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The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast

The Hamilcast

In this American podcast about an American musical about a bastard orphan, I (your host Gillian Pensavalle) talk to my co-hosts and guests about all things Hamilton including how it brings people together, how we find Ham references in everyday life,...Show More
#181: #HamiltonCHI Part One // Gillian and Mike Talk all the Things

1:08:48 | Aug 12th

I went to Chicago and Mike met me there and we had a bit of a weekend! It kicked off with a #PitSit on Thursday, which means I GOT TO SIT IN THE PIT WITH THE MUSICIANS DURING A PERFORMANCE AND THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. The rest of the weekend...Show More
#180 // Will Wells // Hamilton's Electronic Music Producer // Part Two

1:12:09 | Aug 5th

Welcome, folks! TO WILL WELLS' STUDIO?! Part Two of my hang with Will Wells (Hamilton's Electronic Music Producer) takes place in his studio where he shows me all the details of the samples he made and worked on for the Hamilton album. Episode #1...Show More
#179 // Will Wells // Hamilton's Electronic Music Producer // Part One

1:03:17 | Jul 29th

Will Wells is Hamilton’s Electronic Music Producer and is responsible for #HipHopHorse (aka #RoboWhinny), those badass rhythmic bullets, and a ton of other samples you love so much. In his first episode, Will talks about how he got this rad job and h...Show More
#178 // Karl Queensborough // Hamilton West End // Part Two

44:34 | Jul 22nd

In the second half my hang with Karl Queensborough (Alexander Hamilton cover in London) and Mike (you know Mike) we have some authentic New York City desserts, speak in a bunch of different accents, and have a full on Hamilton love fest. WE LOVE THIS...Show More
#177 // Karl Queensborough // Hamilton West End // Part One

59:39 | Jul 15th

Karl Queensborough (Alexander Hamilton cover in London) came from all the way across the sea to hang out with me and Mike! We give Karl his very first slice of New York City pizza, hear about his Hamilton journey, and some of the craziest things that...Show More
#176 // Abby Jaros (and pup Ernie) // Hamilton's Philip Company // Part Two

1:02:52 | Jul 8th

Abby Jaros (Hamilton's Philip Company) and her dog Ernie are back for another episode! In part two of our hang we talk about Ernie as Hamilton roles, hard lessons Abby learned while in Hamilton, and of course... Ouidad. Abby’s SNL appearance http...Show More
#175 // Abby Jaros (and pup Ernie) // Hamilton's Philip Company // Part One

1:08:56 | Jul 1st

Abby Jaros (Ensemble, Hamilton’s Philip Company) brought her dog Ernie over for a super fun chat about Hamilton and all the things! Mike joins us as we talk about Abby’s manifestation abilities, how dancing chose her, and a behind-the-curtain look in...Show More
#174 // Patrick Vassel // Hamilton's Associate & Supervising Director // Part Three

53:28 | Jun 24th

Patrick Vassel, Hamilton's Associate & Supervising Director, rounds out his episodes with details about those scary work sessions we've heard about from so many actors (finally), fills us in on The Character Constitution, and talks about the upcoming...Show More
#173 // Patrick Vassel // Hamilton's Associate & Supervising Director // Part Two

1:00:34 | Jun 17th

Patrick Vassel, Hamilton's Associate & Supervising Director, is back this week to talk moving from The Public to Broadway, the joy and misery of tech, and how The Cabinet (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Alex Lacamoire, and Andy Blankenbuehler) esta...Show More
#172 // Patrick Vassel // Hamilton's Associate & Supervising Director // Part One

48:29 | Jun 10th

Patrick Vassel, Hamilton's Associate & Supervising Director, stops by for an extremely deep dive into how Hamilton runs smoothly as it continues to expand all over the world. In his first episode PDV talks about how he landed this badass job, explain...Show More
#171 // Rory O'Malley // Hamilton's King George III

1:00:51 | Jun 3rd

Hello! A message from the King! (Get it? Because Rory O'Malley has been in both The Book of Mormon *and* Hamilton). Join me as I hang out with the kind, funny, warm, and super talented Rory O'Malley! Rory talks about what it's like to be a brand new ...Show More
#170 // Arthur Lewis aka Arthur the Geniuses of Freestyle Love Supreme // Part Two

1:16:59 | May 27th

Arthur Lewis (Freestyle Love Supreme's Arthur the Geniuses) back! This week we're taking an even DEEPER dive into the inner workings of Freestyle Love Supreme and the power of practice, practice, practice. Arthur also talks about the moving improvise...Show More
#169 // Arthur Lewis aka Arthur the Geniuses of Freestyle Love Supreme // Part One

1:03:52 | May 20th

Arthur Lewis (Freestyle Love Supreme's Arthur the Genius) is here talking FLS, his journey as a musician, and his favorite music of the moment. Arthur's insight into how and why Freestyle Love Supreme works so well is eyeopening and inspiring. Full s...Show More
#168 // Anthony Veneziale aka Two Touch of Freestyle Love Supreme // Part Three

52:41 | May 13th

Anthony's third episode opens with an emotional story involving Freestyle Love Supreme's own Arthur Lewis (Arthur the Geniuses), a significant loss, and how the crew grieved together live on stage during FLS' most recent run. After a pizza break, Ant...Show More
#167 // Anthony Veneziale aka Two Touch of Freestyle Love Supreme // Part Two

59:49 | May 6th

Anthony Veneziale (aka Two Touch) kicks off his second episode with his Hamilton experience, from Lin-Manuel Miranda calling him as Hercules Mulligan to seeing it in previews at The Public. We also have a therapy session about why freestyling seems s...Show More
#166 // Anthony Veneziale aka Two Touch of Freestyle Love Supreme // Part One

1:21:19 | Apr 29th

Anthony Veneziale (Freestyle Love Supreme's Two Touch) is here and oh mannnnnn did we have one hell of a conversation. In his first episode Anthony talks about the FLS origin story (including freestyling with Tommy Kail on a road trip, getting Cool P...Show More
#165 // Marc delaCruz - Hamilton Broadway // Part Three

30:44 | Apr 22nd

Wrapping up my hangout with Marc delaCruz we take questions from the Patreon Peeps, talk about the massive impact of Hamilton around the world, and the importance of telling your story.
#164 // Marc delaCruz - Hamilton Broadway // Part Two

58:42 | Apr 15th

In Marc’s second episode, Marc talks about how it still doesn’t feel real that he’s in Hamilton. He also tells me about the pressure and responsibility of playing Hamilton on Broadway and we have a long and meaningful conversation about the importanc...Show More
#163 // Marc de la Cruz - Hamilton Broadway // Part One

58:26 | Apr 8th

Marc de la Cruz recently made history as the first ever Asian American actor to play the role of Hamilton on Broadway. After falling in love with In the Heights and realizing what was possible on Broadway, he wondered if he’d ever get the chance to w...Show More
#162 // Mike Moise - Hamilton’s Assistant Conductor // Part Three

