After a near 15 month of search, producer Michael Cassel and the creative team have announced the Australia cast of smash-hit-multi-award-winning-Trump-enraging-Broadway-musical Hamilton.
After the lack-luster response to the recent announcement of the Pippin The Musical casting, with many citing major concerns about lack of diversity and controversial casting of a non-theatre based TV personality. The announcement of a 40 strong diverse cast of mostly Australian and New Zealand based performer has been received very warmly by the wider Australian industry.
The Australian company is led by Jason Arrow as Alexander Hamilton.
Creator Lin-Manuel said “Jason Arrow as Alexander Hamilton, this cast has such incredible talent, warmth and power.”
Joining Arrow, is 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.
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 complete the company of 35 performers.
HAMILTON is the Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize musical from the mind of Lin-Manuel Miranda that tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, the American founding father who revolutionised the American financial and political system. It’s the first musical in decades that has taken the entire world by storm. With direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, and is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography.
Hamilton opens March 17 2021 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre – covid19 willing, of course!
Tickets only available at Ticketmaster.