Lauren Molina, Nic Rouleau & More Featured on The Ensemblist Podcast's Holiday Episode

Lauren Molina, Nic Rouleau & More Featured on The Ensemblist Podcast's Holiday EpisodeMo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the release of The Ensemblist's 13th episode: "Listener Questions."

For their final episode of 2013, The Ensemblist put out a call through social media for listeners to submit their own questions. Fans submitted questions through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at The result is this supersized, action-packed episode featuring interviews with Broadway actors Lauren Molina, Shina Ann Morris, Chelsea Packard, Andy Richardson, Nic Rouleau, Aléna Watters and Ryan Worsing.

On this episode of The Ensemblist, two actors share their experiences taking over roles they originally covered: Nic Rouleau, who was Broadway's first "Elder Price" cover in The Book of Mormon before taking over the role in both New York and Chicago, and Andy Richardson, who covered the role of Crutchie in Newsies for a year before taking over the role full time.

Lauren Molina of Broadway's Rock of Ages answers a listener question about her experience working as an actor/musician in John Doyle's production of Sweeney Todd. Aléna Watters answers another fan inquiry about why certain productions hire standbys to cover roles in addition to the production's understudies.

Other guests include, Shina Ann Morris, currently playing Star-to-be in the Broadway revival of Annie, Chelsea Packard of Broadway's Wicked, Promises, Promises and Hands on a Hardbody, as well as Ryan Worsing, currently enjoying a return engagement in Chicago.

As a special added bonus, The Ensemblist will post two behind-the-scenes video blogs, showing fans how the podcast is created. Featuring four of the guests from the listener questions podcast, these videos will be posted to on December 23 and 30.

New episodes of The Ensemblist can be downloaded every two weeks through the iTunes store by searching for "The Ensemblist." Episodes can be also be streamed on the Stitcher Radio app and downloaded directly from Podbean at

Upcoming episodes will feature audition stories shared by previous guests of the podcast, and an interview with two married couples will also work as performers on Broadway.

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