43:04 | Apr 1st

Mike Moise’s third episode covers a LOT of ground. In addition to lots more Hamilton goodness Mike talks about playing softball with the cast and crew of Hamilton in the Broadway Show League, why A Winter’s Ball into Helpless is one of the most satis...Show More
#161 // Mike Moise - Hamilton's Assistant Conductor // Part Two

55:42 | Mar 25th

In Mike Moise’s second ep, we really get into the #TeamMusic of it all. From what he does for his pre-Hamilton piano warmup, to diving into the amazingness of What’d I Miss and The Room Where It Happens, to how he taught himself to play Ableton track...Show More
#160 // Mike Moise - Hamilton's Assistant Conductor // Part One

1:06:39 | Mar 18th

Mike Moise, Hamilton’s Assistant Conductor, is super fun and full of energy. He started his music career at four years old by plunking out Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera BY EAR and by the end of his first episode Mike tells us the story o...Show More
#159 // Scott Wasserman - Hamilton's Ableton Programmer // Part Three

54:15 | Mar 11th

In this episode, Scott Wasserman (Hamilton's Ableton Programmer) shows love for #HamiltonPR, talks his podcast Song Salad, and goes in on his experience working on Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street. https://flamboyanartsfund.org/ https://hispa...Show More
#158 // Scott Wasserman - Hamilton's Ableton Programmer // Part Two

54:13 | Mar 4th

Scott Wasserman, Hamilton's Ableton Programmer, is back this week and on this episode we REALLY dive into how Ableton is used in the show. Scott breaks down how Ableton is used in Ten Duel Commandments, the rewind in Satisfied, The Reynolds Pamphlet,...Show More
#157 // Scott Wasserman - Hamilton's Ableton Programmer // Part One

1:03:41 | Feb 25th

Scott Wasserman is Hamilton's Ableton Programmer, and one of the nicest and most fun people around. Scott has been with Hamilton since the beginning and in this first episode he talks about how he helped create the sounds and effects not played by th...Show More
#156 // Euan Morton - Hamilton Bway's KGIII // Part Two

1:21:20 | Feb 18th

Euan Morton (KGIII in Hamilton Broadway) is back again this week! We talk Taboo, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Doctor Who, and tons of Hamilton stories including forgetting King George III's crown (twice!) and how Euan will occasionally fangirl over his...Show More
#155 // Euan Morton - Hamilton Bway's KGIII // Part One

57:38 | Feb 11th

Euan Morton, Hamilton Broadway's current King George III stops by for some conversation, cocktails, and general mischief. We laugh our way through everything from his Hamilton audition to Wayne Newton. Enjoy part one!  Iain Loves Theatre's Rewrite...Show More
#154 // The Hamilcast Goes to #HamiltonPR // Part Two

1:11:13 | Feb 4th

Greetings from Puerto Rico! Again! Well not really, but Mike and I went to PR to see Hamilton and we had so much to say that I had to split our recording into two episodes. We tell you about our full #HamiltonPR experience from meeting listeners, to ...Show More
#153 // The Hamilcast Goes to #HamiltonPR // Part One

1:13:34 | Jan 28th

Greetings from Puerto Rico! Well, not really, but Mike and I went to PR to see Hamilton and we had so much to say that I had to split our recording into two episodes. We tell you about our full #HamiltonPR experience from meeting listeners, to hangin...Show More
#152 // Kurt Crowley, Hamilton Broadway's Music Director // Part Three

58:04 | Jan 21st

The theme of Kurt Crowley's third episode (and all of his episodes, really) is "beautifully nerdy." We talk Kurt's impeccable mashups, conducting big moments in the show (the big WAITs in "Wait For It" and that final moment with Eliza), and Kurt give...Show More
#151 // Kurt Crowley, Hamilton Broadway's Music Director // Part Two

1:07:38 | Jan 14th

Kurt Crowley is back for round two and this week we're talking about how Hamilton has its very own Department of the Treasury (aka the music department) and how they are - still! - constantly making sure the music is on the up and up. Kurt also gives...Show More
#150 // Kurt Crowley, Hamilton Broadway's Music Director // Part One

1:28:17 | Jan 7th

Kurt Crowley, Hamilton Broadway's music director, kicks of 2019 with three mindblowing episodes. In this first episode Kurt pulls back the curtain on the #SNOB tradition (Saturday Night on Broadway), tells stories from the earliest days of Hamilton, ...Show More
#149 // Attilio and Barbara Pensavalle // Gillian's Parents

54:27 | Dec 17th, 2018

Welllllll it happened! After countless requests from listeners, my parents Attilio and Barbara Pensavalle are on the pod! We talk about how they recently (finally!) saw Hamilton, their thoughts on the podcast, and lots of love for Lin-Manuel Miranda,...Show More
#148 // ...In That Big Ol' Room // Part Three

38:07 | Dec 10th, 2018

YOU GUYS LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA DJ'D DEANNA'S WEDDING AND SHE TELLS THE WHOLE STORY AND IT'S AMAZING. We also talk about Deanna's fantastic problem solving skills, how to balance work and friendship, and The Naked Wall™ (yes it's a thing and yes you get ...Show More
#147 // ...In That Big Ol' Room // Part Two

1:03:24 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Hamilton Broadway's assistant stage manager, Deanna Weiner, is back again with more stories from the early development stages of the production. From Lin-Manuel Miranda padding around in his slippers to the importance of a Burger King crown for direc...Show More
#146 // ...In That Big Ol' Room // Part One

46:02 | Nov 26th, 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 ...Show More
#145: The sky's the limit // Part Two

44:37 | Nov 19th, 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 ...Show More
#144: The sky's the limit // Part One

46:47 | Nov 12th, 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 wi...Show More
#143: It's time to take a shot! // Part Two

36:17 | Nov 5th, 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, th...Show More
#142: It's time to take a shot! // Part One

48:51 | Oct 29th, 2018

*This episode contains a brief conversation about bulimia around 17:45 and lasts roughly two minutes.* Hamilton Broadway's Lexi Garcia is a gem and this episode is a front row seat to the bonding that happened between us during this recording. Lex...Show More
#141: We'll get a little place in Harlem and we'll figure it out // Part Three

36:01 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Here it is! The third and final (sad face!) episode with Solea Pfeiffer and Ryan Vasquez. We talk a lot about James Reynolds, praise costume designer and genius Paul Tazewell, and Ryan and Solea talk about what they've learned about themselves and ea...Show More
#140: We'll get a little place in Harlem and we'll figure it out // Part Two

55:39 | Oct 15th, 2018

Solea Pfeiffer and Ryan Vasquez are back and this week we hear about Ryan's crazy audition story (and his ability to avoid the Hamilton album... except for Eliza's tracks and oh yeah THE TONY AWARDS), and both Ryan and Solea talk about their first ti...Show More
#139: We'll get a little place in Harlem and we'll figure it out // Part One

59:00 | Oct 8th, 2018

Solea Pfeiffer and Ryan Vasquez are here! Solea originated Eliza on the First National Tour of Hamilton aka The Angelica Tour. On that same tour Ryan covered Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, George Washington, James Reynolds, Philip Schuyler, and The ...Show More
#138: See, that’s what happens when you up against the ruffians // Part Two

44:11 | Oct 1st, 2018

Wallace Smith is back for round two and this week we take a deep dive into Wallace's audition story (and how Lin-Manuel Miranda speCIFICALLY REQUESTED THE YORKTOWN RAP AHHHH) and the Madison/Jefferson dynamic. We also sing the praises of so many Hami...Show More
#137: See, that’s what happens when you up against the ruffians // Part One

40:52 | Sep 24th, 2018

Wallace Smith, Hamilton Broadway's Hercules Mulligan/James Madison is on the pod this and next week! In this episode Wallace tells me about coming to the Broadway company from the Chicago cast, how he first heard about Hamilton to begin with, and we ...Show More
#136: You have your orders now, go, man, go!

