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.
(or, as we're known on our text thread, Nikka and Her Boys)
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 two-year-old son.
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
Kevin is a born and raised Jersey Boy with a love for puppies and a slight (read: severe) addiction to caffeine. His passion for theatre has lead him to a BA in Theatre from Point Park University and a plan to explore the industry through every field possible. twitter&insta: @theKevinBianchi
senior podcast editor
Chad started his journey with The Ensemblist as a swing (aka intern) in July 2014, and in March 2015, he took over the editor track, full time. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a double major in musical theatre and high school mathematics education. Now an NYC resident pursuing acting, he most recently played Rolf on The Sound of Music national tour. @chadcampbell26
social content producer
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. Twitter/Instagram: @JacksonDCline.
official podcast mascot
Chairman is thrilled to officially be acknowledged as part of The Ensemblist team, having been their unofficial mascot since the birth of the podcast in 2013. Although Uncle Mo is allergic, Chairman tries really hard not to hold that against him. Chairman enjoys listening to podcasts, jumping from the couch to the fridge, being the softest cat in the world, giving headbutts, and meowing a lot.