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Hamilton (musical)
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{{about|the Broadway musical|the 2015 Broadway cast recording|Hamilton (album)|the 2016 album inspired by the show|The Hamilton Mixtape}}{{Use mdy dates|date=August 2017}}{{use American English|date=February 2017}}

Tony Award for Best Musical{{•}}Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical{{•}}Tony Award for Best Original Score{{•}}Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album{{•}}Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical{{•}}Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music{{•}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical{{•}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music{{•}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical{{•}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics{{•}}New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical{{•}}Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical{{•}}Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Score{{•}}Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical{{•}}Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical{{•}}Obie Award for Best New American Theatre Work{{•}}Pulitzer Prize for Drama{{•}}Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Musical{{•}} Audience Awards> Audience Award for Favorite Musical}}}}File:Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Christopher Jackson, White House, March 2016.jpg|thumb|250px|Cast members perform musical selections at the White House, 2016. L-R: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Christopher Jackson ]]Hamilton: An American Musical is a sung-and-rapped through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda,NEWS, Review: 'Hamilton,' Young Rebels Changing History and Theater,weblink The New York Times, August 6, 2015, August 9, 2015, 0362-4331, Ben, Brantley, no,weblink" title="">weblink August 9, 2015, mdy-all, Donaldson, Kayleigh (2017). "How to Make a Hamilton Movie". Screen Rant. inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow. Incorporating hip hop, R&B, pop, soul, traditional-style show tunes, and color-conscious casting of non-white actors as the Founding Fathers and other historical figures,JOURNAL, Hamilton: Casting After Colorblindness, Spencer, Kornhaber, The Atlantic, March 2016, Hamilton is not, by the common definition, colorblind. It does not merely allow for some of the Founding Fathers to be played by people of color. It insists that all of them be.,weblink no,weblink June 7, 2017, the musical achieved both critical acclaim and box office success.The musical made its Off-Broadway debut at The Public Theater in February 2015, where its engagement was sold out. The show transferred to Broadway in August 2015 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. On Broadway, it received enthusiastic critical reception and unprecedented advance box office sales. In 2016, Hamilton received a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, winning 11, including Best Musical, and was also the recipient of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The prior Off-Broadway production of Hamilton won the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical as well as seven other Drama Desk Awards out of 14 total nominated categories.The Chicago production of Hamilton began preview performances at the CIBC Theatre in September 2016 and officially opened the following month.WEB, Viagas, Robert,weblink Leads Announced for Chicago 'Hamilton', Playbill, July 13, 2016, The West End production of Hamilton opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London in December 2017, winning seven Olivier Awards in 2018, including Best New Musical.NEWS,weblink Hamilton London tickets: tout-beating ticket strategy, prices and how to buy them in today's general sale, Vincent, Alice, January 30, 2017, The Telegraph,weblink" title="">weblink February 18, 2017, no, The first U.S. national tour of the show began performances in March 2017.WEB,weblink Hamilton – Official Broadway Site – Get Tickets, Hamilton, August 25, 2016, unfit,weblink" title="">weblink August 25, 2016, A second U.S. tour opened in February 2018.WEB,weblink Breaking News: HAMILTON to Kick Off Second National Tour in the Pacific Northwest, BWW News Desk, March 13, 2017, BroadwayWorld,weblink" title="">weblink March 13, 2017, no, Hamilton{{'}}s third U.S. tour began January 11, 2019, with a 3-week engagement in Puerto Rico featuring Miranda in the lead role.WEB,weblink Everything We Know So Far About Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton in Puerto Rico, Cleo, Aukland, November 12, 2018, Playbill, NEWS,weblink Lin-Manuel Miranda's Passion for Puerto Rico, Michael, Paulson, December 26, 2018, The New York Times,


The play has two acts, telling Hamilton's story through major events in his life and American history. It tells Hamilton's life from beginning to end along with various other characters such as Marquis De Lafayette, Aaron Burr, John Laurens, Hercules Mulligan, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, Angelica Schuyler, Phillip Hamilton and former presidents George Washington, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.WEB, The Official Page for the Music of Hamilton: The Musical,weblink, October 2, 2015, no,weblink" title="">weblink October 4, 2015, mdy-all,

Act I

The musical begins with the company summarizing Alexander Hamilton's early life as an orphan on the island of Nevis ("Alexander Hamilton"). After arriving in New York in 1776, Hamilton meets Aaron Burr, John Laurens, Marquis de Lafayette, and Hercules Mulligan ("Aaron Burr, Sir"), and impresses them with his rhetorical skills ("My Shot"). They affirm their revolutionary goals to each other ("The Story of Tonight"). Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy are then introduced ("The Schuyler Sisters"). King George then insists on his authority ("You'll Be Back"). During the New York and New Jersey campaign, Hamilton accepts a position as George Washington's aide-de-camp ("Right Hand Man"), instead of field command.Hamilton meets, falls in love with, and marries Eliza Schuyler ("Helpless"), as her sister Angelica suppresses her feelings for the sake of their happiness ("Satisfied"). After the wedding, Hamilton, Laurens, Lafayette and Mulligan drink together, while the three poke fun at Hamilton for getting married. Burr walks in on the group, unexpected by Hamilton to be attending. Burr congratulates Hamilton on his position as aide to camp of Washington; Hamilton confesses that he would much rather have Burr's position on the battlefield ("The Story of Tonight (reprise)"). Burr reflects on Hamilton's swift rise while considering his own career as more cautious ("Wait For It").Conditions are worsening for the continental army, and Hamilton's constant pleading to Washington for a command continue to be shot down. Washington grants a command to General Charles Lee, who is clearly unfit to be leading one. After being fired by Washington, Lee goes on a tirade against Washington, claiming him to be unfit to lead. Though Hamilton wishes to challenge Lee, he is commanded not to by Washington. Since Hamilton is unable to challenge Lee, Laurens does ("Stay Alive") and thus duels Lee, with Hamilton and Burr as their seconds. Laurens injures Lee, who in turn yields ("Ten Duel Commandments"). Hamilton is temporarily suspended by Washington ("Meet Me Inside") over the duel, and is sent home. There, Eliza reveals that she is pregnant with her first child, and asks Hamilton to simply slow down to take in what has happened in their lives ("That Would be Enough"). After Lafayette convinces France to get involved on the colonists' side ("Guns and Ships"), he urges Washington to call Hamilton back to help plan the final Siege of Yorktown. Washington agrees, but explains to Hamilton - who is convinced he should die a martyr and a hero in war - that he should be careful with his actions, because whatever he does will be known for ages to come ("History Has its Eyes on You"). Hamilton agrees to join, and reflects that he now has something to live for (a wife and a child on the way), and will give up on his efforts to die in war. At the Siege of Yorktown, Hamilton meets up with Lafayette to take down the British, revealing that Mulligan was recruited as a spy, helping them figure out what to do to trap the British and win the war ("Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)").Soon after the victory at Yorktown, Hamilton's son, Philip is born, while Burr has a daughter, Theodosia ("Dear Theodosia"). Hamilton receives word that his friend Laurens has been killed in a seemingly pointless battle, and throws himself into his work ("Tomorrow There'll Be More of Us"). He co-authors The Federalist Papers and is selected as Secretary of the Treasury by newly elected President Washington. Angelica moves to London with her new husband ("Non-Stop").

Act II

At the beginning, Thomas Jefferson returns to America from being the U.S. ambassador to France ("What'd I Miss"). In 1789, Jefferson and Hamilton debate the latter's financial proposals at a Cabinet meeting. Washington pulls Hamilton aside, and tells him to figure out a compromise to win over Congress ("Cabinet Battle #1").Eliza and her family - along with Angelica, back from London - travel upstate during the summer, while Hamilton stays home to work on the compromise ("Take a Break"). Hamilton begins an affair with Maria Reynolds, making him vulnerable to her husband's blackmail ("Say No To This"). Hamilton, Jefferson and James Madison create the Compromise of 1790 over a private dinner, exchanging Hamilton's financial plan for placing the country's permanent capital on the Potomac River. Burr is envious of Hamilton's sway in the government and wishes he had similar power ("The Room Where It Happens").In another Cabinet meeting, Jefferson and Hamilton argue over whether the United States should assist France in its conflict with Britain. This decision is not subject to congressional approval, and Washington ultimately agrees with Hamilton's argument for remaining neutral ("Cabinet Battle #2"). In the wake of this, Jefferson, Madison, and Burr decide to join forces to find a way to discredit Hamilton in Washington's eyes ("Washington on your Side"). Washington decides to retire from the presidency, and Hamilton assists in writing a farewell address ("One Last Time").John Adams becomes the second President and fires Hamilton, who publishes an inflammatory critique of the new president as a response ("The Adams Administration"). In the face of accusations of speculation of government funds by Jefferson, Madison, and Burr - and out of fear of his affair being used against him in his political career ("We Know") - Hamilton chooses to publicize his affair ("Hurricane") in the Reynolds Pamphlet ("The Reynolds Pamphlet"), damaging his relationship with Eliza ("Burn"). Their son Philip dies at the age of 19 in a duel with George Eacker due to a critical speech given by Eacker about Alexander ("Blow Us All Away"/"Stay Alive (Reprise)"), causing a reconciliation between Alexander and Eliza ("It's Quiet Uptown").Hamilton's endorsement of Jefferson in the presidential election of 1800 ("The Election of 1800") results in further animosity between Hamilton and Burr, who challenges Hamilton to a duel via an exchange of letters ("Your Obedient Servant"). During the duel, both Burr and Hamilton fire at each other after ten paces, with Hamilton intentionally missing his shot. Hamilton dies as a result, with Eliza and Angelica at his side. Burr laments that even though he survived, he is cursed to be the villain who killed Hamilton ("The World Was Wide Enough"). The close of the musical is a reflection on historical memory and "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story".

Roles and principal casts

Original production casts {| class"wikitable"

! Character! Vassar WorkshopNEWS, Boroff, Philip,weblink Hip-Hop Hero Alexander Hamilton, Supertutors Eye Broadway, August 1, 2013, Bloomberg Muse, Bloomberg,weblink" title="">weblink September 25, 2016, yes, ! Off-BroadwayHetrick, Adam. " 'Hamilton' Ends Sold-Out Off-Broadway Run Tonight – Broadway Revolution Is Next" {{webarchive|url= |date=July 6, 2015 }}, May 3, 2015! BroadwayWEB, Hetrick, Adam,weblink The Revolution Is Coming! Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's Hamilton!, Playbill, June 18, 2015, July 4, 2015, no,weblink" title="">weblink June 19, 2015, ! Chicago! First U.S. TourNEWS,weblink Breaking News: Joshua Henry, Michael Luwoye and Rory O'Malley Will Go 'Non-Stop' in HAMILTON National Tour; Cast Announced!, Desk, BWW News,, January 5, 2017, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 6, 2017, ! West EndNEWS,weblink Rachelle Ann Go & More West End Favorites Tapped for Hamilton in London's West End,, January 27, 2017, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 29, 2017, ! Second U.S. TourNEWS,weblink In the Room Where It Happens! Joseph Morales & Nik Walker to Headline the Blockbuster Hamilton Tour,, December 14, 2017, ! Puerto Rico / Third U.S. TourWEB,weblink Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in Hamilton in Puerto Rico {{!, Playbill|website=Playbill|access-date=November 8, 2017}}WEB,weblink New Hamilton Tour to Star Julius Thomas III and Donald Webber Jr., Ryan, McPhee, November 12, 2018, Playbill, ! Alexander Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda Miguel Cervantes Michael Luwoye Jamael Westman Joseph Morales Lin-Manuel Miranda / Julius Thomas III {{efn|Miranda reprised the role of Alexander Hamilton exclusively for the limited 3-week Puerto Rico engagement, January 11–27, 2019; Thomas took over the role for the rest of the tour beginning in San Francisco}}! Eliza Hamilton Ana Nogueira Phillipa Soo Arianna Afsar Solea Pfeiffer Rachelle Ann Go Shoba Narayan Julia K. Harriman! Aaron Burr Utkarsh Ambudkar Leslie Odom Jr. Joshua Henry Giles Terera Nik Walker Donald Webber, Jr.! Angelica Schuyler Anika Noni Rose Renée Elise Goldsberry Karen Olivo Emmy Raver-Lampman Rachel John Ta'Rea Campbell Sabrina Sloan! George Washington Christopher Jackson Jonathan Kirkland Isaiah Johnson Obioma Ugoala Marcus Choi Isaiah Johnson! Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson Daveed Diggs Chris De'Sean Lee Jordan Donica Jason Pennycooke Kyle Scatliffe Simon Longnight! Hercules Mulligan / James Madison Joshua Henry Okieriete Onaodowan Wallace Smith Mathenee Treco Tarinn Callender Fergie L. Philippe Brandon Armstrong! John Laurens / Philip Hamilton Javier Muñoz Anthony Ramos José Ramos Rubén J. Carbajal Cleve September Elijah Malcomb Rubén J. Carbajal! Peggy Schuyler / Maria Reynolds Presilah Nunez Jasmine Cephas Jones Samantha Marie Ware Amber Iman Christine Allado Danielle Sostre Darilyn Castillo! King George III Joshua Henry Brian d'Arcy James Jonathan Groff Alexander Gemignani Rory O'Malley Michael Jibson Jon Patrick Walker Rick Negron

Notable cast replacements

  • King George III – Jonathan Groff {{small|(March 3, 2015 – May 3, 2015)}}WEB,weblink Spring Awakening Star Is New King of Broadway-Bound Hamilton, Hetrick, Adam, February 25, 2015, Playbill,weblink" title="">weblink February 26, 2015, no, November 15, 2018,