56:17 | Sep 17th, 2018

I had a blast hanging with original Chicago company member Gabriella Sorrentino! Gabby joins me to talk about the suuuuper intense job of being a dance captain, her recent Broadway debut, and her work with Katie's Art Project. Ya know, just two New Y...Show More
#135: All the way from London? Damn!

1:14:17 | Sep 10th, 2018

Hamilton West End's very own Jamael Westman is here! This was a last minute recording and unfortunately happened during a hundred degree heat (Seriously. Please excuse the noise of the fan.), but when A.Ham comes from all the way across the sea, you ...Show More
#134: I was louder than the crack in the bell // Part Two

39:55 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Hamilton Broadway's Sean Green Jr. (Ensemble, Mulligan/Madison, Washington, Burr) is back for round two! This week, Sean tells us how the badass women in his life shaped who he was and helped him get to Broadway. He also gets super honest about blowi...Show More
#133: I was louder than the crack in the bell // Part One

58:03 | Aug 27th, 2018

Hamilton Broadway's Sean Green Jr. (Ensemble, Mulligan/Madison, Washington, Burr) is full of energy and honesty and we go in on all the things! Sean tells a *crazy* story about going on for Mulligan/Madison for the first time and how it resulted in a...Show More
#132: The worlds you keep erasing and creating in your mind

1:02:16 | Aug 20th, 2018

Hamilton set designer David Korins stops buy to drink martinis, eat olives, do headstands, talk about the upcoming #Hamiltent exhibition (OH MY GOD YOU GUYS IT SOUNDS AMAZING), why the original turntables had to recently be replaced, and why The Cabi...Show More
#131: I came as soon as I heard // #LasVegust Part Three

51:22 | Aug 13th, 2018

The final installment of #LasVegust with Hamilton's Philip Company! Here's the second half of my hang with cast members Nik Walker, Kyle Scatliffe, Shoba Narayan, Ta'Rea Campbell, Elijah Malcomb, Tyler McKenzie, Conroe Brooks, and Abby Jaros, as well...Show More
#130: I came as soon as I heard // #LasVegust Part Two

55:58 | Aug 6th, 2018

#LasVegust continues with Hamilton's Philip Company! This week is the first part of my hang with cast members Nik Walker, Kyle Scatliffe, Shoba Narayan, Ta'Rea Campbell, Elijah Malcomb, Tyler McKenzie, Conroe Brooks, and Abby Jaros, as well as musici...Show More
#129: I came as soon as I heard // #LasVegust Part One

44:30 | Jul 30th, 2018

Welcome to three weeks of Hamilton's Philip Company in Las Vegas! First up, Fergie Philippe (Mulligan/Madison). Fergie is the one of the main reasons I went to Vegas (Tyler McKenzie & Julian Ramos helped), and he unfortunately couldn't make the b...Show More
#128: And I’m tryin’ not to cry ‘cause there’s nothing that your mind can’t do // Part Three

42:46 | Jul 23rd, 2018

In Alex Lacamoire's third episode Alex talks about how electronic sounds are used in Hamilton, why the orchestrations of It's Quiet Uptown destroy us every single time we listen to it, more musical themes, and finally... we do Barbershop Beastie Boys...Show More
#127: And I’m tryin’ not to cry ‘cause there’s nothing that your mind can’t do // Part Two

49:34 | Jul 16th, 2018

This week we dive into Lin-Manuel Miranda's favorite arrangements and how Alex Lacamoirecame to make them: Yorktown (YAS!), Wait For It (YOU'RE NOT READY), One Last Time ("f@%k you strings!"), and That Would Be Enough (Lin hasn't heard this yet - yes...Show More
#126: And I’m tryin’ not to cry ‘cause there’s nothing that your mind can’t do // Part One

56:37 | Jul 9th, 2018

Alex Lacamoire is here! Get ready, you guys, your minds are about to be blown. Mike joins me for #JuLac and in this first episode, Alex tells us all about The Schuyler Sisters, the Hamilton song that went through the most changes. But he doesn't jus...Show More
#125: You simply must meet Thomas. Thomas! // Part Two

52:15 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Tommy Kail is back again this week and I am reminded, by Tommy, that no one thinks I'm laid back. Tommy talks about the casting process including how Hamilton has the feeling of a family reunion, and he gives his opinion on what happens in the very l...Show More
#124: You simply must meet Thomas. Thomas! // Part One

52:22 | Jun 25th, 2018

You simply must meet Thomas. Thomas! Tommy Kail and I are naturally at 1.5 speed, so that's fun! Tommy tells me all about the upcoming Hamilton exhibition in Chicago, and how the job of a director changes (or doesn't) as a production evolves. We bond...Show More
#123: This is the eye of the hurricane // Part Two

41:02 | Jun 18th, 2018

Hamilton dresser Chris Leary is back to tell us all about why we should all go to Puerto Rico on our next vacation (or help any way we can), how the energy at Hamilton is always changing, and that one time the turntable broke during My Shot and wasn'...Show More
#122: This is the eye of the hurricane // Part One

1:02:06 | Jun 11th, 2018

Chris Leary, dresser at Hamilton on Broadway, and I laugh our way through ALL THE THINGS. Chris gives backstage details from a dresser's perspective, explains how he almost didn't go to the opening night of Hamilton, and proudly declares himself a To...Show More
#121: ...Passage on a ship that was New York bound // Part Two

36:21 | Jun 4th, 2018

Hamilton Broadway swing Robert Walters is back this week! Robert talks what it's like to be an Australian in a show that has reinvigorated such an interest in American History, he tells us what he yells during The Room Where it Happens, sends love to...Show More
#120: ...Passage on a ship that was New York bound // Part One

56:05 | May 28th, 2018

Robert Walters, a swing in Hamilton on Broadway, is here to drink Robitos and tell me about how a boy from Oz made it to Broadway! We talk his Australian roots, work visa woes, his crazy Hamilton audition story, his origins with Hamilton in Chicago, ...Show More
#119: When you knock me down I get the fuck back up again // Part Two

50:36 | May 21st, 2018

Andrés Forero is back and we kick off Part Two with questions from Sir Alex Lacamoire himself! We talk a LOT about Yorktown (and Rage Against the Machine, believe it or not), and many of the other tracks on which Andrés made his mark or how Andrés' p...Show More
#118: When you knock me down I get the fuck back up again // Part One

