HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. A record-breaking masterpiece that has “transformed theatre and the way we think about history.” – The New York Times
The Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning musical opens at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne from March 2022.
Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre – a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics and education.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. HAMILTON has has also received an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Centre Honours.
Hailed by critics as “A reinvention of the musical” – Chicago Tribune and “A singular work of brilliance.” – Rolling Stone, HAMILTON has gone from theatrical rebel to cultural phenomenon.
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Hamilton is a biographical musical of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, but how did Lin-Manuel Miranda decide which parts of his life to focus on? Easy, he read a book. While on holiday, Lin-Manuel Miranda read Ron Chernow’s biography and the early ideas for Hamilton were born.
Lin-Manuel Miranda gave a work-in-progress performance of the song “Alexander Hamilton” at the White House in 2009. The number would eventually become the show’s opening song.
Other musicals that Lin-Manuel Miranda has been involved in include In The Heights and Bring It On. But Hamilton is his standout hit.
In London, Hamilton has won seven Olivier Awards from 13 nominations. Currently, it equals the record for most Oliviers won by a musical, tied with Matilda.
Its rap song “Guns and Ships” performed by Marquis de Lafayette breaks records as the fastest song in any musical. Whoever raps “Guns and Ships” has to say an average of 6.3 words per second.
The Australian production of HAMILTON is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater and Michael Cassel.
Alexander Hamilton: Jason Arrow
Eliza Hamilton: Chloé Zuel
Aaron Burr: Lyndon Watts
Angelica Schuyler: Akina Edmonds
George Washington: Matu Ngaropo
Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson: Victory Ndukwe
Hercules Mulligan/James Madison: Shaka Cook
John Laurens/Philip Hamilton: Marty Alix
Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds: Elandrah Eramiha
King George III: Brent Hill
Ensemble: Shewit Belay, Martha Berhane, Celine Cleveland, Simon Fairweather, Emmy Saheki, Dayton Tavares, Daniel Assetta, Kyla Bartholomeusz, Olivia Carniato, Luca Dinardo, Keanu Gonzalez, Winston Hillyer, Jimmie “J.J.” Jeter, Julian Kuo, Iosefa Laga’aia, Stefan Lagoulis, Ashton Lash, Loredo Malcolm, Callan Purcell, Zelia Rose, Tainga Savage, Jas Smith-Sua, Tigist Strode, Romina Villafranca and Zachary Webster
Australian Cast Photography: Daniel Boud
2hrs 50mins (inc Interval)
March 15th, 2022
Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne
Recommended Age: 8+ Please note HAMILTON contains some strong language
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