Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Mo Brady Release "Ensemblist" Podcast Episodes, With David Abeles, LaQuet Sharnell and More

News   Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Mo Brady Release "Ensemblist" Podcast Episodes, With David Abeles, LaQuet Sharnell and More
Mo Brady (The Addams Family, "Smash") and Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) have released the sixth and seventh episodes of "The Ensemblist" — a new podcast featuring Broadway backstage stories — entitled "The Road to Broadway" and "Special Skills," respectively. 

Nikka Graff Lanzarone
Nikka Graff Lanzarone

"The Ensemblist," according to press notes, "is an inside look at the experience of being a Broadway performer — from the first rehearsal through performing eight shows a week and beyond. Whether you're an experienced theatre professional or just a passionate fan, 'The Ensemblist' gives listeners the opportunity to get to know new performers and the great work they do onstage, while also shedding light on some of the hidden innerworkings of Broadway."

The "Road to Broadway" episode of "The Ensemblist" features interviews with three actors who have performed the same roles in multiple companies: Candi Boyd (Jersey Boys in New York City, Las Vegas and on both national tours), Allison Guinn (Hair in Central Park, Broadway, London and on tour) and Geoff Packard (The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and on tour, Wicked, The Jungle Book).

The "Special Skills" episode features interviews with three actors who have used their special skills in shows on Broadway: David Abeles (Once), LaQuet Sharnell (Lysistrata Jones) and Molly Tynes (Pippin). In the 24-minute episode, they share how the skills they picked up help their performance careers.

New episodes of "The Ensemblist" can be downloaded every two weeks through the iTunes store by searching for "The Ensemblist." Episodes can be also be downloaded directly from Podbean at

Upcoming episodes will feature Broadway performers sharing the experience performing in an out-of-town tryout as well as interviews with ensemblists from other countries who have made it to Broadway.

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