The cast has been announced for the first UK tour of hit musical Hamilton, opening at the Palace Theatre in Manchester for a long run at Christmas (November 11, 2023-February 24, 2024).
Leading impresario and co-producer Cameron Mackintosh said today “I was fortunate to be in the room earlier this week for the start of rehearsals and feel very proud that we will soon have two brilliant companies of Hamilton in the UK - in London at the Victoria Palace Theatre and on tour."
The principal cast will be : Shaq Taylor as Alexander Hamilton; Sam Oladeinde as Aaron Burr; Gabriela Benedetti as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; KM Drew Boateng as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; Daniel Boys as King George; Maya Britto as Eliza Hamilton; Aisha Jawando as Angelica Schuyler; DeAngelo Jones as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton; Billy Nevers as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson and Charles Simmons as George Washington.
Shaq Taylor’s West End credits include Beast in Beauty and the Beast at the London Palladium. His other credits include Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Hadestown at the National Theatre. Sam Oladeinde has most recently appeared in Assassins at Chichester Festival Theatre. His West End credits include Come From Away, A Christmas Carol, The Prince of Egypt, The Book of Mormon and the original West End cast of Hamilton.
Gabriela Benedetti most recently appeared in Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club and Legally Blonde at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score blending hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, it tells the story of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton.
Book, music and lyrics are by actor and writer Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose already-thriving career was shot into the stratosphere by its success.
The Olivier, Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer prize-winning musical opened in London in December 2017, where it continues to play to full houses and is currently booking until next March. It also continues to break records on Broadway and throughout North America. An international tour is will begin this week.
More info and tickets here