“The Ensemblist” With Nikka Graff Lanzarone & Mo Brady

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“The Ensemblist” With Nikka Graff Lanzarone & Mo Brady

Mon, June 16, 2014

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY


Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

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“The Ensemblist” With Nikka Graff Lanzarone & Mo Brady
“The Ensemblist” With Nikka Graff Lanzarone & Mo Brady
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present “The Ensemblist” live on the historic stage on Monday, June 16 at 7pm.
The Ensemblist, the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out, comes to the legendary Birdland Jazz Club to celebrate its first anniversary with a special live show! Hosts Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone have invited some of their favorite Broadway performers to the stage to celebrate their ensemblist experiences. Not only will each guest be interviewed live, they'll strut their stuff with special performances as well! Guests include: Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli, Ariana Debose, Rachel Bay Jones, Alysha Umphress, Daniel Watts, and a special appearance by The Skivvies: Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina.

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 inner workings of the Broadway experience. Created and hosted by MoBrady (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.

Mo Brady made his Broadway debut as the pumpkin pants-clad Conquistador in The Addams Family, where he also covered the role of Lucas Bieneke. On the second season of NBC’s SMASH, he played Gabe, one of the performers in Hit List. Favorite regional credits include Henry in Next to Normal (Arkansas Rep/KCKauffman Center), Ambrose in Hello, Dolly! (Village Theatre) and the pre-Broadway production of Catch Me If You Can (5th AvenueTheatre.) A native Seattlite, he is an avid hiker, traveler and HGTV viewer.

Los Angeles native Nikka Graff Lanzarone first burst onto the Broadway scene as Marisa (the icy fiancée with a penchant for gazpacho and super long naps) in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. She also had the extraordinary honor to play Velma Kelly in the current revival of Chicago on Broadway. Off the Great White Way, Nikka played The Whore in The Transport Group’s immersive production of Hello Again, and bounced around as Birdgirl #1 in Theatreworks/USA’s originalcast of Seussical. On television, she has danced on “Smash” (NBC) and “Live from Lincoln Center” (PBS). She also appears in the film “Bandslam.” When not roaming various stages, Nikka can be found hanging out with her fiancé, Dan Smith (not the one that will teach you guitar), telling people what to wear, and chasing her cat, Chairman Meow, around the apartment.
Venue Information:
Birdland NYC
315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036