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The Locher Room

  • Emmy Award-winner Kevin Spirtas on After Forever's Final Season

    20 GIU 2024 · Emmy Award-winner Kevin Spirtas sat down in The Locher Room to discuss the final season of his Emmy winning series, After Forever (Amazon Prime). A story about love, loss, and new beginnings, Season One made history by becoming the first LGBTQ-themed drama series to win six Emmy Awards across any platform. Kevin will look back at his 40-year career that began at 18 on Broadway in A Chorus Line. He is most recognized for his eight-year stint as Dr. Craig Wesley on Days of Our Lives well as the cult classic film sequels: Friday the 13th – Part VII: The New Blood, and Wes Craven’s: The Hills Have Eyes – Part II. Before departing DOOL in 2000, Kevin had the great opportunity to play his Days character opposite Matt LeBlanc’s ‘Dr. Drake Ramory’ on Friends: The One That Could Have Been- Part 1. Kevin returned to Salem and his role in 2022 to ‘come out’ of the closet. A full circle moment for the soap opera character, and another Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Guest Performer. Don’t miss the chance to catch up with this talented actor, writer, producer and my former neighbor right here!
    Ascoltato 1 h 3 min. 3 sec.
  • A Mental Health Awareness Conversation with Psychotherapist, Brian Spitulnik!

    18 GIU 2024 · Join us in The Locher Room for a Mental Health Awareness captivating conversation with Brian Spitulnik, a psychotherapist based in New York City. ‌  Brian brings a wealth of expertise and compassion to the table, delving into the most pressing issues facing the LGBTQ+ community in 2024 and shedding light on why therapy can be beneficial for everyone. As the co-founder of Artists Reimagining Therapy & Systems (A.R.T.S.), Brian leads a fully-funded program providing free group and individual therapy to artists and arts workers. His commitment to helping individuals forge deeper connections with themselves and their surroundings, coupled with practical tools for behavioral change and emotional growth, underscores his transformative approach. Beyond his therapeutic practice, Brian’s diverse talents shine through as a writer, dancer, producer, and co-founder of 85th Street Productions. Prior to going full time into private practice, he danced on Broadway for 15 years in the musical CHICAGO.” Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights, discover resources, and engage in a meaningful dialogue about mental health. Be a part of a conversation that matters and listen to this conversation with Brian.
    Ascoltato 1 h 5 min. 50 sec.
  • From Guiding Light to Healing Hearts and Minds: A Conversation with William Bumiller

    13 GIU 2024 · Actor turned therapist, William Bumiller, sat down in The Locher Room to discuss the importance of Mental Health Awareness.  Guiding Light fans will remember Bill for his role as “Sean McCullough”, “Reva’s” island guy when Annie left her to die on the plane. In addition to his role on Guiding Light, Bill has appeared on several hit primetime series including Mork & Mindy, Wings, The Golden Girls, The Nanny, Ellen, Chicago Hope, Judging Amy and so much more. Bill went back to school and earned his graduate degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University and is currently specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. He will tell us about his work today with a broad spectrum of clients in an effort to help streamline and improve their communication skills to assist in resolving any relational issues, be they intimate, familial, or work related.  Catch up with Bill to learn more about his career in front of the camera and what led to his transition helping others attain the personal growth they’re striving for. 
    Ascoltato 1 h 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Tammy J. Cohen, Enrica Ferruzzi, Ruth P. Watson - Join us for An Author's Afternoon

