Billy and the Divas

It’s been a busy few weeks for Billy Masters LIVE.  I previously announced that Christine Ebersole would appear sometime in December.  Sometime unexpectedly came last week!  She had a break in her Bob Hearts Abishola schedule, so she joined me for an in-depth look at her career – and what a career she’s had.  When I asked what her big break was, Christine’s first thought was to say Grey Gardens!  We went back and learned that shortly after arriving in NYC, she was asked to learn the role of Guinevere in three days and star in a national tour of Camelot opposite Richard Burton!  Another break was getting cast on Saturday Night Live – without an audition!  Then there was the time she beat out opera great Dame Kiri Te Kanawa for Amadeus.  We also talk about her current CD, After the Ball, and her upcoming New Year’s Eve concert in Provincetown (details at Ptown.org).  Definitely check it out on our YouTube channel, Billy Masters TV, or on BillyMasters.com/TV.

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I don’t like to play favorites with my guests, but this week I’ll be joined by a member of my family.  Jenifer Lewis is more than “the mother of black Hollywood” (also the title of her first memoir).  She’s also my Play Mama.  The life she’s led, the stories she shares, the lessons she’s learned – well, it’ll all be part of a special Billy Masters LIVE.  Join in the fun with us on Wednesday, December 14th at 7PM Eastern / 4PM Pacific on our YouTube channel, Billy Masters TV.  By the way, that’s where you can see all of the episodes from our three seasons.

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And now, time for more of Billy’s Holiday Gift Giving Suggestions.  With Jenifer Lewis on our show, it reminds me that her new book, Walking in My Joy, would make a fantastic addition to everybody’s library.  And you know what’s even better than reading about Jenifer’s life?  Hearing her tell the stories herself.  Oh, it’s a hoot!  You can get the audio book on Amazon, on Audible, or wherever you buy audio books.

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