Lin-Manuel Miranda to Depart Broadway's Tony-Winning Hamilton
The original star and creator of the acclaimed musical will say farewell to the production.
Lin-Manuel Miranda will depart the Broadway production of his Tony-winning musical Hamilton on July 9, producers have announced. Javier Muñoz, who has served as the standby for Alexander Hamilton since the earliest days of the production, will take over the role full time beginning July 11. Muñoz will perform seven performances a week, with a yet unnamed alternate playing the remaining show.
Miranda received 2016 Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score for his work on Hamilton, which had its world premiere in 2015 at the Public Theater. The show was nominated for a record 16 Tony Awards and won 11, including the top honor, Best Musical.
Directed by Tony winner 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. The show opened August 6, 2015 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Hamilton features Tony-winning choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, as well as Tony-winning orchestrations, costumes, and lighting design by Alex Lacamoire, Paul Tazewell, and Howell Binkley. The set is designed by Tony nominee David Korins.
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