Lin-Manuel Miranda's Alternate Will Play Title Role in Hamilton Once a Week

News   Lin-Manuel Miranda's Alternate Will Play Title Role in Hamilton Once a Week Javier Munoz will star star as Alexander Hamilton once a week in the Broadway production of Hamilton, producer Jeffrey Seller announced July 6. The show's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, will play seven performances a week.
Javier Munoz
Javier Munoz

Hamilton will begin previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.) July 13 prior to an official opening night Aug. 6.

During previews, Muñoz steps into the title role July 18 at 2 PM, July 25 at 2 PM and July 29 at 2 PM. After opening he will play Saturday matinees through Labor Day, Sept. 7. Thereafter, he will continue to perform Sunday matinees during the run of the show.

Muñoz has been a part of many incarnations of Hamilton, from its early development through the Public Theater engagement, where he played the title role numerous times during the run. Muñoz made his Broadway debut in the cast of In the Heights playing Usnavi for two years.

Hamilton is inspired by the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow and features book, music and lyrics by Miranda, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and direction by Thomas Kail.

The cast comprises Miranda (Alexander Hamilton), Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Jonathan Groff (King George), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler, Maria Reynolds), Javier Muñoz (Hamilton alternate), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Philip Hamilton) and Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton). The cast also includes Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Ariana Debose, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Neil Haskell, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Stephanie Klemons, Morgan Marcell, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes and Voltaire Wade-Greene.

Tickets are available for purchase through March 27, 2016, via phone, online or at the box office of the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.).

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