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Michael Luwoye May Be Broadway's Next Alexander Hamilton

The actor is currently starring in Hamilton in Los Angeles. logo
Michael Luwoye as Alexander Hamilton in the touring cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical.
(© Joan Marcus)

Michael Luwoye, current star of Hamilton at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, will soon take over the eponymous role in the show's Broadway production, according to the Los Angeles Times. A recent profile of the actor reports that a spokeswoman confirmed he'll be joining Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in January. Original Broadway cast member Javier Muñoz currently stars in the Broadway production.

Luwoye made his Broadway debut as Muñoz's alternate in the role in August 2015. No replacement for Luwoye has so far been announced.

With book, music, and lyrics by Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War, and was the new nation's first treasury secretary. The musical won 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Score, Book of a Musical, Direction of a Musical, Choreography, and Orchestrations.

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