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The Ensemblist is an inside look at the experience of being a Broadway performer- from the first rehearsal through performing eight shows a week and beyond. Whether you’re an experienced theatre professional or a passionate fan, The Ensemblist will give you the opportunity to get to know new performers and the great work they do onstage, while also shedding light on some of the hidden innerworkings of the Broadway experience. Created and hosted by Mo Brady (The Addams Family, SMASH) and Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), The Ensemblist is the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out. 


About Us

The Ensemblist is an online advocate for the talentED artists who work in Broadway ensembles.

The Ensemblist an online advocate for the talent artists working in theatre ensembles. Through our podcast, website and social presence we are creating conversation what it means to be a successful artist in the theatre.

The Ensemblist has an extremely active online presence, with 30,000 social media followers and 400,000 website views featuring actor-written blogs, show reviews and special reports.

Each of our podcast miniseries highlights a conversation that effects performers in Broadway ensembles, with experts on the topic sharing their insights in candid interviews. In addition, our monthly episodes feature readings of the most popular posts from our blog as well as show reviews. The Ensemblist podcast has over a million podcast downloads and was recently named one of the Top 50 Best Selling Performing Arts Podcasts of all time.


The team

photo by Monroe George

photo by Monroe George

mo brady

Co-creator, Podcast Host and Content Director

Mo Brady is a Broadway actor turned social media expert. He works as Communications Projects Manager 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.

jackson cline

Associate Programs Director

Jackson is grateful to be a member of Team Ensemblist. As a New York-based theatre maker, he has worked in the theatre in several capacities, both onstage and off. Most recently, he performed in three musicals in Surflight Theatre’s 2019 Surflight To-Go season. CAP21 Graduate. Website: Instagram: @all.that.jax.

Jackson Cline

Jackson Cline

Angela Tricarico

Angela Tricarico


Website Editor and Staff Writer

Angela is a thrilled to be a 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. A recent college graduate, Angela has been a dramaturg for three productions at her alma mater. She is also a produced playwright, and has served as a Critic Fellow in a week-long 2019 Institute for Theater Journalism and Advocacy intensive. 

Angela currently lives on Long Island and is pursuing a masters degree in journalism. Outside of theater, she loves coffee, sports, journaling, and superhero movies. Twitter: @angtric16.

Anna Altheide

Anna Altheide


Assistant Producer

Anna Altheide is ecstatic to be part of The Ensemblist team. A native Californian, Anna made the big leap to New York in late 2018 to live the big city life and work in the arts. She is an avid fan of live theatre and Broadway and tries to squeeze in at least one production a week (including various off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway shows). 

She holds a recent degree in Communications, with a focus in Public Relations, from CSU San Bernardino. Outside of seeing shows, she enjoys writing, karaoke, experiencing new things in the city, and nerding out about Disney. She currently resides in Washington Heights. Instagram: @atsymbolanna

photo by Sarah Jenkins

photo by Sarah Jenkins


Original Co-creator

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: