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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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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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37
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8

Love it!!!😍

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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

#88: #Lintoberfest with Lin-Manuel Miranda // Part One

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Lin-Manuel Miranda came over to my apartment and we had so much fun that I have FIVE episodes for you! Welcome to #Lintoberfest, with my husband Michael Paul Smith joining me for these episodes. In Part One, I try to get over the fact that Lin is recording in my living room - spoiler! I don't! - But regardless, we tell the story of how Lin ended up on the podcast, details of the early days of Hamilton, why Lin is a Hamilton/Burr hybrid, and quote The West Wing a LOT. We also eat popcorn and drink the Spark Into a Flame cocktail, made especially for Lin and inspired by his Inwood, NYC roots. Stay tuned for four more episodes: two more with Lin and then the Lin B-Sides which will be outtakes, non-sequiturs, and commentary by me and Mike (you know Mike). And no, I'm still not over the fact that this happened! No chill whatsoever!

To help Puerto Rico: https://hispanicfederation.org/donate

Donate to disaster relief: http://www.businessinsider.com/best-charities-to-help-hurricane-victims-harvey-irma-maria-2017-9

https://www.bakerripley.org/get-involved/donate

https://www.oneamericaappeal.org/

https://secure.humanesociety.org

Previous episodes referenced: http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-65-dag-i-amaze-and-astonish-part-one/

http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-66-dag-i-amaze-and-astonish-part-two/

http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-77-you-want-a-revolution-i-want-a-revelation

http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-83-everybodys-dancin-and-the-bands-top-volume/

http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-84-everybodys-dancin-and-the-bands-top-volume-part-two

Oct 02 2017

54mins

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#116: We just assume that it happens // Part One

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In an entirely unprecedented move, I had to record an Emergency Podcast System to put at the top of an already completed episode! Join me and my husband Mike as we play and discuss not only April's #Hamildrop, #FirstBurn, but Lin-Manuel Miranda's very first draft of Burn! We talked about the draft during #Lintoberfest and thanks to LMM's endless generosity and awesomeness, The Hamilcast is the only place you can hear this unreleased draft. Needless to say, we lost our minds and you will too. Enjoy!

Download and stream "First Burn" on your favorite music platform and head over to www.hamildrops.com for all things Hamildrops.

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Hamilton Broadway's Associate Company Manager Holli Campbell stopped by to drop alllllll the knowledge about how Hamilton runs smoothly, from Broadway to the growing number of companies. From what a company manager does to breaking down all the types of tickets and how to get them (yes!), Holli proves that you don't have to be on stage to be heavily involved in theatre. 

HAMILTON Ham4Ham 9/11/15 “Love for the Techies Day” with the entire company

On “Love for the Techies Day," production stage manager Jason Bassett calls the cues while Lin-Manuel and the company perform “Ten Duel Commandments” (without the dual turntables):

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

Apr 30 2018

1hr 20mins

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#3: Get your education

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This week Gillian and Bianca talk to Kathleen Cameron, the hilarious genius behind the Hamilton Dubsmashes, and dive into the prologue and first chapter of Chernow's book. "My Shot" instrumental provided by Bao Vu.

Feb 15 2016

44mins

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#89: #Lintoberfest with Lin-Manuel Miranda // Part Two

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Welcome to Part Two of a five part series featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda! I am once again joined by my husband Mike and this episode focuses a LOT on music, so prepare to have your mind blown. Lin tries to teach me how to freestyle (it doesn't go well), we talk about Freestyle Love Supreme, Lin plays a "Meet Me Inside" demo, and answers questions from the Patreon Peeps. We also talk Hamilton memes, inside jokes from the days at The Public, and more. PS: Don't forget to send me your photos of listening to #Lintoberfest with your own popcorn using either #Lintoberfest or #popcornchomp!

