"Broadway people have something important to teach us in business and life... it was wonderful!"
- Goldie MacDonald
Elliott Masie is a unique blend of both Corporate Learning and Broadway Production. Over the past 48 years, Elliott has been one of the leaders in the building and evolution of the workplace learning field.
He is a provocative, engaging, and entertaining researcher, educator, analyst, and speaker - focused on the changing world of the workplace, learning, and technology.
He heads The MASIE Center, a Saratoga Springs, NY think tank focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. He leads the Learning CONSORTIUM, a coalition of 150 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies. Members include Amazon, American Express, General Electric, McDonald’s, General Motors, Fidelity Investments, and many more.
He is the editor of Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie, an Internet newsletter read by over 52,000 business executives worldwide, and a regular columnist in professional publications like CLO Magazine. He is the author of 12 books, including the ATD/MASIE Center’s Big Learning Data. And, Elliott is a continual storyteller. He speaks at conferences on the Changing Workplace and Changing Learning in locations that include China, Africa, Europe, South America, Canada, and across the US.
MASIE Productions has produced or been a producing partner on over 29 Broadway shows, including The Prom, Kinky Boots, The Cher Show, American in Paris, Macbeth, and more. Elliott is the founder of the Broadway Hackathon and a member of the Board of the Williamstown Theater Festival.
You can recognize Elliott as a speaker that usually wears orange and loves the power of Storytelling.
Telly Leung is an actor, producer, storyteller, faculty member, and activist. He was born on January 3, 1980 in New York City and grew up in Brooklyn. He graduated from the Stuyvesant High School in 1998 (the same school where Elliott Masie also graduated in 1967) and went on to study at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama.
Leung made his Broadway debut in the 2002 revival of Flower Drum Song. His next Broadway production was the 2004 revival of Sondheim's Pacific Overtures. After originating the role of Boq in the Chicago production of Wicked in 2005, he returned to Broadway and joined the cast of Rent at the Nederlander Theatre starting in November 2006 and appears on the "Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway" DVD. He would later star as Angel Schunard in the National Tour of Rent as well as the special Rent at The Hollywood Bowl.
Leung returned to Broadway in the 2011 revival of Godspell, made his Off-Broadway debut in Manhattan Theatre Club's 2015 production of The World of Extreme Happiness, starred as (Young) Sam Kimura alongside George Takei and Lea Salonga in the 2015 Broadway premiere of Allegiance, and originated the role of Steven in the 2016 Broadway premiere of the a cappella musical In Transit.
On television, Leung is perhaps best known for his role as Wes on "Glee", a member of the Dalton Academy Warblers. He appeared in the popular musical TV series from 2010 to 2011. As a recording artist, Leung has released two studio albums to date – I'll Cover You (2012) and Songs for You (2015) – as well as an EP called Getaway (2005).
Leung was Disney's Aladdin on Broadway starting June 9, 2017 and remained with the production through February 17, 2019.
Telly and Elliott Masie collaborate and co-produce a range of programs for Broadway, corporate learning, and speech/voice. They are clearly “brothers from different mothers”!
Emily McGill is a co-producer of Storytelling & Broadway Leadership Experience. She is a New York City based storyteller with expertise in entertainment public relations and branding. She has represented the Tony Award-winning productions of A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington, Memphis, and Billy Elliot, as well as Disney’s The Lion King and Aladdin, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock and CATS, George Takei’s Allegiance, along with the Broadway productions of This Is Our Youth, Rock of Ages, Ghost, Elf, and First Date. Since her start in theatre, she’s expanded out to other forms of entertainment, including music, live entertainment, film and television, and corporations.
In each Session of Storytelling & Broadway Leadership Experience, we bring a collection of experienced Broadway Artists to be interviewed. Here are our colleagues that were featured at our recent session: