Law & Order Favorite Mariska Hargitay to Narrate Hamilton Audiobook
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit icon Mariska Hargitay will lend her voice to the upcoming audiobook edition of Hamilton: The Revolution, a published text companion piece to Lin-Manuel Miranda's award-winning musical Hamilton. Miranda himself will provide footnotes to the recording, with coauthor Jeremy McCarter reading the introduction.
To be released April 12, the book version of Hamilton will integrate the story of Alexander Hamilton's life with a behind-the-scenes look at the show's creation, Miranda's annotated lyrics, photos, artifacts, interviews, and essays. It will be designed to look like an object from Hamilton's era. The book will be produced by Melcher Media, creators of Broadway books including Wicked: The Grimmerie and the hardcover Rent "bible."
Additionally, Miranda announced via Twitter that the vinyl edition of the show's cast album, produced by Atlantic Records, will hit shelves April 15.
Hamilton opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6 after a run at the Public Theater. 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.
Miranda takes on the title role alongside Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Drama Desk Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), Jonathan Groff (King George), Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Phillip Hamilton), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Shuyler, Maria Reynolds). Javier Muñoz plays Alexander Hamilton once a week.