To help Puerto Rico:

https://hispanicfederation.org/donate

https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWVJYaFlGP5hP

Donate to disaster relief:

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-charities-to-help-hurricane-victims-harvey-irma-maria-2017-9

https://www.bakerripley.org/get-involved/donate

https://www.oneamericaappeal.org/

https://secure.humanesociety.org

Previous episodes referenced:

http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-65-dag-i-amaze-and-astonish-part-one/

http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-66-dag-i-amaze-and-astonish-part-two/

http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-77-you-want-a-revolution-i-want-a-revelation

http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-83-everybodys-dancin-and-the-bands-top-volume/

http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-84-everybodys-dancin-and-the-bands-top-volume-part-two

Shockwave's Ham4Ham:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=605NNhgl2U0

Freestyle Love Supreme at Joe's Pub: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_MLXaP2q1M 

Lin on Drunk History:

http://www.cc.com/episodes/y51rs0/drunk-history-hamilton-season-4-ep-410

Oct 09 2017

54mins

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#124: You simply must meet Thomas. Thomas! // Part One

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That's Thomas as in KAIL. YES! TOMMY. KAIL. CAME. OVER. It was super fun and we are naturally at 1.5x speed. Tommy tells me all about the upcoming Hamilton exhibition in Chicago, opening this November, and how the job of a director changes (or doesn't) as a production evolves. We bond over It's a Wonderful Life, Tommy reminds cast members who are alums of The Hamilcast that he *does* hear the stories they tell, I teach him the correct names of Hamilton songs, and Tommy confirms that he is not in fact Alex Lacamoire. OR IS HE??? He's not, you guys, they just both have really fantastic hair. 

Have I mentioned that Hamilton and In The Heights director and all around excellent human Thomas Kail hung out with me for a few hours? Because it still feels ridiculous. 

Freestyle Love Supreme at Joe's Pub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_MLXaP2q1M

Choreographing 'Hamilton': The Meaning Behind the Moves: https://youtu.be/VmYTsOrnWP0

Jun 25 2018

52mins

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#189: Austin Scott // Hamilton Broadway // Part One

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Austin Scott (Hamilton Broadway's Alexander Hamilton) is on the pod this and next week! This week we're talking all about the Cabinet Battles, we show love for Andy Blankenbuehler and Thomas Kail, and learn why people at the Richard Rodgers confuse Austin for Nik Walker. We also have a super real conversation about slavery and the many flaws of The Founding Fathers.

“They Found Hell” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5113926/

“Prep School” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2577668/

Does the Dog Die? https://www.doesthedogdie.com/

Freestyle Love Supreme now on Broadway! https://freestylelovesupreme.com/

The Reynolds Pamphlet https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-21-02-0138-0002

Hamilton’s “Best of Wives, Best of Women” letter https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-26-02-0001-0248

As plantations talk more honestly about slavery, some visitors are pushing back via The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/09/08/plantations-are-talking-more-about-slavery-grappling-with-visitors-who-talk-back/

Oct 07 2019

59mins

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#171 // Rory O'Malley // Hamilton's King George III

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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 father, he tells me his Hamilton story and his experience playing King George III on Broadway and the first national tour, and we bond over podcasting. Plus, we talk The Book of Mormon including sage advice about King George III from Andrew Rannells, what KGIII and Elder McKinley have in common, and Rory does one hell of a Josh Gad impression.

Twitter: @RoryOMalley Instagram: @MrRoryOMalley

Marc Tumminelli http://www.broadwayworkshop.com/faculty-bio/marc-tumminelli/

Patrick Hinds and Steve Tipton on The Strangers Podcast http://www.storycentral.org/two-men-and-a-baby-the-final-episode/

Nerds on Twitter
https://twitter.com/nerdsmusical

HAMILTON #Ham4Ham "Congratulations" with Renée Elise Goldsberry 8/31/16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7K7pvJB27w

The Twitter Song from Nobody Loves You https://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/23/in-performance-rory-omalley-of-nobody-loves-you/

Living the Dream with Rory O'Malley http://roryomalley.com/podcast

Geffen Playhouse Unscripted https://www.podcastone.com/geffen-playhouse-unscripted

Broadway Impact https://twitter.com/broadwayimpact https://beltthevote.org/

Jun 03 2019

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#126: And I’m tryin’ not to cry ‘cause there’s nothing that your mind can’t do // Part One

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Sir Alex Lacamoire is here! For THREE EPISODES! Get ready, you guys, your minds are about to be blown. Mike joins me for #JuLac and Alex was kind enough to bring an electric piano and play us ALL THE THINGS. In this first episode, Alex tells us all about The Schuyler Sisters, the song that went through the most changes. But he doesn't just tell us... he brought all the demos so we get to HEAR the evolution of the song. We also play a little game I like to call "In the style of..." and Alex plays his favorite Hamilton song in the style of Billy Joel, Rush, Fiona Apple, and Tori Amos. This episode is packed. We had the most fun ever and I hope you love it. 

