The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast

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In part two, Cody Renard Richard discusses his journey to Broadway with Freestyle Love Supreme, how he is working to help usher in the next generation of stage management, his advocacy work, and holding Broadway accountable. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT   #227: Andrew Fried We Are Freestyle Love Supreme Cody Renard Richard Cody on Twitter Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
Stage manager and activist Cody Renard Richard joins me to discuss his journey from Texas to New York, how he wound up as a stage manager for Hamilton and Freestyle Love Supreme, the power of a good cold email, and creating a path for yourself where there isn't one.     EPISODE TRANSCRIPT     Ham4Ham: Love for Techies  Cody Renard Richard Cody on Twitter Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps      
In part two, multi-hyphenate Hrishikesh Hirway takes us behind-the-scenes of filming with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Alex Lacamoire Netflix's 'Wait For It' episode of Song Exploder, shares his about his night out at Hamilton with the cast of The West Wing, breaks down his favorite parts of the gig, takes questions from the Patreon Peeps, and much more.     EPISODE TRANSCRIPT      The One AM Radio The West Wing Weekly Song Exploder Song Exploder on Netflix Home Cooking Partners Everything Sucks! Gilmore Guys The West Wing on HBO Max Hrishikesh Hirway Hrishikesh Hirway on Twitter Hrishikesh Hirway on Instagram  Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps  
Creator of Netflix's new series Song Exploder and The West Wing Weekly podcast, Hrishikesh Hirway, joins me to discuss his journey exploring Hamilton with the show's creators, deep dive the connections between The West Wing and Hamilton, talk about what it means to care about something enough to make discovering its finest details your day job, and why that attention to detail and hard work matters to the artists who make the things we love.     EPISODE TRANSCRIPT     The West Wing Weekly Song Exploder Song Exploder on Netflix Home Cooking Partners Everything Sucks! Gilmore Guys Almost Like Praying The West Wing on HBO Max Hrishikesh Hirway Hrishikesh Hirway on Twitter Hrishikesh Hirway on Instagram  Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps  
A celebration of all the holiday classics, ’Twas The Night is a feel-good homage to the original poem, set in a world with security alarms, cell phones, and a little Christmas magic. Parents Ian and Margaret are having a serene Christmas night, their two children dreaming of sugar plums in the next room, when a series of noises and crashes cause concern that Margaret’s younger brother is playing a holiday prank. But who, really, arose such a clatter? In the end, the whole family remembers that it’s never too late to say what you mean and that the spirit of Christmas is stronger than ever. Listeners of 'Twas the Night are encouraged to donate to The Actors Fund, supporting their mission of fostering stability and resiliency, and providing a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.  Visit twasthenightplay.com for more information.   Credits Aneesa Folds as Margaret​ Michael Paul Smith as Ian Nik Walker as Nick​ Fergie L Philippe as Max Lexi Garcia as Julie James Monroe Iglehart as Santa Christopher Jackson as Narrator Eddy Lee as News Announcer, Dispatcher, more   Additional voices by ​Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle ​ Written and directed by Michael Paul Smith   Production management by Leah Cornish for Mischief Media Sound Editing by Michael Paul Smith and Matt Tamanini Sound Effects by Matt Tamanini Additional music provided by Matt Wilson Christmas Tree-O ​Communications by Tori Bryan for Mischief Media Graphics for 'Twas The Night by Jordan Edwards for Mischief Media Website by Jenson Neal and Jordan Edwards ​Produced by Mischief Media and Jenson Neal Executive Producer Gillian Pensavalle ​ Special Thanks To: ​Melissa Anelli, Founder and CEO of Mischief Media SAG-AFTRA The Actors Fund   The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone— performers and those behind the scenes—who works in performing arts and entertainment, serving more than 17,000 people annually. Programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. Visit www.actorsfund.org to learn more.
In part two, Aaron J. Albano tells what the process of booking Hamilton was like for him, talks about his change and growth as an artist from his first Broadway shows to now, and takes questions from the Patreon Peeps. Newsies Newsies: The Broadway Musical Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway 'Twas The Night Donate to The Actors Fund Aaron J. Albano on Twitter Aaron J. Albano on Instagram Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
A celebration of all the holiday classics, ’Twas The Night is a feel-good homage to the original poem, set in a world with security alarms, cell phones, and a little Christmas magic. Parents Ian and Margaret are having a serene Christmas night, their two children dreaming of sugar plums in the next room, when a series of noises and crashes cause concern that Margaret’s younger brother is playing a holiday prank. But who, really, arose such a clatter? In the end, the whole family remembers that it’s never too late to say what you mean and that the spirit of Christmas is stronger than ever. ’Twas The Night features voice acting from Christopher Jackson, James Monroe Iglehart, Aneesa Folds, Lexi Garcia, Nik Walker, Fergie L. Phillippe, Eddy Lee, Patrick Hinds, Michael Paul Smith, and Gillian Pensavalle. ’Twas The Night will be released at twasthenightplay.com and on all podcast apps, via The Hamilcast feed, on Monday, December 14th. Listeners are encouraged to donate to The Actors Fund, supporting their mission of fostering stability and resiliency, and providing a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.  Visit twasthenightplay.com for more information.
