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In this podcast about all things Hamilton, I (your host Gillian Pensavalle) talk to my co-hosts and guests about all things Hamilton including how it brings people together, how we find Ham references in everyday life, and the general brilliance of the show: from cast, crew, and creatives involved in the production, to the minds behind some of the best social media accounts inspired by Hamilton, to teachers who use the music to get their students excited about history, and everything in between. The discussion of Ron Chernow's "Alexander Hamilton" starts in episode three. If you're interested, please feel free to read along with us; we'll be going chapter-by-chapter and provide detailed and reference-heavy outlines for each #Cherpter. But there's no pressure! There's plenty to talk about and this is not a super serious history class. When I started this podcast in January of 2016, I could not have imagined the incredible community that has built 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 for you and I absolutely love making it. If you have any great Ham stories or funny references you've come across, let me know! I love hearing about things like that. Email TheHamilcast [at] gmail [dot] com, or contact me on social media @TheHamilcast. I have the honor to be your obedient servant, 
G.Pen

In this podcast about all things Hamilton, I (your host Gillian Pensavalle) talk to my co-hosts and guests about all things Hamilton including how it brings people together, how we find Ham references in everyday life, and the general brilliance of the show: from cast, crew, and creatives involved in the production, to the minds behind some of the best social media accounts inspired by Hamilton, to teachers who use the music to get their students excited about history, and everything in between. The discussion of Ron Chernow's "Alexander Hamilton" starts in episode three. If you're interested, please feel free to read along with us; we'll be going chapter-by-chapter and provide detailed and reference-heavy outlines for each #Cherpter. But there's no pressure! There's plenty to talk about and this is not a super serious history class. When I started this podcast in January of 2016, I could not have imagined the incredible community that has built 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 for you and I absolutely love making it. If you have any great Ham stories or funny references you've come across, let me know! I love hearing about things like that. Email TheHamilcast [at] gmail [dot] com, or contact me on social media @TheHamilcast. I have the honor to be your obedient servant, 
G.Pen
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In this podcast about all things Hamilton, I (your host Gillian Pensavalle) talk to my co-hosts and guests about all things Hamilton including how it brings people together, how we find Ham references in everyday life, and the general brilliance of the show: from cast, crew, and creatives involved in the production, to the minds behind some of the best social media accounts inspired by Hamilton, to teachers who use the music to get their students excited about history, and everything in between. The discussion of Ron Chernow's "Alexander Hamilton" starts in episode three. If you're interested, please feel free to read along with us; we'll be going chapter-by-chapter and provide detailed and reference-heavy outlines for each #Cherpter. But there's no pressure! There's plenty to talk about and this is not a super serious history class. When I started this podcast in January of 2016, I could not have imagined the incredible community that has built 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 for you and I absolutely love making it. If you have any great Ham stories or funny references you've come across, let me know! I love hearing about things like that. Email TheHamilcast [at] gmail [dot] com, or contact me on social media @TheHamilcast. I have the honor to be your obedient servant, 
G.Pen

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Episodes

#187: Ashley Graffeo // Recapping Her #HamiltonWestEnd Experience // Part One

9/23/2019
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Ashley Graffeo (listener favorite, NYC teacher, EduHam participant, and 🎤my best friend! 🎤) is back on the pod after returning from a solo trip to London to tell me how much she loved seeing the West End production of Hamilton. We also talk about all the Harry Potter fun she had all the way across the sea, and if you haven't seen Documentary Now!'s Original Cast Album: Co-Op episode... now seems like a good time. And Pete and Alfie (DOGS!) were present! This was so, so much fun. Harry...

Duration:00:59:12

#186: Horatio Sanz // Saturday Night Live // Hamilton First-Timer

9/16/2019
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Live from New York, it's Sunday afternoon! I introduced my dear friend Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live) to Hamilton by taking him to a Sunday matinee in the middle of a heatwave. Then we met up with Mike and talked about Raj's (Horatio's nickname) experience. Spoiler: he loved it! There's laughing, there's singing, there are non-sequiturs, there's a lot going on. This episode is off the rails from the very beginning. Enjoy! "The Residuals" Season 2, Episode 3: "The Client" The Hooray...

Duration:01:03:47

#185: #HamiltonCHI Part Five // Last Round of Partying with Cast Members!

9/9/2019
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Thank you for coming to the #HamiltonCHI party! This is the third episode of the party recording but the fifth and final episode of my series covering my Chicago Adventure. Mike and I were joined by Dylan Hoffinger (Man 1), Akron Watson (Aaron Burr), Tamar Greene (George Washington), and Justin Bryant (Man 3). I hope you had a blast! Get home safe!

