The most anticipated musical of the year, Hamilton is set to open in three weeks. During its off- Broadway run, Hamilton has already received critical acclaim. It’s won Best Musical at the Obie Awards, Lucille Lortel Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, New York Drama Critics’ Awards and Drama Desk Awards. It’s gotten rave reviews from the New York Times and Wall Street Journey and most recently has a featured spread in the latest issue of VOUGE magazine.
The new musical by Tony Award-winning In the Heights creator Lin-Manuel Miranda explores the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, inspired by the book “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow. Meet some of the Broadway Black revolutionaries and rebels who are about to take Broadway by storm this summer.
Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr…
Leslie Odom Jr. was last seen in City Center Encores’ Tick Tick…Boom! last summer alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda. He has previously appeared at The Public Theater in Venice. Broadway credits include Leap of Faith and Rent. His film and television credits include Red Tails, “SMASH”, “Person of Interest”, “Supernatural”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, and “Law & Order: SVU.”
Renee Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler…
Renee Elise Goldsberry has performed in The Public Theater productions of As You Like It, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and Two Gentleman of Verona. She has appeared on Broadway in Good People, The Color Purple as the original “Nettie”, the last run of Rent as “Mimi”, and The Lion King. Her film and television credits include “Every Secret Thing”, “Masters of Sex,” “The Good Wife,” “The Following,” “Royal Pains,” “One Life To Live,” and “Ally McBeal.” Most recently, Goldsberry won the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for her work in Hamilton.
Daveed Diggs as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson…
Daveed Diggs is originally a rapper from Oakland, CA as apart of the group clipping. His theater credits include Nobody Move, Fabulation, In The Red and Brown Water, Mirrors in Every Corner, Red Light Winter, The Comedy of Errors, Troilus and Cressida, and many others. His film credits include “The Industry”, “Rockstar”, “One Hot Run”, “Grand Café”, and “Infants of Spring”.
Jasmine Sephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds..
Hamilton is Jones’ Broadway debut. She made her Atlantic Theater and Off-Broadway debut in 2014 as “Keisha” in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. She is a member of Labyrinth Theater Company. Film: Untitled Noah Baumbach, Titus. Television: “Blue Bloods”, “Unforgettable, “The Blacklist”.
Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison…
Onaodowan has Broadway credits that include Rocky and Cyrano de Bergerac. New York credits that include Neighbors (The Public Theater/NYSF), Langston in Harlem (Urban Stages), The Shipment (The Kitchen), and “Pontius Pilate” in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Richmond Sheppard Theatre). Regional credits include Son of the Prophet (NYSF) with F. Murray Abraham and Joanna Gleason, Coalhouse in Ragtime (New Jersey Performing Arts Center), and many others.
Hamilton also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights) as “Alexander Hamilton”, Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening) as “King George”, Phillipa Soo (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) as “Eliza Hamilton”, Christopher Jackson (In the Heights) as “George Washington”, Anthony Ramos (Sideways Stories from Wayside School) as “John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton”.
The ensemble include Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Ariana DeBose, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Neil Haskell, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Stephanie Klemons, Morgan Marcell, Emmy Raver-Lampan, Javier Munoz, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes and Voltaire Wade-Greene.
Hamilton is one of the hottest tickets on Broadway, so if you plan on going you should really plan ahead. As previously reported, Hamilton begins previews on July 13th and opens officially August 6th at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Tickets are available for purchase from now until March 27, 2016 at the Hamilton on Broadway website here.