Amber Kempter joins us to talk about how she's joined the many artists making custom Funko Pop figures of pop culture and Broadway characters, including Hamilton. Amber also blew us both away by sending us not only Mulligan & Lafayette pops, but custom pops OF OURSELVES!
Hamilton swing extraordinaire Karla Garcia is on the podcast this week and we get into more of that #SwingLife. We learn about the cast nicknames for roles (The Dead Mother track, anyone?), what it was like to choreograph and win Gypsy of the Year 2016, and how Karla is totally on that Andy Blankenbuehler path.
Hamilton performs “America” - Gypsy of the Year 2016
Credit: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS/YouTube
Digital #Ham4Ham 2/27/16 -- The Taglish Commandments
Credit: Hamilton: An American Musical/YouTube
Hamilton Ham4Ham 11/11/15 with Lea Salonga & Lin-Manuel
Credit: Howard Sherman/YouTube
Lexi Lawson is back and you are not ready for the emotional journey that is the second half of our conversation with her. Why? Because Lexi walks us through what Eliza is feeling throughout the entire show: from meeting Alexander to the very last moment she is on stage. Lexi goes IN and yes, we cried. But don't worry! We balance it out with a Green Day singalong, Lexi's time with Rent and In The Heights, and how Lin-Manuel Miranda is "a walking sweet genius."
Lexi Lawson, currently playing Eliza in Hamilton on Broadway, spent her night off with us and we are so excited she did. In the first part of our conversation Lexi tells us how straight up manifested getting cast in Hamilton (seriously, she turned down other jobs before she even auditioned for Eliza), all the months of work she put into preparing for her audition, and why she cannot under any circumstances listen to The Hamilton Mixtape. Werk!