'Hamilton' announces new casting in the West End

The new cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton will have their first performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End on 17 June.

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

New casting has been announced for Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton in the West End. The new cast will have their first performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre on 17 June.

Alex Sawyer (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Girl from the North Country) will take on the title role of Alexander Hamilton, having previously been the alternate, opposite Jay Perry (Back To The Future, Sylvia, Motown the Musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) who returns to the production as Aaron Burr.

Joining them will be Nathania Ong (Les Misérables, Be More Chill) as Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Vernal (Romeo & Juliet, Bat Boy The Musical) as George Washington, Jordan Castle (Guys & Dolls) as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, and Jordan Benjamin (The Little Big Things) as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton. At certain performances, the role of Alexander Hamilton will be played by Adam J. Bernard (The Drifter’s Girl, Dreamgirls).

New ensemble cast members include Richard Appiah-Sarpong, Turrell Barrett-Wallace, Roxanne Couch, Nicola Espallardo, Remi Ferdinand, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Jairus McClanahan, Jamai Robinson, and Paulo Teixeira.

Continuing in the show will be Jordan Frazier as Angelica Schuyler, Simbi Akande as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds, Lemuel Knights as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson and Joel Montague as King George III.

Gabriela Acosta, Elizabeth Armstrong, Alishia-Marie Blake, Manaia Glassey-Ohlson, Amie Hibbert, Sam Holden, Barney Hudson, Nicolais-Andre Kerry, Christian Knight, Ella Kora, Aaron Lee Lambert, Stacey McGuire, Kerri Norville, Samuel Sarpong-Broni, and Hassun Sharif will continue in the company.

Manaia Glassey-Ohlson will perform the role of Aaron Burr from 17 June until 13 August, with Jay Perry taking over from 14 August.

Hamilton has book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and is directed by Thomas Kail. The musical has choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, 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.

This groundbreaking musical centres on the life of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, who was a key figure in shaping the nation.

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Photo credit: Alex Sawyer and Jay Perry. (Photos courtesy of production)

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