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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.
Music by The Dives. Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.



Episodes with Smash Notes

For the final episode of this series Ramin is hanging with star of stage and screen, Samantha Barks. Samantha is one of the West End’s most talented and versatile leading ladies. She appeared with Ramin in the 25th anniversary concert of 'Les Misérables' at the O2 in London, then again in 'Chess' in Tokyo and last year they shot the musical film, 'Tomorrow Morning'. She is currently starring as Elsa in the West End's production of 'Frozen'.

This episode sees Ramin hanging with the incredibly talented couple, Crash Buist and Lauren Senechal. Crash and Lauren are both writers, actors, directors, producers and have created many projects together from scratch. Their creativity and work ethic is inspirational and they didn't let a pandemic stop them with their vision.

This week Ramin hangs with another member of the Les Misérables alumni and current West End Phantom, Killian Donnelly. This episode really shows how diverse and crazy the life of an actor can be and Killian and Ramin discuss everything from performing at the Oscars to simply being a Dad working in the industry.

In this week's episode of 'The Hang', Ramin chats to actor, singer and writer, Nadim Naaman. Nadim is both British and Lebanese in heritage and he and Ramin discuss their experiences of being Middle Eastern in a Western world - some shared, some very different. They also talk about how much they enjoyed working on 'Rumi: the Musical' together and how they hope that cultural differences will continue to be celebrated within the entertainment industry.

This week Ramin is hanging with one of British Musical Theatre’s rising stars, Bradley Jaden. Bradley is quickly making a name for himself as one of the West End’s most talented leading men. He has starred in numerous shows including Les Misérables which is one of the many shared passions he and Ramin discuss in this episode.

In this episode Ramin hangs with lifestyle expert and brand builder, Preston Konrad. Preston has become one of the most influential names in the world of brand development starting with his own company that has quickly become a huge success. He has also made an impact on the world of celebrity styling and he chats to Ramin about everything from beards to Broadway and beyond.

Ramin kicks off this new season of The Hang with Natalie Paris. As the longest-reigning queen of the hit musical Six, they discuss the phenomenon of the show and it’s growing success, the responsibility of social media and what life after Jane Seymour looks like for Natalie.

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.