47:23 | May 14th, 2018

Andrés Forero is the drummer for Hamilton on Broadway and has known the Hamilton Cabinet since In the Heights. We had so much fun and get ready to feel both super calm and very empowered. In this episode Andrés talks how the band Rush sparked his mus...Show More
#117: We just assume that it happens // Part Two

54:56 | May 7th, 2018

Holli Campbell is back and this #FeministHero is once again here to remind us that "there’s a place in the theatre for all of us; if you love it, pursue it.” Holli goes in on how she ended up at Hamilton's opening night (before she even worked there!...Show More
#116: We just assume that it happens // Part One

1:20:20 | Apr 30th, 2018

I am honored to be able to bring you April's Hamildrop, #FirstBurn, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda's very first draft of Burn as discussed during #Lintoberfest! // Hamilton Broadway's Associate Company Manager Holli Campbell stopped by to drop allll...Show More
#115: When I fight, I make the other side panicky // Part Two

50:00 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Donald Webber, Jr. is back and things get insane, man! Donald walks us through the crazy schedule for ensembles, swings, and understudies. He also gives an in-depth analysis of the relationship between Hamilton and Angelica (in Hamilton the musical),...Show More
#114: When I fight, I make the other side panicky // Part One

1:04:40 | Apr 16th, 2018

The inimitable Donald Webber, Jr of Hamilton Broadway is on the podcast for two suuuuper fun episodes. In Part One, we discuss Clousé Michael Jeeves (the finest tablecloth puller in all of America), Hamilton vs. Jefferson, his friendship with Leslie ...Show More
#113: Don’t be shocked when your hist’ry book mentions me // Part Two

48:04 | Apr 9th, 2018

Joanne Freeman's rainy Friday night hang continues for a second episode and I am here for every history spoiler, detail, and piece of insight she has to offer: from Alexander Hamilton's actual birthday, to Lin-Manuel Miranda's artistic freedoms, and ...Show More
#112: Don’t be shocked when your hist’ry book mentions me // Part One

45:13 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Dr. Joanne Freeman is the leading expert on Alexander Hamilton and the best person to hang with on a rainy Friday night. You probably know her at the badass historian from PBS' Hamilton's America in which she called Hammy "an arrogant, irritating ass...Show More
#111: Yo! Turns out we have a secret weapon

1:28:26 | Mar 26th, 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 Mixtape...Show More
Mini Episode! #MarchForOurLives collaboration with Coloring Broadway

04:14 | Mar 20th, 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 t...Show More
#110: It's a dream, and it's a bit of a dance

54:42 | Mar 19th, 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 Hamilto...Show More
#109: Yo, this one's mine

43:12 | Mar 12th, 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 inspiratio...Show More
#108: We tell your story // Part Two

1:03:32 | Mar 5th, 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 #TeamNoC...Show More
#107: We tell your story // Part One

47:12 | Feb 26th, 2018

Fergie L. Philippe and Julian Ramos of Hamilton's Philip Tour join me for a #HamiltourToo party! We have the best time and in this first episode, Fergie and Julian talk about the journeys that led them both to Hamilton: from Fergie tweeting acapella ...Show More
#106: I'm not falling behind or running late

1:11:45 | Feb 19th, 2018

Tyler McKenzie had one week between Broadway's Hamilton and joining the Philip Tour and he spent his first night off hanging out with me - I am so grateful! Tyler talks about his Hamilton journey, his strong connection to spirituality, the glory of E...Show More
#105: The word got around, they said, "This kid is insane man!"

1:00:34 | Feb 12th, 2018

Antuan Magic Raimone lives up to his nickname as a Universal Swing in Hamilton. Magic talks about his experience with In the Heights, why he didn't want to audition for Hamilton, what happens when you get "Swing Brain," and how his photographic abili...Show More
#104: From your sister who is always by your side // Part Two

33:12 | Feb 5th, 2018

Emily Roney is back! She goes IN on what it’s like to not only dress Mandy Gonzalez, but to also work as her Right Hand Man aka Personal Assistant. We talk #FearlessSquad, the strength of the women playing the Schuyler Sisters, and Emily gives amazin...Show More
#103: From your sister who is always by your side // Part One

57:08 | Jan 29th, 2018

Emily Roney is the dresser for all three Schuyler Sisters (#AndMaria!) for Hamilton on 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 how Renee El...Show More
#102: Inside, he was longing for something to be a part of // Part Two

49:40 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Welcome to Eddy Lee’s 2nd 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 nonnSTOP. He performs both James Reynolds and Samuel Seabury, talks about the...Show More
#101: Inside, he was longing for something to be a part of // Part One

48:00 | Jan 15th, 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...Show More
#100: Grind to the rhythm as we wine and dine

1:11:42 | Jan 8th, 2018

In honor of my 100th episode I threw a #HamiltonHouseParty with some of my friends from Hamilton on Broadway: Lexi Lawson, Jevon McFerrin, Eddy Lee, Lauren Boyd, Anna-Lee Craig, and Emily Roney. Michael Paul Smith joins me as we host this fun, scrapp...Show More
#99: Look around, look around, at how lucky we are to be alive right now

1:23:40 | Dec 18th, 2017

Listener favorites Ashley Graffeo, Kelly Warne, and Carrie-Rachel Dean join me for my 99th episode and a walk down memory lane, talking Hamilton, the podcast, and Broadway in general. It’s the Schuyler Sisters meets the Sons of Liberty and I am lovin...Show More
#98: I wanna talk about what I have learned, the hard-won wisdom I have earned // Part Two

40:57 | Dec 11th, 2017

Relax, have a drink with me… and Chris Jackson! The rain didn’t let up and neither did my guest of honor. In his second episode, CJack wastes no time getting super real. This moving conversation focuses a lot on his son CJ, who is on the autism spect...Show More
#97: I wanna talk about what I have learned, the hard-won wisdom I have earned // Part One

57:40 | Dec 4th, 2017

Ladies & Gentlemen! Chris Jackson coulda been anywhere in the world tonight, but he’s here with me in New York City. Are you ready for Part One of our conversation?! CJack gets real about some of his bad behavior during the early days of In The Heigh...Show More
#96: Maaaaan, the man is non-stop! // Part Two

47:36 | Nov 27th, 2017

Carvens Lissaint (Washington, Burr, Lafayette/Jefferson in Hamilton on Broadway) is back! This week, Carvens goes in on the backlash he received after having a poem go viral, the logistical differences between Washington and Burr, the beginnings of h...Show More
#95: Maaaaan, the man is non-stop! // Part One

56:14 | Nov 20th, 2017

Carvens Lissaint is an excellent human and an award-winning poet. Carvens talks about how In The Heights changed his life (Lin came out during intermission during In The Heights to chat with him - which would NEVER happen now), his experience growin...Show More
#94: We move under cover and we move as one // Part Two

50:30 | Nov 13th, 2017

Anna-Lee Craig is back again this week and if you don't think she's the coolest, just you wait until you listen to this episode: ALC talks about being a badass lady in a field that has traditionally been dominated by men. We also talk about the harde...Show More
#93: We move under cover and we move as one // Part One

