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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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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.

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.

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt is a British stage actress knowing for many roles in the West End of London. We met during the U.K. premier of Murder Ballad where Victoria was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award. In this podcast to talk about her career so far, working on Death of a Salesman and the lead up to that role. We also discuss balancing life on stage with home life and self-care. (Please note this podcast was recorded before the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown)

Dynamo is a world renowned Magician. He is truly ahead of his game and is creating a legacy that will go down in history. In this Hang we talk about his new 3 part Documentary called 'Beyond Belief'. We talk about his creative process and how he overcomes a career and life threatening illness. His greatest mentor and role model that kept his life and inspired his artistry, his 'Great Grandpa', Kenneth Walsh. No matter what field you are in, Dynamo will make you believe in the unbelievable and he will also make you believe that you can achieve the unbelievable.

Earl Carpenter is a renowned British actor who was worked all around the world. I've had the privilege of working with Earl on several occasions. I've known Earl for many years and he is a fascinating man. He's always got a creative side hustle on the go and I find his hunger for creativity inspiring. In The Hang, Earl opens up candidly about mental-health. We talk about rediscovering joy and gratitude. Learning how to adapt as we transition to new chapters in life.

Lucie Jones is a Welsh born singer, actress and model. We have been friends since we both we part of the 25th Anniversary of Les Miserables. Lucie has starred in several shows after starting her career out as a finalist on the X-Factor. Why I wanted to hang with my friend, Lucie, was to mainly talk about her solo concert which was recorded for an upcoming live album that will is due for release. When we recorded this Lucie was starring as Jenna in Waitress and was due to go back to finish the run. Sadly that wasn't to be as the Coronavirus pandemic was in full effect about a week after this. However, I am looking forward to Lucie releasing her 'Live at The Adelphi Theatre' album this year.

Eliza Jackson born and bred in Sydney, Australia but now is based in London, UK. Trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts and has worked extensively as a singer, actress and writer. In this episode we look how she developed her critically acclaimed one woman show 'The Voice Behind The Stars', about Marni Nixon. We learn how her incredible Mother encouraged her to write when Eliza was dealing with a life-threatening illness. The courage to just try. The belief of her convictions and following through with what she started. I was so impressed and inspired by Eliza.