Denée Benton and Carvens Lissaint

Denée Benton and Carvens Lissaint debut in Hamilton on Broadway

Ms. Benton and Mr. Lissaint assume the roles of Eliza Hamilton and George Washington, respectively, in the smash hit Broadway musical at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The Story of Tonight is that Tony Award nominee Denée Benton and Carvens Lissaint join the Broadway company of Lin-Manuel Miranda's juggernaut musical Hamilton, stepping into the roles of Eliza Hamilton and George Washington, respectively, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Previous cast members Lexi Lawson and Bryan Terrell Clark played their final performances in the roles on October 28.

Ms. Benton shot to fame on the Great White Way after originating the role of Natasha in the Broadway premiere of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 in the fall of 2016, earning a Tony Award nomination for her efforts in 2017. She has also starred as Nabulungi in the National Tour of The Book of Mormon. Mr. Lissaint has also played the role of George Washington on the National Tour of Hamilton.

The principal cast of Hamilton currently includes Michael Luwoye (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.

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 May 19, 2019.

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