On Broadway with guest Steven Weber

Steven Weber: Reveals from “Wings,” “The Producers,” “Chicago Med,” and more

Los Angeles, CA (May 31, 2023): Actor Steven Weber is the featured guest on today’s episode of Hollywood at Home, the podcast that brings the back-story to the front of the house. On this week’s episode, Weber shares behind-the-scenes stories from his run as Leo Bloom in “The Producers,” his current role on “Chicago Med,” and his audition for the iconic sitcom, “Wings.”

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Highlights from Hollywood at Home featuring Steven Weber:

On playing Dr. Dean Archer in “Chicago Med: “My character was only supposed to have about a four episode arc, he was actually going to implode after five episodes…every medical professional who’s seen the show has come up to me and said that that is the most realistic presentation of a doctor, as opposed to all the handsome and beautiful heroic characters that go on in this fictional world.”

On working in the Windy City: “It’s not a romantic kind of New England winter where you can snuggle up with your honey….It’s like being stranded on the surface of Pluto and your bones are cracking. But, at the first hint of Spring – 45 degrees – the shirts come off and the shorts go on…it is a glorious city.” 

On auditioning for “The Producers” and getting advice from Mel Brooks: “I took over for Matthew [Broderick]…I played Leo Bloom. I had to sing two songs and I broke protocol and sang that to Mel…and that won the day…because it was funny…unexpected and kind of ballsy. Mel’s presence was felt all the time… he helped me early when he said to me, ‘calm down, do less.’“

On his audition for “Wings”: “I was oddly fearless. My audition that day with Tim [Daly] included a lot of fearless improvisation….and, luckily, it endeared me to the producers and the writers…Timmy and I had chemistry.”

On being an alumnus of Manhattan’s “Fame” School: “Everybody who came to this school was special. Everybody who went to High School of Performing Arts would have been bullied at other, regular high schools. There was no attention put on anything involving race or gender or any of those things that took precedence out in the real world. This was 1976….we had a young man who was transitioning in my grade. In 1976. And you know, nobody thought a goddamned thing about it.”

More about Hollywood at Home:
Hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, “Hollywood at Home” brings listeners intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” conversations with iconic entertainment industry personalities from the big screen to the boardroom, from L.A. to D.C. Listen now at http://thecreativecoalition.org/podcast.

Previous guests include Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”), Marlee Matlin (“CODA”), Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Alan Cumming (“Schmigadoon!, “The Good Wife”), Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Middle”), Eric McCormack (“Will and Grace”), Willie Garson (“And Just Like That…”), Colman Domingo (“Euphoria”), Kerry Ehrin (“The Morning Show”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Ken Olin (“This is Us,” “Thirtysomething”), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Julie Taymor (“The Lion King”), and Alfre Woodard (Clemency,” “Luke Cage”), among others.

More about The Creative Coalition: Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns, including #RightToBearArts, to promote the efficacy of the arts. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. For more information, visit https://thecreativecoalition.org.

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