223 episodes

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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    • 4.8, 786 Ratings

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

    #220: Jason Crystal // Associate Sound Designer // Part One

    #220: Jason Crystal // Associate Sound Designer // Part One

    In my first recording of quarantine I am talking with Jason Crystal, associate sound designer and sound supervisor for Hamilton. We  get an in depth look at what it takes to make Hamilton sing, Jason tells us how the tours manage to be ready for new venues just days after being on stage at the last, and we learn the art of making sure you always hear the conversations on stage you should, and none of the ones you shouldn’t.
     
    Anna-Lee Craig on The Hamilcast
    Ian Weinberger on The Hamilcast
    Jason Crystal on Instagram

    • 57 min
    #219: Andy Blankenbuehler // Part Three

    #219: Andy Blankenbuehler // Part Three

    In part three of my conversation with Andy Blankenbuehler, Andy is taking your questions. He digs deep into his favorite moments of the show, reveals more Easter eggs, and Andy reflects on the moments of Hamilton we never saw that were staged--but later cut.
     
    Gone With The Wind scene 
    Bandstand
    Kate Nash
    The Cabinet on The Hamilcast  
    Andy on Twitter
    Andy on Instagram  

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #218: Andy Blankenbuehler // Part Two

    #218: Andy Blankenbuehler // Part Two

    I'm back with Andy Blankenbuehler for part two of our incredible conversation. This week we are talking about some of Andy's proudest moments in the show, and the sky's the limit. We talk about having no chill whatsoever, we learn what makes a moment feel like morning, Andy talks Fosse and his date night Gwen Verdon!  
    Mr. Bojangles - Andy Blankenbuehler
    PORCUPINE RACETRACK
    The Sopranos: The Knight in White Satin Armor
    The Cabinet episodes on The Hamilcast

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #217: Andy Blankenbuehler // Part One

    #217: Andy Blankenbuehler // Part One

    Andy Blankenbuhler is joining me for the next three episodes. In part one Andy takes us back to  some of the most important moments in his process of creating what we see on stage. He tells us about all-nighters, the moments it clicked, seeing the numbers and, in a moment I’ve waited years for, a step by step breakdown of Yorktown.
    Episode #110: Stephanie Klemons
    Sing, Sing, Sing
    White Nights  
    The Cabinet on The Hamilcast

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #216: Alex Brightman // Beetlejuice the Musical // Part Two

    #216: Alex Brightman // Beetlejuice the Musical // Part Two

    Alex Brightman tears down the walls as we wrap up in part two of our conversation. We dote on David Korins, discuss why it is so important to bring everything you've got to every show you do, and Alex takes questions from the Patreon Peeps.
    Must Dearly Depart the Winter Garden Theatre Rory O'Malley Beetlejuice Broadway Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Performance 2019 The Whole Being Dead Thing Doug Loves Movies
    Alex on Twitter

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #215: Alex Brightman // Beetlejuice the Musical // Part One

    #215: Alex Brightman // Beetlejuice the Musical // Part One

    Things start real and they keep getting realer as Alex Brightman and I talk what it was like to navigate Tony season alongside the cast of Hamilton, learning from those you believe to be better than you, and we catch a glimpse of the other side as we check in on Beetlejuice on Broadway.

    Original Cast Album: Co-Op When I Climb to the Top of Mount Rock - School of Rock OBCR Tuvan Throat Singing Beetlejuice Animated Series Fright of Their Lives - Beetlejuice OBCR
    Follow Alex on Twitter

    • 1 hr 2 min

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786 Ratings

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Listening to the audiobook.

I have one thing that I think you should talk about on the show or at least think about. In Helpless (correct me if I’m wrong) Eliza tells Angelica that Alexander is hers. But in Satisfied Angelica talks about how if she hadn’t "sized him up so quickly” maybe she would have been his wife, but didn’t Eliza tell her "this ones mine”? Just something to think about if you see this.
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