    11 GIU 2024 · Please join us for An Author’s Afternoon here in The Locher Room with two first-time authors and an accomplished novelist.  Historical novelist Ruth P. Watson is an acclaimed writer, educator and so much more. Her popular 2023 novel A Right Worthy Woman is now available to share in paperback. This remarkable and worthy tome is based on the real-life journey of financial genius Maggie Lena Walker. Walker was the first female and African American banker to establish and preside over a bank in the United States and this was in the Jim Crow era in Virginia. Ruth found Maggie doing research for another project and Maggie's story has found a way into all of Ruth's works. Now it is finally time the world can be aware of the legendary life of Maggie Lena Walker who some call the first woman of Black Wall Street. Enrica Ferruzzi born in Rome with a dual cultural upbringing, thrived in a successful corporate career within the travel industry. Despite achievements, an inner yearning for deeper meaning emerged. After two decades in the corporate world, Enrica defied norms, resigning for a life attuned to her core. Her journey, marked by loss and restlessness, led her to rediscover ancient healing arts. Guided by spirit allies in restoring lost pieces of her soul, she became a teacher and healer, sharing timeless transformation practices over the past decade and training individuals in unlocking healing potential. She has now authored Beads of Light, detailing her profound alignment, a testament to embracing change through empowering spiritual practices. Text Messages to My Sons is Tammy Cohen’s first book. It is a must read for anyone looking to build a deeper connection. There is no greater power than being able to find a direct and simple way to communicate knowledge, inspiration, gratitude, and love; using technology may be the key. Tammy wanted to not only evolve but also change the way she interacted with her sons. She wanted to be someone they wanted to hear from, that they would look forward to her messages. So, to find a more meaningful relationship with her sons, she reached out to them in a language they understand – texting! It is her true hope for anyone reading her book to become inspired with new ways to connect with your loved ones, whether it is children, siblings, extended family, or spouses. The evidence is undeniable. Ever since she started this journey, her relationship with her sons has been enriched. Sit back to hear three women sharing stories that help educate, inspire, and connect.
    Ascoltato 1 h 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Bright Light Bright Light on New Album "Enjoy Youth" - The Interview

    6 GIU 2024 · Calling all music lovers! Join us in The Locher Room for an exclusive interview with Bright Light Bright Light, the artist, producer, composer, and DJ, as he discusses his highly anticipated fifth studio album, Enjoy Youth, out now just in time for Pride month. Enjoy Youth features the vocal talents of Ultra Naté, Mykal Kilore, Berri and Beth Hirsch, fierce diva vocals from Sam Harper and accordion by Jonah Wheeler, and co-writing and production from icons Richard X, Babydaddy (of Scissor Sisters), Ian Masterson and Jon Shave. He is also known for notably being the first - and to date, only - unsigned artist to perform on Graham Norton’s BBC One TV show, for opening for Cher on her world tour, for regular tea dance events around NYC, and for a slew of colorful and infectious pop collaborations, production credits, and/or touring slots alongside Elton John, Jake Shears, Andy Bell, Ellie Goulding, Sam Sparro, Jujubee, Initial Talk, and so many more. This is your chance to get the inside scoop on the new album and Bright Light Bright Light’s impressive career right here in The Locher Room.
    Ascoltato 1 h 43 sec.
  • Disney Animation Legend Andreas Deja

    4 GIU 2024 · Disney Animation Legend Andreas Deja sat down for a one-on-one interview to tell us all about his 10-year labor of love, Mushka. Mushka is a short film told in exquisite and stylish hand-drawn animation by this director and animator. Mushka is the emotional and exciting story of a young girl named Sarah and her unlikely friendship with a tiger cub. The film is Andreas’s directorial debut. Mushka, created in the 2-D style of 101 Dalmatians is his homage to classic Disney animation. Andreas is a Polish-born American animator/director, most noted for his 30-year career at Walt Disney Animation Studios. His work includes supervising animation on characters in many Disney animated films, including villains Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Jafar in Aladdin, and Scar in The Lion King, and the titular character in Hercules, and Lilo, in Lilo & Stitch. He credits seeing Disney's The Jungle Book with inspiring him to become an animator. Deja’s 10-year labor of love. Hear from this talented Disney Legend right here in The Locher Room.
    Ascoltato 1 h 2 min. 15 sec.
  • One-on-One with Golden Globe Nominee Mel Harris!