Broadway cast replacements
(File:Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton.jpg|thumb|200px|Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hamilton)
  • Alexander Hamilton – Javier Muñoz {{small|(July 11, 2016 – January 14, 2018)}};WEB, Viagas, Robert, Javier Muñoz Takes Over Title Role in Broadway's Hamilton Tonight, Playbill, July 11, 2016,weblink April 6, 2017, no,weblink" title="">weblink November 14, 2016, mdy-all, Michael Luwoye {{small|(January 16, 2018 – February 16, 2019)}}WEB, The Story of Tonight! Michael Luwoye Is Hamilton{{', s New Leading Man |first=Andy |last=Lefkowitz |date=January 16, 2018 | |url= |deadurl=no |archiveurl= |archivedate=January 24, 2018 }weblink Austin Scott {{small|(February 18, 2019 – present)}}
  • Eliza Hamilton – Lexi Lawson {{small|(July 12, 2016 – October 28, 2018)}};WEB,weblink Broadway's Hamilton Drops New Production Photos, Zednick, Jason, March 7, 2018, TheaterMania, July 11, 2018, Denée Benton {{small|(October 30, 2018 – present)}}NEWS,weblink Denée Benton & Carvens Lissaint to Join the Cast of Broadway's Hamilton,, October 17, 2018,
  • Aaron Burr – Brandon Victor Dixon {{small|(August 23, 2016 – August 13, 2017)}};WEB,weblink Brandon Victor Dixon & Lexi Lawson Get Their Shot in Hamilton on Broadway, Lloyd Webber, Imogen, July 6, 2016,, July 6, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink July 7, 2016, Daniel Breaker {{small|(August 29, 2017 – present)}}NEWS,weblink Broadway's Hamilton to Welcome Daniel Breaker; Montego Glover Set for Chicago Production,, July 20, 2017,
  • Angelica Schuyler – Mandy Gonzalez {{small|(September 6, 2016 – present)}}WEB,weblink Mandy Gonzalez Sets Date to Replace Renee Elise Goldsberry in Broadway's Hamilton, Lloyd Webber, Imogen,, August 25, 2016, October 26, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink October 28, 2016,
  • Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson – Seth Stewart {{small|(August 15, 2016 – April 16, 2017)}};McPhee. "What'd He Miss? Seth Stewart Is Hamilton's New Marquis de Lafayette & Thomas Jefferson on Broadway", September 29, 2016 James Monroe Iglehart {{small|(April 18, 2017 – present)}}NEWS,weblink Breaking News: The Man Is Non-Stop! Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart Will Join HAMILTON on Broadway, Desk, BWW News,, January 17, 2017,weblink" title="">weblink January 18, 2017, no,
  • King George III – Andrew Rannells (October 27, 2015 – November 29, 2015);WEB,weblink Andrew Rannells Coronated in Broadway's 'Hamilton', The Hollywood Reporter, en, 2019-01-29, Rory O'Malley {{small|(April 11, 2016 – January 15, 2017)}};WEB,weblink Jonathan Groff departing 'Hamilton,' Rory O'Malley to replace him, Snetiker, Marc, March 28, 2016, Entertainment Weekly,weblink" title="">weblink April 7, 2017, no, April 6, 2017, Taran Killam {{small|(January 17, 2017 – April 16, 2017)}};NEWS,weblink Non-Stop! Alysha Deslorieux, Taran Killam, Anthony Lee Medina and More Will Join Broadway's HAMILTON This Winter, Desk, BWW News,, December 14, 2016,weblink" title="">weblink December 15, 2016, no, Brian d'Arcy James {{small|(April 18, 2017 – July 16, 2017)}};NEWS,weblink It's Official! Brian d'Arcy James Sets Hamilton Return Date, Gordon, David,, March 10, 2017,weblink" title="">weblink March 12, 2017, no, Euan Morton {{small|(July 28, 2017 – present)}}WEB,weblink Euan Morton Is Hamilton's Next King George on Broadway, Playbill, July 12, 2017,
  • John Laurens / Philip Hamilton – Jordan Fisher {{small|(November 22, 2016 – March 5, 2017)}}BWW News Desk. "Recording Artist Jordan Fisher to Make Broadway Debut in HAMILTON; Anthony Ramos to Depart Next Month" {{webarchive|url= |date=October 20, 2016 }}, October 19, 2016

  • Aaron Burr – Wayne Brady;NEWS,weblink It's Official! Wayne Brady Will Play 'Aaron Burr' in Chicago's HAMILTON, Desk, BWW News,, January 9, 2017, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 10, 2017, Daniel BreakerNEWS,weblink Daniel Breaker Will Be Next 'Aaron Burr' in Chicago's HAMILTON, Desk, BWW News,, March 2, 2017, no,weblink" title="">weblink March 3, 2017,
  • Angelica Schuyler – Montego GloverNEWS,weblink Montego Glover and Gregory Treco to join Chicago 'Hamilton' cast, Morgan, Greene, Chicago Tribune, July 20, 2017,

