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Originally on track to become a cardio thoracic surgeon our season 3 finale guest, Johanna Moise, is not throwing away her shot. She is now starring in Hamilton on Broadway due to the fact that her childhood dance lessons to correct being born pigeon toed sparked a love for performing, and has just recently added to her resume by becoming a Wilhelmina Model! She was born and raised in a 9 person household in Miramar, Florida, and made the giant leap on her own to New York City not too long ago. Her story is great. Thanks for hanging with us! Produced by Alan Seales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
If you're wondering who the next generation of Broadway musical creators will be, look no further. We've found two of the best for you! Thalia Ranjbar and Kat Cartusciello have teamed up and begun the multi-year, arduous process of creating "Nima and the Jen", which follows a 22 year old Iranian-American girl and her pursuit of connecting with her Persian culture, uncovering the secrets of her family’s past, and finding security in her identity. Make sure to listen to the concept music here: Connect with Thalia and Kat: Produced by Alan Seales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Alan Markley and Sergio Ortega are Ramin's bandmates who comprise "Ramin Karimloo and The Broadgrass Band". Broadgrass's unique trademark is an earthy sound which organically developed over time. Ramin and the band breathed some Bluegrass into Broadway and brought some Broadway to Bluegrass. The bridge between was the stories told in the music. Now, they have found their groove and their passion. Make sure to listen to the end to hear a live performance from Alan Markley. Produced by Alan Seales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Alec is buff as sh*t. Let's face it. He is Ramin's personal trainer and part time therapist, owner of Get Rippt, and dancer in Moulin Rouge on Broadway. Their relationship goes back a long time, and they're always pushing each other to get better physically and mentally. Alec moved to New York City in 2013 to pursue careers in Theater and Fitness. Since then, he has performed in musicals, such as Disney’s Aladdin, Mamma Mia!, Spamalot, and 50 Shades the Musical!, he has appeared on shows such as Boardwalk Empire, Katy Keene, and HBO’s The Normal Heart, and danced with artists, including Ciara and Todrick Hall. During this time, Alec has also become a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has been personal training for 6 years and has trained clients of all different ages, fitness levels, and backgrounds. With a background in dance, he specializes in bodyweight workouts, endurance training, and stability training, but also excels in strength, toning, and body building. Alec has taught fitness classes around the country and has recently been teaching online bodyweight bootcamp classes during the quarantine period to help his followers and clients stay motivated and in shape from home. For more information and examples of workouts, please connect with him on IG or email! @alec2austin @getrippt Email: Produced by Alan Seales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Hanging with Jared Grimes

Hanging with Jared Grimes


Jared Grimes is a quadruple threat in the world of the arts where he is heavily making his mark in singing, dancing, acting, and choreographing -- he is currently starring alongside Ramin in Funny Girl on Broadway. Grimes has toured with Musical legend, Mariah Carey, under the choreography of Marty Kudelka, and danced for artists such as Common, Salt-n-Pepa, Envogue, Busta Rhymes and the Roots. Jared's theater performance credits include, "A Soldiers Play on Broadway" directed by Kenny Leon, "The Radio City Spring Spectacular" directed by Warren Carlyle, "After Midnight on Broadway", directed by Warren Carlyle, "Twist", directed by Debbie Allen, "Babes in Arms" at the Goodspeed Opera House choreographed by Randy Skinner, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" directed by John Rando at (Encores) and Broadway Underground directed by himself. His television acting credits include Netflix's Manifest, Fox's "Fringe" and HBO's "Boardwalk Empire". His feature film credits include, Paramount's, "The Marc Pease Experience", starring Ben Stiller, New Line Cinema's "Little Manhattan" and Elevation Filmwork's' "First Born," starring Elizabeth Shue. Recently Grimes choreographed "Ain't Misbehaving" at the Signature Theatre in DC and Lights Out: Nat King Cole at the Geffen Theatre in LA. Currently you can catch Grimes playing the role of Adrian Shannon on NBC's Manifest! Produced by Alan Seales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Is it safe to say that Kerry Butler is Broadway royalty? Ok, so now we're saying it. Ramin and Kerry hang for the first time together, recorded live for the podcast - and discuss all things that keep them motivated and happy in their careers. Kerry just released season 3 of her podcast Breaking Broadway (, took her first directing gig, and has a lot more in store for us. Kerry Butler was born in Brooklyn. Kerry started doing commercials at age three, but didn’t get her big break on Broadway until she graduated college. Kerry most recently starred as Barbara in BEETLEJUICE on Broadway. Previously she was nominated for an outer critics award playing the three moms in MEAN GIRLS. She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for XANADU. Other Broadway credits include: Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Dora nomination) DISASTER!, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, (Drama