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The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast

In this podcast about all things Hamilton, Hamilton-related, Hamilton-adjacent, or anything else in the Miranda universe, I (your host Gillian Pensavalle) talk to guests (and my sometimes co-host/all times husband Michael Paul Smith) about such things as: how Hamilton brings people together, how we find Ham references in everyday life, and the general brilliance of the show. I'm proud to say that we've spoken to almost everyone from the original creative team (aka "The Cabinet") including the man himself: Lin-Manuel Miranda. In addition, I've had cast members from every company, crew members, musicians, creatives, and the hard working people that keep the production alive. I've also had to pleasure of speaking to experts on the show and its history, some of my superfan friends of note, celebrity Ham enthusiasts, and everything in between.  When I started this podcast in January of 2016, I could not have imagined the incredible community that has grown around the show and the amazing experiences that have come my way. Thank you to everyone who has listened, appeared on the show, contributed, or reached out in any way. This podcast is for you and I absolutely love making it. If you have any great Ham stories or funny references that you've come across, let me know! Email TheHamilcast [at] gmail [dot] com, or contact me on social media @TheHamilcast. I also have a Patreon that has given rise to the loveliest corner of the internet, ever. You can learn more about how to be a part of that lovely corner, and how to submit questions to guests, and to be part of my monthly AMA's at https://www.patreon.com/TheHamilcast
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Now displaying: February, 2017
Feb 27, 2017

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!

Feb 20, 2017

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJf3YQoknn8
Credit: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS/YouTube

Digital #Ham4Ham 2/27/16 -- The Taglish Commandments
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poroeR2bBf4
Credit: Hamilton: An American Musical/YouTube

Hamilton Ham4Ham 11/11/15 with Lea Salonga & Lin-Manuel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6CwjP2urAU
Credit: Howard Sherman/YouTube

Feb 13, 2017

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."

Feb 6, 2017

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!

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