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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. 


"The Broadway Community Takes Care of its Own."

Mo Brady


Jerad Bortz

Jerad Bortz

Wicked ensemblist Jerad Bortz and his husband, Steven Skeels, were in a car accident this week. And in typical fashion, the Broadway community is working to take care of its own.

According to his YouCaring page, "Jerad has fractures to C6 and C7 with severe spinal column bruising. The column is intact, which is a good thing. But he does have paralysis from the chest down with limited use of his hands. He is conscious and stable and in true Jerad fashion is BEYOND strong in dealing with this and being very level-headed about the action plan."

Friends and former cast mates are rallying their fans and supporters around Jerad and his family.

"My former cast mate, Jerad Bortz, and his wonderful husband, Steven Skeels, were in a terrible car accident. They need some extra love and support. Don't go out to eat once or twice this week and help our wonderful friends out. Thanks!" - Alex Brightman

"Beloved Wicked cast member Jerad Bortz and his husband Steven were in a horrific car accident last night. Their road to recovery is long. Please consider helping if you can. <3" - Mariand Torres

"The Broadway community is rallying behind Wicked alum Jerad Bortz-Skeels and his partner Steven following a horrific car accident yesterday which has left them both broken. Please give what you can and send all the healing vibes you have." - Julie Reiber

"2 amazing friends- Jerad Bortz and Steven Skeels have been badly injured in a car accident. It will be a long road to recovery. Please donate if you can." - Ben Cameron

"A dear friend and fellow performer Jerad Bortz and his husband Steven were in a terrible car accident. They are going to need every person to shoot out all of the healing that you can. Through your fingers and toes and especially your hearts. Thank you! Life is so precious and beautiful. Kiss the people you love."  - Kali Grinder

"There has been a horrible accident and two of my friends are very hurt. Please help if you can.❤️❤️❤️" -

You can help support Jerad by making a donation. Thanks.