Hamilton, the musical sensation that continues to play to sold-out crowds on Broadway and around the country, has announced two Tony-nominated stars joining two separate casts. Daniel Breaker (Passing Strange) will take over the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway production, and Montego Glover (Memphis) will assume the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago production. Breaker will enter the New York production on August 29, with Glover joining her company in early September (Date TBD).
Breaker has played the role of Aaron Burr in the Chicago production since April, and he will be replaced in that company by Gregory Treco who is currently in the Broadway production. Breaker’s other Broadway credits include his Tony-nominated turn in the musical Passing Strange, as well as appearances in Shrek: The Musical, The Book of Mormon, and The Performers. Sisters, Limitless, He’s Way More Famous Than You, Redhook Summer and Passing Strange are among his film credits.
Glover, who dazzled audiences with her Tony-nominated performance as Felicia Farrell in Memphis, has further graced Broadway with roles in Les Miserables, The Color Purple, and It Shoulda Been You. Montego’s television credits include The Following, Black Box, Hostages, Smash, and The Good Wife. Glover will be replacing Tony winner Karen Olivo (West Side Story) in the Chicago Company.
Treco is an actor, singer and dancer from Nassau, Bahamas who has appeared on Broadway in Taboo. Off-Broadway, he has appeared in Zanna Don’t, (creating the role of Zanna) and in Miracle Brothers at the Vineyard Theatre. He was a finalist on WB’s television show “Popstars.” TV credits include a guest-starring role on the CBS sitcom Whoopi.
Hamilton features a book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and music direction/orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. Based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton, the musical won eleven 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Score, Book of a Musical, Direction of a Musical, Choreography and Orchestration. Hamilton was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.