RACHEL BAY JONES’ credits include: Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama League Distinguished Performance Award nomination), Pippin, Hair, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Off-Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen (Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk nomination, Second Stage Theatre), First Daughter Suite (The Public Theater), Hello Again (Drama League nomination, Transport Group). National tour: Pasek and Paul’s A Christmas Story (Mother). Regional (selected): Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin, Sylvia, The King and I. Television: ABC’s “The Family” and FX’s “Louie.” Album: ShowFolk. By day, Rachel is mother to her beloved daughter Miranda, and partner to actor Benim Foster. Facebook: Rachel Bay Jones, Instagram/Twitter: @rachelbayjones
Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s “On Broadway” as well as the host of Seth Speaks on Sirius/XM Stars. As an author, he penned “My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan” and the sequel “The Rise And Fall Of A Theater Geek” (Random House) as well as three volumes of “Seth’s Broadway Diary” featuring inside scoop and hilarious stories from all of the stars he’s worked with. He co-wrote and co-starred in “Disaster!” (NY TIMES critics pick”) which also premiered to rave reviews in London.
In June 2016, he and his husband, James Wesley, co-produced a recording of “What The World Needs Now” with stars like Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Carole King, Audra McDonald which went to number one on iTunes and raised more than $100,000 for the Orlando shooting victims (and is still raising money. Buy it!). Seth and James have a foundation called Your Kids Our Kids that presented “Concert For America; a series around the country featuring stars like Barry Manilow, Stephanie Mills, Vanessa Williams, Tina Fey, Randy Rainbow and Audra MacDonald that raised money for 5 non-profits that have been working relentlessly since the 2016 presidential election. They also present Voices for The Voiceless, a yearly star-studded concert for You Gotta Believe which helps older foster children find families, even if they’ve aged out of the system.