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By now you’ve probably heard that the Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize-winning, smash-hit musical Hamilton is coming to Australia in 2021. But now we are delighted to reveal the brilliant Hamilton Australia cast, ready to bring the show to life Down Under.
Hamilton‘s original creative team have revealed the 35-person company who writer and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda was heavily involved in selecting.
The highly-anticipated lead role of Alexander Hamilton will be played by Jason Arrow, who performed in the Australian production of Aladdin and will make his debut in a lead role when the show opens at Sydney Lyric Theatre in March.
He’ll be joined by Chloé Zuel as Eliza Hamilton, Lyndon Watts as Aaron Burr, Akina Edmonds as Angelica Schuyler, Matu Ngaropo as George Washington, Victory Ndukwe as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Shaka Cook as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, Marty Alix as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton, Elandrah Eramiha as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds and Brent Hill as King George III.
The Australian company is completed by Kirrah Amosa, Daniel Assetta, Kyla Bartholomeusz, Isaac Bradley, Olivia Carniato, Luca Dinardo, Jeffery Duffy,Keanu Gonzalez, Winston Hillyer, Jimmie “J.J.” Jeter, Julian Kuo, Iosefa Laga’aia, Stefan Lagoulis, Ashton Lash, Loredo Malcolm, Jayme Jo Massoud, James Maxfield, Callan Purcell, Zelia Rose, Tainga Savage, Jas Smith-Sua, Tigist Strode, Kim Taylor, Romina Villafranca and Zachary Webster.
“I am incredibly excited by the cast we have assembled for the premiere of Hamilton in Australia,” says Hamilton‘s writer and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda. “We have taken this time to bring together a truly incredible ensemble to tell this story…this cast has such incredible talent, warmth and power. I know they will thrill and move audiences in Sydney when it’s safe to return.”
“As a choreographer, there’s nothing more thrilling than to see the team’s vision come to life on stage, and with Hamilton companies around the world, that vision has been dazzling, time and time again,” says Hamilton‘s choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler. “We’re going to be pushing things to new heights with the exciting company that’s been assembled in Australia. Their talent and passion are all top-notch, and I cannot wait for the world to see them.”
Of the 35 performers that make up Hamilton’s Australian cast, 33 are from Australia, including three First Nations performers and actors whose backgrounds include African, Mauritian, Caribbean, Asian, Pacific Islander and Latino. Two performers, one cast in the ensemble and the other set to understudy the male principal roles, are from the US production.
Featuring a stunning score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father 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 premiered on Broadway in August 2015 and quickly became a critical success, taking home 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
Hamilton The Musical will arrive on Australian stages in March 2021. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.