57:04 | Nov 6th, 2017

Get ready to become OBSESSED with Anna-Lee Craig, one of Hamilton Broadway's team of groundbreaking sound experts. Anna-Lee's official title is A2/Assistant Sound, but I've also added Badass Lady because she is awesome. Having been with Hamilton sinc...Show More
#92: #Lintoberfest with Lin-Manuel Miranda // Part Five

1:06:51 | Oct 30th, 2017

Our last week of #Lintoberfest starts out with some exciting news courtesy of Alex Lacamoire and Tommy Kail from all the way across the sea... and it is BANANAS! In Part Two of the B-Sides, Mike and I share more cut audio with Lin-Manuel Miranda, tak...Show More
#91: #Lintoberfest with Lin-Manuel Miranda // Part Four

46:40 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Welcome to The Lin B-Sides! Mike is joining me as I play cut audio from #Lintoberfest and give you behind the scenes commentary about what it was like recording with Lin-Manuel Miranda. And guess what? We have so many details to share with you that t...Show More
#90: #Lintoberfest with Lin-Manuel Miranda // Part Three

46:03 | Oct 16th, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda is back for another round and #Lintoberfest Part Three is our most emotional episode yet; Lin goes IN on "It's Quiet Uptown" as well as his thoughts on legacies and what he says is truly beautiful. But don't worry, there's balance!...Show More
#89: #Lintoberfest with Lin-Manuel Miranda // Part Two

54:15 | Oct 9th, 2017

Welcome to Part Two of a five part series featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda! This episode focuses a LOT on music, so prepare to have your mind blown. We also chat about Freestyle Love Supreme and Lin tries to teach me how to freestyle (it doesn’t go well)...Show More
#88: #Lintoberfest with Lin-Manuel Miranda // Part One

54:25 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda came to MY APARTMENT! THERE ARE FIVE EPISODES ABOUT IT! Deep breaths. Welcome to #Lintoberfest where I’m joined by my husband Michael Paul Smith. In Part One, I can’t get over the fact that Lin is in my living room. We tell the sto...Show More
#87: Silence! A message from THE QUEEN!

55:32 | Sep 25th, 2017

All hail Queen Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea)! She is Broadway royalty! Get inspired as Lesli discusses what it means to rule your kingdom and how to make it happen. Obvs, we also talk all about Hamilton! Lesli gets super emotional reminisc...Show More
#86: Seize the moment and stay in it

42:22 | Sep 18th, 2017

Lauren Boyd is truly delightful, especially on a rainy day in New York City. Hamilton Broadway’s Woman 1 and Peggy/Maria stopped by to chat Hamilton’s LA opening, details about her roles (like how Woman 1 is Martha Washington and her insights into Ma...Show More
#85: Hear ye, hear ye! I present #SeaburysFreeThoughts!

1:01:48 | Sep 11th, 2017

Hear ye, hear ye! Thayne Jasperson originated the role of Samuel Seabury in Hamilton! Yep, you read that right; Thayne. Jasperson. Is. HERE! Get ready for a full hour of #SeaburysFreeThoughts. In this super rapid fire and fun episode, we are all over...Show More
#84: Everybody’s dancin’ and the band’s top volume // Part Two

48:22 | Sep 4th, 2017

Ian Weinberger is back for another episode and you should probably be sitting down while you listen to this one… we turn our attention to the keyboard and YOU. ARE. NOT. READY. Ian plays us mind-blowing musical motifs from Hamilton, and we come to th...Show More
#83: Everybody’s dancin’ and the band’s top volume // Part One

50:50 | Aug 28th, 2017

Ian Weinberger, Associate Musical Director of Hamilton on Broadway, is going to BLOW US ALL AWAY. Ian conducts the show & plays keyboard in the pit. In this first episode, Ian tells us how he got involved in Hamilton, confirms that Alex Lacamoire and...Show More
#82: Ask anybody why we livin’ fast and we laugh, reach for a flask, we have to make this moment last...

40:37 | Aug 21st, 2017

Welcome to another Emergency Podcast System! This week, Mike and our friend and history enthusiast Ted O’Gorman helped me recap August 12th’s #HamiltonHappyHour. In case you missed it, Patrick Hinds of the Theater People Podcast and I hopped behind t...Show More
#81: ...I promise myself to realize the sweet enjoyment of partaking...

32:08 | Aug 14th, 2017

Bryan Terrell Clark (George Washington in Hamilton on Broadway) was kind enough to invite me to his dressing room to hang out on a very busy two show day! Spoiler alert: things get real emotional real quick as BTC tells me about how his first time si...Show More
#80: No one has more resilience or matches my practical tactical brilliance

1:06:46 | Aug 7th, 2017

James Monroe Iglehart is a kind, funny, generous, amazing bolt of energy and I am proud to say that he is my guest this week along with listener favorite co-host Ashley Graffeo. James tells us what it’s like playing Lafayette/Jefferson on Broadway an...Show More
#79: She's flying by the seat of her pants

42:52 | Jul 31st, 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,...Show More
#78: I need someone like you to lighten the load

36:48 | Jul 24th, 2017

Kimberly “Kimmie” Mark graciously invited me to the Richard Rodgers Theatre to talk about being 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, Kim...Show More
#77: You want a revolution? I want a revelation!

39:40 | Jul 17th, 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 H...Show More
#76: You could never back down, you never learned to take your time

39:13 | Jul 10th, 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 a...Show More
#75: You've kept me from the room where it happens for the last time // Part Two

29:40 | Jul 3rd, 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 music...Show More
#74: You've kept me from the room where it happens for the last time // Part One

35:38 | Jun 26th, 2017

Gregory Treco is in the room where the podcast happens! As the cover for Burr/Washington (and now Lafayette/Jefferson) in Hamilton on Broadway, Gregory has a unique perspective on the roles and why they are equally challenging and rewarding. We also ...Show More
#73: They'll tell the story of tonight

35:38 | Jun 19th, 2017

Happy Pride! We are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with GLAAD to help spread pride, love, and awareness not just during Pride Month but everyday of the year! Friends of the show and past guests, Zeke Stokes (VP of Programming at GLAAD) a...Show More
#72: Ready for the moment of adrenaline // Part Two

38:17 | Jun 12th, 2017

Gregory Haney is back this week talking about Snapchat filters, making us laugh about his Hamilton friendships, and swooning over his adorable pup Winston. He also gives great advice about stage door etiquette and how to present your best self at aud...Show More
#71: Ready for the moment of adrenaline // Part One

45:42 | Jun 5th, 2017

Hamilton’s Gregory Haney is on the podcast this week and we are thrilled to have him! Gregory tells us what it’s like playing some of the grimiest characters in the show: James Reynolds, Charles Lee, and George Eacker. We also talk to Gregory about h...Show More
#70: Emergency Podcast System! Gillian and Mike went to Hamilton!

