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In this podcast about all things Hamilton, host Gillian Pensavalle speaks with guests, and sometimes co-host/all time husband Michael Paul Smith, about the innerworkings of the show, how it came together, what it takes to put on all around the world, finding Hamilton references in everyday life, and much more. The Hamilcast has played host to every member of the original creative team, aka "The Cabinet", including repeat visits from Hamilton creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Hamilcast features interviews with cast members from every Hamilton tour, Broadway, and UK company--crew members, musicians, creatives, and the hard working people behind-the-scenes that keep the production alive. Plus: historians, super fans, celebrity Hamilton enthusiasts, and group cast recordings!

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

The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast Gillian Pensavalle

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In this podcast about all things Hamilton, host Gillian Pensavalle speaks with guests, and sometimes co-host/all time husband Michael Paul Smith, about the innerworkings of the show, how it came together, what it takes to put on all around the world, finding Hamilton references in everyday life, and much more. The Hamilcast has played host to every member of the original creative team, aka "The Cabinet", including repeat visits from Hamilton creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Hamilcast features interviews with cast members from every Hamilton tour, Broadway, and UK company--crew members, musicians, creatives, and the hard working people behind-the-scenes that keep the production alive. Plus: historians, super fans, celebrity Hamilton enthusiasts, and group cast recordings!

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

    #426: Alex Nicholson // Standby on the Philip Tour // Part Three

    #426: Alex Nicholson // Standby on the Philip Tour // Part Three

    Today I’m wrapping up with the Philip Tour’s Alex Nicholson. Alex covers Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Mulligan/Madison, King George III, and George Washington. He’s performed with Hamilton on Broadway, all over the country with the And Peggy and Philip Tours, and the show even gave him his first professional credit in his home country of Canada. 
    This week, Alex talks about the full experience of being on tour with Hamilton including going from the And Peggy tour to joining the Philip Tour, spending a few months in Chicago as Man 6 and doing a Burr Bootcamp (and going to amazing restaurants), and how he realized he absolutely loves being a full time standby.
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    #425: Alex Nicholson // Standby on the Philip Tour // Part Two

    #425: Alex Nicholson // Standby on the Philip Tour // Part Two

    Alex Nicholson is currently on the Philip Tour covering Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Mulligan/Madison, King George III, and George Washington. His Hamilton journey begins in 2017 and will lead him to his Broadway debut, traveling the United States, and allowed him to reclaim Toronto after a traumatic college experience. 
    In between Hamilton auditions,  Alex was thriving in the regional theatre world performing in shows like Ragtime, Jersey Boys, and In the Heights. When 2020 hit he helped his in-laws keep their diner alive: the local gem and true definition of a mom and pop joint Uncle Charlie’s Finer Diner in Massachusetts.
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    #424: Alex Nicholson // Standby on the Philip Tour // Part One

    #424: Alex Nicholson // Standby on the Philip Tour // Part One

    Alex Nicholson is on the pod!  Alex is currently a standby on the Philip Tour covering: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Mulligan/Madison, King George III, and George Washington. He’s performed with Hamilton on Broadway, all over the country with the And Peggy and Philip Tours, and also got to perform in his home country of Canada. 
    This week Alex talks about his amazing high school experience, healing from the trauma caused by abusive and gaslighting college professors, and the total game changer that was Circle in the Square Theatre School. Alex also explains his work visa situation, opening his own theatre company, and passionately discusses The Real Housewives of both Salt Lake City and New York City.
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    #423: Aisha Jawando // Angelica Schuyler in the UK/Ireland Company // Part Three

    #423: Aisha Jawando // Angelica Schuyler in the UK/Ireland Company // Part Three

    Aisha Jawando (Angelica Schuyler, the UK/Ireland tour of Hamilton) wraps up her series by diving into her full Hamilton experience, including how she originally turned it down. From overcoming her intimidation to finding her (and Angelica's!) voice in a show about men, Aisha takes us on a deep dive into how her personal connection to Angelica leads to a layered, moving, and feminist performance. Plus, Aisha answers questions from the Patreon Peeps and talks about going back to save the day at Tina: The Tina Turner Musical at the last minute, her goal to be on the big screen, and why she doesn't believe in time travel of any kind.
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    • 35 min
    #422: Aisha Jawando // Angelica Schuyler in the UK/Ireland Company // Part Two

    #422: Aisha Jawando // Angelica Schuyler in the UK/Ireland Company // Part Two

    Aisha Jawando (Angelica Schuyler, the UK/Ireland tour of Hamilton) is back for round two, talking about her experience doing The Book of Mormon and Motown, and how she's always a little bit in "swing mode" even when playing a principle role. Aisha also tells the incredible story of originating the role of Alline Bullock and working with the legendary Tina Turner in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. When she eventually took over the role of Tina (from the fantastic Adrienne Warren), Aisha explains how she learned about leading a company, setting boundaries, and rewiring her brain to work outside her comfort zone.
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    • 31 min
    #421: Aisha Jawando // Angelica Schuyler in the UK/Ireland Company // Part One

    #421: Aisha Jawando // Angelica Schuyler in the UK/Ireland Company // Part One

    Aisha Jawando (Angelica Schuyler, the UK/Ireland tour of Hamilton) is on the pod! In this episode, she talks about her childhood, her training, and the start of her career, including why she (wrongly!) thought lead roles weren't in the realm of possibility for her. Plus, her side hustle of selling pre-loved jewelry, her connection to her Nigerian culture, and dealing with being on tour as a Black woman.
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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

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A true passion project

I love Gillian’s passion for this show and her deep conversations with so many people involved in the production.

Kelly Gyrl ,

I am so happy to find this podcast

I know I am YEARS to late to podcast, but I am a Hamilton enthusiast and even if it takes me all summer to listen to all of these episodes it will be worth it. I am excited to go thru this process with the hosts and every guest. I’m ready. Thank you!

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Love this podcast so much

I love this podcast so much because I also love this musical and it is so hard to not love to listen to this podcast.

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