How a Miami musician overcame hearing loss to help create the music to ‘Hamilton’:

https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/article107866077.html

First Burn #Hamildrop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2ys-AimNbE

Alex Lacamoire on Shockwave’s Shock and Awesome Podcast:

https://headgum.com/shock-and-awesome/lacamoire-the-room-where-it-happens

Mike Elizondo on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify_in_residence/playlist/1qjLC064PnRWeyvOAPJH6R#_=_

Fiona Apple - “Extraordinary Machine”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQk0xTwZumo&list=PLEGB_5jnXjR0lvILUb0-kSiQV7ys4eoKH

The Regrettes - “Helpless” #Hamildrop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK_9hkWigYs

Satisfied (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZCKsSmRMx4

Daft Punk - “Random Access Memories”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IluRBvnYMoY&list=PLcdN8reXV1kxMnaH06Wi8KJYPMIzehXuo

The Notorious B.I.G - “Things Done Changed”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy5m_9HXp6A

Jul 09 2018

56mins

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#181: #HamiltonCHI Part One // Gillian and Mike Talk all the Things

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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 involved #HamiltonCHI, #HamEx, an amazing listener meetup, and recording with cast members! Hamilton is the best. The end.

Aug 12 2019

1hr 8mins

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#97: I wanna talk about what I have learned, the hard-won wisdom I have earned // Part One

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Ladies and 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 my chat with him?? In this episode, CJack gets real about some of his past bad behavior during the early days of In The Heights, his experience being in the original Broadway company of Hamilton, the moment he thought he chose the wrong career path, and the mutual love, respect, and admiration flowing between the members of the Lin's Cabinet. We go in on those #TequilaThoughts, with a torrential downpour as our soundtrack. 

hispanicfederation.org/donate

Dec 04 2017

57mins

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#90: #Lintoberfest with Lin-Manuel Miranda // Part Three

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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! We also talk King George III, Moana, if and when the audience is allowed to sing along during parts of Hamilton, and Lin gives advice to writers and creative people. Stay tuned for next week for Part Four aka The Lin B-Sides, where you'll hear audio from the cutting room floor along with commentary from me and Mike. Keep sending those #popcornchomp photos!

To help Puerto Rico:

https://hispanicfederation.org/donate

https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWVJYaFlGP5hP

Donate to disaster relief:

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-charities-to-help-hurricane-victims-harvey-irma-maria-2017-9

https://www.bakerripley.org/get-involved/donate

https://www.oneamericaappeal.org/

https://secure.humanesociety.org

Previous episodes referenced:

http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-83-everybodys-dancin-and-the-bands-top-volume/

http://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-84-everybodys-dancin-and-the-bands-top-volume-part-two

John Adams HBO Miniseries:

http://www.hbo.com/john-adams

"More" demo from Moana: 

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

"Hot House" by Charlie Parker:

https://archive.org/details/CharlieParker93Songs

Oct 16 2017

46mins

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#63: I'm passionately smashin' every expectation // Part One

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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 Hamilton, the importance of connecting with every cast member on stage, and his favorite parts of playing HamiltonWe also talk Harry Potter and reminisce about the 90s because of course.

"Praying for Time" by George Michael: https://youtu.be/goroyZbVdlo

Apr 10 2017

54mins

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#191: Mike Anthony // Richard Rodgers Bar Manager // Part One

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Mike Anthony (Bar Manager at the Richard Rodgers) truly encapsulates the meaning of "built palaces out of paragraphs" in the first episode of our epic three part series! This week Mike shares how he came to be the bar manager at the Rodgers, why he refers to Lin-Manuel Miranda as "the cup guy", and the difficulties of being face to face with the elected officials of our current administration. We also discuss how lovely and warm the Obamas are and how M.Ant met President Obama while going to get ice for the bar! 

