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Gillian Pensavalle


In addition to True Crime Obsessed, in 2022 Gillian was the host and co-producer of Let the Women Do the Work, a limited interview series focusing on the often-overlooked women in true crime and their stories.

Gillian is the creator, host, and editor of The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast. Since launching the podcast in 2016, she continues to release weekly episodes hosting Hamilton cast, crew, creatives, musicians, and those in the Lin-Manuel Miranda/Hamilton universe, including all four members of the creative team, known as The Cabinet™ (Lin has been on twice!).

Teaming up with her husband Michael Paul Smith, Gillian is the co-creator, producer, and star of The Residuals, a successful comedy series based on the couple’s real-life auditioning for commercials in New York City. She is also the executive producer of Ted and Michael Read Sketches into Microphones, Mike’s sketch comedy podcast. 

In December of 2020, Gillian was the executive producer of ’Twas the Night, a free radio play created to raise money for The Actors Fund and help bring holiday cheer in the midst of a pandemic.

In her many years in the entertainment industry Gillian has experience as an actor, voiceover artist, editor, show runner, producer, and on-camera host.

A born and raised New Yorker, Gillian lives uptown with her husband Mike and their rescue pup Fiona. Gillian absolutely loves making podcasts and can’t believe she gets to do what she loves every day.

Most importantly, please tell your dog she said hi.

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