West End
  • Angelica Schuyler - Allyson Ava-Brown]weblink
  • King George - Jon Robyns]weblink

First National Tour

Musical numbers

{{col-begin}}{{col-2}}Act I
  • "Alexander Hamilton" – Burr, Laurens, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Eliza, Washington, and Company
  • "Aaron Burr, Sir" – Hamilton, Burr, Laurens, Lafayette, and Mulligan
  • "My Shot" – Hamilton, Laurens, Lafayette, Mulligan, Burr, and Company
  • "The Story of Tonight" – Hamilton, Laurens, Mulligan, Lafayette, and Company
  • "The Schuyler Sisters" – Angelica, Eliza, Peggy, Burr, and Company
  • "Farmer Refuted" – Seabury, Hamilton, and Company
  • "You'll Be Back" – King George III and Company
  • "Right Hand Man" – Washington, Hamilton, Burr, and Company
  • "A Winter's Ball" – Burr, Hamilton, and Company
  • "Helpless" – Eliza and Company
  • "Satisfied" – Angelica and Company
  • "The Story of Tonight (Reprise)" – Laurens, Mulligan, Lafayette, Hamilton, and Burr
  • "Wait for It" – Burr and Company
  • "Stay Alive" – Hamilton, Washington, Laurens, Lafayette, Mulligan, Lee, Eliza, Angelica, and Company{{efn|name=Company|Credited to full company on the original Broadway cast recording.}}
  • "Ten Duel Commandments" – Laurens, Hamilton, Lee, Burr, and Company
  • "Meet Me Inside" – Hamilton, Burr, Laurens, Washington, and Company
  • "That Would Be Enough" – Eliza and Hamilton
  • "Guns and Ships" – Burr, Lafayette, Washington, and Company
  • "History Has Its Eyes on You" – Washington, Hamilton, and Company
  • "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)" – Hamilton, Lafayette, Laurens, Mulligan, Washington, and Company{{efn|name=Company}}
  • "What Comes Next?" – King George III
  • "Dear Theodosia" – Burr and Hamilton
  • "Tomorrow there'll be more of us (Laurens interlude)" – Laurens, Eliza, and Hamilton{{efn|"Tomorrow There'll Be More of Us", a second reprise to "The Story of Tonight", does not appear on the original Broadway cast recording. Miranda explained that it was "more of a scene than a song, the only scene in the [sung-through] show", and he wanted to reserve the impact of "at least one revelation" that could be experienced more fully onstage.WEB, Dominick, Nora, Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares a Scene Not on the Cast Album,weblink Broadway World, October 16, 2015, no,weblink" title="">weblink October 29, 2015, }}
  • "Non-Stop" – Burr, Hamilton, Angelica, Eliza, Washington, and Company
{{col-2}}Act II
  • "What'd I Miss" – Jefferson, Burr, Madison, and Company
  • "Cabinet Battle 1" – Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison
  • "Take a Break" – Eliza, Philip, Hamilton, and Angelica
  • "Say No to This" – Maria Reynolds, Burr, Hamilton, James Reynolds, and Company
  • "The Room Where It Happens" – Burr, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and Company
  • "Schuyler Defeated" – Philip, Eliza, Hamilton, and Burr
  • "Cabinet Battle 2" – Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison
  • "Washington on Your Side" – Burr, Jefferson, Madison, and Company
  • "One Last Time" – Washington, Hamilton, and Company{{efn|Previously titled "One Last Ride" in the Off-Broadway production.BOOK, Miranda, Lin-Manuel, McCarter, Jeremy, Hamilton: The Revolution,weblink April 12, 2016, Grand Central Publishing, 978-1-4555-6753-9, 206–207, }}
  • "I Know Him" – King George III
  • "The Adams Administration" – Burr, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison, and Company{{efn|name=Company}}
  • "We Know" – Hamilton, Jefferson, Burr, and Madison
  • "Hurricane" – Hamilton and Company
  • "The Reynolds Pamphlet" – Jefferson, Madison, Burr, Hamilton, Angelica, James Reynolds, and Company{{efn|name=Company}}
  • "Burn" – Eliza
  • "Blow Us All Away" – Philip, Martha, Dolly, Eacker, Hamilton, and Company
  • "Stay Alive (Reprise)" – Hamilton, Phillip, Eliza, and Company
  • "It's Quiet Uptown" – Angelica, Hamilton, Eliza, and Company
  • "The Election of 1800" – Jefferson, Madison, Burr, Hamilton, and Company
  • "Your Obedient Servant" – Burr, Hamilton, and Company
  • "Best of Wives and Best of Women" – Eliza and Hamilton
  • "The World Was Wide Enough" – Burr, Hamilton, and Company
  • "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story" – Washington, Burr, Jefferson, Madison, Angelica, Eliza, Mulligan, Lafayette, Laurens, and Company{{efn|name=Company}}


