celebrating her 25th anniversary at NY1, New York’s popular cable news channel, …

Episode 94 - Katie Finneran

May 8th, 2018

Katie Finneran is featured in the third season of Netflix's critically acclaimed drama, Bloodline. Shot in the Florida Keys, Bloodline follows the …

Episode 93 - Michael Ian Black

May 1st, 2018

Michael Ian Black is a multi-media talent who’s starred in numerous films and TV series, written and/or directed two films, is a prolific author and …

Episode 92 - Laura Benanti, Recorded Live at the W Hotel Times Square

April 24th, 2018

Tony Award-winner LAURA BENANTI can now be seen in the Samantha Bee and Jason Jones TBS comedy, The Detour. Additional TV credits include Supergirl, Nashville, guest-starring as songbird Sadie Stone; The Good Wife; and …

Episode 91 - Jennifer Tepper

April 17th, 2018

Jennifer Ashley Tepper is the Creative and Programming Director at Feinstein’s/54 Below, where she has curated orproduced over 3000 shows, including …

Episode 90 - Kevin McCollum

April 10th, 2018

Kevin McCollum has received the Tony Award for Best Musical for "In the Heights" (2008), "Avenue Q" (2004), and "Rent" (1996), which also won the …

Episode 89 - Rory O'Malley

April 3rd, 2018

Rory is currently reigning as King George III in the touring production of the smash hit "Hamilton." It's a role he first played on Broadway for a …

Episode 88 - Cara Buono, Part 2

March 27th, 2018

I am back with Part 2 of my interview with actress Cara Buono.

Cara Buono currently stars in the hit Netflix show Stranger Things as Karen Wheeler. …

Episode 87 - Cara Buono, Part 1

March 20th, 2018


Cara Buono currently stars in the hit Netflix show Stranger Things as Karen Wheeler. She was recently in a heavily recurring role as assassin Martine …

Episode 86 - Auditions: The Good, The Bad, The Hilarious!

March 13th, 2018


Recording live at BroadwayCon 2018 - Donna Murphy, Lesli Margherita, Emily Skeggs and Andrew Keenan Bolger got together with Ilana to share war …

Episode 85 - Melissa Anelli

March 6th, 2018


Melissa Anelli is an American author and webmistress. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Harry, A History," which chronicles the Harry Potter phenomenon with exclusive interview material and a foreword …

Episode 84 - Chazz Palminteri

February 27th, 2018


Chazz Palminteri wrote and performed his one-man show A Bronx Tale for the first time in 1989 before moving it off-Broadway. Mr. Palminteri went on to write the screenplay and co-star in the screen adaptation of A Bronx …

Episode 83 - Beanie Feldstein

February 20th, 2018

Beanie Feldstein currently stars in Greta Gerwig’s LADY BIRD opposite Saoirse Ronan. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, the film takes an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define …

Episode 82 - Actors and Activism - Recorded Live at BroadwayCon 2018

February 13th, 2018


At BroadwayCon 2018 Ilana Levine hosted a panel called "Actors and Activism." The speakers included Lisa Kron (Fun Home), Arian Moayed (The Humans), Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), Britton Smith (Shuffle Along), and Anthony …

Episode 81 - Steven Rogers

February 6th, 2018


Writer-producer Steven Rogers was born in Seattle but because his father produced regional theatre for a living, grew up all across America wherever …

Episode 80 - Matt Rodin

January 30th, 2018


Matt Rodin is a creator who believes art is a channel to the core human spirit. He’s working to ignite the creative power in each of us so that our work can expand us into a more empathetic and conscious species. He’s …

Episode 79 - Lesli Margherita

January 23rd, 2018

An Olivier Award winner for her West End debut as Inez in ZORRO THE MUSICAL, Lesli made her Broadway debut originating the role of Mrs. Wormwood in …

Episode 78 - Uma Thurman

January 16th, 2018

Uma Thurman is currently making her Broadway debut in "The Parisian Woman." She is best known for her portrayal of Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino's …

Episode 77 - Sarah Jessica Parker

January 9th, 2018

Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series "Sex and the City" (1998-2004) as well as serving as an executive …

Episode 76 - Patti LuPone

January 2nd, 2018

Author of The New York Times bestseller, "Patti LuPone: A Memoir," Miss Patti LuPone just concluded her critically acclaimed run as cosmetics pioneer Helena Rubinstein in the Scott Frankel-Michael Korie-Douglas …

