The Cast Will Never Be the Same for Hamilton

lawsondixonHamilton has been smashing records during its time on Broadway. The original cast is beginning to depart and new faces will be stepping into their roles. Previously announced, creator and star of the hit show Lin Manuel Miranda, will be stepping down for Javier Muñoz to take the lead as the show’s title character, Alexander Hamilton. The show’s producer, Jeffery Seller has now announced that Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo will also be performing in their final show on July 9th. Odom originated the role of Alexander Burr, while Soo originated the part of Hamilton’s wife, Eliza.

Filling the historic shoes of Alexander Burr will be Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, who is known for his work in Shuffle Along, starting mid-August. Lexi Lawson will be taking the role of Eliza, her previous work includes Rent and In the Heights. Michael Luwoye will also be joining the cast as the Alexander Hamilton alternate. His previous work has been in the off-broadway show Invisible Thread.

As of now, the rest of the cast will remain.

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