The original cast members of Hamilton continue to go their separate ways. Jon Rua, the ensemble member who has been understudying the title role since the show’s first preview, announced that he will play his final performance in the Broadway production June 29.
Rua was the official understudy for Alexander Hamilton and also played Charles Lee and appeared in the ensemble. Broadway audiences saw him go on in the title role several times during his run.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show’s star and creator, shares the title role with Hamilton alternate Javier Muñoz, who has been announced to take over July 11 following Miranda's July 9 final bow. Rua stepped in when Miranda and Muñoz were out.
Rua tweeted the news of his exit June 26:
He also shared a video of his final bow as Hamilton, which took place this past weekend.
Had to post. My last #Hamiljon bow. Courtesy of @craigofbrooklyn :). Glad you enjoyed it! #hamiltonmusical #hamiltonbway #charleslee #hamilton #jonrua @alysha_des @nikriz @austinsmithsolo @tisvoltaire @bettcm @iamsethstewart @d_guzz @stylespaz @wilder_rua @karlrbury @bhenningernyc @sashaiman #family
Rua's other Broadway credits include Hands on a Hardbody and In the Heights. He did not announce his next project. His replacement has not been named.
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