The cast of the Australian production of ‘Hamilton’ has finally dropped with Lyndon Watts as Aaron Burr and Jason Arrow in the lead role of Alexander Hamilton.
By injecting hip-hop and R&B into typical show tunes and adding race-bending characters, writer and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda retells the story of the founding of the United States and the life of Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the US treasury.
The Pulitzer-winning musical which first hit Broadway in 2015 and swept the 2016 Tony Awards, won a Grammy, picked up many Oliviers in the UK and landed on Disney+ to a mass audience, will finally open in Australia at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre from 17 March 2021.
Lin-Manuel and the whole original creative team were very involved in the casting process of the Australian company, picking each individual in the cast.
The entire principal cast are from Australia and New Zealand with many BIPOC performers and three First Nations actors including ‘Top End Wedding’ star Shaka Cook as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison.
“Get excited,” Shaka wrote on his instagram.
“What an honour and what an incredibly unbelievable opportunity.”
Here is the official cast of ‘Hamilton’:
Jason Arrow as Alexander Hamilton
Lyndon Watts as Aaron Burr
Chloe Zuel as Eliza Hamilton
Akina Edmonds as Angelica Schuyler
Matu Ngaropo as George Washington
Victory Ndukwe as Marquis De Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson
Shaka Cook as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison
Marty Alix and John Laurens and Philip Hamilton
Elandrah Eramiha as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds
Brent Hill as King George III
New tickets are being released this Friday, with the production now booking until September 2021.