As Hamilton continues to be one of musical theatre’s biggest-draws on Broadway, the national tour is bringing this iconic musical to the four corners of the country. Producer Jeffrey Seller has announced new additions to the cast of the first national tour. As the title character, Austin Scott will portray the controversial forefather Alexander Hamilton. Nicholas Christopher will assume the role of Aaron Burr, Hamilton’s sparring partner and critic.
Joining the two new leads of the tour will be Julia K. Harriman as Eliza Hamilton, Sabrina Sloan as Angelica Schuyler, and Chris De Sean Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. The cast also includes Ruben J. Carbajal, Amber Iman, Isaiah Johnson, Rory O’Malley, Mathenee Treco, Ryan Alvarado, Amber Ardolino, Raymond Baynard, Jeffrey Duffy, Hope Endrenyi, Jennifer Geller, Jacob Guzman, Jennie Harney, Afra Hines, Sabrina Imamura, Lauren Kias, Alex Larson, Dorcas Leung, Yvette Lu, Desmond Newson, Desmond Nunn, Antuan Magic Raimone, Josh Andres Rivera, Willie Smith III, Raven Thomas, Ryan Vasquez, Keenan D. Washington, Andrew Wojtal.
“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. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now.”
Hamilton features a book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who originated the role of Alexander Hamilton on the Off-Broadway, and Broadway productions. Thomas Kail provided direction and Andy Blankenbuehler the choreography. The musical is based on Ron Chernow’s biography titled Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton: An American Musical won 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score and has since had successful productions in Chicago and London’s West End
The first national tour will commence performances on January 6, 2018, starting in San Diego, California and traveling around the United States. To view a full list of cities, click HERE.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.