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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Mary Bridget Davies, Sutton Foster and Idina Menzel

Monday, June 2, 2014

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Mary Bridget Davies, Sutton Foster and Idina Menzel Take a stroll down memory lane as we listen back to Dee Perry's conversations with three Broadway stars who are all up for the same Tony Award this year: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Find out how Mary Bridget Davies, Sutton Foster and Idina Menzel got their big breaks in the Big Apple.

Additional Information

Mary Bridget Davies, a Cleveland native, earned her nomination for her role in‘A Night with Janis Joplin.’

Sutton Foster was nominated for her role in the musical ‘Violet.’

Idina Menzel is nominated for her performance in the new musical‘If/Then.’

All three women are nominated for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical” at this year’s Tony Awards, which will air Sunday, June 8 at 8 p.m.


Arts and Culture, Music, Theatre


Mary Bridget Davies, Tony nominee

Sutton Foster, Tony nominee

Idina Menzel, Tony nominee

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

ideastream Arts Funding

Production of arts and culture programming on ideastream is made possible by grants from:


By residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

The Cleveland Foundation; The Dominion Foundation; Eaton; The George Gund Foundation; The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation; The Kulas Foundation; The John P. Murphy Foundation; Stroud Family Exempt Trust; The Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation; and The Nord Family Foundation.


The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Beyond the Dish Music Monday


Applause is an Emmy award-winning locally produced TV show that celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

The Sound of Applause, ideastream’s weekday radio magazine, celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.

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Friday 11:00 PM
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Wednesday 12:00 AM / 8:00 AM

Applause America

Saturday 6:30 PM
Sunday 12:30 PM

The Sound of Applause

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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer