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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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BONUS: Tony Giglio

BONUS: Tony Giglio 1500 750 Alyshia Ochse

For today’s conversation, we’re changing things up and taking a look at things on the other side of the camera. We’re chatting with someone who’s made their career writing and directing major hollywood movies for the past twenty years. He’s come a long way from his father’s liquor store in Massachusetts, and he tells us exactly how, after graduating from school and writing a letter to his hollywood idol, he found himself sharing a beer and chatting about his favorite movies with director Sam Raimi! Now, after having directed stars like William H. Macy and Jason Statham, he shares what it’s like sitting in the director’s chair, and how he’s managed to pull off getting films made when seemingly impossible circumstances stand in the way.

Tony Giglio is and American film director born in Medford, Massachusetts. He studied and obtained a B.A. at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He worked his way up from a Production Assistant to become one of Hollywood’s most versatile Writer-Directors. He gained experience in the entertainment industry on projects like HEAT, IN ENEMY HANDS, TERMINATOR 2, LIAR LIAR, CELTIC PRIDE, BULLETPROOF, DANTE’S PEAK,  and FEAR. Most recently, he has directed DOOM: Annihilation, set to be released in 2019.  Previous films include CHAOS, EXTRACTION, TIMBER FALLS and DEATH RACE.


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