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New cast announced for second year of Hamilton

The West End sensation welcomes ten new cast members.

Currently booking until March 2019, producers of West End smash hit Hamilton have confirmed the new casting for the second year of its run.

Jamael Westman continues in the title role of Alexander Hamilton. Other remaining cast members include Tarinn Callender as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, Rachelle Ann Go as Eliza Hamilton, Jason Pennycooke as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson and Cleve September as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton.

From the 3 December 2018, original cast member Sifiso Mazibuko will take over the role of Aaron Burr. Courtney-Mae Briggs will play Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds.

The remaining continuing cast are Jade Albertsen, Curtis Angus, Stephenson Ardern-Sodje, Johnny Bishop, Jack Butterworth, Kelly Downing, Leslie Garcia Bowman, Gregory Haney, Leah Hill, Barney Hudson, Waylon Jacobs, Aaron Lee Lambert, Phoebe Liberty, Sharon Rose, Alexzandra Sarmiento and Lindsey Tierney.

The West End production is also set to welcome Allyson Ava-Brown as Angelica Schuyler. Ava-Brown’s many theatre credits include playing Fantine in Les Misérables. Dom Hartley-Harris will join as George Washington having performed in the likes of Bat Out Of Hell and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical in the West End. Jon Robyns takes over as King George, marking the departure of Olivier Award winner Michael Jibson. Robyns’ credits include Avenue Q and Les Misérables.

Jibson, who has starred as King George since the show arrived in London, recently offered us an exclusive behind the scenes tour in the West End. Watch the video below:

 

Note that between 17 December 2018 and 12 January 2019, the role of Alexander Hamilton will be played by alternate Ash Hunter.

Olivier Award, Tony Award and Grammy Award winner Hamilton arrived in London’s West End in December 2017, following a hugely acclaimed opening on Broadway.

Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, the production is currently running at London’s recently refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre.

Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway – the story of America then, as told by America now.

Information on how to get tickets for Hamilton in the West End can be found on Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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