Hamilton London welcomes new cast
Producers Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh announce full casting for the London company of HAMILTON which is going into its second year at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The production is booking to 30 March 2019.
Jamael Westman continues as Alexander Hamilton, Tarinn Callender as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, Rachelle Ann Go as Eliza Hamilton, Jason Pennycooke as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson and Cleve September as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton.
From 3 December, original London cast members Sifiso Mazibuko will play the role of Aaron Burr and Courtney-Mae Briggs will play Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds. Also continuing are Jade Albertsen, Curtis Angus, Stephenson Ardern-Sodje, Johnny Bishop, Jack Butterworth, Kelly Downing, Leslie Garcia Bowman, Gregory Haney, Leah Hill, Barney Hudson, Waylon Jacobs, Aaron Lee Lambert, Phoebe Liberty, Sharon Rose, Alexzandra Sarmiento and Lindsey Tierney.
Joining the company are Allyson Ava-Brown as Angelica Schuyler, Dom Hartley-Harris as George Washington and Jon Robyns as King George. At certain performances the role of Alexander Hamilton will be played by Karl Queensborough. They are joined by Robson Broad, Lisa Darnell, Joe Griffiths-Brown, Sinead Long, Emile Ruddock and Ellena Vincent.
Between 17 December 2018 and 12 January 2019 the role of Alexander Hamilton will be played by Ash Hunter.
The Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning production of HAMILTON originally opened at the Public Theater in New York in 2015. Later that year, the Broadway production opened and, in December 2017, the London production opened at the newly re-built and restored Victoria Palace Theatre.
HAMILTON has book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire and is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton. HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and hair and wig design by Charles G. Lapointe.
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 helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway – the story of America then, as told by America now.
Allyson Ava-Brown played Fantine in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre. Her other theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Aladdin at the Lyric Hammersmith, Etienne Sisters, Beauty and the Beast, Crowning Glory and Jack and the Beanstalk all for Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Villain’s Opera and Honk! The Ugly Duckling both for the National Theatre, Simply Heavenly at the Trafalgar Studios and Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Dom Hartley-Harris’ previous theatre credits include Moonfleet at the Salisbury Playhouse, Tiger Bay at the Wales Millennium Centre, Bat Out Of Hell at Manchester Opera House and the London Coliseum, Beautiful – The Carol King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre, Accidental Brummie for Birmingham Rep and Macbeth and Billy Young: A Life on Death Row for The Old Joint Stock.
Jon Robyns created the roles of Princeton and Rod in the London production of Avenue Q and played Marius and Enjolras in Les Misérables on stage at the Queen’s Theatre as well as taking part in the 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 and the 25th anniversary Cast Recording. He was last on stage in the UK tour of The Wedding Singer and his previous theatre credits include Legally Blonde at the Curve Theatre, Road Show for the Menier Chocolate Factory, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Spamalot at the Harold Pinter and Playhouse Theatres and Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
Karl Queensborough has recently appeared on stage in Sylvia at The Old Vic and can next be seen in White Teeth at the Kiln Theatre. His previous theatre credits include The Little Matchgirl for Shakespeare's Globe/Bristol Old Vic, Aladdin, Cinderella, Dick Whittington and Jack and the Beanstalk for the Lyric Hammersmith, A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes for the Tricycle Theatre, The Machine Stops for the Theatre Royal York/Pilot Theatre, Only the Brave for Soho Theatre/Wales Millennium Centre/Bird Song, Morning for the Lyric Hammersmith/Traverse Theatre, Student 365 for the National Theatre of Scotland and Ignition Out of Reach for Frantic Assembly.