Original Broadway cast album (2015)

The original Broadway cast recording for Hamilton was made available to listeners by NPR on September 21, 2015.WEB,weblink First Listen: Cast Recording, 'Hamilton', NPR, Kelley, Frannie, September 22, 2015, no,weblink" title="">weblink September 21, 2015, It was released by Atlantic Records digitally on September 25, 2015, and physical copies were released on October 16, 2015.WEB,weblink Two-Disc Hamilton Broadway Cast Album Will Hit Stores in October, Gioia, Michael, September 16, 2015, Playbill, Hetrick, Adam, September 25, 2015, no,weblink" title="">weblink September 25, 2015, The cast album has also been released on vinyl.WEB,weblink Hamilton Cast Recording Show Album Today, Hetrick, Adam, August 17, 2015, Playbill, Gans, Andrew, September 25, 2015, no,weblink" title="">weblink September 19, 2015, The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the highest entrance for a cast recording since 1963.Goldstein, Jessica. "Man, The Man Is Non-Stop: How Hamilton Made Billboard History" {{webarchive|url= |date=October 10, 2015 }}, ThinkProgress, October 8, 2015 It went on to reach number 3 on the Billboard 200WEB,weblink Nick Jonas Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart, Drake's 'Views' Steady at No. 1, Billboard (magazine), Billboard, June 20, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink June 20, 2016, and number 1 on the Billboard Rap albums chart.WEB,weblink Hamilton Broadway Cast Album to Hit No. 1 on Billboard Rap Chart, November 16, 2015, Playbill, December 20, 2015, no,weblink" title="">weblink December 20, 2015, The original cast recording won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

The Hamilton Mixtape (2016)

The Hamilton Mixtape, a collection of remixes, covers, and samples of the musical's songs, was released on December 2, 2016. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200.Viagas, Robert. " 'Hamilton Mixtape Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Top 200 Chart" Playbill, December 11, 2016{{Anchor |1=The Hamilton Instrumentals |2=Hamiltunes}}

The Hamilton Instrumentals (2017) and Hamiltunes

The Hamilton Instrumentals, an instrumental edition of the original Broadway cast recording without the cast's vocals, was released on June 30, 2017.In conjunction with the release, the producers of Hamilton announced that they were officially authorizing free sing-along programs for fans, and offering organizers the Hamiltunes name and logo to promote the events.JOURNAL, Hamilton Drops Instrumental Album, Officially Endorses Fan Sing-Alongs, Gordon, Cox, June 30, 2017, Variety,weblink no,weblink" title="">weblink September 18, 2017, A series of unauthorized Hamilton sing-alongs under that name, starting with Hamiltunes L.A. in early 2016, had already taken place in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C., with spinoff events nationwide.WEB, Hamilton Sing-Along Brings Broadway to LA, April 19, 2016, Mary, Bonney, LA Music Blog,weblink no,weblink" title="">weblink August 3, 2016, July 24, 2018, NEWS, Now everyone can have a chance to star in Hamilton, Rebecca, Ritzel, September 2, 2016, The Washington Post,weblink no,weblink February 14, 2018,

Hamildrops (2017–2018)

