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 Mo Brady Episode 226 Queer Characters Caitlin Kinnunen

#226 – Queer Characters (feat. Caitlin Kinnunen)

Last season, The Prom leapt onto the Broadway scene, delighting audiences with an original queer-themed musical just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. In The Prom, teenage lesbian Emma Nolan is banned from attending her high school prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa. When a ...
The Ensemblist Episode 225 Smash'ed Miniseries Episode 8

#225 – Smash’ed (Episode 8)

“The Coup” premiered on March 26, 2012. It was directed by Paris Barclay, and written by show creator Theresa Rebeck. This is the first episode Ms. Rebeck has been credited with writing since episode 3. Upon premiere, the episode was viewed by 6.14 million, which is down .42 ...
The Ensemblist Episode 224 Queer Characters Paul Canaan, Telly Leung

#224 – Queer Characters (feat. Paul Canaan, Telly Leung)

Recently, Jackson Cline of The Ensemblist has been asking several questions about queer representation in musical theatre. How has the portrayal and inclusion of queer characters evolved over the years? Are more queer artists getting opportunities to tell these stories, both onstage and behind the scenes? And does ...
The Ensemblist Episode 223 Smashed Miniseries

#223 – Smash’ed (Episode 7)

“The Workshop” premiered on March 19, 2012. It was written by Jason Grote, and directed by Mimi Leder. The episode premiered to 6.56 million viewers, down about half a mil from the previous week ...
The Ensemblist Ep 222 Creating Characters guest Jessica Rush

#222 – Creating Characters (feat. Jessica Rush)

Developing a character based on a real person is a challenge for any actor, in part because whether or not the audience is familiar with that person you want to make sure the role feels authentic to the people that know them. Such is the case in Tina: ...
The Ensemblist Episode 221 SMASH'ED

#221 – Smash’ed (Episode 6)

“Chemistry” premiered on March 12, 2012. The episode was written by Jacquelyn Reingold, and was directed by Dan Attias. It premiered live to an audience of 7.04 million viewers ...

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