Broadway's Hamilton Finds Its New Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson
Seth Stewart, who originated the role of Graffiti Pete in Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical In the Heights, has been named the new Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Miranda's Tony-winning Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Stewart, an original member of the show's ensemble and an understudy for the role, has been playing the characters at various performances since Tony winner Daveed Diggs departed the show on July 15. The news was first announced on social media and confirmed by production spokespeople.
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. The show had its world premiere at the Public Theater and runs on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
In addition to Stewart, Hamilton currently stars Javier Muñoz (Alexander Hamilton), Mandy Gonzalez (Angelica Schuyler), Lexi Lawson (Eliza Hamilton), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Phillip Hamilton), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Shuyler, Maria Reynolds).
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.