 Mike Anthony on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikeanthony91

Brandon Victor Dixon and the cast of Hamilton address VP-Elect Mike Pence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0gDpscFucI

Acceptance Speech: Lin-Manuel Miranda - Best Book of a Musical (2016): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jehrbUGdlE

Rory O’Malley on The Hamilcast: https://www.thehamilcast.com/171-rory-omalley-hamiltons-king-george-iii/

President Obama at New York City Fundraiser: https://www.c-span.org/video/?400120-2/president-obama-york-city-fundraiser

Yes We Can Obama Song by will.i.am: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fZHou18Cdk

The First Lady Delivers Remarks at "Hamilton at the White House" Workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTrF1MyAjYA

Oct 21 2019

1hr 11mins

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#4: Then a hurricane came, and devastation reigned

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Our 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 artful little slut." Damn, Ham! "My Shot" instrumental provided by Bao Vu.

Feb 22 2016

35mins

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#48: Ready to face whatever's awaiting me in NYC

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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, Mulligan/Madison, Lafayette/Jefferson, Laurens/Philip, James Reynolds, and Philip Schuyler in Hamilton. We talk about his favorite character to play, his recent trip to Europe, the wonders of Snapchat, and of course... Patti LuBone. 

Dec 26 2016

43mins

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#182: #HamiltonCHI Part Two // Miguel Cervantes

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Miguel Cervantes (#HamiltonCHI’s Alexander Hamilton) was generous enough to find some time to record and we had such a great time. From the story of asking Gillian to be a stand in (seriously), to breaking down the role of Alexander Hamilton, to playing trivia with the listeners, we covered a lot of ground.

The Hamilcast Goes to Las Vegas https://www.thehamilcast.com/tag/las-vegas/

CURE Epilepsy https://www.cureepilepsy.org/

Kelly Cervantes https://twitter.com/KellyGC411 https://www.cureepilepsy.org/team_members/kelly-cervantes/ https://www.kellycervantes.com/blog

Aug 19 2019

43mins

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#150 // Kurt Crowley, Hamilton Broadway's Music Director // Part One

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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, goes in on his friendship/working relationship with Alex Lacamoire, and plays tons of motifs and musical gems because OF COURSE I MADE SURE THE KEYBOARD WAS PRESENT!

Jan 07 2019

1hr 28mins

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#142: It's time to take a shot! // Part One

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*This episode contains a brief conversation about bulimia and mental health around 17:00 and lasts roughly a minute and a half.*

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. Lexi talks about her deep love for Betsy Struxness (Hamilton's original Woman 2/Bar Wench as Lexi calls her), Karla Garcia, Stephanie Klemons, and powerful women in general. Lexi also tells her story from not being able to afford the Hamiltome to seeing the show for the first time and then being cast in Hamilton on Broadway.

AND! Lexi shares a gorgeous story about a woman named Ruth (they sat next to each other the first time Lexi saw Hamilton) and I have to find her! Email me with any information because #FindRuth is in full swing!

Oct 29 2018

48mins

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#153 // The Hamilcast Goes to #HamiltonPR // Part One

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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 hanging with Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast backstage, and of course diving into the performance itself. We also tell you about the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, and the many reasons you should visit!

If a vacation isn't in the cards for you at the moment, please take some time to check out:

https://flamboyanartsfund.org/ and https://hispanicfederation.org/

Jan 28 2019

1hr 13mins

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#192: Mike Anthony // Richard Rodgers Bar Manager // Part Two

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In the second episode of my hang with Mike Anthony (Bar manager at the Richard Rodgers) and Mike (you know Mike) we talk about M.Ant seeing Hamilton for the first time, how the Richard Rodgers is most definitely haunted, plus we get pretty emotional when talking about grief and mediumship. It gets real, but we have fun too I promise. Here we go!

Got Milk? Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLSsswr6z9Y

#100: Grind to the rhythm as we wine and dine: https://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-100-grind-to-the-rhythm-as-we-wine-and-dine/

Mike Anthony’s Facebook post about his friend Rasik: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10158523362854692&set=a.273755529691&type=3&theater

Mike Anthony on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikeanthony91

Aladdin’s Hamilton Parody https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1rmKYaflq4

Oct 28 2019

47mins

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#197: Aneesa Folds // Freestyle Love Supreme // Part Two

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This. is. episode. TWO of my chat with Aneesa Folds of Freestyle Love Supreme!! We talk about the first time she was asked to perform with FLS, her bananas audition process for the Broadway production, and the extreeemely brief rehearsal process!

