Giles Terera returns to 'Hamilton' in the West End
Terera, who originated the role of Aaron Burr in London, will reprise the role for a limited engagement.
The West End is wide enough for Giles Terera! The Olivier Award-winning actor, who won the Best Actor in a Musical prize for originating the role of Aaron Burr in Hamilton in the West End, will return to the production from 17 December. He will play a limited engagement through 30 January 2022.
Terera has had a diverse career in London theatre, with his credits including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Hamlet, Death and the Kings Horseman, Candide, The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, Rent, The Tempest, and many more.
In Hamilton, he will share the role of Burr with Jay Perry, who will step in on Thursdays during the run. The two men are replacing current cast member Simon-Anthony Rhoden, who has been injured and will return to the production at a later date.
Hamilton, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, tells the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. From an immigrant from the West Indies, he went on to serve under President George Washington in the Revolutionary War and later as the treasury secretary during Washington's presidency, helping shape the U.S. as it grew. Hamilton tells the centuries-old story with a contemporary fusion of hip-hop, rap, jazz, R&B, and theatrical music.
The original West End production premiered in 2017 and won six Olivier Awards, including Best Musical.
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