Non-Stop! Kicking it with the Hamilton Ensemble Part 1: Voltaire Wade-Greene, Kamille Upshaw, & Seth Stewart

February 16th, 2016 by

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You quote Burr and Hamilton; you can rattle off all the King Georges; you've taken the Schuyler sister quiz; but how well do you know the kick-ass ensemble of Broadway's Hamilton?

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BroadwayBox gets to know each of the phenomenal performers tearing it up at the Richard Rodgers Theatre a bit better in our new spotlight series. First up, Voltaire Wade-Greene, Kamille Upshaw, & Seth Stewart.

Voltaire Wade-Greene

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(Broadway debut, Assistant Dance Captain)

1. Moment in Hamilton I look forward to most each night:
In "Who Lives Who Dies" when we sing "The Orphanage".... it's amazing to see the audience and how they are affected by everything they just witnessed and experienced. It's a true moment and reminder of why I perform.

2. Broadway show that changed my life the first time I saw it:
Aida, I was 12 years old and it was the first show I saw on a field trip while I was attending my first ballet summer program. I saw it with the original cast and was on the edge of my seat the entire run of the show. I had never experienced anything like it and was so moved at the end of the show I was brought to tears.

3. Time period I wish I could travel back and live in for a while:
The days that Woodstock happened. I'm a music junkie so I would've loved to have seen The Who, Richie Havens, a very young Carlos Santana and the rest of the incredible lineup. I watch a lot of old footage of that experience and wish I could've been there!

4. Biggest Hamilton pinch-me moment:
When I made my off-Broadway debut in true swing fashion. The first number I went on was "Wait For It" and while I was sitting on stage singing I shared a moment with both Lin and Leslie. After that number, I was off to the races trying to remember formations, choreography, props and set moves!

5. My New York City happy place (outside of the Rodgers):
My house!

6. Job that got me my equity card:
Hamilton.

7. Special skill on my resume that I’m most proud of:
My Hip Hop knowledge. I'm not the best Bboy, Popper, Locker or house dancer but I love the culture and have so much respect for it. Especially since it was birthed right here in New York.

Kamille Upshaw

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(Broadway debut)

1. Moment in Hamilton I look forward to most each night:
I look Forward to “Yorktown” every time!

2. Broadway show that changed my life the first time I saw it:
West Side Story is definitely that show that made me fall in love with Musical theater!

3. Time period I wish I could travel back and live in for a while:
I wish I could travel back to the 50’s! Poodle skirts and high-waisted jeans are just my style.

4. Biggest Hamilton pinch-me moment:
My Hamilton pinch-me moment is a tie between me being able to meet Beyonce and seeing Hamilton for the first time, on my birthday, already knowing I was joining the cast!

5. My New York City happy place (outside of the Rodgers):
My apartment is my ultimate happy place. I’ve decorated it so it feels very homey and relaxing.

6. Job that got me my equity card:
I got my equity card by joining the 1st National Tour of Flashdance the Musical.

7. Special skill on my resume that I’m most proud of:
These days being able to dance en pointe is a special skill. I have trained in classical ballet/Pointe my whole dance career. It’s safe to say I am very proud of that, and I have been able to dance en pointe in 3 out of the 6 jobs I have had!

Seth Stewart

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(Past credits: Grafitti Pete in In the Heights & Sweet Charity ensemble)

1. Moment in Hamilton I look forward to most each night:
Seeing who's going to fall up the stairs running late to their entrance!

2. Broadway show that changed my life the first time I saw it:
Actually it was the Alvin Ailey Company when I was 15. I was messing up in high school, and when I saw them, I said I WANT to do that! For Broadway it was watching Ben Vereen and I said, I CAN do that!

3. Time period I wish I could travel back and live in for a while:
At 20 when I was touring the world with Madonna.

4. Biggest Hamilton pinch-me moment:
Going on the first time for Jefferson. That purple outfit is my jam!

5. My New York City happy place (outside of the Rodgers):
7 points before they tore it down. It was New York history. It was hip hop history.

6. Job that got me my equity card:
Sweet Charity.

7. Special skill on my resume that I’m most proud of:
Smiling. I smile really good.

See this talented trio in 'Hamilton' at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre, and check back to meet the rest of the crazy-talented 'Hamilton' crew.