Duration:00:42:53

#184: #HamiltonCHI Part Four // More Partying with Cast Members!

9/2/2019
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Welcome to the #HamiltonCHI party! This is the second episode of the party recording but the fourth episode of my series covering my Chicago Adventure. Mike and I were joined by Dylan Hoffinger (Man 1), Akron Watson (Aaron Burr), Tamar Greene (George Washington), and Justin Bryant (Man 3). I hope you're having a great time!

Duration:00:58:35

#183: #HamiltonCHI Part Three // Partying with Cast Members!

8/26/2019
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Welcome to the #HamiltonCHI party! Mike and I were joined by Ebrin Stanley (Mulligan/Madison), Nikki Renee Daniels (Angelica Schuyler), Dylan Hoffinger (Man 1), Akron Watson (Aaron Burr), and Tamar Greene (George Washington). Have fun and stay tuned a different crew of guests next week! Lin-Manuel Miranda on The Hamilcast: https://www.thehamilcast.com/lin-manuel-miranda/

Duration:00:55:23

#182: #HamiltonCHI Part Two // Miguel Cervantes

8/19/2019
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Miguel Cervantes (#HamiltonCHI’s Alexander Hamilton) was generous enough to find some time to record and we had such a great time. From the story of asking Gillian to be a stand in (seriously), to breaking down the role of Alexander Hamilton, to playing trivia with the listeners, we covered a lot of ground. The Hamilcast Goes to Las Vegas https://www.thehamilcast.com/tag/las-vegas/ CURE Epilepsy https://www.cureepilepsy.org/ Kelly...

Duration:00:43:51

#181: #HamiltonCHI Part One // Gillian and Mike Talk all the Things

8/12/2019
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I went to Chicago and Mike met me there and we had a bit of a weekend! It kicked off with a #PitSit on Thursday, which means I GOT TO SIT IN THE PIT WITH THE MUSICIANS DURING A PERFORMANCE AND THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. The rest of the weekend involved #HamiltonCHI, #HamEx, an amazing listener meetup, and recording with cast members! Hamilton is the best. The end.

Duration:01:08:55

#180 // Will Wells // Hamilton's Electronic Music Producer // Part Two

8/5/2019
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Welcome, folks! TO WILL WELLS' STUDIO?! Part Two of my hang with Will Wells (Hamilton's Electronic Music Producer) takes place in his studio where he shows me all the details of the samples he made and worked on for the Hamilton album. It was an unreal experience and I'm so excited to share it with you. Episode #128: Alex Lacamoire Part Three: https://www.thehamilcast.com/episode-128-and-im-tryin-not-to-cry-cause-theres-nothing-that-your-mind-cant-do-part-three/ Nikki Yanofsky |...

Duration:01:12:15

#179 // Will Wells // Hamilton's Electronic Music Producer // Part One

7/29/2019
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Will Wells is Hamilton’s Electronic Music Producer and is responsible for #HipHopHorse (aka #RoboWhinny), those badass rhythmic bullets, and a ton of other samples you love so much. In his first episode, Will talks about how he got this rad job and his journey with The Cabinet™. WILL WELLS IN THE BUILDING! “Cry Today, Smile Tomorrow” by Anthony Ramos and Will Wells for Katie’s Art Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q9fjSGBeUk "Tequila" by Dan +...

Duration:01:03:24

#178 // Karl Queensborough // Hamilton West End // Part Two

7/22/2019
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In the second half my hang with Karl Queensborough (Alexander Hamilton alternate in London) and Mike (you know Mike) we have some authentic New York City desserts, speak in a bunch of different accents, and have a full on Hamilton love fest. WE LOVE THIS SHOW SO MUCH, YOU GUYS.

Duration:00:44:40

#177 // Karl Queensborough // Hamilton West End // Part One

7/15/2019
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Karl Queensborough (Alexander Hamilton alternate in London) came from all the way across the sea to hang out with me and Mike! We give Karl his very first slice of New York City pizza, hear about his Hamilton journey, and some of the craziest things that have happened to him on stage while performing the show in the West End. The Streets - Stay Positive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McXHHlzPZh0 Ted and Michael Read Sketches Into Microphones “Celebrity Smash Brothers” featured in...

Duration:00:59:46

#176 // Abby Jaros (and pup Ernie) // Hamilton's Philip Company // Part Two

7/8/2019
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Abby Jaros (Hamilton's Philip Company) and her dog Ernie are back for another episode! In part two of our hang we talk about Ernie as Hamilton roles, hard lessons Abby learned while in Hamilton, and of course... Ouidad. I Came As Soon As I Heard: The Hamilcast Goes to...

