Hamilton: An American Musical will make a triumphant return at the James M. Nederlander Theatre with a string of shows from September 13 to December 30! Experience the decisive moments of the American Revolution through the eyes of Alexander Hamilton! As one of the seven Founding Fathers, the West Indies immigrant played a crucial role in shaping the land of the free in its infancy. In under three hours, audiences will learn both his blunders and heroics in a presentation dripping with soul, hip-hop, and R&B. Directed by Thomas Kail, Hamilton features a book and score by Lin-Manuel Miranda, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. It is based on “Alexander Hamilton,” a 2004 biography by Ron Chernow. The original Broadway production won eleven Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Now, its national tour continues its yearly run in the heart of Chicago, Illinois. Book your seats now for Hamilton’s closing months at the James M. Nederlander Theatre!
“This theatrical landmark has transformed theater and the way we think about history.” – New York Times
“The musical is a triumph, one that has already been seen and lauded by presidents past, present, and possibly future.” – Hollywood Reporter
“Miranda’s singular gift for storytelling and wordplay makes even the Federalist Papers sound sexy.” – Entertainment Weekly
Rally. Resolve. REVOLT! Hamilton unites the country once again in musical solidarity at the James M. Nederlander Theatre. Before year-end, the national tour will perform a final series of shows in Chicago’s premier Broadway venue from September 13 to December 30.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s theatrical landmark follows the titular Founding Father in his fight for the future of a fledgling America. It features the Tony Award-winning direction of Thomas Kaila and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, with orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire.
What we do now echoes in eternity.
Behold the story of Alexander Hamilton! From his days as a student in King’s College, New York, to his final breath at the hands of a fated rival, this biographical exhibition explores the plights and convictions of Washington’s right-hand man during the momentous turn of the 19th century. What would you do if history had its eyes on you? And what will you give for the sake of legacy, both yours and your country’s?
For 2 hours and 45 minutes–plus an intermission–Hamilton will take you through the annals of the American Revolution, combining scholarly accuracy with classic Broadway spectacle!
Notable for its unconventional lyricism, the production draws inspiration from the sprawling genres of hip-hop, soul, and R&B. It also casts actors of differing ethnicities as the 18th-century revolutionary leaders in an artistic decision Miranda described as “America then, as told by America now.”
Hamilton’s touring cast showcases the talents of today’s most exciting stars on stage.
- Marcus Choi as George Washington
- Tyler Fauntleroy as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton
- Pierre Jean Gonzalez as Alexander Hamilton
- Deon’te Goodman as Aaron Burr
- Neil Haskell as King George III
- Jared Howelton as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson
- Lencia Kebede as Angelica Schuyler
- Eddie Ortega as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison
- Candace Quarrels as Eliza Hamilton
- Jen Sese as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds
Meanwhile, the following performers will serve as a supporting cast for our lead actors.
- Stephen Carrasco, Nicole Deroux, Malachi Durant, Victoria Fiore, Cyndal Gilmore, Tristan Hill, Dharon Jones, Vanessa Magula, Taeko Mccarroll, and Nick Sanchez as Ensembles
- Travante S. Baker, Amanda Braun (Universal), Zach Bravo, Allie Jordan Butcher, Yossi Chaikin (Universal), Lili Froehlich (Universal), Alexis Hasbrouck, Devin Tyler Hatch (Dance Captain), Jorrel Javier, Ashley Lalonde, Tyler Mckenzie (Universal), and Bella Rusli as Swings
- Jisel Soleil Ayon, John Devereaux, Jimmie “J.J.” Jeter (Universal), and Kameron Richardson as Standbys
Apart from the core creators, Hamilton also enlists the peerlessness of Emmy winner Davin Korins (Scenic Design), six-time Tony nominee Paul Tazewell (Costume Design), Drama Desk awardee Charles G. Lapointe (Hair and Wig Design), and two-time Tony Award winners Howell Binkley (Lighting Design) and Nevin Steinberg (Sound Design). The list below refers to the rest of the untiring team of creatives that made this once-in-a-lifetime musical possible!
- Michael Keller and Michael Aarons – Music Coordinators
- Randy Cohen – Synthesizer and Drum Programmer
- Emmanuel Schvartzman – Music Director/Conductor
- Matt Gallagher – Associate Music Supervisor
- Hudson Theatrical Associates – Technical Supervision
- Patrick Vassel – Associate And Supervising Director
- Chika Ike – Resident Director
- Stephanie Klemons – Associate & Supervising Choreographer
- Michael Mindlin – Supervising Choreographer
- Desmond Nunn – Dance Supervisor
- Maggie Brohn – Executive Producer
- J. Philip Bassett – Production Supervisor
- Jimmie Lee Smith – Production Stage Manager
- Aldora Neal and Matthew Matulewicz – Assistant Stage Managers
- Rolando A. Linares – Stage Manager
- The Telsey Office Bethany Knox, Csa – Casting
- The Press Room – Press Representative
- Laura Matalon, John Gilmour, and Gabriella Godinez – Marketing and Communications
- Susan Brumley – Company Manager
- Brad Broman – Associate Company Manager
- Clarissa Po – Assistant Company Manager
- The Booking Group – Tour Booking Agency
- Baseline Theatrical – General Management
- Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, and The Public Theater – Producers
Based on Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography of Alexander Hamilton, the production spent a grueling seven-year period in development that began in 2008. Its world premiere launched in February 2015 to a sold-out months-long stint at the Public Theatre in Downtown Manhattan. From the get-go, Hamilton opened to universal acclaim, racking up thirty-four nominations across the Lucille Lortel, Drama League, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards. It won in twenty-one categories, including multiple Outstanding Musical accolades.
In August of the same year, the production made its Broadway debut at the Richard Rodgers Theatre with an even greater positive reception. It received a record-setting sixteen nominations at the 70th Tony Awards, winning eleven (second-most, behind Mel Brook’s The Producers). The run also garnered a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 2018, Miranda, Kail, Blankenbuehler, and Lacamoire were inducted to the Kennedy Center Honors with an unprecedented citation as “trailblazing creators of a transformative work that defies category.”
Hamilton’s successful first years gave way to several local and international productions. These include a seven-time Olivier Award-winning West End engagement, a box office-breaking Chicago run, and a 2017 North American tour that continues to this day.
Witness history in the making in both senses of the phrase as Hamilton: An American Musical declares itself at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago, Illinois! Book your reservations now for any of the dates set from September 13 to December 30.