1:15:04 | May 29th, 2017

In a completely unexpected turn of events, Gillian and Mike went to Hamilton again on May 23rd, 2017! We talk about how awesome standing room is, give a play-by-play of the cast, and talk about going backstage. We had a great time and we hope you enj...Show More
#69: Your lieutenant when there’s reckoning to be reckoned // Part Two

30:52 | May 22nd, 2017

Anthony Lee Medina is back for another round tonight and we covered so much ground! Anthony tells us what it’s like to die 16 times a week as Laurens/Philip on Broadway, how he did the role while battling E. coli (really!) and our plans for a #HamPra...Show More
#68: Your lieutenant when there’s reckoning to be reckoned // Part One

37:42 | May 15th, 2017

Shout it to the roofTOPS! It's time for Anthony Lee Medina (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in Hamilton on Broadway)! This week, we quickly recap Gillian seeing Hamilton the night the incomparable Donald Webber debuted as Lafayette/Jefferson, and Anthon...Show More
#67: You sent the dogs after my scent, that's fine

44:27 | May 8th, 2017

Join us as we dive into Cherpter 22: “Stabbed in the Dark.” The hurricane is closing in on Alexander and in addition to seeing more hatred from Jefferson aka Regina George, we also get a small glimpse into Ham’s rivalry with Aaron Burr (sir). But mos...Show More
#66: Dag, I amaze and astonish // Part Two

36:16 | May 1st, 2017

Shockwave is back again this week and gives us a beatbox lesson! We had so much fun and we hope you’ll try to learn along with us while you listen. Shock was also kind enough to bring some old school Hamilton goodies from 2012 and tells us about his ...Show More
#65: Dag, I amaze and astonish // Part One

43:59 | Apr 24th, 2017

Beatboxer extraordinaire Shockwave hangs out this week and we enjoy some lovely conversation over a custom-made Shocktail. Want to know about his work on “An Open Letter” on The Hamilton Mixtape? Done. Curious how he got involved with Lin-Manuel Mira...Show More
#64: I'm passionately smashin' every expectation // Part Two

42:28 | Apr 17th, 2017

The kiki continues, fam! Javier Muñoz is still hanging out and we’re joined by listener favorite Ashley Graffeo! This week we’re getting into Javi’s activism, how he deals with haters and trolls on Twitter, and we rewiiiind to the beauty of Javi’s Ca...Show More
#63: I'm passionately smashin' every expectation // Part One

54:17 | Apr 10th, 2017

Javier Muñoz is here! Yes, for real! This episode is packed, you guys. We sip on the custom-made Tom Cat cocktail as Javi tells us about his relationship with Lin-Manuel Miranda starting with In the Heights and how that impacts his experience in Hami...Show More
#62: It's a blur, sir

44:40 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Eliza Ohman, Hamilton’s universal swing, takes time out of her insanely busy schedule to chat with us. A universal swing performs with EVERY production of Hamilton: Broadway, Chicago, and the tour! Get ready to have your mind blown as we learn how tr...Show More
#61: We ride at midnight, Manhattan in the distance // Part Two

32:59 | Mar 27th, 2017

Nik Walker is back for another round and this time he goes into the details of playing both Aaron Burr and George Washington on Broadway, the complexities of both men, and how going back to the text impacts his performance each night. Nik tells also ...Show More
#60: We ride at midnight, Manhattan in the distance // Part One

29:14 | Mar 20th, 2017

Nik Walker is the first George Washington on the podcast! Nik also plays Aaron Burr and Mulligan/Madison, NBD. Remember Michael Luwoye’s Waldo prank? Nik was the victim and we tell you all about how we were 100% in on it and helped make it happen. As...Show More
#59: I'm runnin' with the Sons of Liberty and I am lovin' it // Part Two

29:49 | Mar 13th, 2017

J. Quinton Johnson is back and in part two of his chat we learn all about what it’s like to play Hercules Mulligan/James Madison and why Q makes the acting choices that he does. Q also opens up about how much music means to him and the ways it enrich...Show More
#58: I'm runnin' with the Sons of Liberty and I am lovin' it // Part One

25:48 | Mar 6th, 2017

That’s right, HERCULES MULLIGAN! We had so much fun talking to J. Quinton Johnson who is currently playing Hercules Mulligan/James Madison in Hamilton on Broadway. Q is awesome for many reasons, but one of them is because he is a full on Hamilnerd ju...Show More
#57: She plants seeds in the ground, she creates

29:07 | Feb 27th, 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 cust...Show More
#56: We saw her just up Broadway a couple of blocks

34:50 | Feb 20th, 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 20...Show More
#55: You walked in and my heart went boom // Part Two

29:55 | Feb 13th, 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 mom...Show More
#54: You walked in and my heart went boom // Part One

32:53 | Feb 6th, 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 do...Show More
#53: Pride is not the word I'm looking for // Part Two

28:57 | Jan 30th, 2017

Jevon McFerrin is back for round two! In the second half of our chat with him he talks about his strong bond with the cast and the nuances of his takes on Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, while also getting into the mindset of Alexander Hamilton d...Show More
#52: Pride is not the word I'm looking for // Part One

31:48 | Jan 23rd, 2017

Jevon McFerrin joins us three days after he went on as Hamilton for the first time and helps us celebrate our one year anniversary! In Part One of our hang, Jevon walks us through his tumultuous audition process, why he ran into Central Park in celeb...Show More
#51: Master the element of surprise // Part Two

26:37 | Jan 16th, 2017

In Part Two of Michael Luwoye's chat, we hear some behind the scenes Hamilton stories including backstage pranks, being surprised onstage, and how Javier Munoz almost played King George III. Fascinated by Michael’s voice? Us too! He tells us why he t...Show More
Mini Episode! @HappyBdayLin Fundraiser for @BCEFA

04:05 | Jan 13th, 2017

Hello! Have you heard about @HappyBdayLin? Alicia, one of the creators of the fundraising campaign, sent us a message that we wanted to share with you. They are trying to raise money to not only help the wonderful Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, b...Show More
#50: Master the element of surprise // Part One

28:29 | Jan 9th, 2017

Michael Luwoye helps us celebrate our 50th episode in style! Yes, you read that correctly: Michael Luwoye, the man who made history when he became the first actor to play both Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, is on the podcast. In Part One, Michael...Show More
#49: My loyal, royal subject

51:39 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Grab your wig and your kitten heels because this week is all about King George III. Ashley Graffeo schools us on all things #KGIII: from his governing style, to his wonderful wife Charlotte, to his occasionally blue urine. Find out why Ashley thinks ...Show More
#48: Ready to face whatever's awaiting me in NYC

43:25 | Dec 26th, 2016

Andrew Chappelle joins us this week and he went IN, friends! Grab the popcorn because we get some great behind-the-scenes tidbits. Andrew told us about #SwingLife and what it’s like to have played Aaron Burr, King George III, George Washington, Mulli...Show More
#47: Do you promise not to tell another soul what you saw?

32:36 | Dec 19th, 2016

The Reynolds affair is that it was bananas and there were so. many. people involved! This week, we tackle Ron Chernow’s Chapter 21: “Exposure” which is “We Know” only with three entirely different dudes. The endless soap opera of Hamilton’s bad decis...Show More
#46: What you're about to witness is no John Trumbull

1:02:29 | Dec 12th, 2016

Playbill’s own Felicia Fitzpatrick joins us as we discuss every track on the #HamiltonMixtape. We go IN, so get ready!
#45: It's time to take a shot!