{{anchor|Hamildrops}}Miranda announced a new series of 13 Hamilton-related recordings called Hamildrops, releasing once a month from December 2017 to December 2018. The first release, on December 15, 2017, was "Ben Franklin's Song" by The Decemberists, containing lyrics Miranda wrote during development of Hamilton for an unused song that was never set to music. Miranda had long imagined Benjamin Franklin singing in a "Decemberist-y way", and ultimately sent the lyrics to Colin Meloy, who set them to music.NEWS, Billboard,weblink Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces 'Hamildrops' Series, Promising New Monthly 'Hamilton' Content for the Next Year, Gil, Kaufman, December 14, 2017, WEB, The Decemberists, December 14, 2017, Ben Franklin's Song,weblink The second release, on January 25, 2018, was "Wrote My Way Out (Remix)", a remixed version of a song on The Hamilton Mixtape, featuring Royce Da 5'9", Joyner Lucas, Black Thought and Aloe Blacc.WEB,weblink Lin-Manuel Miranda Drops 'Wrote My Way Out' Remix ft. Royce D 5'9 & More, January 26, 2018, March 2, 2018, Broadway World, The third release, on March 2, 2018, was "The Hamilton Polka" by "Weird Al" Yankovic, a polka medley of some of the songs from the musical. A fan of Yankovic since childhood, Miranda became friends with him after they tried to develop a musical together. About the origin of the song, Yankovic said, "Lin pitched it to me as a polka medley way more hesitantly than [he] should have. He was like, 'Would you want to do a polka medley?' I was like, 'Of course I do!{{'"}} Since Yankovic was busy working on his new tour, he wouldn't be able to release the song in February, so he suggested calling March 2 "February 30th". Miranda said it was "the most perfect 'Weird Al' creative problem solving possible".WEB,weblink Lin-Manuel Miranda, 'Weird Al' Yankovic Talk New 'Hamilton Polka', Andy, Greene, March 2, 2018, March 2, 2018, Rolling Stone, The fourth release, on March 19, 2018, was "Found/Tonight" by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt. A mash-up of the songs "You Will Be Found" from the stage musical Dear Evan Hansen and "The Story of Tonight", part of the proceeds were destinated to the initiative March for Our Lives, created after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Miranda said the song was his way "of helping to raise funds and awareness for [the efforts of the students in Parkland, Florida], and to say Thank You, and that we are with you so let's keep fighting, together". Platt added that he hoped the song could "play some small part in bringing about real change [in gun control laws]".WEB,weblink Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt Release New Song for March for Our Lives, Kreps, Daniel, March 19, 2018, March 25, 2018, Rolling Stone, The fifth release, on April 30, 2018, was "First Burn", featuring five actress who played Eliza Hamilton at productions of the musical: Arianna Afsar (original Chicago company), Julia Harriman (first national tour), Shoba Narayan (original second national tour company), Rachelle Ann Go (original West End company) and Lexi Lawson (Broadway). The song is the first draft written by Miranda of "Burn". Miranda described Eliza's portrayal in the first version of the song as "angrier" and "entirely reactive", while in the final version "she has agency", and explained that "it works as a song but not as a scene".WEB,weblink Five different Eliza Hamiltons come together to sing 'First Burn', Carr, Mary Kate, April 30, 2018, May 31, 2018, Entertainment Weekly, The sixth release, on May 31, 2018, was a cover of "Helpless" by The Regrettes.WEB,weblink Watch The Regrettes Perform 'Helpless' for This Month's Hamildrop, Katie, Cameron, March 31, 2018, August 9, 2018, Paste (magazine), Paste, Miranda credited Mike Elizondo, a producer who worked with the band, as having suggested the idea, which he immediately accepted.TWEET, Miranda, Lin-Manuel, Lin_Manuel, 1002164065723211776, May 31, 2018,weblink May 31, 2018, All credit to our friend Mike Elizondo, who works w The Regrettes. He told us they had an amazing take on Helpless and I said, 'Yup' SO FAST, The seventh release, on June 18, 2018, was "Boom Goes the Cannon..." by Mobb Deep. The song, which incorporates a sample of the musical's "Right Hand Man", was one of the last recorded by Havoc and Prodigy, before Prodigy's passing on June 2017. Havoc expressed that the release of the record was "a great way to pay homage to [Prodigy] and continue not only Mobb's legacy, but his as well". Miranda dedicated it to Queensbridge.WEB,weblink Hear Mobb Deep's 'Hamilton'-Inspired 'Boom Goes the Cannon', Daniel, Kreps, June 18, 2018, August 9, 2018, Rolling Stone, The seventh release entitled "A Forgotten Spot (Olvidado)" features Puerto Rican singers Zion & Lennox, De La Ghetto, Ivy Queen, PJ Sin Suela and Lucecita Benítez. It was released on September 20, 2018 by Atlantic Records and Warner Music Group. The song was written by Miranda, along with the rest of the collaborators. The song was released on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria which directly struck Puerto Rico in 2017.WEB,weblink Lin-Manuel Miranda lanza canción por el aniversario del huracán María, Primera Hora (Puerto Rico), Primera Hora, Spanish, September 20, 2018, September 21, 2018, Tirado, Frances, WEB,weblink Lin-Manuel Miranda Honors First Anniversary of Hurricane Maria in #HamilDrop Series, Gans, Andrew, September 20, 2018, September 21, 2018, Playbill, Total Theater, Inc, The eighth release, a rendition of "Theodosia Reprise" by Sara Bareilles, debuted on the eve of Halloween 2018. It featured show orchestrator Alex Lacamoire on piano and Questlove of The Roots on drums. The song, sharing a moment between Aaron Burr and his daughter, was to appear in Act 2 but was cut from the final production.WEB,weblink Listen Now: Sara Bareilles Joins Lin-Manuel Miranda For A Halloween #Hamildrop, October 30, 2018, October 30, 2018, Broadway World, On November 20, 2018, "Cheering For Me Now" an original song with music by John Kander and lyrics by Miranda based on the 1788 Federal Procession in New York City. The release features Miranda performing as Alexander Hamilton and an arrangement by Alex Lacamoire.WEB,weblink Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams Up With John Kander for Latest #Hamildrop, Ryan, McPhee, November 20, 2018, Playbill, On December 20, 2018, the last Hamildrop was released. "One Last Time (44 Remix)" features the vocals of original Broadway portrayer of George Washington, Christopher Jackson, American Grammy gospel and RnB singer Bebe Winans, and former US president Barack Obama, reciting the lines from George Washington's farewell address. It is based on "One Last Time" on the OBC version with a revamped gospel type of music. The 44 stands as Obama as the 44th president of the United States. Billboard's Top RnB songs ranked it at No. 22 in January 2019.