Desk nomination) Sherrie in ROCK OF AGES, Audrey in LITTLE SHOW OF HORRORS, (Outer Critics nomination). Kerry won the Clarence Derwent award for Penny Pingleton in the original cast of HAIRSPRAY, Eponine in LES MISERABLE, BLOOD BROTHERS, and THE BEST MAN. On television she has appeared on 30 ROCK, THE MINDY PROJECT, RESCUE ME, LAW AND ORDER, ELEMENTARY, MYSTERIES OF LAURA, WHITE COLLAR, BLUE BLOODS, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, and most recently the GILMORE GIRLS reunion for Netflix. She can be seen in the film 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post." Her album ‘Faith Trust and Pixie Dust’ is available on iTunes. Produced by Alan Seales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Most recently seen in the Broadway production of Paradise Square, Josh Davis also spent a fun amount of time in Beautiful The Carole King Musical as well as the national tour of Les Misérables. Ramin is meeting Josh for the first time live in this episode, and the two of them have a wonderful hang. Josh eve has a special surprise for Ramin at the end - so make sure you listen through to the end. Josh Davis is a NYC bases actor. He began his career in DC after having worked in the "real world" out of college. He holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Delaware. Off-Broadway: White's Lies, My First Time (New World Stages), Bubbly Black Girl. Regional: Les Miserables (Pioneer Theatre and Flat Rock Playhouse); Guys and Dolls, Little Women (Engeman Theater); Beauty and the Beast (Oklahoma Lyric). TV and Film: The Beautiful Life, As the World Turns, The Graduates. Website:, Insta: @joshdnyc Produced by Alan Seales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Little did he know, but Ramin often warms up to music sung by Laird Mackintosh. Ramin used to stage door in Canada and met Laird a long time ago when, by chance, Laird asked Ramin to hang after a show! Laird made his Broadway debut in 2011 in the role of George Banks in Mary Poppins at the New Amsterdam Theater in New York City and 2013 he played John Utterson in the Broadway production of Wildhorn's Jekyll and Hyde. Mackintosh began his career as a dancer in the National Ballet of Canada (1990-1992). He studied at L'Ecole Superieure de Danse du Quebec (Montreal), American Ballet Theatre's School of Classical Ballet in New York City and The National Ballet School in Toronto. In 1993 he joined the Toronto (LivEnt) production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera in the role of Porter/Marksman and subsequently went on to play the leading role of Raoul for three years and also to understudy the role of the Phantom. He performed with Toronto's Opera Atelier between 1997 and 2002. In 2002, Mackintosh joined the company of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival appearing as Freddy Eynesford-Hill in My Fair Lady. He remained with the company for eight seasons, playing many leading roles. He has also played Robert in The Drowsy Chaperone (Vancouver), Phil Davis in White Christmas (Halifax), Prince Charming in Ross Petty's Cinderella (Toronto), Gustl in The Land of Smiles and Algernon Moncrieff in Earnest, the Importance of Being (Toronto Operetta Theatre). In August 2013, Mackintosh joined the Broadway cast of The Phantom of the Opera as Monsieur André and an understudy for the Phantom. On May 5, 2014, he performed a one-week limited engagement as the Phantom between Hugh Panaro's departure and Norm Lewis' arrival. He concluded his limited run as the Phantom on May 12, and then continued to play Monsieur André until September of 2019. In December of 2019, he joined the U.S. tour of My Fair Lady in the role of Henry Higgins, and most recently rejoined the Broadway cast to help finish out the current Broadway run before the show closes. Produced by Alan Seales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Rach was born and raised in a military town on the east coast of North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Art and Vocal Performance from UNC Chapel Hill, where her professional career began with PlayMakers Repertory Company. After graduation she made the move to New York, and in May of 2019 graduated with her Master of Fine Arts in Acting degree from The New School for Drama. Since graduating she has had the chance to perform Off-Broadway in shows like 'Rabbit Hole', and with companies like Engarde Arts. She has also worked with many talented filmmakers in shorts and features. Rachael is also a writer, and it is one of the great loves of her life. She now has her first comedy pilot, 'Between Us,' in the works with a talented cast including a grammy nominated artist, and WKRP in Cincinnati's Tim Reid. Her pilot was just selected as a finalist in the Vancouver International Women In Film Festival taking place this March. Moving to this city six years ago was the best decision she's ever made. Since graduating with her masters, she has picked up a bomb-ass team, and found her niche writing whatever the fu*k she wants. She has surrounded herself with an amazing tribe of creators, and gets to play pretend for a living. Turns out, she was made to be a New Yorker, but will always keep a little bit of that southern accent. What it all boils down to: "I want to do good plays and drink good wine with good people." Contact Rachael via her website: Interested in your own phone “dongle” ? Check this out: Produced by Alan Seales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
