UA-40868602-1 2019 January
The Ensemblist
#135 - Rent Live: “I Should Tell You” (feat. Khori Petinaud)

#135 - Rent Live: “I Should Tell You” (feat. Khori Petinaud)

January 31, 2019

On Sunday, January 27, Rent became the 7th Broadway show to join the modern canon of live TV musicals. On this episode, we spoke to cast member Khori Petinaud about working with choreographer Sonya Tayeh, and co-star Brennin Hunt’s now-infamous injury.

 

#134 - Doubletapped (feat. Olivia Puckett)

#134 - Doubletapped (feat. Olivia Puckett)

January 17, 2019

Doubletapped features candid, one-on-one interviews with Broadway actors about authenticity on social media. These are questions that any user of social media platforms grapples with - sometimes consciously, sometimes subconsciously. However this balance is particularly interesting for actors, who are used to sharing versions of themselves in a public space.

Olivia Puckett made a splash as an original company member of Dear Evan Hansen, standing by for the roles of Zoe Murphy and Alana Beck. I wanted to ask her about how the show changed the way she posts and presents online, particularly in light of the show’s popularity with teens and millennials.

 

#133 - Doubletapped (feat. Gerard Canonico)

#133 - Doubletapped (feat. Gerard Canonico)

January 14, 2019

Doubletapped features candid, one-on-one interviews with Broadway actors about authenticity on social media. These are questions that any user of social media platforms grapples with - sometimes consciously, sometimes subconsciously. However this balance is particularly interesting for actors, who are used to sharing versions of themselves in a public space.

Someone who has seen firsthand the development of social media and its relationship is Gerard Canonico. While Gerard has been performing on Broadway for almost three decades. he’s garnering a lot of buzz right now for his upcoming role of Rich Goranski in Be More Chill. So I wanted to get him in the hot seat to ask him about he’s seen Broadway and its relationship to social media change over time. 

#132 - Doubletapped (feat. Kamille Upshaw)

#132 - Doubletapped (feat. Kamille Upshaw)

January 10, 2019

Doubletapped features candid, one-on-one interviews with Broadway actors about authenticity on social media. These are questions that any user of social media platforms grapples with - sometimes consciously, sometimes subconsciously. However this balance is particularly interesting for actors, who are used to sharing versions of themselves in a public space.

Kamille Upshaw made her Broadway debut by joining the company of Hamilton just four weeks after the show’s opening night. After performing in the show for almost two years, she left to originate her current role in Broadway’s Mean Girls.

 

#131 - Doubletapped (feat. Charlie Williams)

#131 - Doubletapped (feat. Charlie Williams)

January 6, 2019

Doubletapped features candid, one-on-one interviews with Broadway actors about authenticity on social media. These are questions that any user of social media platforms grapples with - sometimes consciously, sometimes subconsciously. However this balance is particularly interesting for actors, who are used to sharing versions of themselves in a public space.

Charlie Williams' Broadway credits include the original companies of Memphis, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Miss Saigon. He's also worked on the choreographic teams of Frozen and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Currently, he can be seen eight times a week in the ensemble of The Cher Show.