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#142 - Fosse and Verdon (feat. Morgan Marcell)

#142 - Fosse and Verdon (feat. Morgan Marcell)

March 28, 2019

There isn’t a theatre choreographer more associated with their own unique style than Bob Fosse. The infamous Oscar-, Emmy- and Tony-winning director and choreographer created his own signature technique that distinguished shows like Chicago, Pippin, and Damn Yankees into dance masterpieces. 

This April, FX launches a new limited television series Fosse/Verdon, based on the 2013 biography by Sam Wesson with a focus on his marriage and collaboration with Gwen Verdon. Here on The Ensemblist, we are also taking the opportunity to speak to some of the Broadway ensemblists who are working on the series.


First up is Hamilton and Bandstand's, Morgan Marcell, who worked as an associate choreographer on the series in addition to appearing on camera in three episodes.

#141 - My First Time (feat. Michael Berresse)

#141 - My First Time (feat. Michael Berresse)

March 25, 2019

Welcome to My First Time, where we talk to Broadway stars who made their Broadway debuts in the ensemble to talk about why that experience helped shape them as an artist. As they’ve ascended up the title pages of our Playbills and descended the towers of backstage dressing rooms to floor closer to the stage level, I’ve been curious as to whether they’ve considered that time doing ensemble work as formative, or merely a stepping stone to bigger and better things.

Michael Berresse made his Broadway debut in the 1990 revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Since then, he's performed in multiple Broadway companies, directed a Broadway musical - even performed on Broadway as the director of a Broadway musical. He currently plays Bob Mackie and Robert Altman in The Cher Show.

#140 - March 2019 (feat. Ramone Owens, Nicky Venditti, We Are The Tigers)

#140 - March 2019 (feat. Ramone Owens, Nicky Venditti, We Are The Tigers)

March 11, 2019

Welcome back listeners to our monthly episode, where we share some of the most popular stories from our blog at The Ensemblist.com. On this episode, we hear from Wicked’s Nicky Venditti and Bettlejuice’s Ramone Owens, plus a review of the new off-Broadway musical We Are The Tigers.

#139 - Broadway Debuts (feat. Kimberly Dodson, Tiana Okoye, Nikhil Saboo, Jack Sippel and Khadija Tariyan)

#139 - Broadway Debuts (feat. Kimberly Dodson, Tiana Okoye, Nikhil Saboo, Jack Sippel and Khadija Tariyan)

March 4, 2019

Today, we have some really fantastic stories to share from five actors who made their Broadway debuts in 2018. This quintet of triple threats sat down with us in front of a live audience at BroadwayCon 2019 to share what it’s like to have their dreams fulfilled by performing on Broadway.