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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: July, 2017
Jul 31, 2017

Universal Swing Hope Endrenyi stops by and we had so much fun! Hope tells us how booking Hamilton was full of surprises, what it's like traveling between all three companies (the word "vagabond" was used), and why she loves the Sons of Liberty. Plus, Hope gives us excellent tips on what we can do to help the environment and how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Jul 24, 2017

Kimberly "Kimmie" Mark was gracious enough to invite me to the Richard Rodgers Theatre to tell me all about what it's like to be what is known as a Star Dresser on Broadway for 19 years, dressing stars like Alan Cumming, Raul Esparza, and Leslie Odom Jr. (who brought her to Hamilton). Currently, Kimmie dresses George Washington and Aaron Burr and is easily one of the nicest, coolest people in the world. Take a listen and learn all about how Kimmie became a dresser, tons of behind-the-scenes details about Hamilton, why being assigned to Leslie Odom Jr. was a "dream come true," and how she hasn't actually SEEN Hamilton.

Information on how you can win Hamilton props and autographs through The NJ Freedom Farm raffles: 

https://www.instagram.com/dunkinscout/

https://www.facebook.com/freedomfarmanimalrescue/?ref=br_rs

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https://www.gofundme.com/NJFFAR

 

Jul 17, 2017

Calling all #FearlessSquad members (aka #SquadKicks): We have the one and only Mandy Gonzalez on the podcast this week! Mandy talks all things #FearlessSquad, what it's like playing Angelica in Hamilton on Broadway, her experience as Nina in In The Heights, the importance of having a fight within you, and why the world is a better place with Lin-Manuel Miranda in it. You will feel so motivated by the end of thisHamilton, Broadway, American History, Musical, Mandy Gonzalez, Fearless Squad, In the Heights episode!

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mandy Gonzalez perform "Empire State of Mind" at Lincoln Center for "The Hamilton Mixtape"/American Songbook

"30/90" from Tick, Tick...Boom!

"Breathe" from In The Heights

Jul 10, 2017

Hey Queens it's The Hamilcast with your boo Tyler! Tyler Mount of Playbill's The Tyler Mount Vlog talks everything from Hamilton, to how he got into the Broadway scene, to his vlog, to Tito's vodka, and then back to Hamilton again. Friends, we were all over the map but we went in on so much Hamilton and answered all the questions from our Patreon Peeps. Join the party! 

Alllll the links from this episode: 

 

Playbill's The Tyler Mount Vlog: 

http://www.playbill.com/tyler

 

Lexi Lawson talks manifesting being cast in Hamilton (The Origin of “Lexi” being a verb) on The Hamilcast:

http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-54-you-walked-in-and-my-heart-went-boom-part-one/

 

Tyler Goes Backstage at Hamilton with David Korins: http://www.playbill.com/video/watch-behind-the-scenes-at-hamilton-with-scenic-designer-david-korins

 

Andy Blankenbuehler Breaks Down Hamilton Choreography for the Wall Street Journal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmYTsOrnWP0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb67f2HLVGM

  

Hamilton Rap-Off with Mandy Gonzalez:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu0VMoDJsLU

 

Hamilton Bop-It with Jordan Fisher:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OWn6N-1h-Q

 

Helpless with Lexi Lawson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUgG0qGDtsQ&t=262s

 

Make A Wish with James Monroe Iglehart:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMx0Qvgi8GU

 

My Shot with Andrew Chappelle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHKTcW7HQUc&t=278s

 

Hot or Not with Ariana DeBose:

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

 

Hamilton Star Morgan Marcell's First Time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKxm6nBSJMw

 

Hamilton Auditions with Stephanie Klemons:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSXefr5TPQ0

 

Lie Detector with Rob McClure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEYs-aXIOjg&t

  

Tyler Mount Merch: 

https://www.tylermount.net/

 

 

 

Jul 3, 2017

Make yourself another Burrgory Bay Breeze because Gregory Treco is back again this week! In addition to taking questions from our lovely Patreon Peeps, Gregory talks about his experiences as both an original Broadway cast member of Boy George's musical Taboo and a finalist on WB's Popstars. Gregory also goes in on his fantastic relationship with his ultra talented brother Mathenee (Mulligan/Madison on the HamilTour) and their very similar career paths. 

 

Become a Patreon Peep: 

https://www.patreon.com/TheHamilcast

Mathenee Treco on American Idol: 

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxv8xw_mathenee-treco-sudden-death-american-idol-12_music

Mathenee Treco's Music Page:

https://www.facebook.com/mathenee/?pnref=lhc

 

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