Javier Muñoz (left) will play one performance per week in the title role of Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda (right).
Javier Muñoz (left) will play one performance per week in the title role of Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda (right).
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Javier Muñoz will take on the role of Alexander Hamilton once a week during the Broadway run of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

During previews, Muñoz, who served as Miranda's standby during the Public Theater run and took on the role of Usnavi in Miranda's In the Heights, will play Broadway's "ten-dollar Founding Father without a father," on Saturdays July 18 and 25 at 2pm and Wednesday, July 29, at 2pm. After the August 6 opening, he will play Saturday matinees through Labor Day, September 7, before switching over to Sunday matinees thereafter. Previews begin July 13.

Leading the company in his Lucille Lortel Award-winning performance is Miranda as Hamilton, alongside Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Drama Desk Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), Jonathan Groff (King George), Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Phillip Hamilton), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Shuyler, Maria Reynolds).

The ensemble, in alphabetical order, includes Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Ariana DeBose, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Neil Haskell, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Stephanie Klemons, Morgan Marcell, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes, and Voltaire Wade-Greene

Directed by Thomas Kail and inspired by Ron Chernow's biography Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton explores the life of the American founding father and first Secretary of the Treasury, as well as his experiences as an orphan of the British West Indies who immigrated to the 13 Colonies and helped shape the United States of America.

Hamilton features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler.

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