Jevon McFerrin is back for round two! In the second half of our chat with him he talks about his strong bond with the cast and the nuances of his takes on Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, while also getting into the mindset of Alexander Hamilton during the final duel. Oh, and most importantly, Jevon gives us a crash course on how to master Lafayette's rap in "Guns and Ships."
Jevon McFerrin joins us three days after he went on as Hamilton for the first time and helps us celebrate our one year anniversary! In Part One of our interview with him, Jevon walks us through his tumultuous audition process, why he ran into Central Park in celebrate booking multiple roles in Hamilton, and what it was like to sing "Dear Theodosia" to his dad.
In Part Two of our interview with Michael Luwoye, we hear some behind the scenes Hamilton stories including backstage pranks, being surprised onstage, and how Javier Munoz almost played King George III. Fascinated by Michael's voice? Us too! He tells us why he takes being as clear as possible so seriously, especially with Hamilton. Michael also talks about his time in Invisible Thread and blows us both away by saying some very lovely things about what The Hamilcast means to the Hamilfan community.
Track at the 5:30 mark is "No Regrets" by Aesop Rock. Album: Labor Days. Label: Definitive Jux.
Hello! Have you heard about @HappyBdayLin? Alicia, one of the creators of the fundraising campaign, sent us a message that we wanted to share with you. They are trying to raise money to not only help the wonderful Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, but it's also in the spirit of wishing Lin-Manuel Miranda a happy birthday. Even TeeRico is involved! I'll let Alicia tell it...
Michael Luwoye helps us celebrate our 50th episode in style! Yes, you read that correctly: Michael Luwoye, the man who made history when he became the first actor to play both Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, is on the podcast. In Part One, Michael tells us about his complex audition process, if he prefers Hamilton or Burr, and blows our minds when he tells us that Theodosia is actually in the show.
Breaking news on The Hamilcast! When Michael Luwoye was in the room where the podcast happens last week, he told us all about how he will be playing Alexander Hamilton (and only Alexander Hamilton) on the National Tour! Stay tuned for our full interview with him this coming Monday, January 9th. Congrats, Michael!
Grab your wig and your kitten heels because this week is all about King George III. Ashley Graffeo schools us on all things #KGIII: from his governing style, to his wonderful wife Charlotte, to his occasionally blue urine. Find out why Ashley thinks the Big Bad of Hamilton may just be a little misunderstood.