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Hamilton Third National Tour Casts Julius Thomas III, Donald Webber Jr., and Isaiah Johnson

The cast will also include Julia Harriman, Darilyn Castillo, and Sabrina Sloan.

Isaiah Johnson will play George Washington in the third national tour of Hamilton.
Isaiah Johnson will play George Washington in the third national tour of Hamilton.

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Casting has been announced for the third national tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton. Performances will begin January 8, 2019 at the Teatro UPR in San Juan, Puerto Rico for a limited three-week engagement before moving to San Francisco.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who originated the role of Alexander Hamilton on Broadway, will reprise the role for the limited three-week engagement in Puerto Rico. Following that, he will be succeeded in San Francisco by Julius Thomas III.

Thomas and Donald Webber Jr. will lead the third national tour as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively. Other principal roles in Hamilton will be played by Brandon Armstrong as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison, Rubén J. Carbajal as John Laurens and Phillip Schuyler, Darilyn Castillo as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds, Julia Harriman as Eliza Hamilton, Isaiah Johnson as George Washington, Simon Longnight as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, Rick Negron as King George, and Sabrina Sloan as Angelica Schuyler.

The third national tour also includes Darnell Abraham, Christopher Campbell, Brendon Chan, Rebecca Covington, Trey Curtis, Hope Endrenyi, Camden Gonzales, Jordana Grolnick, Marja Harmon, Jennie Harney-Fleming, Vincent L. Hooper, Kelsey Kramer, Alex Larson, Jennifer Locke, Tiffany Mellard, Dashi Mitchell, Sheridan Mouawad, Antuan Magic Raimone, Elijah Reyes, Willie Smith III, Alex Swift, Emily Tate, Brion Watson, Kyle Weiler, Andrew Wojtal, Morgan Anita Wood, Deaundre' Woods, and Christopher Henry Young.

The "And Peggy" company continues the remarkable run of Hamilton productions that have rolled out since the musical first opened on Broadway in 2015. The "Eliza" Company opened in Chicago in September 2016; the "Angelica" company began performances in San Francisco on March 10, 2017; the West End engagement began December 6, 2017 at London's Victoria Palace Theatre; and the "Philip" company began performances in Seattle on February 6, 2018.

With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton (U.S. Tour) 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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