Fellow Broadway podcast enthusiast, Philip Tour's Aaron J. Albano, adds The Hamilcast to his hitlist and tells the story of how he found his love for theatre early, following the path he was drawn toward despite other expectations from loved ones, why he didn't see Hamilton at The Public, and Aaron describes what it's like to be in an Andy Blankenbuehler room.  The Ensemblist Broadwaysted! Children's Musical Theater San Jose I'll Be Here - Wild Party Smash on NBC Allegiance Aaron J. Albano on Twitter Aaron J. Albano on Instagram Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
In part two, Holli Campbell introduces a new theatre initiative to make theatrical management more accessible,  talks about what's exciting her most for the future of the industry, shares where she gets her fix for new shows and digital theater while the stages are empty, and takes questions from the Patreon Peeps. Georgia: Register to vote Georgia: Absentee Ballot Request Vote Riders A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote Beyond The Stage Door Baseline Theatrical Geffen Playhouse Ham4Ham: Love for the Techies Day Mr. Smith Goes To Washington Holli on Twitter Holli on Instagram Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
Hamilton Broadway's associate company manager Holli Campbell joins me to talk about what has been happening  behind-the-scenes of Hamilton since the shutdowns, how the various Hamilton companies have been keeping in touch in 2020, and recounts her time as the company manager for Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway. Holli Campbell on The Hamilcast: #116, #117 The Actor's Fund Broadway Advocacy Coalition Freestyle Love Supreme Vote Riders Holli on Twitter Holli on Instagram Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
Alexzandra Sarmiento breaks down the popular reaction video she made with her fellow Hamilton West End dance captain of Room Where It Happens, talks about her role in UK equity and the idea behind her conversation series Systemic Injustice In The Arts, and takes questions from the Patreon Peeps. Alexzandra Sarmiento on YouTube Stephanie Klemons on The Hamilcast Stop - Spice Girls Alexzandra on Twitter Alexzandra on Instagram Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
In part two of our conversation Alexzandra Sarmiento details what it means to be a dance captain, what it was like seeing Hamilton for the first time, reveals the lyrics that changed from Broadway to the West End, take us behind-the-scenes at the Olivier Awards, and shares what it takes to keep the magic in the room where it happens. Six: The Musical Room Where It Happens: reaction video Alexzandra Sarmiento on YouTube Alexzandra on Twitter Alexzandra on Instagram Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
Hamilton West End's dance captain Alexzandra Sarmiento joins me to talk about life in London, why she chose to explore theatre outside New York, tells all about her Hamilton audition process, and shares some funny stories about visits from the creative team. Side Show Alexzandra on Twitter Alexzandra on Instagram Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps  
In part two of our conversation Brandon Victor Dixon tells all in #BurrsCorner, we discuss the ways social justice work and arts meet, the importance of getting involved and working to get out the vote, Brandon reflects on his postshow plea to the VP-elect four years later, and BVD takes questions from the Patreon Peeps. WalkRunFly I Can't Breathe I Will Vote Vote Riders When We All Vote The Big Send Mi Familia Vota We Are Foundation We Are Foundation on Instagram Brandon Victor Dixon on Instagram Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
Brandon Victor Dixon joins me to discuss his time as Burr on Broadway, takes us back to his early workshop audition, tells how he later came to be part of the show just weeks after closing his Tony nominated performance in Shuffle Along, and Brandon dissects Burr's Judas complex. We Are Foundation Heaven Help Us All - Stevie Wonder Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert I'll Cover You (reprise) - Brandon Victor Dixon I Will Vote Vote Riders When We All Vote The Big Send Mi Familia Vota Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
In part three with Jared Dixon we go into overtime as he shares some of the books that helped him change his outlook on life, discuss the complexities of Hamilton and the country he helped create, and how those reflect in the world we live in today.   Washington Post: He’s touring in his dream role in ‘Hamilton.’ Here’s how this actor keeps himself going. I Will Vote Vote Riders When We All Vote The Big Send Mi Familia Vota We Are Foundation Jared Dixon on Instagram Panda McDixon on Instagram Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps       Gillian Pensavalle c/o The Hamilcast PO Box 1945.  New York, NY 10021