Episode 75 - Home for the Holidays

December 26th, 2017


In this collection of conversations llana’s guests share never before told stories from their past . Listen as Laura Linney, Molly Ringwald, Griffin …

Episode 74 - Rob Morrow

December 19th, 2017

Rob Morrow is a multi-Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor, writer, and director with an established career in television, film, and theater …

Episode 73 - Julian Ovenden

December 11th, 2017

Julian Ovenden, a Screen Actors Guild Award winner, talks with Ilana about his roles on "Knightfall," "Downton Abbey," and many other amazing …

Episode 72 - Nia Vardalos

December 4th, 2017

When Nia Vardalos, the Academy Award nominated actress, began her career she was faced with the reality that not many in Hollywood were interested in …

Episode 71 - Kelli O'Hara

November 28th, 2017

Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara is one of Broadway’s most celebrated leading ladies. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Kelli spent most of her childhood on her family’s cattle farm. A serendipitous move to another town while …

Episode 70 - Jordan Roth

November 21st, 2017

Jordan Roth, the Tony Award winning President of Jujamcyn Theaters, is responsible for bringing "Spring Awakening," "Clybourne Park," "Kinky Boots," "Springsteen on Broadway," "Falsettos," "Mean Girls," "Frozen," …

Episode 69 - Donna Murphy, Part 2

November 14th, 2017

In Part 2 of their conversation, Tony Award winner Donna Murphy shares with Ilana personal stories of how she began her career. She recalls hilarious details of being cast early on -- even when the odds were against …

Episode 68 - Donna Murphy

November 7th, 2017

Donna Murphy is a two-time Tony Award winning American musical theater treasure. Donna's singular voice, her comedic skills, her dancing and the …

Episode 67 - Will Roland

October 31st, 2017

Will Roland currently stars as "Jared Kleinman" in the Tony Award winning musical "Dear Evan Hansen." Will had previously co-starred with Ben Platt …

Episode 66 - Laura Heywood

October 24th, 2017

Laura Heywood (a.k.a. @BroadwayGirlNYC ) was an anonymous Broadway influencer with a huge social media following until she decided to reveal her true …

Episode 65 - Cazzie David & Elisa Kalani

October 17th, 2017

Cazzie David, daughter of "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" creator Larry David, was followed by TMZ the day she moved into her college dorm.  …

Episode 64 - Bill Camp

October 10th, 2017

Bill Camp, the Emmy and Tony nominated actor, has had an illustrious career on stage and in film for over three decades. His most recent turn as "Dennis Box" in HBO's highly acclaimed limited series "The Night Of " …

Episode 63 - Gillian Pensavalle

October 3rd, 2017

Gillian Pensavalle is the host of "The Hamilcast" podcast. Gillian started the podcast at the beginning of 2016 because of her love, passion and obsession with all things "Hamilton, An American Musical." Each week …

Episode 62 - Allison Janney

September 26th, 2017

Allison Janney, a seven-time Primetime Emmy Award winner, had dreams of becoming an Olympic figure skater. That dream ended when, at age 17, she ran through a sliding glass window. The injury was serious, and, suddenly …

Episode 61 - Celia Keenan-Bolger

September 19th, 2017

Celia Keenan-Bolger, a native of Detroit, Michigan, has made a very impressive mark in the Broadway community. A Tony nominee beloved for her talent, …

Episode 60 - Julianne Moore

September 12th, 2017

Julianne Moore, the Academy Award winning actress, spends time with Ilana talking about her nomad childhood in a military family, her early years in …

Episode 59 - Brian d'Arcy James

September 5th, 2017

Brian d'Arcy James (award winning actor) originated the role of King George in "Hamilton," The Broadway musical. He has starred in over 14 Broadway …

Episode 58 - Brendan McDonald

August 29th, 2017

Brendan McDonald is the co-creator and executive producer of "WTF" with Marc Maron. He is an Emmy-winning producer and veteran of television, radio and digital media. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.