47:06 | Dec 5th, 2016

Mike joins us as we recap Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hilariously boozy Drunk History appearance. We also talk about our favorite Drunk History episodes, the stories we’d love to tell (Hamilton and non-Hamilton), our favorite re-enactors, and start the #Gro...Show More
#44: It must be nice to have Washington on your side

41:24 | Nov 28th, 2016

We’re back to talking Chernow this week and things are getting meaty, friends. We discuss the start of the two-party system, how the cabinet’s fractured into factions, and get into how they smacked each other in the press (anonymously of course) and ...Show More
#43: Now my life gets better every letter that you write me

41:54 | Nov 21st, 2016

It’s Thanksgiving week (here in the US at least) and we wanted to give thanks to you, our amazing listeners. You continue to blow us both away and we wanted to express our gratitude. We read some of your beautiful emails, and tell you about some of t...Show More
#42: The Hamilcast moves Uptown

46:51 | Nov 14th, 2016

The Hamilcast moves uptown to interview the one and only Patrick Hinds of Theater People Podcast in – wait for it – HAMILTON HEIGHTS! Patrick spills behind the scenes info from his interviews with Hamilpeeps such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, ...Show More
#41: Young, scrappy, and hungry

49:24 | Nov 7th, 2016

Our resident teacher Ashley Graffeo was lucky enough to participate in #EduHam and stopped by the very next day to tell us every single detail. We talk about the cast member Q&A, the mind-blowing student performances, seeing Hamilton (!!!), and to qu...Show More
#40: I'll see you on the other side

41:40 | Oct 31st, 2016

Happy #Hamilween, friends! Join us while we sit in a dark room lit only by candles and discuss haunted locations and spooky stories involving Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, George Washington, and a special Abigail Adams mention.
#39: What the hell is the catch?

52:39 | Oct 24th, 2016

Hello, friends! This week we’re unpacking the advanced screening of PBS’ ‘Hamilton’s America’ aka #HamilDocPBS and also dive into the fact that… and we can’t believe it… we were lucky enough to see ‘Hamilton’ again. To say that we’re overwhelmed with...Show More
#38: Tomorrow there'll be more of us

31:35 | Oct 17th, 2016

Zeke Stokes, Vice President of Programs at GLAAD, joins us as we go purple for #SpiritDay to support the LGBTQ community and take a stand against bullying. We discuss how Broadway has always been at the front of the line when it comes to acceptance, ...Show More
#37: What time is it?! Show time!

52:26 | Oct 10th, 2016

If The Hamilcast could get more Hamilton, we managed to accomplish it in this episode. Mike joins us to tell us about seeing Hamilton for the first time, Bianca talks about how her boyfriend Dan liked the show, and we gush over the new cast. But wait...Show More
#36: Can I show you what I'm proudest of?

32:45 | Oct 3rd, 2016

In 1806, Eliza Hamilton, Isabella Graham, and Johanna Bethune started the first private orphanage in New York City known as the Orphan Asylum Society. Over the last 210 years it has evolved into Graham Windham and this week we are proud to welcome Pr...Show More
#35: History is happenin' in Manhattan

46:19 | Sep 26th, 2016

Hello, hello, hello! Still mourning the end of the live #Ham4Ham? This might help: Howard Sherman, the unofficial (but still pretty official) #Ham4Ham videographer, stops by the room where the podcast happens to talk about his experience recording th...Show More
#34: My dog speaks more eloquently

23:25 | Sep 19th, 2016

As dog obsessed people we were very excited to talk to Amber Feng, the genius behind @HamiltonAsDogs! Amber tells us how she does what she does, what it was like when Lin-Manuel Miranda started following her, and reads us her search history. And, of ...Show More
#33: There’s trouble in the air, you can smell it

30:26 | Sep 12th, 2016

Here it is, friends! The start of Alexander Hamilton’s affair with Maria Reynolds. We discuss Eliza’s trip upstate and how Hamilton convinced her to stay away even longer, the fact that James Reynolds is a garbage person, and oh yeah! A.Ham wrote his...Show More
#32: They're being intransigent

33:52 | Sep 5th, 2016

Chernow is back! This week we tackle Chapter 18: “Of Avarice and Enterprise” and discuss Alexander Hamilton’s ideas for the mint and a little thing called SCRIPPOMANIA. Madison and Jefferson were not happy because duh. Plus, there’s an Eliza quote th...Show More
#31: Let me offer you some free advice

34:01 | Aug 29th, 2016

What happens if someone you love doesn’t love Hamilton the way you do? How do you prep a non-Hamilperson for seeing the show? What if they – GASP – don’t like it? We dive into all of this on our very first edition of #AskTheHamilcast.
#30: You’re a young man of great renown

32:31 | Aug 22nd, 2016

For the first time on the podcast, we proudly welcome one of the many wonderful #Hamilkids of the world: the insightful and funny 10-year-old Caleb Fumusa. At first Caleb was going to talk to us about his love of the cast recording but as luck would ...Show More
#29: I trust you’ll understand the reference

1:03:32 | Aug 15th, 2016

This week we welcome the lovely Ilana Levine (You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Seinfeld) and the Hamilton references are actually non-stop. Ilana tells us all about her Little Known Facts podcast and we have ourselves a bit of a love fest.
#28: Weapon in my hand, a command, and my men with me

51:26 | Aug 8th, 2016

Carrie-Rachel Dean talks about growing up doing Revolutionary War reenactments and gushes (to put it lightly) over seeing Javier Munoz as Hamilton.
#27: Look at where we are, look at where we started...

42:40 | Aug 1st, 2016

We launched this podcast on January 30th, 2016 and this week we thought we’d have a little half birthday celebration. Ashley Graffeo is back again and Carrie-Rachel Dean joins us for the first time as we do some reminiscing and read some of your incr...Show More
#26: If you take your time you will make your mark

47:00 | Jul 25th, 2016

We are once again joined by Kelly Warne and! It’s the “Guns and Ships” episode! Mike makes good on his promise and totally nails Lafayette’s rap and it’s so much fun. Pop culture references include: That Thing You Do! (again), The West Wing (again), ...Show More
#25: I wanna be in the room where it happens

1:04:29 | Jul 18th, 2016

We have a LOT to cover this week! Our friend Kelly Warne shares her stressful, emotional, and rewarding experience buying last minute StubHub tickets to see Hamilton. It results in the most beautiful moment on the show to date (spoiler: there are tea...Show More
#24: Let's have another round tonight

39:57 | Jul 11th, 2016

Michael Paul Smith is back again! This week we talk about Lin’s Periscope experience, impatiently discuss how long it’ll take for the filmed version to be released, compare iPods, and Mike fills us in on Alexander Hamilton showing up in AMC’s “Turn.”...Show More
#23: Welcome to the present, we're running a real nation

51:58 | Jul 4th, 2016

Happy Independence Day, friends! …Or not? Nicole Scholet de Villavicencio from the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society is back to tell us about how we should really all be celebrating on July 2nd, and drops knowledge on Chernow’s Chapter 15 “Villain...Show More
#22: History has its eyes on me

42:05 | Jun 27th, 2016

"*Recorded on May 19th* This episode is all about Chernow’s Chapter 14: “Putting the Machine in Motion.” We talk George Washington’s sense of “doom” about the presidency, Angelica’s Disney princess status, and the first writings referencing A.Ham’...Show More
#21: What are the odds the gods would put us all in one spot?

