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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: November, 2018
Nov 26, 2018

Deanna Weiner, the assistant stage manager for Hamilton on Broadway, is here to blow your mind. Deanna has been with the show since the early workshop days at The Public (we're talking 2013, fam) and has so much intel it's crazy. This episode covers Deanna's journey to Hamilton (oh hai Meryl Streep and Brian Cox and Stephen Sondheim and Ariana Grande to name a few) and how being randomly assigned to work on reading of a little thing called The Hamilton Mixtape changed her life. 

HAMILTON Ham4Ham 9/11/15 “Love for the Techies Day” with the entire company (filmed by Howard Sherman):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqE-mGI5OaM

 

Nov 19, 2018

Morgan Marcell is back this week with lots of Bandstand/Andy Blankenbuehler love! We also talk Moulin Rouge, performing at The White House for the Obamas, and that now legendary Ham4Ham when Morgan performed My Shot (as Alexander Hamilton!) with the ladies of Hamilton: An American Musical.

 

HAMILTON Ham4Ham 1/3/16 with The Ladies of HAMILTON by Howard Sherman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbfws-YZQu4

Nov 12, 2018

Morgan Marcell is a force, you guys. From OBC Hamilton (and OBC Bandstand!), to working on The Fosse/Verdon Project with The Cabinet™, to making her directorial debut with Sharing Our Stories: The Eliza Project (plus TON of other projects), Morgan will inspire the hell out of you. Morgan's first episode covers her journey to Hamilton, love for Thomas Kail, and a story about paRTYING WITH PRINCE!!! WHAT ON EARTH?!

 

"Crash Your Party" - Karmin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOorxvAVqb4

 

"My Kind of Love" - Emeli Sandé

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z22bKXQuz9M

 

A Sense of Direction: Some Observations on the Art of Directing by William Ball:

https://www.abebooks.com/9780896760820/Sense-Direction-Observations-Art-Directing-0896760820/plp

 

Sharing Our Stories: The Eliza Project

http://www.elizasstory.org/

https://filmfreeway.com/theelizaprojectdoc

 

Graham Windham

http://www.graham-windham.org/

 

 

 

Nov 5, 2018

My lovefest with Hamilton Broadway's Lexi Garcia this week! Lexi goes IN on Woman 2, you guys are going to love it. It's such a technical track and Lexi gives so many great details from props to choreography. We also talk EduHam, falling on stage, the true awe of being in Hamilton: An American Musical. 

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