Hamilton, With Original Broadway Cast, to Be Released in Theaters in 2021
The creators of Hamilton have made Disney the show's worldwide distributor.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller, and Thomas Kail have reached an agreement with the Walt Disney Company over the worldwide distribution rights that will bring the Tony-, Grammy-, Olivier-, and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical to cinema screens. The film will be released in theaters by the Walt Disney Studios in the United States and Canada on October 15, 2021. The film's producers include Miranda, Seller, and Kail, who also directs.
The project is described by press representatives as follows: "The film of the original Broadway cast performing Hamilton is a leap forward in the art of 'live capture.' This movie transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. Combining the best elements of live theater and film, the result is a cinematic stage performance that is a wholly new way to experience Hamilton."
The original Broadway cast members appearing in the film include Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette andThomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr; Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jonathan Groff as King George; Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton; Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison; and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton.
The cast also includes Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, and Ephraim Sykes.
Hamilton — written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed by Thomas Kail, and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler — opened at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6, 2015, and went on to win 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.