"Broadway people have something important to teach us in business and life... it was wonderful!"
- Goldie MacDonald

Elliott Masie

Elliott Masie is a unique blend of both Corporate Learning and Broadway Production. Over the past 49 years, Elliott has been one of the leaders in the building and evolution of the workplace learning field as well as a TONY Nominated Broadway Producer.

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 PromKinky BootsThe Cher ShowAmerican in ParisMacbeth, 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

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

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 addition, here are some of the Faculty for our session on October 2, 2019, featuring “Come from Away"

Daniel Goldstein

Daniel Goldstein is a director and writer who was most recently represented on Broadway by the revival of Godspell. He is the associate director for the Tony-winning musical Come From Away, and has directed over 100 plays and musicals worldwide, including work at major theaters across America and Asia.

Marc Acito

Marc Acito is a writer whose credits include the Broadway musical Allegiance with George Takei, the novel How I Paid for College, the musical Chasing Rainbows, and the play Birds of a Feather

Q. Smith

Q. Smith is an actor and educator who currently plays Hannah and others in the Tony-winning musical Come From Away, and appeared on Broadway in Mary Poppins (as the first African American with a leading role in the history of the show), and Les Misérables.

Guest Faculty

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:

  • Casey Hushion is a director and choreographer whose Broadway credits include associate directing The PromMean GirlsAladdin, and Elf, and assistant directing In the Heights and The Drowsy Chaperone.
  • Alexis Shorter is a stage manager whose Broadway credits include AladdinCinderellaMemphis, and The Little Mermaid.
  • David Josefsberg is a Broadway performer whose credits include The PromWaitressAn Act of GodHoneymoon in VegasMotown the MusicalThe Wedding SingerOn the Twentieth CenturyGrease!, and Les Misérables.
  • Ted Arthur is a music director and conductor whose Broadway credits include The PromWicked, and Once On This Island
  • Alan Muraoka is a director, actor, and producer who is most well known for his role on “Sesame Street.” Broadway credits include The Engineer in the original production of Miss Saigon, Iago in AladdinPacific OverturesThe King and IMy Favorite YearShogun, and Mail.   
  • Isabelle McCallais a Broadway performer whose credits include The Prom and Jasmine in Aladdin

Storytelling & Broadway Leadership Experience is produced by The MASIE Center in cooperation with MASIE Productions: www.masie.com and www.masieproductions.com

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