Brendan …

Ben Platt, Revisited

August 22nd, 2017

At 23, actor Ben Platt won the Tony Award for the physically and emotionally demanding role of Evan Hansen in the Tony Award winning musical, "Dear …

Episode 57 - Jen Rudin

August 15th, 2017

Jen Rudin, author of “Confessions of a Casting Director,” offers listeners a unique behind the scenes experience of the casting process. A child actress herself, Jen shares tips and stories for both the seasoned actor …

Episode 56 - Jerry Mitchell

August 8th, 2017

Jerry Mitchell, Tony Award winning director and choreographer, is a living legend! He is the creator of Broadway Bares, a burlesque show that has …

Episode 55 - Nikka Graff Lanzarone

August 1st, 2017

Nikka Graff Lanzarone comes from a long line of  Broadway performers and Tony Award winners. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she spent her youth figuring out how to get to New York City. Nikka was always clear from a …

Episode 54 - Alex Gansa

July 25th, 2017

Alex Gansa, creator of "Homeland," takes us on a behind the scenes journey of his career as an award winning writer in Hollywood. He and Co-creator …

Episode 53 - Gus Birney

July 4th, 2017

Gus Birney, the youngest actress to date on the podcast, gained her reputation as the new "it girl" with her starring role in the prestige cable …

Episode 52 - Kaskade

June 27th, 2017

Ryan Raddon known as Kaskade to his millions of fans is a world renown Electronic Dance Music DJ and chart topping artist. In this episode of "Little Known Facts" he sits down with Ilana and discusses his life as a …

Episode 51 - Ben Platt and Lucas Hedges

June 20th, 2017

Tony Award Winner, Ben Platt and Academy Award nominee, Lucas Hedges share the podcast stage on this episode of "Little Known Facts with Ilana …

Episode 50 - Alan Alda

June 13th, 2017

Alan Alda has been a household name for decades. He is a rare breed of celebrity -- down to earth, funny, kind and a deeply thoughtful human. He is …

Andrew Rannells & Ben Platt: A Tony Awards Special

June 6th, 2017

In honor of these two brilliant actors and their 2017 Tony Award nominations here are interviews with the star of Falsettos and Girls, Andrew Rannells, and the star of Dear Evan Hansen and Pitch Perfect, Ben Platt. 

Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon: A Tony Awards Special

May 30th, 2017

Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon are both nominated for 2017 Tony Awards for their roles in The Little Foxes. These two stars of stage and screen …

Episode 49 - Andy Cohen

May 23rd, 2017


Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live and bestselling author, takes Ilana behind the scenes of his life. From the Real Housewives franchise to his friendship and show with Anderson Cooper, listeners will …

Episode 48 - Octavia Spencer

May 16th, 2017

Octavia Spencer, Academy Award winner, shares her journey from a small town in Alabama to a huge career in Hollywood. Raised by a single mom and one …

Episode 47 - Orfeh

May 9th, 2017

Orfeh, the Tony nominated Broadway star, shares incredible stories of her life growing up in NYC, her godmother, Cher, and marriage to Broadway star Andy Karl. Hear how (and why)  she handles the non stop discussion …

Episode 46 - Christopher Hanke

May 2nd, 2017

Christopher Hanke, star of stage and screen, shares personal stories of triumph and frustration that actors experience every day, on this hilarious and heartfelt episode of Little Known Facts. Originally slated to go to …

Episode 45 - Emily Skeggs

April 25th, 2017

Emily Skeggs, Tony and Grammy nominated actress, shares her life story on this compelling episode of Little Known Facts. At a young age she is …

Episode 44 - J. Smith-Cameron

April 18th, 2017

J. Smith-Cameron, star of stage and screen, grew up in the south as Jeannie Smith. How she went from a small town Southern life to taking the New York theater community by storm and her marriage to the Oscar nominated …

Episode 43 - Danny Burstein

April 11th, 2017

Danny Burstein has been a Tony Award nominee multiple times. He is a beloved Broadway star and has played iconic roles that have left an indelible …

Episode 42 - Edie Falco

April 4th, 2017

Edie Falco, the multi award winning actress, takes Ilana through her life and career in exquisite detail. From her early days waitressing to her …

Episode 41 - Miriam Shor

March 28th, 2017

Miriam Shor, star of "Hegwig and the Angry Inch" and TV Land's "Younger," describes in hilarious detail the juxtaposition of growing up splitting her time between Detroit, Michigan, and Turin, Italy. Miriam describes …

Episode 40 - Tony Shalhoub

March 21st, 2017

Tony Shalhoub, award-winning star of stage and screen, opens up about the highs and lows of his career, growing up in the Midwest one of ten children, choosing the right material, marriage between actors, fame, and his …

Episode 39 - Judith Light

March 14th, 2017

Judith Light, award-winning actress, takes us through her life story from soap star to sitcom star to Broadway star to "Transparent". Listen as she tells us about her art and her advocacy.

Two-time Tony Award and …

Episode 38 - Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell, Recorded at BroadwayCon2017

March 7th, 2017


Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell both won Tony Awards for their performances in the Pulitzer Prize winning play, The Humans. This year at …

Episode 37 - Lucas Hedges

February 28th, 2017

Lucas Hedges, the Oscar nominated and award winning actor, opens up about the  joys and fears of a career that  takes off at such a young age.