Freestyle Love Supreme Academy https://freestylelovesupreme.com/academy/

Freestyle Love Supreme: Broadway https://freestylelovesupreme.com/

Fleet Week at National Sawdust http://waterwell.org/event/fleet-week-follies/

American Young Voices http://www.americanyoungvoices.com/

Dec 02 2019

52mins

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#196: Aneesa Folds // Freestyle Love Supreme // Part One

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YOUNG NEES IS ON THE TRACK AND IT'S ABOUT TO BE CRAZY! This is part one of my chat with Aneesa Folds (Freestyle Love Supreme) and it was an absolute blast. This week we talk about the FLS academy, being a fan of Hamilton since the White House performance, opening night of Freestyle Love Supreme, and so much more!

Freestyle Love Supreme Academy

https://freestylelovesupreme.com/academy/

Wingspan Arts Theatre Conservatory 

https://wingspanarts.org/conservatory/

Young People’s Chorus of New York City

https://ypc.org/about/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAiNnuBRD3ARIsAM8Kmlu1JvsMfyANwyDc6yvhe_GVQKQcy35TPCBBZ9JqkZfizx2i9WxJ4gcaAi20EALw_wcB

Women Inspiring Tomorrow 

https://ypc.org/programs/wit/

Susie’s Senior Dogs- creates by Erin O’Sullivan

http://susiesseniordogs.com/?fbclid=IwAR2Mk5isahdN5YCUqUlk5guvHknc-xStjGJWSKpJbEyxYPwL6hhBwjHS8mU

A Love Supreme by John Coltrane: Pt. 1- Acknowledgement 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fth9UUa1Mfw

White House performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNFf7nMIGnE

Yorktown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQt1RRW_xv0

Katie’s Art Project

https://www.katiesartproject.org/

Blood of the Fang 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9EsHbqmjN4

Nov 25 2019

54mins

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#195: Kaila Mullady // Freestyle Love Supreme // Part Two

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I absolutely loved my chat with Kaila Mullady (Kaiser Roze in Freestyle Love Supreme), she is just unreal. We talk about Lightship, a program that Kaila and her boyfriend Mark created that uses beatboxing as a tool for speech therapy, plus Kaila gives Mike (you know Mike) and I a beatboxing lesson!! Enjoy!

Lightship clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8kR0BfjkUE

https://www.kailamullady.com/

https://www.markmartincreative.com/

Nov 18 2019

1hr 5mins

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#194: Kaila Mullady // Freestyle Love Supreme // Part One

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Kaila Mullady (Kaiser Roze in Freestyle Love Supreme) is seriously out of this world. This week we talk about how she broke onto the beatbox scene, her audition process for Freestyle Love Supreme, and what it was like to get the call (from Shockwave!) that she would be making her broadway debut!

Original beat rhyming song “Dopamine” by Kaila Mullady : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BCcydkZqUo

Pet Peeves (clip taken from Episode 6, The Burbs) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9n1KMJzd_8&list=ELLpHMo3LpQj5ddv90QMB0Ew

Nov 11 2019

1hr 4mins

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#193: Mike Anthony // Richard Rodgers Bar Manager // Part Three

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In part three of my epic trilogy with Mike Anthony (Bar Manager at the Richard Rodgers) and Mike (you know Mike) we discuss how butterflies have become a very specific symbol in M.Ant's life, the horribleness that is people selling fake tickets to Hamilton, and how Hamilton invokes an emotional reaction in people unlike any other show he's ever seen. And of course so much more! PART THREE LEZ GO! 

Derren Brown: Secret https://derrenbrownsecret.com/

This Official Hamilton Cocktail Recipe Is the Next Best Thing to Scoring Tickets: https://people.com/food/hamilton-musical-cocktail-recipe-lin-manuel-miranda

This Wonderful Life - The Theater at Monmouth http://theateratmonmouth.org/plays/this-wonderful-life/

Nov 04 2019

48mins

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#192: Mike Anthony // Richard Rodgers Bar Manager // Part Two

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In the second episode of my hang with Mike Anthony (Bar manager at the Richard Rodgers) and Mike (you know Mike) we talk about M.Ant seeing Hamilton for the first time, how the Richard Rodgers is most definitely haunted, plus we get pretty emotional when talking about grief and mediumship. It gets real, but we have fun too I promise. Here we go!