In part two Jared Dixon talks about the musical influences in his life, takes us further down the Hamilton rabbit hole, and tells the story of meeting Nik Walker, who he would later take over the role of Burr for, at another job they shared. Inside Amy Schumer 2Pac - Hail Mary Cabinet Battle 3 Demo #BARS Musical Medley  clipping. - Taking Off Jared Dixon - Summer Feels Jared Dixon on Instagram Panda McDixon on Instagram I Will Vote Vote Riders When We All Vote The Big Send Mi Familia Vota We Are Foundation Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
Philip tour's Aaron Burr, Jared Dixon sits down to talk about what it was like to join the cast just months before shows were halted, explains why waiting for it worked in his favor, and reflects on some of his craziest full circle moments.   Make Them Hear You  The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess: New Broadway Cast Recording Nik Walker on The Hamilcast  Jared Dixon on Instagram Panda McDixon on Instagram Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
In part three Alex Horwitz discusses his role being in the room where it happens, explains why the heart of documentary and scripted film are one in the same, and takes more questions from the Patreon Peeps. Whitey: United States of America V. James J Bulger Paradise Lost on HBO To Life: Vanessa's Wedding Suprise Fraunces Tavern The Thing on Hulu Jaws on Hulu Strange-Case Hamilton's America Wants You to Vote I Will Vote Vote Riders When We All Vote The Big Send Mi Familia Vota We Are Foundation Alex Horwitz on Twitter Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
In part two of my conversation with "Hamilton's America" director Alex Horwitz: Alex takes us on location to Mount Vernon, The White House, and Central Park with Hamilton cast and creatives—and answers some questions from the Patreon Peeps. Rose Garden Freestyle feat. Lin-Manuel Miranda George Washington's Diamond Eagle Autonomy on Amazon Prime Hamilton's America Wants You to Vote I Will Vote Vote Riders When We All Vote The Big Send Mi Familia Vota We Are Foundation Alex Horwitz on Twitter Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
Alex Horwitz, director of Hamilton's America, joins me to discuss how the documentary came to be, the great companion it  makes to the Hamilfilm, and how his friendships with the creative team helped make a more honest documentary. Hamilton's America Wants You to Vote I Will Vote Vote Riders When We All Vote The Big Send Mi Familia Vota We Are Foundation ALICE JACOBS IS DEAD PBS LEARNING MEDIA: HAMILTON'S AMERICA  Flickerlab Alex Horwitz on Twitter Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
In part three with Jonah Moran, we wrap up our conversation with questions from the Patreon Peeps, Jonah tells us about some of his favorite shots from the cutting room floor, and breaks down how they finished the film in time for an early release on Disney+ during a global pandemic. Hamilton on Disney+ #HamiltonCHI on The Hamilcast Little Voice on Apple TV+ I'll Be Gone In The Dark on HBO Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory on HBO Mars on Netflix Fosse/ Verdon on Hulu Jonah Moran Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
In part two of my conversation with #Hamilfilm editor Jonah Moran: Jonah discusses the natural cinematic language of Hamilton, gives us a peek at how the audio was mixed, and tells which number required so much attention it had to be edited before everything else. Hamilton on Disney+ Jason Crystal on The Hamilcast Andy Blankenbuehler on The Hamilcast Lin-Manuel Miranda on The Hamilcast Jonah Moran Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
Editor of the #Hamilfilm, Jonah Moran, sits down with me to discuss how he got the gig, the process of putting the film together, and how each member of The Cabinet worked with him throughout. Hamilton on Disney+ In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams Fosse/Verdon on Hulu The Sopranos Andy Blankenbuehler on The Hamilcast RENT: Live on Broadway     Jonah Moran Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
In part two of my conversation with Joseph Morales, our friend Nik Walker sends some love, we discuss his final show and how things changed as theaters began shutting down, and Joseph takes questions from the Patreon Peeps.   Nik Walker on The Hamilcast Joseph on YouTube Joseph on Twitter Joseph on Instagram Gillian on Twitter Gillian on Instagram The Hamilcast on Twitter The Hamilcast on Instagram Join the Patreon Peeps
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Podcast Details

Created by
Gillian Pensavalle
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jan 31st, 2016
Latest Episode
Jan 25th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
263
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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