Hamilton Announces New Principal Casting for National Tour
Miss Saigon's Nicholas Christopher will take on the role of Aaron Burr on the road.
The national tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical Hamilton has announced additions to its principal cast. Austin Scott and Nicholas Christopher will take on the roles of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively. Scott's credits include the off-Broadway cast of One Day, while Christopher currently plays John in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon and played George Washington in Hamilton on Broadway.
Other principal roles in the touring cast will be assumed by Julia K. Harriman as Eliza Hamilton, Sabrina Sloan as Angelica Schuyler, and Chris De'Sean Lee as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. Harriman is currently a standby in the touring company, while Sloan was an original Broadway cast member of Motown The Musical, Hairspray, and Catch Me If You Can. Lee is currently performing in the Chicago Company of Hamilton.
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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