    30 MAG 2024 · Golden Globe nom inee Mel Harris joins me to discuss her new role in the film, the comedy-drama Queen of Knives. The film is available to rent/own on all digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms worldwide, as well as on DVD. Mel made her television debut in 1986, with a small role in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. It was her first starring role, as Hope Murdoch Steadman in the ABC drama series Thirtysomething (1987–1991) that earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a television series. Queen of Knives also stars Gene Pope, who also produced and co-wrote the movie with Lindsay Joy. The film follows the Benetto family, which is scattered to the winds in Brooklyn, NY. There’s no predicting where they will end up. Relationships keep shifting. Generations keep trying to adapt to a new world. Risky behavior is the norm. Eventually, their paths all lead back to a fateful dinner at their former home, with surprise visitors and lots of unintended consequences. Where secrets are revealed, and a final page is turned. The biggest question is: Who exactly are the adults here? Don’t miss the chance to catch up with actress Mel Harris right here in The Locher Room.
    Ascoltato 1 h 1 min. 55 sec.
  • One-on-One with Actor Richard Bekins

    28 MAG 2024 · Catch up with Another World alum Richard Bekins in The Locher Room. Richard will look back at his over four decades working on Broadway, in film, and television. Richard is well known to daytime audiences for his role as “Jamie Frame” on Another World. In addition to daytime, he has appeared in a number of prime time hit series including, The Other Two, Bull, The Sinner, Mr. Robot, Designated Survivor, Younger and so many more. Richard just appeared in the new Max series, The Girls on the Bus. On Broadway, Richard appeared in Happy New Year!, Love! Valour! Compassion!, And Tartuffe.  Come spend hour looking back at Richard’s incredible career. 
    Ascoltato 57 min. 40 sec.
  • Emmy Award-winning As the World Turns Executive Producer -- Laurence Caso

    23 MAG 2024 · Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer Laurence A. Caso sat down for a one-on-one interview with The Locher Room to look back at his time as Executive Producer. He produced over 1700 As the World Turns episodes between 1988 and 1995. After three seasons at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, MA, Laurence joined CBS in Los Angeles to work on the development of comedy and drama series (WKRP in Cincinnati, Alice, Dallas, White Shadow). In New York worked as the VP of Daytime Programs and Director of Specials, where he developed: animation (Peanuts, Garfield), documentaries (The Body Human), variety (Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Anne Murray, Lily Tomlin, Crystal Gayle, etc.) award shows (Grammys, Tony Awards, Country Music Association Awards, Kennedy Center Honors), parades (CBS All-American Thanksgiving, Cotton Bowl, Rose Bowl), movies (Playing For Time starring Vanessa Redgrave, Bil featuring Mickey Rooney and Dennis Quaid), and mini-series (Guyana Tragedy). He was also VP of Programs for the start-up of the Disney Channel. Today, Laurence is Executive Director of the Klein Memorial Auditorium Foundation after having served on their board of directors for 5 years. Hear memories from this prolific producer.
    Ascoltato 1 h 7 min. 26 sec.
  • Catch up with As the World Turns Alum Brooke Alexander

    21 MAG 2024 · Join us for an exclusive interview with Brooke Alexander, former As the World Turns cast member in The Locher Room.We’ll delve into her memorable role as Samantha Markham Anderson from 1994 – 1997. Hailing from Kailua, Hawaii, Brooke’s journey in the entertainment industry began as a teen model, landing her first TV commercial for Coca-Cola (Japan) at just 15. With over 200 national commercials under her belt, including brands like Max Factor, United Airlines and Coor’s Light, Brook’s versatile talent shines not only on-screen but also through her voice featured in over 200 national spots. Following her stint in Oakdale, Brooke transitioned into a successful career as an on-air host, gracing networks and shows such as CNN World Beat, Fox News Channel, and Full-Frontal Fashion Daily. Join us as we reminisce about Brooke’s diverse roles as Miss World America, actress, TV host, and model, while also celebrating her most important role as a devoted mother to son Jace. Don’t miss this journey down memory lane with Brooke Alexander in The Locher Room.
    Ascoltato 1 h 10 min. 38 sec.

Welcome to The Locher Room, a YouTube show dedicated to celebrating TV and movie fans around the world. My hope is that these shows bring smiles, entertain, and help raise...

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Welcome to The Locher Room, a YouTube show dedicated to celebrating TV and movie fans around the world. My hope is that these shows bring smiles, entertain, and help raise awareness for socially relevant issues we are all facing today. Thanks for tuning in!
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