Hamilton casting announced for August West End return

The reopening cast for Hamilton has been announced ahead of the musical's 19 August return to the Victoria Palace Theatre.

Karl Queensborough, whose previous theatre credits include White Teeth at the Kiln Theatre and Sylvia and the Olivier Award winning The Girl From the North Country at The Old Vic, returns to play the title role of Alexander Hamilton.

He is joined by Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Aaron Burr, Ava Brennan as Angelica Schuyler, Sharon Rose as Eliza Hamilton, Trevor Dion Nicholas as George Washington, Waylon Jacobs as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Emile Ruddock as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, Khalid Daley as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Emilie Louise Israel as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds and Harry Hepple as King George.  At certain performances the role of Alexander Hamilton will be played by Nuno Queimado.

The cast also comprises Jade Albertsen, Curtis Angus, Robson Broad, Matthew Caputo, Filippo Coffano, Ashley Daniels, Kelly Downing, Lydia Fraser, Jordan Frazier, Manaia Glassey-Ohlson, Jake Halsey-Jones, Olivia Kate Holding, Peter Houston, DeAngelo Jones, Nicolais-Andre Kerry, Travis Kerry, Ella Kora, Natasha Leaver, Aaron Lee Lambert, Phoebe Liberty Jones, Sinead Long, Louis Mackrodt, Jay Perry, Lindsey Tierney and Brandon Williams.

Hamilton tells the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and has book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire and is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.

Tickets for the production are on sale now.

The return of Hamilton follows the publication of Giles Terera's memoir Hamilton and Me: An Actor's Journal. The memoir provides a unique, inside account of preparing for, rehearsing and performing in Hamilton and includes a foreword from Lin-Manuel Miranda. Terera portrayed Aaron Burr when the West End production opened in December 2017.

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