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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. 

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5 Debut Questions: Phantom's Tanner Myles Huseman

Mo Brady

This week, we welcome The Phantom of the Opera’s Tanner Myles Huseman to the Main Stem and learn about his journey toward making his Broadway debut.

Tanner Myles Huseman in  The Phantom of the Opera

Tanner Myles Huseman in The Phantom of the Opera

1. What is your name, hometown, and when did you make your broadway debut?

My name is Tanner Myles Huseman, I am from Amherst, NH, and I made my Broadway debut in Phantom of The Opera on July 29.

2. What was your role/track in your Broadway debut?

I am a vacation swing for both the Slave Master and Solo Dancer tracks. My broadway debut was as the Slave Master.

3. How did you find out you had booked the part?

I was at my cousin’s wedding and I had received an email expressing that I was being strongly considered. It didn’t feel real. The moment it felt real, and really hit, was a week later when I received a phone call from the company manager to talk though details. 

4. What's been the most surprising thing about preparing to perform the show?

I was surprised at how hard it was to learn how to crack a whip! It truly is all in the wrist. 

5. What are you looking forward to most about your experience on Broadway?

I didn’t have much time to look forward. I had nine days of rehearsal before I went on, so I was very focused on learning my tracks. This being said, I was looking forward to my Parents seeing the show. They have been by my side this entire journey and I knew this would be as big for them as it is for me.