Soap Hub newsletter subscribers mark your calendar for Thursday, March 23 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT. That’s when two fan favorites from The Young and the Restless — Beth Maitland and Michael Damian — will be joining us for a Soap Hub Fireside video chat!
Beth Maitland & Michael Damian Join Soap Hub for a Fireside Chat
Maitland, who plays Traci Abbott, joined Y&R in 1982 as the then-youngest Abbott sibling who just returned from school. The actress is a Y&R mainstay, having appeared on the show on and off ever since. Maitland holds two distinctions with Y&R. She was the first performer to win a Daytime Emmy (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1985). Where other Abbott family members have been played by more than one actor, Maitland is the only performer to bring adult Traci to life.
Damian first joined Y&R in 1980 as rock star Danny Romalotti. He had on-screen romances/relationships with Lauren (Tracey Bregman), Traci, and Patty Williams, but Danny found his “happily ever after” with Christine (AKA Cricket, Lauralee Bell). Until, that is, he moved to New York to appear on Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
There, he met groupie Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford), who drugged Danny and lied to him that her son Daniel (Michael Graziadei) was his. Eventually, Phyllis’s machinations were exposed, but by this time, Chris had married Paul (Doug Davidson). Michael Damian popped back up on Y&R at the beginning of the year and reconnected with co-stars on-screen, including Beth Maitland, and he is set to reprise Danny again later this month.
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What Is A Soap Hub Fireside Chat?
Soap Hub brings readers exclusive live fireside chats with soap stars. It’s an opportunity to get up close and personal with the actors (including Michael Damian and Beth Maitland from Y&R) to learn more about their lives outside of soaps, the projects they have, and life in general. Are you new to Fireside Chats? We would love to have you join the event! Get the details on this page.
Past Fireside Events
February 9 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Carson Boatman
December 12 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Cynthia Watros
September 28 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm TY: Jophielle Love and Easton Rocket Sweda
July 27 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Lydia Look
May 19 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Kate Linder
March 22 at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT: Jeff Kober
February 22 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PT: Brandon Barash
November 9 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PT: Lisa LoCicero
September 23 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PT: Eva LaRue
August 10 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Tristan Rogers
April 21, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Marie Wilson
March 17, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Jacob Young
February 23, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Patrika Darbo
February 2, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Robyn Griggs
January 29, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Chat with Soap Hub Editors
Fireside Guests for December
December 11, 7 pm EST/ 4pm PST: Robert Scott Wilson
November 9, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Kathleen Gati
November 19, 7:30 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson
November 20. 7 pm EST/ 4 pm EST: Mike Manning
November 21, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Nancy Lee Grahn
October 26, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Trent Dawson
October 1, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: McKenzie Westmore
September 4, 2:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am PST: Eric Martsolf
September 9, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Vincent Irizarry
August 17, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Melody Thomas Scott
July 22, 2 pm EST/ 11 am PST: James Reynolds
July 30, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Hillary B. Smith & Crystal Chappell
June 25, 8 pm EST/ 5 pm PST: Martha Madison
June 25, 8 pm EST/ 5 pm PST: Lily Melgar
June 27, 5 pm EST/ 2 pm PST: Sean Kanan
May 21, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Maurice Benard
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Thursday, March 23 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT for Soap Hub’s Fireside Chat with Beth Maitland and Michael Damian.