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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. 


Connect with each of our guests as they tackle The Ensemblist's Q&A!

Q&A: Ben Thompson

Nikka Lanzarone

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Where are you from? Tulsa, Oklahoma

Broadway Credits: Matilda, American Idiot

What is your favorite event in the Broadway community? Broadway Show League Softball!! Go Maggots!!

What’s something about Broadway that fascinates you?  I am fascinated with the history of all the different broadway houses. I love the stories, the people, the ghosts. 

What, other than theatre, has inspired you recently? Besides my wife ( who truly inspires me daily)? Music. Every day….and the kids in Matilda. They are a great reminder of why we all started doing this in the first place. 

If I could have coffee with any living person, it would be… my wife. I love our morning moments. 

If I could trade places with anybody for a day, I would choose… Mo Brady. That dude is hilarious. 

To be successful in this business, it takes… tenacity, a sense of humor, a positive attitude, a thick skin, belief in yourself, and a massive LOVE for what you do

Tell us a secret. I suck at math.