Alex Lacamoire joined us live on The Broadway Q&A Series, presented by Playbill and The Growing Studio, July 15. The three-time Tony-winning music supervisor, arranger, and orchestrator answered your questions about creating Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, In the Heights, and more during the hour-long chat, which you can view in full above.
Lacamoire covered the experience of conducting a hip hop score like Hamilton versus a more traditional pop or theatre score (at the 19:45 time stamp), tips for getting started as a professional arranger (21:32), how he selects his pit musicians (23:06), and more.
The Broadway Q&A Series presents live interviews with Broadway professionals on Mondays and Wednesdays. All streams are hosted on Playbill.com and on Playbill's YouTube channel and Facebook page from 1–2 PM ET. Following the stream, interviews are available at Playbill.com/BroadwayQandA.
Also coming up on The Broadway Q&A Series are Tom Kitt (July 20), Kathleen Marshall (July 22), Scott Ellis (July 27), Conor McPherson (July 29), and Marc Bruni (August 3).
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