Duration:01:02:58

#175 // Abby Jaros (and pup Ernie) // Hamilton's Philip Company // Part One

7/1/2019
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Abby Jaros (Ensemble, Hamilton’s Philip Company) brought her dog Ernie over for a super fun chat about Hamilton and all the things! Mike joins us as we talk about Abby’s manifestation abilities, how dancing chose her, and a behind-the-curtain look into that tour life. We haven't seen Abby since she was on the big Vegas recording so it was great to hang with her again. DID I MENTION ERNIE THE DOG WAS THERE TOO?! I Came As Soon As I Heard: The Hamilcast Goes to...

Duration:01:09:03

#174 // Patrick Vassel // Hamilton's Associate & Supervising Director // Part Three

6/24/2019
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Patrick Vassel, Hamilton's Associate & Supervising Director, rounds out his episodes with details about those scary work sessions we've heard about from so many actors (finally), fills us in on The Character Constitution, and talks about the upcoming productions in Australia and Hamburg, Germany.

Duration:00:53:34

#173 // Patrick Vassel // Hamilton's Associate & Supervising Director // Part Two

6/17/2019
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Patrick Vassel, Hamilton's Associate & Supervising Director, is back this week to talk moving from The Public to Broadway, the joy and misery of tech, and how The Cabinet (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Alex Lacamoire, and Andy Blankenbuehler) established and continue to keep an extraordinary amount of trust among eeryone working on the show. Oh! And PDV raps cut lyrics from two songs, with explicit permission from Lin-Manuel, who texted us during the recording. The Room Where It...

Duration:01:00:41

#172 // Patrick Vassel // Hamilton's Associate & Supervising Director // Part One

6/10/2019
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Patrick Vassel, Hamilton's Associate & Supervising Director, stops by for an extremely deep dive into how Hamilton runs smoothly as it continues to expand all over the world. In his first episode PDV talks about how he landed this badass job, explains how he does it, and shows all the love for director Thomas Kail. Paul Tazewell's 2016 Tony Acceptance Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD_6MdscV1E Patrick Vassel (Assoc. Director, Hamilton) Graduation Speech Notre Dame PolSci,...

Duration:00:48:35

#171 // Rory O'Malley // Hamilton's King George III

6/3/2019
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Hello! A message from the King! (Get it? Because Rory O'Malley has been in both The Book of Mormon *and* Hamilton). Join me as I hang out with the kind, funny, warm, and super talented Rory O'Malley! Rory talks about what it's like to be a brand new father, he tells me his Hamilton story and his experience playing King George III on Broadway and the first national tour, and we bond over podcasting. Plus, we talk The Book of Mormon including sage advice about King George III from Andrew...

Duration:01:00:59

#170 // Arthur Lewis aka Arthur the Geniuses of Freestyle Love Supreme // Part Two

5/27/2019
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Arthur Lewis (Freestyle Love Supreme's Arthur the Genius) back! This week we're taking an even DEEPER dive into the inner workings of Freestyle Love Supreme and the power of practice, practice, practice. Arthur also talks about the moving improvised tribute FLS did for him during a recent show, what's like knowing Lin-Manuel Miranda for almost your entire life, and yes he tells The Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Story™. Twitter: @arthurlewis Instagram: @arthurlewis Twitter:...

Duration:01:17:05

#169 // Arthur Lewis aka Arthur the Geniuses of Freestyle Love Supreme // Part One

5/20/2019
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Arthur Lewis (Freestyle Love Supreme's Arthur the Geniuses) is here talking FLS, his journey as a musician, and his favorite music of the moment. Arthur's insight into how and why Freestyle Love Supreme works so well is eyeopening and inspiring. Twitter: @arthurlewis Instagram: @arthurlewis Twitter: @freestylelove Instagram: @freestylelovesupreme http://arthurthefourth.com/ "True" - Grandma From Episode 6: “The...

Duration:01:03:59

#168 // Anthony Veneziale aka Two Touch of Freestyle Love Supreme // Part Three

5/13/2019
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Anthony's third episode opens with an emotional story involving Freestyle Love Supreme's own Arthur Lewis (Arthur the Geniuses), a significant loss, and how the crew grieved together live on stage during FLS' most recent run. After a pizza break, Anthony answers more questions from the Patreon Peeps including how his daughters reacted to seeing him at FLS (and how more and more kids are coming to the shows), how much he loves being in a classroom, and a new way to sing "Your Obedient...

Duration:00:52:49