The Ensemblist

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The Ensemblist is an online advocate for the talented artists working in theatre ensembles. Through our podcast, website and social presence we are creating conversations about what it means to be a successful artist in the theatre. Each of our miniseries highlights a conversation that affects performers in Broadway ensembles, with experts on the topic sharing their insights in candid interviews. In addition, our monthly episodes feature readings of the most popular posts from our blog as well as show reviews. The Ensemblist podcast has a million downloads and was recently named one of the Top 50 Best Selling Performing Arts Podcasts of all time by Apple Podcasts. Hosted by Mo Brady.

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Episodes

#205 - Creating Characters (feat. Jill Abramovitz)

#205 – Creating Characters (feat. Jill Abramovitz)

Jill Abramovitz is currently slaying Beetlejuice audiences in her duel roles of Maxine Dean and Juno. She’s so incredible that we here at The Ensemblist bestowed her one of our first ever Season Standout awards. We asked this veteran of Broadway’s Cinderella and 9 to 5 into the ...
#204 - Smash'ed (Episode 3)

#204 – Smash’ed (Episode 3)

Smash was also an incredible glimpse into the theatre community in the early 2010s, as many of the shows’ writers, actors and dancers were played by real Broadway performers with real Broadway cred. But we wanted to go back in time to see how the show has weathered: ...
Mo Brady Hosts The Ensemblist Episode 203 Creating Characters with Ryan Knowles

#203 – Creating Characters (feat. Ryan Knowles)

From Nellie Forbush to Evan Hansen, the librettos of Broadway musicals have been filled with complex characters for almost a century. And while those roles were originated and revived by astonishing actors, much of what makes those characters so fascinating is on the page, meaning written into the ...
Mo Brady Hosts The Ensemblist Ep 202

#202 – Smash’ed (Episode 2)

Aaron Albano joins The Ensemblist as co-host of this new mini-series, where we rewatch and dissect what is still the Broadway community’s favorite tv show: Smash. Yes, we’re talking about the NBC series that aired from 2012-2013. The show gave a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of an ...
Mo Brady Hosts The Ensemblist Ep 201

#201 – October 2019 (feat. Moulin Rouge! Mean Girls, Soft Power, Kevin Michael Raponey)

On this episode, we share our stories of seeing Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway, heading back to Mean Girls at the August Wilson Theatre and traversing downtown to take in Soft Power at The Public Theatre - as well as a story of Rock of Ages' Kevin ...
Mo Brady Hosts The Ensemblist Ep 200

#200 – Smash’ed (Episode 1)

Aaron Albano joins The Ensemblist as co-host of this new mini-series, where we rewatch and dissect what is still the Broadway community’s favorite tv show: Smash. Yes, we’re talking about the NBC series that aired from 2012-2013. The show gave a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of an ...