47:51 | Jun 20th, 2016

This is a milestone episode! Seth Stewart (@IAMSethStewart) is the first Hamilton cast member to come on the podcast! Seth talks backstage at the Tonys, his responsibilities as the Green Captain of ‘Hamilton,’ the moment he realized he’d be best frie...Show More
#20: Every action's an act of (the opposite of war isn't peace it's) creation!

41:19 | Jun 13th, 2016

On June 9th, 4PM, Eastern Standard Time we spoke to none other than Anthony Rapp! We chatted everything including his love of Hamilton, what it’s like being in the eye of the hurricane of a phenomenon (um RENT!), the Chicago Cubs, and what he thinks ...Show More
#19: If you had to choose, if you had to choose...

1:00:35 | Jun 6th, 2016

It’s almost time for the Hamiltonys! Well, Tony Awards to the non-Ham people out there. This week we talk Tony predictions (as painful as it may be), and tell you all about our new partnership with Broadway Radio.
#18: How do you write like you need it to survive?

48:19 | May 30th, 2016

We’re back talking Chernow and it’s all about The Federalist Papers. These men truly did write they were running out of time, it’s crazy. We also read listener emails, learn about Hamilton yoga, and we discuss how to deal with people who don’t match ...Show More
#17: In New York you can be a new man

49:31 | May 23rd, 2016

This week's guest is Kate Powers, a facilitator and teacher with Rehabilitation Through the Arts at Sing Sing and Fishkill Correctional Facilities. We talk about how Kate uses Shakespeare and Hamilton to inspire inmates. We were so moved talking to K...Show More
#16: I was chosen for the Constitutional Convention!

46:13 | May 16th, 2016

This week, we’re joined by Nicole Scholet de Villavicencio, Vice-President and co-founder of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society, also known as the AHA Society, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to educating about the life and legacy o...Show More
#15: We’ll never be free until we end slavery

43:05 | May 9th, 2016

It’s a bummer, but we have to talk about the crazy level of hypocrisy surrounding our Founding Fathers fighting for freedom yet still owning slaves. It sucks. We break down who was the biggest hypocrite and… we hate to say it, but there’s a good poss...Show More
#14: He plays and he raises the stakes

42:07 | May 2nd, 2016

We’re back talking Chernow and this week we really #FeelTheBurr (especially since we’re sipping on some Aaron Burr Cidery goodness). It’s pretty much a therapy session for Aaron Burr. In spite of Gillian and Ashley’s best efforts to have a Harry Pott...Show More
#13: Emergency Hamilcast! We saw Hamilton this week!

57:28 | Apr 25th, 2016

Look around, look around, at how lucky we are to be alive right now! Thanks to total strangers moved to kindness by Gillian's story of never seeing Hamilton, IT HAPPENED! With backstage access! The very same night Lin-Manuel Miranda won the Pulitzer...Show More
#12: He started retreatin’ and readin’ every treatise on the shelf

53:21 | Apr 18th, 2016

This week we take a break (get it?) from Chernow to focus on the brand new Hamiltome aka Hamilton: The Revolution. Ashley Graffeo joins in on the conversation and designer extraordinaire Meg Smith of Sweet Lady Designs sits in with us for the first t...Show More
#11: After the war, I went back to New York

47:48 | Apr 11th, 2016

Michael Paul Smith is back for round two! We talk Hamilton SoulCycle and get into some awesome listener emails. Things take a bit of a sad turn then discussing Chapter 9 in Chernow, “Raging Billows.” Sadfaces.
#10: The world turned upside down

53:12 | Apr 4th, 2016

It’s our 10th episode! Our Hamisode! Gillian and Bianca are joined by Gillian’s husband Michael Smith, who finally listened to the cast album after months of holding out. Mike gushes over his favorite songs, gives advice for people living with the Ha...Show More
#9: Down for the count and I'm drownin' in 'em

50:00 | Mar 28th, 2016

Cue all the memes, all the gifs, and all the references because this week we are joined by none other than Scott Wasserman. Oh ya know, just the guy who programs all of the beats in a little show called HAMILTON! Yup, we are still floating after this...Show More
#8: I’m sorry, is this not your speed?!

50:23 | Mar 21st, 2016

The one and only Hollis Andrews aka @HamiltonsSquad calls in from Los Angeles and talks everything from Lin-Manuel Miranda shouting her out from the Richard Rodgers stage, to the love between Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens, and the real reason H...Show More
#7: I never had a group of friends before I promise that I’ll make y’all proud.

26:25 | Mar 14th, 2016

It’s listener appreciation time! Gillian and Bianca read some of your emails and talk about how awesome you all are. And in Chernow’s “The Little Lion” chapter, we learn a little more about the friendship between Hamilton, Laurens, and Lafayette. Swo...Show More
#6: The truth is in ya face when ya hear the British cannons go…BOOM!

33:39 | Mar 7th, 2016

This week, we're talking Broadway bootlegs and Chapter 4 in Chernow: “The Pen and the Sword.” Also, Gillian’s Hamilton FOMO made her temporarily lose her mind so she tells a cautionary Craigslist tale. Yikes.
#5: Don’t modulate the key then not debate with me!

37:23 | Feb 29th, 2016

Welcome Lizzy but you know her as @TheHamWing! Lizzy talks about her wonderful Hamilton/West Wing mashups as well as the next chapter in Chernow’s book, “The Collegian.” It turns out “The Farmer Refuted” pamphlet was no joke, but apparently that whol...Show More
#4: Then a hurricane came, and devastation reigned

35:51 | Feb 22nd, 2016

Resident high school history teacher Ashley Graffeo returns to gush over seeing “Hamilton” for the first time and talk about Chapter Two in Chernow’s book, aptly titled “Hurricane.” Not to mention Hamilton’s early poetry in which he calls someone “an...Show More
#3: Get your education

44:53 | Feb 15th, 2016

Kathleen Cameron, the hilarious genius behind the Hamilton Dubsmashes, stops by to talk about being noticed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and dives into the prologue and first chapter of Chernow’s book.
#2: Here comes the GeneRAL!

27:50 | Feb 8th, 2016

This week's guest is Ashley Graffeo, Gillian's best friend and History and Government teacher at NYC’s Harvey Milk High School. Ashley talks about how she uses “Hamilton” to get her students excited about American History. Spoiler alert: it totally w...Show More
#1: Okay, so we're doing this.

29:21 | Jan 31st, 2016

In the inaugural episode of The Hamilcast, Gillian and Bianca discuss how “Hamilton” reignited their friendship and explain what to expect in upcoming episodes. Hint: Chernow