It's the return of #KoberLoo! This episode is a special threesome hang with Will Swenson, Andrew Kober, and Ramin. Will Swenson is currently starring as Neil Diamond (Then) in A Beautiful Noise, on Broadway. He is known as one of Broadway’s most versatile leading men and has been seen on Broadway in roles across a wide character spectrum. Will received critical acclaim for his performance as the subversive hippie Berger in the 2009 revival of Hair for which he received Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League Nominations. He went on to perform the role in London’s West End as well. He starred as Inspector Javert in the 2014 revival of Les Miserables, which gave him the (mis)fortune of becoming bestieas with Ramin and Andrew. He played the conflicted drag queen Tick in Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, (Drama League Nomination). In Waitress Will performed opposite the show’s creator Sara Bareilles. Other Broadway: Disaster!, Lestat, Brooklyn: The Musical, and his sentimental favorite 110 in the Shade: the production where he met his wife, actress Audra McDonald. Will played Philo Barnum in the movie musical “The Greatest Showman”, and can be seen in the feature films “This is Where I Leave You”, “The Kitchen” and “The Switch”. Will spent a season on the Netflix series “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” as the evil Professor Carcosa. He played opposite his wife in the Covid/Zombie thriller series “The Bite”. He has guest-starred on “Law & Order (SVU & CSI)”, “The Good Wife”, “No Tomorrow”, and “The Code.” He played Henry Donnenfeld on the Netflix crime drama series “Hit and Run”, and later this year will be seen as the father of the Vampire clan The Fairmont’s in the new Netflix drama “First Kill”. Some of Will’s earliest memories involve listening to his Dad’s 8-track copy of “Hot August Night”. Will can’t remember not having most of Neil Diamond’s songs permanently imprinted on his brain. And he’s super happy about that. Oh, and Neil Diamond gave Will one of his guitars. An actual Neil Diamond guitar. WHAT!? Produced by Alan Seales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This episode contains language and topics that may not be suitable for younger listeners. Listener discretion is advised. An Iranian/American actor, writer and activist, Pooya was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, based in New York City. She moved to New York in her teens, where she studied design at Fashion Institute of Technology, and after joining the FIT theatre ensemble, she discovered her love of acting and story telling. She is a graduate from the esteemed Maggie Flanigan Studio. She seeks stories that speak to her, with rich, three dimensional characters, good and bad, while exploring their humanity and fragility. She's fluent in Persian(Farsi), a Transgender advocate, as well as a voice for immigrants’ and women’s issues in addition to writing and co-writing original LGBT stories to shed light on an otherwise under represented community. Be sure to follow Pooya on IG via @pooyaland, on the web via and find more info about The Hang via Produced by Alan Seales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Andrew Kober is (still) an American actor who has worked in many musicals, most recently in the phenomenal Beetlejuice, the Musical (check out season 1 for my first interview with Andrew). After closing Beetlejuice, he spends most of his time at home wondering how Rob McClure commutes from Philadelphia to NYC to perform all the time, or playing with his new drone that his wife bought him. He's got an incredible new project he's working on that is not The Notebook (don't worry, he never tells us because he signed a NDA), and is ultimately afraid of how high up I live in the cast housing provided by the Funny Girl production. Be sure to follow Andrew on IG via @andrewkober and find more info about The Hang via Produced by Alan Seales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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'. Visit for exclusive Ramin content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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. Visit for exclusive Ramin content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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. Visit for exclusive Ramin content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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. Visit for exclusive Ramin content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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. Visit for exclusive Ramin content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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. Visit for exclusive Ramin content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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” ( Ms De Bique holds a Master degree from the Manhattan School of Music. In this Hang we talk about ‘staying ready’ and having a mind-set that keeps your focus on your goals. Like the ‘little train that could’ that would say ‘I think I can, I think I can’ until you can say to yourself ‘I know I can, I know I can’. I’m fascinated and inspired by Jeanine in equal measure. Without a doubt one of the most incredible singers on planet earth today. Jeanine certainly does have ‘the gift’ but she has also grafted to get to where she is today. Jeanine’s continued work ethic to ‘stay ready’ and not resting on any laurels is a blueprint anyone can use in whatever they work towards. For one to one vocal tuition with Jeanine you can email her at Find more info about the podcast via Music by The Dives. Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Fateme Abdi

love you Ramin 🫶🏻

Feb 20th
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