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The Hang with Ramin Karimloo on Smash Notes

The Hang with Ramin Karimloo podcast.

April 22, 2020

This podcast gives you a front row seat to inside conversations between Ramin Karimloo and his guests.
In the world of theatrical performers, Ramin Karimloo is known as one of the most formidable talents in the industry. Heralded for his portrayal of leading roles Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, Karimloo is a musical force unlike any other. In fact, it was his unbridled reputation that led to his performance in the recent Oscar tribute to Les Misérables.
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Episodes with Smash Notes

Today we are hanging with Jeanine De Bique. Described as a "revelation” and “breath-taking from start to finish” (NRC, Netherlands), Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique is recognized as an artist of “dramatic presence and versatility” (Washington Post, USA) with a “voice full of fire and cream in equal measure” (musicomh.com).

Tim is one hell of a guy. He has a big heart and is always looking at the positive side of things. He is a great testament to putting your energy into what you can control and letting go of what you can not.

Today we are Hanging with one of my favorite bands, and whose members happen to be three of my favorite people, The Dives. The Dives are Mike, Jimmy and Sergio.

Rachel is a British Actress who has played roles in Memphis, The Bodyguard and originated the role of Angelica in the west end production of Hamilton. Rachel and I also got to work together on concert versions of Godspell and recently we did a version of Songs For a New World which we all recorded remotely from our own homes. In this Hang we talk about how we have found our confidence with being comfortable in who we are when we present ourselves for a casting. Checking in with our close connections that help keep our eyes on the prize. We talk about how faith and church played a great part in Rachel finding her voice.

Emily Squibb is a British actress. Emily has certainly been able to get through these tough times with a focus, as goal and a determination. I found that really inspiring and encouraging knowing how Emily had to figure out how she was to navigate herself during these times, not be idle and also not have her future be in the hands of the events of this year. This pandemic as slammed our industry. Emily wasn’t going to be defeated. I’m really proud of her and glad we found some time to hang, catch up and share.

James Brown III is a friend of mine whom I'm known for a few years now. He's one of the most prolific people I know with a plethora of accomplishments and accolades. I have a lot of respect for James and his work ethic, dedication and artistry. His successful career spans 18 Years and counting from the stage, to film, as a model, fashion designer and now a writer.

Ken is a great friend of mine who is one of a kind. He is one of the kindest and funniest guys I know. He's an extremely talented writer, actor and improviser. Ken was on season 5 of UCB house team characters welcome and is also a co-host of Liquid Courage which is every first Saturday of the month at UCB Hell's Kitchen.

Sam is an interesting individual who has spent his life studying his two passions: fitness and the arts. Adding to the mix, Sam took time out from all the noise and became a monk and get in touch with his roots. After 20 years in entertainment and 15 years in fitness, Sam is now a full-time Peloton instructor with a perfect balance of showmanship and hustle.

Andrew Kober is an American actor who has working in many musicals. In this episode Andrew and I finally catch up as it’s been a while since we’ve seen each other and we talk about spending time at home during the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. We discuss where Andrew’s love of musical theatre began and how he found that ‘theatre-geek’ in him. Andrew is a really interesting man and is one of the funniest guys I know. I was intrigued about Andrew’s thoughts on how he referred to himself as a craftsman rather than an artist.

Andrew Kober is an American actor who has working in many musicals. In this episode Andrew and I finally catch up as it’s been a while since we’ve seen each other and we talk about spending time at home during the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. We discuss where Andrew’s love of musical theatre began and how he found that ‘theatre-geek’ in him. Andrew is a really interesting man and is one of the funniest guys I know. I was intrigued about Andrew’s thoughts on how he referred to himself as a craftsman rather than an artist.

Darren and Andrew who are better known as the mind-reading double act, DNA. They exploded on our screens when they impressed the nation as well as the judges on Britain’s Got Talent with their act and became finalists in 2017 with their telepathy ability. In this episode of The Hang we use the time to catch up and talk about how their act came together that lead them to such a high profile platform. Both Darren and Andrew are exceptionally talented at what they do and it was interesting to chat about where they are at now and plans moving forward.

Sierra Boggess is a Laurence Olivier nominated American stage actress with a soprano voice like no other. Sierra has starred in The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, It Should Have Been You, School of Rock, Masterclass, The Little Mermaid and Les Miserables. In this two-part podcast we spend time talking about life in the current Coronavirus pandemic, her passion project ‘Light Lessons’, our time with the The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary and originating the roles in Love Never Dies which was the continuation of the story of The Phantom of The Opera.