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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: March, 2018
Mar 26, 2018

Bill Sherman is a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award-winning composer, producer, arranger, orchestrator, and one hell of a podcast guest let me tell you. Bill braved an awful winter rain storm to hang out and talk to me about Hamilton, The Hamilton MixtapeIn the Heights, Freestyle Love Supreme, Sesame Street, and how this podcast might be the best kind of therapy ever. From the two month process of producing the Hamilton album, to why being the Music Director of Sesame Street is the best and weirdest job in the world, to the incomparable talent and work ethic of the members of Freestyle Love Supreme, Bill and I cover a ton of ground. And it was AWESOME. 

Christopher Jackson - In The Name Of Love:
https://www.broadwayrecords.com/cds/christopher-jackson-in-the-name-of-love

Mandy Gonzalez - Fearless:
http://www.ghostlightrecords.com/mandy-gonzalez-fearless.html

Freestyle Love Supreme - Mixtape:
https://youtu.be/ElD6Pk3G-_0 

Lin-Manuel Miranda on The Hamilcast:
https://www.thehamilcast.com/lin-manuel-miranda/

Questlove Supreme on Pandora:
https://www.pandora.com/station/play/3203170503950074921

Shockwave on The Hamilcast:
https://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-65-dag-i-amaze-and-astonish-part-one/
https://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-66-dag-i-amaze-and-astonish-part-two-2/

An Open Letter (feat. Shockwave) (Interlude):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2jemdtrsDo

Sesame Street: 12 And Pinball Animation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZshZp-cxKg

Sesame Street: Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me: Brushy Brush PSA:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxMrtK-kYnE

Sesame Street: Art School | Murray Had a Little Lamb:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXafRUnZPVE

Sesame Street - Frankly, It's Becoming A Habitat:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HmKTUw9UtU

Sesame Street: Janelle Monae - Power of Yet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLeUvZvuvAs

Freestyle Love Supreme: You Can’t Go Home. Stop Trying.:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kZZQdEz6gY

Sesame Street: Check That Shape (with Nick Jonas):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIRdMFo-h4U

 

 

Mar 20, 2018

Hello Ham Fam! I'm dropping this surprise mini episode into your podcast feed to tell you about my collaboration with Coloring Broadway for the March For Our Lives demonstrations taking place on March 24th. We’re teaming up to bring you two designs that you can download, print, and color - and they’ll come in different sizes so you can post them on social media, hang them up at work or school, or bring them to your local march, which is what I’ll be doing. 

Link to the illustrations:http://bit.ly/MFOLCOLORING

March For Our Lives: https://marchforourlives.com/

Found/Tonight: https://atlantic.lnk.to/FoundTonightlt

Find Coloring Broadway:

@ColoringBroadway on Instagram

@ColoringBway on Twitter

Mar 19, 2018

Stephanie Klemons, Hamilton's Associate Choreographer (and so much more) is finally here! Over two pints of Sam Adams, Stephanie goes in on what it was like to be part of Hamilton coming together from the very beginning and goes in on so many Hamilton staging secrets and Easter eggs that you are going to LOVE. She also tells me how and why the choreography changes from stage to stage (and why you'll never notice it), what it's like to be Andy Blankenbuehler's "variation maker," being a strong woman on a male dominated creative team, and her thoughts on Hamilton's incredibly impactful Tony performance. Not to mention the Super Bowl commercial, In the Heights, Katie's Art Project, and her stunning curly hair. 

Katie's Art Project: https://www.katiesartproject.org/

In the Heights at The Kennedy Center: http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/TSBCA

 

Mar 12, 2018

Erin Clemons covers all three Schuyler Sisters in Hamilton on Broadway and is an actual ray of sunlight. We had the best time talking about her journey to Broadway, why traveling is so good for the soul, and why her parents are her biggest inspiration. Erin also walks us through her very first day at work at the Rodgers and explains THE PHOTO™!

 

Music Theatre Wichita: http://mtwichita.org/

Baychester Middle School: http://www.baychesterwaves.org/

Erin's Instagram post playing piano: https://www.instagram.com/p/BequHZABiiB/

 

Mar 5, 2018

Fergie L. Philippe and Julian Ramos of Hamilton's Philip Tour (#HamiltourToo) are back again and you guys... there is so much happening here 🎤and I AM LOVIN IT!🎤 Julian and Fergie talk about the rehearsal process, how they balance being on #TeamNoChill while still being professionals, mind-blowing choreography secrets, and why Nik Walker better watch his back when it comes to pranks on the #Hamiltour. We also talk about how to work with your anxiety and why you're never, ever alone. 

 

Nik Walker's Episodes: 

Episode #60: We ride at midnight, Manhattan in the distance // Part One

Episode #61: We ride at midnight, Manhattan in the distance // Part Two

Fergie Philippe - "Wondering" (Bridges of Madison County; Jason Robert Brown)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h61Lh1Ojues

"Two By Two" - The Book of Mormon (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SvANeOFWAU

 

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