It has been announced that Jonathan Groff will continue to star as King George III when off-Broadway new musical Hamilton transfers to Broadway this summer.
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights), Hamilton opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on 13th July 2015. Groff took over as King George at the Public Theater when Brian d’Arcy James was cast in Something Rotten.
Groff previously starred in Spring Awakening on Broadway. His off-Broadway credits include Hair, The Submission, The Singing Forest and Prayer for My Enemy. He starred in Deathtrap in the West End and recently appeared in a concert staging of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Royal Festival Hall. His screen credits include HBO, Glee and Frozen.
Lin-Manuel Miranda will star in the show as Hamilton, alongside Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson and Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler.
The company will additionally include Jasmine Cephas Jones, Okieriete Onaodowan, Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Ariana DeBose, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Neil Haskell, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Stephanie Klemons, Morgan Marcell, Emmy Raver-Lampan, Javier Munoz, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes and Voltaire Wade-Greene.
Directed by Thomas Kail and featuring a book, music and lyrics by Miranda, Hamilton is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.