Why I'll Never Make It

25 EpisodesProduced by Patrick Oliver Jones & Dewey Caddell

A lighthearted yet revealing look at the challenges of a career in the arts.

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Spotlight 3: NY YOUTH SYMPHONY with Michael Repper - Music Director, Orchestra Conductor, Educator

November 12th, 2018


For the next couple of weeks will be talking to directors of the New York Youth Symphony. Founded in 1963 as an orchestra to showcase the …

17: John McGinty - Broadway Actor (Children of a Lesser God), Deaf Advocate and Sign Language Teacher

October 29th, 2018


John McGinty lost his hearing at a young age and for years headed toward a career in Finance. But theater kept calling him, and he finally answered …

16: Bite-Size Edition with Patrick Oliver Jones (Tribute to Marin Mazzie)

October 22nd, 2018


Our first ever mini-episode with Patrick, focusing on why he'll never make it as well as why he's still here. Patrick also talks about the wonderful …

Spotlight 2: ONLY MAKE BELIEVE with Artistic Director Jackie Miller & Actors Dan Domingues and Jeanette Bonner

October 15th, 2018


In Part Two of our look at Only Make Believe, Patrick talks to Jackie Miller, Artistic Director of the acting company, and two of the actors, Dan Domingues and Jeanette Bonner. 

They share the process of bringing …

15: Chris Coyne - Actor, Singer, Foley Mixer, Emmy-Nominated Sound Editor

October 8th, 2018


Chris Coyne’s career in the entertainment industry spans more than 30 years, and in this episode he talks about his work onstage and in television commercials from Los Angeles to Europe as well as Las Vegas. where he …

Spotlight 1: ONLY MAKE BELIEVE with Dena Hammerstein - Actress, Playwright, Theater Producer, Founder of OMB

October 1st, 2018


Geraldine Sherman was born in Middlesex, England and became a busy actress on BBC and in film when she met and later married James Hammerstein. She is now known as theater producer Dena Hammerstein, President/CEO of …

14: Scott Wojcik & Gayle Seay - Casting Directors for Regional Theater, National Tours, and Off-Broadway

September 30th, 2018


When Scott Wojcik and Gayle Seay entered the entertainment industry, headshots were black and white and fax machines and beepers were high tech ways to communicate. The mode of casting has changed dramatically from when …

13: Joey Fatone - Singer with *NSYNC, TV Host, Broadway Star

June 25th, 2018


Before he became a part of the worldwide phenom *NSYNC, Joey was a theater kid in Orlando, Florida. And since his days of touring around the world, he has been on Broadway, appeared in films and television, and has …

12: Martine Kei Green-Rogers, PhD - Dramaturg and Theater Professor

June 11th, 2018


We have really stepped up our game this episode with the first PhD on WINMI! Martine is a theater professor at SUNY New Paltz and freelance dramaturg, with work at Oregon Shakepeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company, …

Tony Awards #5 - Predictions with PLAYBILL Managing News Editor Ryan McPhee

June 4th, 2018


With just a week to go before the Tony winners are announced, Patrick joins Ryan McPhee at the Playbill headquarters in midtown Manhattan to chat …

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