Got Milk? Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLSsswr6z9Y

#100: Grind to the rhythm as we wine and dine: https://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-100-grind-to-the-rhythm-as-we-wine-and-dine/

Mike Anthony’s Facebook post about his friend Rasik: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10158523362854692&set=a.273755529691&type=3&theater

Mike Anthony on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikeanthony91

Aladdin’s Hamilton Parody https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1rmKYaflq4

Oct 28 2019

47mins

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#191: Mike Anthony // Richard Rodgers Bar Manager // Part One

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Mike Anthony (Bar Manager at the Richard Rodgers) truly encapsulates the meaning of "built palaces out of paragraphs" in the first episode of our epic three part series! This week Mike shares how he came to be the bar manager at the Rodgers, why he refers to Lin-Manuel Miranda as "the cup guy", and the difficulties of being face to face with the elected officials of our current administration. We also discuss how lovely and warm the Obamas are and how M.Ant met President Obama while going to get ice for the bar! 

 Mike Anthony on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikeanthony91

Brandon Victor Dixon and the cast of Hamilton address VP-Elect Mike Pence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0gDpscFucI

Acceptance Speech: Lin-Manuel Miranda - Best Book of a Musical (2016): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jehrbUGdlE

Rory O’Malley on The Hamilcast: https://www.thehamilcast.com/171-rory-omalley-hamiltons-king-george-iii/

President Obama at New York City Fundraiser: https://www.c-span.org/video/?400120-2/president-obama-york-city-fundraiser

Yes We Can Obama Song by will.i.am: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fZHou18Cdk

The First Lady Delivers Remarks at "Hamilton at the White House" Workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTrF1MyAjYA

Oct 21 2019

1hr 11mins

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#190: Austin Scott // Hamilton Broadway // Part Two

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Part Two of my hang with Austin Scott (Hamilton Broadway's Alexander Hamilton) is here! Austin is taking a deep dive into Alexander Hamilton himself: was he really a womanizer? How did it all change between Hamilton and Burr? What is going through his mind during the final duel? Not to mention Eliza's final moment! We also talk Austin's appearance on FX's Pose, how crystals and meditation are his self care, and how much he loves the stage door.

Oct 14 2019

50mins

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#189: Austin Scott // Hamilton Broadway // Part One

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Austin Scott (Hamilton Broadway's Alexander Hamilton) is on the pod this and next week! This week we're talking all about the Cabinet Battles, we show love for Andy Blankenbuehler and Thomas Kail, and learn why people at the Richard Rodgers confuse Austin for Nik Walker. We also have a super real conversation about slavery and the many flaws of The Founding Fathers.

“They Found Hell” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5113926/

“Prep School” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2577668/

Does the Dog Die? https://www.doesthedogdie.com/

Freestyle Love Supreme now on Broadway! https://freestylelovesupreme.com/

The Reynolds Pamphlet https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-21-02-0138-0002

Hamilton’s “Best of Wives, Best of Women” letter https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-26-02-0001-0248

As plantations talk more honestly about slavery, some visitors are pushing back via The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/09/08/plantations-are-talking-more-about-slavery-grappling-with-visitors-who-talk-back/

Oct 07 2019

59mins

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#188: Ashley Graffeo // Recapping Her #HamiltonWestEnd Experience // Part Two

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Here's the second half of my most recent chat with Ashley Graffeo (listener favorite, NYC teacher, EduHam participant, and 🎤my best friend! 🎤). Ash gives more details about #HamiltonLDN, we totally geek out about history, and we have a great and vital conversation about queer visibility in the classroom. And yes, the dogs are still there. SWOON.

Sep 30 2019

48mins

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#187: Ashley Graffeo // Recapping Her #HamiltonWestEnd Experience // Part One

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Ashley Graffeo (listener favorite, NYC teacher, EduHam participant, and 🎤my best friend! 🎤) is back on the pod after returning from a solo trip to London to tell me how much she loved seeing the West End production of Hamilton. We also talk about all the Harry Potter fun she had all the way across the sea, and if you haven't seen Documentary Now!'s Original Cast Album: Co-Op episode... now seems like a good time. And Pete and Alfie (DOGS!) were present! This was so, so much fun.