As a child, Lucas Hedges made his feature film debut as an extra in his …

Episode 36 - Andrew Rannells

February 21st, 2017

Andrew Rannells, Television and Broadway star, takes listeners behind the scenes of Girls on HBO, Hamilton on Broadway, and how he got from Omaha to New York City.

Andrew Rannells plays Elijah on the hit HBO series, Girls

Little Known Facts Uncovered

February 14th, 2017

Celebrities share intimate truths about their lives and careers in this special episode of "Little Known Facts." Guests include Griffin Dunne, …

Dan Bucatinksy, Star of '24: Legacy,' Revisited

February 7th, 2017

Dan Bucatinsky, Emmy Award winner, stars in the new Fox series 24 : Legacy.  Listen as Dan takes Ilana behind the scenes of his hit television show and talks about his friendship with Shonda Rhimes, gay parenting, and …

My Love Letter to BroadwayCon

January 31st, 2017


BroadwayCon is the biggest convention worldwide for Broadway fans. It is a one of a kind event where Broadway fans and Broadway's biggest stars come together and celebrate all things Broadway. Ilana and her guests Matt …

Ben Platt, Back By Popular Demand

January 25th, 2017


Back by popular demand! Ben Platt, the award winning star of Dear Evan Hansen, returns to the podcast to chat with Ilana about life as the star of …

Episode 32 - Griffin Dunne

January 17th, 2017

Griffin Dunne, Actor, Director, Producer, takes us through the story his life from growing up as part of the Hollywood elite to making his own way as …

American Audition Horror Stories

January 10th, 2017

A circus parade is traveling down Main Street in a small town. At the back is an old man whose job it is to shovel the manure from all the circus …

Gone Fishin'

December 19th, 2016


Happy Holidays from Little Known Facts 

Episode 31 - Molly Ringwald

December 6th, 2016


Molly Ringwald,  international movie star, gets candid with Ilana about how she has handled a  lifetime of fame, growing up with a blind parent ,why …

Special Thanks - John Slattery Revisited

November 29th, 2016


In honor of Thanksgiving and in honor of 30 episodes shared, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to my friend, the actor John Slattery. John was the first actor to join us in the podcast booth and sit down for an …

Episode 30 - Seth Rudetsky

November 22nd, 2016


Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon Broadway host  of Seth Speaks and Seth's Big Fat Radio Show on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. He has played piano for over 15 Broadway shows, was Grammy-nominated for his concert CD of Hair …

Episode 29 - Dan Fogler

November 15th, 2016


Tony-award winning actor Dan Fogler landed a starring role in the much-anticipated Warner Bros. film FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. This …

An Important Message From Ilana's Children

November 8th, 2016


On this special episode of Little Know Facts, Ilana's kids join us to express the importance of voting. We'll return next week with Dan Fogler. 

Episode 28 - Daphne Rubin Vega

November 1st, 2016


DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA is a two-time Tony and Drama Desk nominee (1996/2004) and recipient of the Theater World, Obie (1996) and Blockbuster (1998) awards. She has been a member of the Labyrinth Theater Company since 1992. …

Episode 27 - Michael Urie

October 25th, 2016


Michael Urie is the award-winning star of one of the most unexpected theater success stories in years, the brilliant and hilarious Buyer & …

Episode 26 - Matthew Broderick

October 18th, 2016


A two-time Tony award-winning stage actor and instantly recognizable film presence, Matthew Broderick will next be seen on screen in Rules Don’t …

Episode 25 - Talia Balsam

October 11th, 2016


Talia Balsam has had a fascinating career on stage and in film and television. Some of her TV roles include the new HBO Series - Divorce, Zelda, The …

Episode 24 - Julie White

October 4th, 2016


JULIE WHITE recently starred opposite Matthew Broderick and Annaleigh Ashford in the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney’s play “Sylvia” under the …

Episode 23 - Dominic Fumusa

September 27th, 2016


Dominic Fumusa is best known for playing "Kevin Peyton" opposite Edie Falco on Showtime's acclaimed show "Nurse Jackie" which ran for seven seasons from 2009-2015. Fumusa's extensive theater experience includes …

Episode 22 - Laura Linney

September 20th, 2016


Laura Linney is an American actress who works in film, television and theatre.  Her film work includes GENIUS directed by Michael Grandage, alongside …

