The Ensemblist is an online advocate for the talentED artists who work in Broadway ensembles.
What started as an audio podcast for those curious about how Broadway really works turned into an avenue for young and aspiring professional artists to learn more about theatre from in the inside out.
In addition to more than 150 podcast episodes, available on Apple podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn and Podbean, The Ensemblist’s blog features daily posts from artists about their work and lives. The Ensemblist is also active on both Instagram and Twitter, with more than 10,000 followers on each platform.
Through our posts, podcasts and features, we are changing the conversation about what it means to be a successful theatre artist.
co-creator, podcast host and content director
Mo Brady is a Broadway actor turned social media expert. He works as the Video and Social Media Producer for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a nonprofit that unites theatre artists and theatre lovers to help those in need.
Mo made his Broadway debut as the pumpkin pants-clad Conquistador in The Addams Family, where he also understudied the role of Wednesday’s boyfriend. Lucas Bieneke. On the second season of NBC’s "Smash", he played Gabe, one of the performers on Hit List’s journey from off-Broadway to the Tony Awards.
He lives in New Jersey with his husband and their three-year-old son.
social media manager
Jackson is grateful to be a member of Team Ensemblist. A jack(son) of many trades, he has worked in the theatre in several capacities, both onstage and off. Recently toured with Cabaret. CAP21 Graduate. Instagram: @all.that.jax.
website editor and writer
Angela is a college senior ready for her next adventure as part of Team Ensemblist! She is a native New Yorker who grew up seeing Broadway shows, and that love of theater has followed her for her entire life. Angela has worked with her University’s theater program in different capacities over four semesters. She was most frequently a dramaturg, working on A Chorus Line, Cabaret, andThe Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). She is also a produced playwright, and recently served as a Critic Fellow in a week-long Institute for Theater Journalism and Advocacy intensive.
Angela currently splits her time between New Haven and Long Island, and outside of theater, she loves coffee, hockey, bullet journaling, and superhero movies. Twitter: @angtric16.
NIKKA GRAFF LANZARONE
Nikka believes in telling stories from another angle. In finding out what the other side thinks. She believes in making everyone feel heard and important, and discovering what makes you tick. She believes in kindness, compassion, and humor above all.
She is often lucky enough to do many of these things while singing and dancing on various stages in NYC and across the country. Nikka likes her husband, her cat, bourbon, and comedy.
To learn more about Nikka, visit her website: nikka-graff-lanzarone.com