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033 Aaron Lazar on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

S2 033: Aaron Lazar

S2 033: Aaron Lazar 1500 750 Alyshia Ochse

Climbing the Ladder & Coming Full Circle

Aaron Lazar has built a multifaceted career working across all mediums of film, television and theatre. Aaron is starring as Reverend Paul Luke Thomas opposite Kim Catrall on FOX’s new show FILTHY RICH. His previous television credits include QUANTICO, THE STRAIN, GIRL MEETS WORLD, THE ONION NEWS NETWORK, THE BLACKLIST, BLUE BLOODS, THE GOOD WIFE, BULL, THE GOOD FIGHT, UNFORGETTABLE and THE FOLLOWING.

On film, he has worked with acclaimed directors such as Clint Eastwood in J. EDGAR, Martin Scorsese in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, Shawn Levy in THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, Mary Harron in THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE, and the Russo Brothers in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR and AVENGERS: ENDGAME.

On stage Aaron has starred in 11 Broadway productions with a debut in “The Phantom of the Opera.” He originated roles in the world premieres of “A Tale of Two Cities” “Impressionism” and “The Last Ship.” He starred in the revivals of “A Little Night Music,” and “Les Miserables.” His other theatre credits include “The Light in the Piazza” at Lincoln Center and Larry Murphy in the first national tour of the Tony Award winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen.”

Aaron has also been a guest artist with some of the world’s finest symphonies, including The New York Philharmonic, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center, The Boston Pops, The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at Masada, The English National Opera Orchestra and The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. His voice can be heard on dozens of cast albums and recordings.

He is a graduate of Duke University (Magna Cum Laude) and holds an MFA from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.



“I believe the Universe helps lay your path for you and people come into your life for a reason.”

“Whether in this business or in life, sometimes you just get thrown into it and you learn as you go.”

“Anything that takes away from your belief in yourself… could end your career. If you don’t believe in you, show business doesn’t give a shit.”



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092: Annabeth Gish

092: Annabeth Gish 1500 750 Alyshia Ochse

What is FOR You Will FIND You

Today’s guest made her screen debut at the age of 13—after attending an open call, she was selected out of 800 young girls to play across from John Voight in DESERT BLOOM. Since then, Annabeth Gish has continued to build a career with roles across from some of Hollywood’s most iconic names. She shares what it’s like sharing the screen with icons like Julia Roberts, Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, and Lawrence Fishburn—and what she’s learned from working with so many artists at the top of their game.

From building a career to cultivating a rich personal and family life, she’s candid about how she’s sought out balance in all things, and how she’s managed to continued working year after year. She shares how she approaches her work and how she continues to expand her craft—all while leaving room to TRUST and be surprised!

Her list of credits is extraordinary and practically endless—The Haunting of Hill house, Halt and Catch Fire, X-Files, The West Wing, Nixon, The Bridge, and Mystic Pizza—just to name a few!

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“I have always just wanted to be famous for great work. I think as artists we can be vessels of emotion to be of service to each other…..”

“I approach everything cerebrally first. I like to breakdown the script and then I put all that aside and then I come at it from the HEART.”

“Its ok to be weird. You have to be weird to let go of your inhibitions. You have to break out of the brain.”

“We are fragile beings but we also have all this armor on to fight this industry fight…but we are sensitive beings.”

“What is for you will find you.”

“I want to do something interesting and unique. I want to surprise myself.”

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