Episode 21 - Aasif Mandvi

September 13th, 2016


Aasif Mandvi is well known for his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy-winning show, THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART. Most recently, Aasif wrote, produced, and starred in the HBO series, THE BRINK, …

Episode 20 - Craig Bierko

September 6th, 2016


Craig is currently playing the multiply disordered "Chet Wilton" in Lifetime's Peabody Award winning UnREAL.  On Broadway Bierko received the Theater …

Episode 19 - Kathryn Erbe

August 30th, 2016


Kathyrn Erbe is best known for playing Detective Alexandra Eames in LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT... Erbe’s television credits include playing the infamous death row inmate Shirley Bellinger on the acclaimed HBO …

Episode 18 - Elizabeth Marvel

August 23rd, 2016


Elizabeth Marvel is a stage and screen actress. Most recently she was cast as President Elect Keane on Homeland." On the big screen, Marvel will appear in the upcoming films “Easy Living” directed by Adam Keleman and …

Episode 17 - Dan Bucatinsky

August 16th, 2016


Dan Bucatinsky is an actor, writer, producer best known for his Emmy-winning role as "James Novak" on Scandal. Most recently, he joined the cast of …

Episode 16 - Judy Kuhn

August 9th, 2016


Judy Kuhn has been nominated for four Tony Awards most recently for her starring role in the Tony award winning musical Fun Home. Also on Broadway …

Episode 15 - John Benjamin Hickey

August 2nd, 2016


John Benjamin Hickey recently starred as ‘Frank Winter’ in the critically acclaimed WGN America series Manhattan which ended its run after its 2nd season. Earlier this year, John was back on stage in Peter Parnell’s …

Episode 14 - Kristin Chenoweth

July 26th, 2016


Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a …

Episode 13 - Noah Emmerich

July 19th, 2016


Noah Emmerich’s breakout performance was in Ted Demme’s cult hit Beautiful Girls (Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman, Matt Dillon). His next role, opposite …

Episode 12 - Mary Stuart Masterson

July 12th, 2016


Mary Stuart Masterson’s film, TV and theater career, includes roles in At Close Range, Some Kind of Wonderful, Immediate Family [National Board of …

Episode 11 - Roger Bart

July 5th, 2016


Roger Bart starred Disaster on Broadway, (Outer Critic's Circle Nom) Young Frankenstein, The Frogs, The Producers, (Tony&Drama Desk Nominations), You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Tony Award & Drama Desk Award), …

Episode 10 - Reed Birney

June 28th, 2016


Reed Birney just won Tony Award for his role as Erik in Stephen Karam's play, THE HUMANS, at The Helen Hayes Theater in New York. Last season, Reed …

Episode 9 - Ben Platt

June 21st, 2016


BEN PLATT originated the title role in Dear Evan Hansen to critical acclaim (Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations) and will …

Episode 8 - Anthony Rapp

June 14th, 2016


Anthony Rapp has been acting and singing professionally since he was nine years old.  With an extensive list of achievements, Rapp is best known for …

Episode 7 - Frank DiLella

June 9th, 2016


Frank DiLella's celebrity interviews, along with his in-depth reporting of the theatrical scene for NY1, have helped make him a trusted friend and confidant within the theater and entertainment communities, as well as …

Episode 6 - Constance Shulman

May 31st, 2016


Constance Shulman originated the role of Annelle in Robert Harling's, Steel Magnolias at the WPA/Lucille Lortel Theater.  She was the voice of Patti …

Episode 5 - Bryan Greenberg

May 24th, 2016


Bryan Greenberg is a well known American actor and musician. Fans first came to love him as teenage dad "Jake Jagielski" in the WB hit series One Tree Hill. His fan base continued to grow with his next television …

Episode 4 - BD Wong

May 17th, 2016


BD Wong grew up in San Francisco.  He won a Tony Award for his performance in M. Butterfly.  He gained notoriety for playing the roles of Dr. George …

Episode 3 - Cynthia Nixon

May 17th, 2016


Cynthia Ellen Nixon is an American actress, known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City for which she won the 2004 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy …

Episode 2 - More with John Slattery

May 15th, 2016


Part 2 of Ilana's conversation with actor John Slattery. Listen in as the star of "Mad Men" and the Oscar-winning film "Spotlight" candidly shares stories about his youth, life on set, and working with the late great …

Episode 1 - John Slattery

May 13th, 2016


John Slattery is an American actor and director. He is best known for his role as Roger Sterling in the AMC drama series Mad Men. He has received …

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