Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

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“Hamilton” is a highly acclaimed and award-winning musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It made its Off-Broadway debut in 2015 and later moved to Broadway, becoming a massive cultural phenomenon.

The musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, through a blend of hip-hop, R&B, and traditional show tunes. It showcases Hamilton’s rise from an immigrant orphan to a key figure in American history, serving as George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War, a signer of the Constitution, and the first Secretary of the Treasury.

Lin-Manuel Miranda not only wrote the music, lyrics, and book for the musical but also starred in the original production as Alexander Hamilton. His innovative and poetic storytelling, along with the diverse and inclusive cast, revolutionized the world of musical theater.

The show received widespread critical acclaim, winning 11 Tony Awards out of a record-breaking 16 nominations, including Best Musical. It also received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016.

“Hamilton” has had a significant impact on popular culture, reaching a broad audience and sparking conversations about history, politics, and representation in the arts. It has become a cultural touchstone, with its songs and catchphrases becoming part of the modern lexicon.

The original Broadway production of “Hamilton” was recorded and released as a film on Disney+ in July 2020, allowing a global audience to experience the magic of the show from the comfort of their homes. The film features the original cast, including Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, and captures the energy and emotion of the live performance.

“Hamilton” continues to be a landmark in the world of theater, inspiring a new generation of artists and audiences and leaving a lasting impact on the musical theater landscape. Its groundbreaking storytelling, powerful performances, and resonant themes have solidified its place as one of the most significant and influential musicals of all time.

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  • Lin-Manuel Miranda: Alexander Hamilton
  • Leslie Odom Jr.: Aaron Burr
  • Phillipa Soo: Eliza Hamilton
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry: Angelica Schuyler
  • Christopher Jackson: George Washington
  • Daveed Diggs: Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson
  • Okieriete Onaodowan: Hercules Mulligan and James Madison
  • Anthony Ramos: John Laurens and Philip Hamilton
  • Jasmine Cephas Jones: Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds
  • Jonathan Groff: King George III


  • Director: Thomas Kail
  • Writer: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Producers: Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeffrey Seller
  • Executive Producers: Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman

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