Everything you need to know about the real-life characters in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical Hamilton, and the original Broadway cast members who played them. By Flora Carr. Read on for everything you need to know about the musical characters in Hamilton, and who the original Broadway cast members are. Who was Alexander Hamilton?
When Hamilton burst onto the Broadway scene, the cast was unknown to the pop culture zeitgeist at large—and only a few faces were familiar to theatre fans. But the hip-hop musical proved a launchpad for the careers of many of its stars. Ham to ensemblists have done since exiting the Broadway production and where you can find them in movies, on television, and onstage:. As a producer, he is creating a television series of the best-selling Kingkiller Chronicle books for Showtime. And those are just the highlights. Miranda reprised the role of A. He guested on Broadway in Freestyle Love Supreme , and a documentary about the hip-hop improv group recently screened at the Sundance Film Festival and coming to Hulu July
Miranda said he was inspired to write the musical after reading the biography Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. From its opening, Hamilton received critical acclaim. It then transferred to the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, opening on August 6, , where it received uniformly positive reviews and high box office sales.
For anyone who didn't get to witness a live performance of Hamilton featuring the Original Broadway Cast, fear not. Originally due to have a theater release , Disney decided to drop the show on its streaming platform as many people continue to shelter in place all over the world. As Hamilton became such a humungous smash hit, its original cast members have all gone on to do great things. Join us as we explore what the original cast of Hamilton is doing now. The multi-award-winning lyricist and composer behind the musical, and the show's original Alexander Hamilton , has become a household name in recent years. From playing the male lead in Mary Poppins Returns , to composing music and songs for Disney's Moana , Lin-Manuel Miranda's career has gone stratospheric. He's also set to make his directorial debut with the movie musical Tick, Tick Much like Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr.