Joshua Henry to lead Chicago company of Hamilton as Aaron Burr
Aug 1, 2016
Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago are thrilled to announce two-time Tony Award nominee JOSHUA HENRY will lead the Chicago company of HAMILTON as Aaron Burr. Henry, who made his Broadway debut in IN THE HEIGHTS, received Tony Award nominations for his roles in VIOLET and THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS and just concluded the Broadway run of SHUFFLE ALONG where he created the role of "Noble Sissle."
JONATHAN KIRKLAND, who recently appeared in the Encores production of Cabin in Sky and NBC "Shade of Blue," will play George Washington. The Chicago company will also include SAM ABERMAN, JOSE AMORE, AMBER ARDOLINO, REMMIE BOURGEOIS, CHLOË CAMPBELL, JOSEPH CHAIKIN, CARL CLEMONS-HOPKINS, JOHN MICHAEL FIUMARA, JEAN GODSEND FLORADIN, AARON GORDON, JIN HA, HOLLY JAMES, MALIK KITCHEN, COLBY LEWIS, DASHI MITCHELL, JUSTICE MOORE, SAMANTHA POLLINO, EMMY RAVER-LAMPMAN, GABRIELLA SORRENTINO and AUBIN WISE.
As previously announced, other principal roles in HAMILTON in Chicago will be played by ARI AFSAR as Eliza Hamilton; MIGUEL CERVANTES as Alexander Hamilton; ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI as King George III, CHRIS LEE as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; JOSEPH MORALES as Mr. Cervantes' alternate; Tony Award-winner KAREN OLIVO as Angelica Schuyler, JOSE RAMOS as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton; WALLACE SMITH as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, and SAMANTHA MARIE WARE as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds.
Performances begin September 27 at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago (18 W. Monroe).
Joshua Henry recently filmed a starring role in the Luc Besson action-thriller The Lake opposite J.K. Simmons and Sullivan Stapleton which will premiere worldwide in January of 2017. His other film and television credits include Sex and the City the Movie, Winter's Tale and season 7 of "Army Wives."
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, music direction/orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The musical won eleven 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Score, Book of a Musical, Direction of a Musical, Choreography and Orchestrations. Mr. Miranda received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for HAMILTON.
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 was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now.
The musical celebrates its 1st anniversary on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6. A touring production begins a 21-week run in San Francisco in March 2017, followed by a 21-week engagement in Los Angeles. A London production will be mounted, also in 2017.
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