STAGE TUBE: Shina Ann Morris & Ryan Worsing Answer Listener Questions on THE ENSEMBLIST Podcast
The Ensemblist podcast has released the first of two special video features to coincide with the release of their 13th episode: "Listener Questions."
For their final episode of 2013, co-creators and hosts Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone put out a call through social media for listeners to submit their own questions. Fans submitted questions through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at theensemblist.com. 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.
As a special bonus feature, The Ensemblist is releasing two videos showing how the Listener Questions episode of the podcast was made, including some unreleased footage from the interviews.
In Part One of the video series, released today, December 23, Shina Ann Morris, currently playing Star-to-be in the Broadway revival of Annie, shares her personal tips to successful auditioning, and Ryan Worsing, currently enjoying a return engagement in Chicago, talks about the differences between auditioning for a new musical versus auditioning as a replacement.
In the second part of the video series, to be released Monday, December 30, Andy Richardson, who covered the role of Crutchie in Newsies for a year before taking over the role full time, shares the story of how he found out he would be taking over his current role, while 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.
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 attheensemblist.podbean.com.
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.