Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda is headed down under to meet the Australian cast of Hamilton.
The Tony®, Grammy®, Emmy, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning Lin-Manuel Miranda will visit Australia in March to meet the local company of the production in-person for the very first time.
Miranda, who has been working on the Australian production remotely since pre-production began in 2019, will travel to Brisbane to watch the show live for the first time and participate in an exclusive fan event.
“I have been waiting such a long time to come to Australia and I can’t wait to be with the company down under in-person for the first time,” Lin-Manuel Miranda said. “I have heard such great things from friends and fans in Australia, it is going to be fantastic to be able to meet them and watch them perform.”
Full details of the fan event will be released at a later date.
“Australian fans have been so patient waiting for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s visit to Australia and we have something very special in store for them when he gets here,” Australian producer Michael Cassel AM said. “It will also be an enormous treat for our company, who have been connecting with Lin-Manuel via Zoom, to share their incredible performances with him.”
The Brisbane season at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, which opened on January 31, marks the final season for the show in Australia before it begins its international tour in Auckland from May 26.
Following unprecedented demand, three additional weeks of performances at QPAC will go on sale today at 9am AEST for performances beginning on Tuesday, April 4. The season cannot be extended any further and the final Australian performance will be Sunday, April 23.
The Australian company is led by Jason Arrow as Alexander Hamilton, Martha Berhane as Eliza Hamilton, Callan Purcell as Aaron Burr, Akina Edmonds as Angelica Schuyler, Matu Ngaropo as George Washington, Victory Ndukwe as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Sami Afuni as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, Wern Mak as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton, Elandrah Eramiha as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds and Brent Hill as King George.
They are joined by Kirrah Amosa, Kyla Bartholomeusz, Shewit Belay, Justin Bryant, Olivia Carniato, Celine Cleveland, Lachlan Dearing, Simon Fairweather, Alexander Ferguson, Keanu Gonzalez, Winston Hillyer, Indigo Hunt, Julian Kuo, Iosefa Laga’aia, Stefan Lagoulis, Ashton Lash, HaNy Lee, Zelia Rose, Emmy Saheki, Trevor Santos, Tainga Savage, Terrance Spencer, Dayton Tavares, Romina Villafranca and Zachary Webster completing the Australian company.
Hamilton premiered on Broadway in August 2015 to wide critical and audience acclaim. The show has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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.
The Hamilton creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical In the Heights.
Scenic design is by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe.
A filmed version of the original Broadway cast was released on Disney+ on 3 July 2020. The London production of Hamilton continues to run at the Victoria Palace Theatre.
The Australian production of Hamilton is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater and Michael Cassel.