Casting Announced for Broadway Run of Drama Desk Award-Winning Hamilton
Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical is getting ready to begin performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Initial casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway run of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Drama Desk-, Outer Critics Circle-, and Lucille Lortel Award-winning musical Hamilton. The musical begins performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on July 13, with opening night set for August 6. It originated earlier this year in a sold-out run at the Public Theater.
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), 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). Javier Muñoz will serve as the Alexander Hamilton alternate.
Casting for the role of King George, originated off-Broadway by Brian d'Arcy James (Something Rotten!) and later played by Jonathan Groff, has yet to be confirmed.
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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