We love it when understudies and alternates step into the main role. Now it's Karl Queensborough's time to take the lead on Alexander Hamilton and no one's taking away his shot. Full details announced for HAMILTON's new West End cast as the show enters its third year.
As the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s HAMILTON enters its third year at the Victoria Palace Theatre, new casting has been announced and further tickets have been released, with bookings now being taken through to 28 March 2020.
From 18 November 2019, current alternate Karl Queensborough steps up to play the title role of Alexander Hamilton, taking over from the role’s West End originator Jamael Westman. Allyson Ava-Brown and Jason Pennycooke continue in their roles as Angelica Schuyler and Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson respectively.
They are joined by Emilie Louise Israel as Peggy Schuyler/ Maria Reynolds, Trevor Dion Nicholas as George Washington, Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Aaron Burr, Sharon Rose as Eliza Hamilton, Emile Ruddock as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, Carl Spencer as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton, and from 4 November 2019, Gavin Spokes will play King George. Nuno Queimado will play the role of Alexander Hamilton at certain performances.
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.
The ensemble includes Jade Albertsen, Curtis Angus, Robson Broad, Ashley Daniels, Lisa Darnell, Kelly Downing, Lydia Fraser, Dujonna Gift-Simms, Manaia Glassey-Ohlson, Joe Griffiths-Brown, Gregory Haney, Peter Houston, Barney Hudson, DeAngelo Jones, Jake Halsey-Jones, Phoebe Liberty Jones, Travis Kerry, Natasha Leaver, Aaron Lee Lambert, Sinead Long, Louis Mackrodt, Jay Perry, Alexzandra Sarmiento and Lindsey Tierney.
HAMILTON has book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire and is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton. HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and hair and wig design by Charles G. Lapointe.