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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: January, 2018
Jan 29, 2018

Emily Roney is the dresser for all three Schuyler Sisters (#AndMaria!) for Hamilton and Broadway and get ready for a mind explosion! Emily is fantastic and we talk about so many things including how The Public Theater changed her life and the role Renee Elise Goldsberry sealed her fate. But let's really get down to it: YES she explains the colors of those dresses and she gives us a verbal look book of the Schuyler Sisters. Get excited!

Jan 22, 2018

Welcome to Eddy Lee's second episode, in which the tangents are plentiful and we're lucky if we finish a single story we start. Still! Eddy Lee is the best and this episode is nonnnnnnSTOP. Eddy performs both James Reynolds and Samuel Seabury, talks about the lack of Asian representation in the media and the arts, and tells the amazing story of meeting a Vietnamese-American #Hamilkid wherein Eddy realized he was a role model. Plus! We talk Pokémon and the role the Universe played in Eddy being cast in Hamilton on Broadway.

Jennifer Jancuska (Hamilton Broadway’s resident choreographer) and The Bring About: http://www.jenniferjancuska.com/the-bringabout/

Carols for a Cure for BC/EFA: http://broadwaycares.stores.yahoo.net/caforcu20vo17.html

KPOP at Ars Nova: http://arsnovanyc.com/KPOP

#Hamilkid Daniel and Eddy: https://www.instagram.com/p/BVi7dkEH6Y3/?taken-by=edru00

Timothy Huang: https://www.timothyhuang.net/

Jan 15, 2018

Remember when Eddy Lee called our recording a therapy session during last episode's Hamilton House Party? Yeah, this episode proves that almost immediately. In the first part of our hang, Eddy - a swing in Hamilton on Broadway - opens up about how he almost became a doctor and how at first his mother didn't approve of dancing as a career choice. Don't worry, all is well now, but his story is definitely one that may sound familiar to other aspiring artists out there. 

Hamilton House Party aka #Hamilcast100: https://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-100-grind-to-the-rhythm-as-we-wine-and-dine/

Jan 8, 2018

In honor of my 100th episode (whaaaat?!), I threw a #HamiltonHouseParty with some of my friends from the cast and crew of Hamilton on Broadway: Lexi Lawson, Jevon McFerrin, Eddy Lee, Lauren Boyd, Anna-Lee Craig, and Emily Roney. My right hand man, Michael Paul Smith, joins me as we host this fun, scrappy, and rowdy recording. From the ghosts that haunt the Richard Rodgers Theatre, to reflecting on this past year, we have a great time and Hamilton is so layered that even my guests are learning new things from each other. This is also easily the episode with the most cursing in it; it's not super vulgar but be aware of that if you listen with your little ones. Enjoy and thank you so much for taking this journey with me for my first 100 episodes - I'm just getting started! Stick around to the end to hear from some past alums of The Hamilcast who wanted to send some love for this milestone.


Jevon McFerrin's Episodes:

https://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-52-pride-is-not-the-word-im-looking-for-part-one/

https://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-53-pride-is-not-the-word-im-looking-for-part-two/

 
Lexi Lawson's Episodes:

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

https://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-55-you-walked-in-and-my-heart-went-boom-part-two/

 
Lauren Boyd's Episode:

https://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-86/


Anna-Lee Craig's Episodes:

https://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-93-we-move-under-cover-and-we-move-as-one-part-one/

https://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-94-we-move-under-cover-and-we-move-as-one-part-two/

Eddy Lee's and Emily Roney's episodes are coming in January! Stay tuned! 

The end audio montage of past guests, in order of appearance in the montage:

Lin-Manuel Miranda with Kurt Crowley
Scott Wasserman
Michael Luwoye
Nik Walker
Eliza Ohman
Javier Munoz
Kimmie Mark
Gregory Treco
Anthony Lee Medina
Bryan Terrell Clark
James Monroe Iglehart
Thayne Jasperson
Carvens Lissaint
Chris Jackson
Tyler McKenzie
Ian Weinberger

 

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