Austin Scott debuts in Hamilton on Broadway
Scott assumes the role of Alexander Hamilton at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre.
He's in the room where it happens! Austin Scott makes his Broadway debut tonight as he reprises his role of Alexander Hamilton from the show's National Tour in the Broadway production at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Michael Luwoye played his final performance in the role on February 17, 2019.
Mr. Scott's previous stage credits include Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights, as well as Rent, Sunset Boulevard, Beauty and the Beast, and Hairspray.
The principal cast of Hamilton currently includes Austin Scott (as Alexander Hamilton), Tony Award nominee Daniel Breaker (as Aaron Burr), Tony Award nominee Denée Benton (as Eliza Hamilton), Mandy Gonzalez (as Angelica Schuyler), Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (as Marques de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Carvens Lissaint (as George Washington), Anthony Lee Medina (as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton), Wallace Smith (as James Madison/Hercules Mulligan), Joanna A. Jones (as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), and Tony Award nominee Euan Morton (as King George).
The Broadway production of Hamilton officially opened on August 6, 2015, following previews from July 13, and went on to earn a staggering 16 Tony Award nominations in 2016, ultimately winning 11 Tonys including "Best Musical".
Hamilton features a book, music, and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, and is inspired by the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow.
Synopsis: "Hamilton is a new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become."
Under the direction of Thomas Kail, the creative team features music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.
Hamilton is produced on Broadway by the Public Theater, Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman.
Hamilton Tickets are available now for performances through to November 10, 2019.
(Photo by Joan Marcus)