Harry Potter Tour: https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/

Documentary Now! Original Cast Album: Co-Op https://www.ifc.com/shows/documentary-now/full-episodes/season-03/episode-03/original-cast-album-co-op-2

How Documentary Now Made the Sondheim-Alike Musical Co-op for Its Company Episode https://www.vulture.com/2019/02/documentary-now-making-of-co-op-musical.html

Sep 23 2019

59mins

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#186: Horatio Sanz // Saturday Night Live // Hamilton First-Timer

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Live from New York, it's Sunday afternoon! I introduced my dear friend Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live) to Hamilton by taking him to a Sunday matinee in the middle of a heatwave. Then we met up with Mike and talked about Raj's (Horatio's nickname) experience. Spoiler: he loved it! There's laughing, there's singing, there are non-sequiturs, there's a lot going on. This episode is off the rails from the very beginning. Enjoy!

"The Residuals" Season 2, Episode 3: "The Client"

The Hooray Show

Sep 16 2019

1hr 3mins

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#185: #HamiltonCHI Part Five // Last Round of Partying with Cast Members!

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Thank you for coming to the #HamiltonCHI party! This is the third episode of the party recording but the fifth and final episode of my series covering my Chicago Adventure. Mike and I were joined by Dylan Hoffinger (Man 1), Akron Watson (Aaron Burr), Tamar Greene (George Washington), and Justin Bryant (Man 3). I hope you had a blast! Get home safe!

Sep 09 2019

42mins

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#184: #HamiltonCHI Part Four // More Partying with Cast Members!

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Welcome to the #HamiltonCHI party! This is the second episode of the party recording but the fourth episode of my series covering my Chicago Adventure. Mike and I were joined by Dylan Hoffinger (Man 1), Akron Watson (Aaron Burr), Tamar Greene (George Washington), and Justin Bryant (Man 3). I hope you're having a great time!

Sep 02 2019

58mins

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#183: #HamiltonCHI Part Three // Partying with Cast Members!

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Welcome to the #HamiltonCHI party! Mike and I were joined by Ebrin Stanley (Mulligan/Madison), Nikki Renee Daniels (Angelica Schuyler), Dylan Hoffinger (Man 1), Akron Watson (Aaron Burr), and Tamar Greene (George Washington). Have fun and stay tuned a different crew of guests next week!

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

Aug 26 2019

55mins

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#182: #HamiltonCHI Part Two // Miguel Cervantes

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Miguel Cervantes (#HamiltonCHI’s Alexander Hamilton) was generous enough to find some time to record and we had such a great time. From the story of asking Gillian to be a stand in (seriously), to breaking down the role of Alexander Hamilton, to playing trivia with the listeners, we covered a lot of ground.

The Hamilcast Goes to Las Vegas https://www.thehamilcast.com/tag/las-vegas/

CURE Epilepsy https://www.cureepilepsy.org/

Kelly Cervantes https://twitter.com/KellyGC411 https://www.cureepilepsy.org/team_members/kelly-cervantes/ https://www.kellycervantes.com/blog

Aug 19 2019

43mins

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#181: #HamiltonCHI Part One // Gillian and Mike Talk all the Things

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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 involved #HamiltonCHI, #HamEx, an amazing listener meetup, and recording with cast members! Hamilton is the best. The end.

Aug 12 2019

1hr 8mins

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#180 // Will Wells // Hamilton's Electronic Music Producer // Part Two

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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. It was an unreal experience and I'm so excited to share it with you.

Episode #128: Alex Lacamoire Part Three:

https://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-128-and-im-tryin-not-to-cry-cause-theres-nothing-that-your-mind-cant-do-part-three/

Nikki Yanofsky | Little Secret

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFl9SwnItj0

Aug 05 2019

1hr 12mins

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#179 // Will Wells // Hamilton's Electronic Music Producer // Part One

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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 his journey with The Cabinet™. WILL WELLS IN THE BUILDING!

“Cry Today, Smile Tomorrow” by Anthony Ramos and Will Wells for Katie’s Art Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q9fjSGBeUk

"Tequila" by Dan + Shay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4qgqNS_20s

"Rude" by MAGIC! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlwIcTsmERw

Jul 29 2019

1hr 3mins

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#178 // Karl Queensborough // Hamilton West End // Part Two

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In the second half my hang with Karl Queensborough (Alexander Hamilton alternate 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 SO MUCH, YOU GUYS.

Jul 22 2019

44mins

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