Hip-Hop and High Fashion! The 10 Best Looks from the Opening Night of Hamilton Off-Broadway

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Celebrity stylist George Brescia – who co-hosted Dress Up! Live: The 2014 Tony Awards Red Carpet, presented by Playbill.com and Stage17 –  offers his favorite fashion choices from the Off-Broadway opening night of the new Lin-Manuel Miranda musical Hamilton.

George Brescia
George Brescia

The new musical features Miranda in the title role, under the direction of Tony Award-nominated In the Heights director Thomas Kail. Hamilton began previews Jan. 20 and is scheduled to play an extended run through May 3.

Read critics' reviews here.

The Public Theater engagement is supported by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman, all of whom helped usher Miranda's In the Heights to Broadway in 2008.

Inspired by the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow, the musical incorporates historical figures such as George Washington, Aaron Burr, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.

Principal cast members also include Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek, Sweet Smell of Success) as King George, Phillipa Soo (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) as Eliza Hamilton, Christopher Jackson (In the Heights) as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. ("Smash") as Aaron Burr and Renée Elise Goldsberry (The Color Purple) as Angelica Schuyler.

Click through to see who made the best-dressed list from opening night!

Hamish Linklater
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Hamisch Linklater

Such a great look for him. Eclectic. Lots of layers and patterns. Hamisch embodied casual chic and really smart.

Cush Jumbo
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Cush Jumbo

What a great choice by Cush Jumbo with menswear coupled with the feminine floral shirt. I loved everything along with her purple socks and red Doc Martens.

Jasmine Cephas Jones
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Jasmine Cephas Jones

Anyone who knows me knows I love a great jumpsuit. Jasmine looks flawless in teal, and this jumpsuit flatters her shape. She keeps her accessories simple and her hair pulls the whole look together.

Audra McDonald
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Audra McDonald

I have a special fondness for Audra, because she always knows how to be herself at an opening night and look amazing. Her patterned peasant blouse with fitted black pants is simple and casual, but incredibly elegant. And her hair couldn't be more perfect. Love her.

Jose Llana
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Jose Llana

I hear the movie isn't great, but Jose Llana knows how to pull off "fifty shades of grey" perfectly. I adore this gray hoodie with the wool jacket and the little pop of color in the blue gray top.

Nicolette Robinson
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Nicolette Robinson

Nicolette is sexy and sophisticated in her black, ribbed, fitted dress. The bronze and black heels are incredible, and the clutch brings the whole look together. Perfectly on trend.

Jennifer Westfeldt
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Jennifer Westfeldt

A vision in her navy dress with leather cutout and detail, Jennifer Westfeldt knew how to get attention last night. Her straight hair, her satin clutch, her peep toes with opaque tights; well, frankly, her everything made her even more stunning than she always is.

Leslie Odom, Jr.
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Leslie Odom, Jr.

Gray is the theme of the night and Leslie embodies perfection in his solid gray pants and "window panes" detailed jacket. Simple and poised, it is hard to take your eyes off him.

Brian d'Arcy James
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Brian d'Arcy James

What can I say? I love a man in a sleek, black suit. Brian d'Arcy James knows how to do a red carpet. Here, he epitomizes “leading man,” and it's a great nod to his role as the King.

Celia Keenan-Bolger and John Ellison Conlee
Celia Keenan-Bolger and John Ellison Conlee Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Celia Keenan-Bolger

Celia is always lovely, but even more so in this fantastically fitted blue dress that matches her eyes and shows off her beautiful body. What a great look for this sweet, expectant mother. Luminescent. Best dressed of the night.

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