Monday, 1 August 2016

Mandy Gonzalez to star in Hamilton on Broadway; further casting announced for Chicago production

Mandy Gonzalez will star as Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway production of Hamilton.

Gonzalez will take over from Tony winner Renée Elise Goldsberry in October (date TBC).

Gonzalez originated the role of Nina in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical In The Heights and famously played Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway. She can currently be seen on screen in Madam Secretary and Quantico.

The Broadway production of Hamilton recently welcomed Lexi Lawson as Eliza Hamilton and Michael Luwoye as alternate Hamilton whilst former alternate Hamilton Javier Muñoz took over the role full-time. Brandon Victor Dixon is joining the company as Aaron Burr in mid-August. 

The current Broadway cast also includes Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Rory O’Malley as King George and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton. A new Lafayette/Jefferson is yet to be announced; the role is currently being shared by understudies Andrew Chappelle, Austin Smith and Seth Stewart.

In other news, Joshua Henry will star as Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of Hamilton whilst Jonathan Kirkland has been cast as George Washington. They join Karen Olivo as Angelica Schuyler, Miguel Cervantes as Hamilton, Alexander Gemignani as King George III, Ari Afsar as Eliza Hamilton, Chris Lee as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Morales as alternate Hamilton, Jose Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Wallace Smith as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison and Samantha Marie Ware as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds. The Chicago production of Hamilton opens on 27th September 2016 at the PrivateBank Theatre.

Hamilton will celebrate its 1st anniversary on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on 6th August. Directed by Thomas Kail and featuring a book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. Hamilton will open in the West End at the Victoria Palace Theatre in October 2017.

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