Hamilton crosses the pond December 6 as the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical begins performances at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre. Opening night for the West End premiere is set for December 21.
The first bow comes slightly later than initially expected as the Lin-Manuel Mirnada musical pushed back its November 21 start date to allow for continued reconstruction and renovations to the venue.
The London company is led by Jamael Westman, a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art as Alexander Hamilton and Giles Terera as Aaron Burr. Joining them are Miss Saigon’s Rachelle Ann Go as Eliza Hamilton, Rachel John as Angelica Schuyler, Christine Allado as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds, Obioma Ugoala as George Washington, Olivier nominee Michael Jibson as King George, Tarinn Callender as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison, Jason Pennycooke as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, and Cleve September as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton.
At certain performances, the role of Alexander Hamilton will be played by Ash Hunter.
Rounding out the cast are ensemble members Aaron Lee Lambert, Sifiso Mazibuko, and Gabriel Mokake. The three join the previously announced Jade Albertsen, Curtis Angus, Jonathan Bishop, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Jack Butterworth, Jon-Scott Clark, Kelly Downing, Leslie Garcia Bowman, Lia Given, Gregory Haney, Leah Hill, Barney Hudson, Waylon Jacobs, Miriam-Teak Lee, Phoebe Liberty, Alexzandra Sarmiento, Marsha Songcome, Christopher Tendai, and Lindsey Tierney.
Joining Jeffrey Seller as a producer for the London bow is Cameron Mackintosh, the theatre titan behind such shows as The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. The team also includes Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and the Public Theater, where the musical premiered Off-Broadway in 2015.
Thomas Kail’s staging continues to play Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre, with an additional sit-down production in Chicago and a national tour currently playing Los Angeles. An additional production heads to Puerto Rico in 2019, where Miranda will reprise his performance in the title role.
After opening on Broadway in summer 2015, the eclectic musical about the American Founding Father won 11 Tony Awards the following year, including Best Musical, best score and book for Miranda, Best Direction for Kail, best Orchestrations for Alex Lacamoire, and Best Choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler.
The creative team also includes costume designer Paul Tazewell and lighting designer Howell Binkley (both of whom won Tonys for their work), as well as set designer David Korins and sound designer Nevin Steinberg.
Tickets are currently on sale through June 30, 2018.