Hamilton’s Tony-Nominated Leading Lady May Exit Broadway Hit

News   Hamilton’s Tony-Nominated Leading Lady May Exit Broadway Hit Tony-nominated for her performance as Eliza Hamilton, Phillipa Soo may be among several original cast members to depart the Broadway hit in July.
Phillipa Soo and Lin-Manuel Miranda in <i>Hamilton</i>
Phillipa Soo and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton Joan Marcus

According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, Hamilton Tony Award nominee Phillipa Soo, who created the role of Eliza Hamilton Off-Broadway and earned a Best Leading Actress Tony nomination for her work on Broadway, is expected to depart the production when her contract is up in early July.

While no official announcement has been made, it is expected that Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda will play his final performance in the Broadway production July 9. (He’ll likely take some time off before repeating his performance in the show’s London transfer, which is targeting an October 2017 arrival.)

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Miranda and Soo may not be the only actors departing the show in July when production contracts expire. The original cast has been with the show for at least a year-and-a-half, having transferred intact to Broadway following an Off-Broadway run at the Public Theater that began in February 2015.

Representatives for Hamilton had no comment regarding the reported departures.

Off-stage, Miranda and Soo will be reunited on the new Disney animated musical Moana, which Miranda is scoring. Soo has been tapped to voice one of the characters.

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