Broadway World reported last week that the full cast of Hamilton has now been announced. Hamilton will be playing at the Public Theater from January 20-March 22. Below is a brief look at the cast. The actors come from a variety of different backgrounds, including Broadway, television, and film.
– Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton
– Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr
Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton
– Daveed Diggs as Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette
– Christopher Jackson as George Washington
– Brian d’Arcy James as King George
– Renee Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler
– Anthony Ramos as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton
– Jasmine Cephas Jones as Maria Reynolds and Peggy Schuyler
– Okierete Onadowan as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison
The Public Theater’s description of the show states:
From the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning In The Heights comes a wildly inventive new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is.
From bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, HAMILTON is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become.
Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs this new musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down. HAMILTON is produced with the support of Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, and Jill Furman.
The New York Times noted that “the musical has been developed with support from commercial producers; if all goes well at the nonprofit Public, it is likely to transfer to Broadway during the 2015-16 theater season.”