The Ensemblist


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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The Ensemblist 255

#255 – Coronavirus Shutdown (feat. Caroline, or Change – Nasia Thomas)

Roundabout Theatre Company's Caroline, or Change was the second Broadway musical to announce postponement in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. I was curious what it would feel like to be in the middle of a creative process, only to be stopped suddenly and placed on hold for ...
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#254 – Smash’ed (Episode 12)

“Publicity” premiered on April 23rd, 2012. It marks the return of our original team from the pilot and first few episodes of the series: Theresa Rebeck and Michael Mayer, who respectively wrote and directed this episode. The viewership was up this episode! Yay! Premiering to 6.01 million viewers, ...
The Ensemblist #253 - The History of the Ensemble (feat. Jennifer Ashley Tepper)

#253 – The History of the Ensemble (feat. Jennifer Ashley Tepper)

Here at The Ensemblist, we have always striven to celebrate the hard work and passion of Broadway ensemblists. And in our second full season, which first aired in 2016, our co-creator Nikka Graff Lanzarone and I took a journey through Broadway’s past to learn about its future. We ...
The Ensemblist #252 - Broadway Shutdown (feat. Pearl Sun)

#252 – Broadway Shutdown (feat. Pearl Sun)

As the Coronavirus Pandemic races across the country, its not only closing shows but affecting the health of theatre artists. One of those is Pearl Sun, who is in the Broadway company of Come From Away. She was gracious enough to speak to me after experience COVID-19 symptoms ...
The Ensemblist Episode 251 Broadway Shutdown Tatiana Loftin

#251 – Broadway Shutdown (feat. Tatiana Loftin)

As the Coronavirus pandemic as raged across the country, national tours have been some of the first productions to fall victim. One of those is the national tour of Once on This Island which unexpectedly closed this week, cancelling almost five months of upcoming performances. Company member Tatiana ...
The Ensemblist Episode 250 Broadway Shutdown Jeanna De Waal

#250 – Broadway Shutdown (feat. Jeanna de Waal)

The Coronavirus Pandemic is taking a serious toll on the theatre industry. However, there are glimmers of hope where people are still connecting creatively online. One of those opportunities is thanks to Jeanna de Waal, currently starring as Diana in Diana: A True Musical Story. She is also ...



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