The power of the fandom out there is certainly influencing the number of captioned videos posted on YouTube. Reports of captioned video shorts from musicals (particularly a bootleg cut of Wicked) are floating out there. The YouTube channel for Rent is still faithfully churning out captioned videos as usual. Not only that, the YouTube channels of Broadway actors are now joining the bandwagon.
Idina Menzel, a Tony-award-winning actress known for Rent and Wicked and currently starring as Shelby Corcoran on FOX's hit show, Glee has an official YouTube channel. A request from a fan spurred a move to caption the videos on her channel. Most (if not all) of the video announcements and shout-outs are now captioned for her fans (and theatre lovers in general). Check it out here! It also has been added to the list under the Media tab above.
For those in the Toronto, Canada area, she will be performing Nov. 17 and 18. There's a video shout-out on her channel - so be sure to check it out. (Captioned, of course!)
Be sure to visit her channel and leave a note of thanks to show your appreciation for captioning the videos.
Let's see who the next performer to caption their channel will be!