File:Lin Manuel Miranda White House Poetry Jam 2009.webm|thumb|Lin-Manuel Miranda performs at the White House Poetry Jam in 2009.WEB, Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs at the White House Poetry Jam, (White House]], May 12, 2009,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink November 6, 2009, January 28, 2016, yes, |thumbtime=3:37){{external media | width = 210px | float = right | audio1 = Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks 'Hamilton': Once A 'Ridiculous' Pitch, Now A Revolution, interview with Scott Simon, NPR, April 9, 2016}} While on vacation from performing in his hit Broadway show In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda read a copy of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, a biography of Alexander Hamilton. After finishing the first few chapters, Miranda began to envision the life of Hamilton as a musical, and researched whether a stage musical of Hamilton's life had been created. All he found was that a play of Hamilton's story had been done on Broadway in 1917, starring George Arliss as Alexander Hamilton."Hamilton (play) 1917" {{webarchive|url= |date=September 6, 2015 }} IBDB. Retrieved August 12, 2015 (Arliss reprised the role in a 1931 feature film adaptation, Alexander Hamilton, but to date there is no record of Miranda having seen it.)Miranda therefore began a project titled The Hamilton Mixtape. On May 12, 2009, Miranda was invited to perform music from In the Heights at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music and the Spoken Word. Instead, he performed the first song from The Hamilton Mixtape, an early version of what would later become "Alexander Hamilton", Hamilton's opening number. He spent a year after that working on "My Shot", another early number from the show.Viagas, Robert. "Beach Read to Broadway! How Lin-Manuel Miranda Turned a History Book into 'Hamilton{{'"}} Playbill, August 5, 2015Miranda performed in a workshop production of the show, then titled The Hamilton Mixtape, at the Vassar Reading Festival on July 27, 2013.Scholet, Nicole. {{"'}}Hamilton Mixtape' Unveiled at Vassar Reading Festival" {{webarchive|url= |date=July 21, 2015 }}, August 27, 2013 The workshop production was directed by Thomas Kail and musically directed by Alex Lacamoire. The workshop consisted of the entirety of the first act of the show and three songs from the second act. The workshop was accompanied by Lacamoire on the piano.Of the original workshop cast, only three principal cast members played in the Off-Broadway production: Miranda, Daveed Diggs, and Christopher Jackson. Most of the original Off-Broadway cast moved to Broadway, except Brian d'Arcy James, who was replaced by Jonathan Groff as King George III.


(File:Hamilton off-broadway poster.png|thumb|left|Off-Broadway promotional poster.)

Off-Broadway (2015)

{{external media| float = right| video1 = Interview with Ron Chernow (conducted by Harold Holzer) on the adaptation of his book into the play, February 25, 2016, C-SPAN}}Directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, the musical received its world premiere Off-Broadway at The Public Theater, under the supervision of the Public's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, with previews starting on January 20, 2015, and officially opening on February 17.NEWS, Brantley, Ben, Review: In 'Hamilton,' Lin-Manuel Miranda Forges Democracy Through Rap,weblink The New York Times, February 18, 2015, February 17, 2015, no,weblink" title="">weblink February 18, 2015, Gioia, Michael. "Revolutionaries, Turn Up! Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' Will Head To Broadway This Summer" {{webarchive|url= |date=February 25, 2015 }}, February 24, 2015 The production was extended twice, first to April 5 and then to May 3.Gioia, Michael. "Despite Buzz of a Broadway Transfer, 'Hamilton' Announces Another Off-Broadway Extension" Playbill, February 4, 2015 Chernow served as historical consultant to the production.{{"'}}Hamilton' Public Theater" {{webarchive|url= |date=September 27, 2015 }} Retrieved September 26, 2015 The show opened to universal acclaim according to review aggregator Did He Like It.WEB, Hamilton Off-Broadway Reviews,weblink Did He Like It, Did He Like It, February 18, 2015, no,weblink" title="">weblink February 18, 2015,

Broadway (2015–present)

Hamilton premiered on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (also home to Miranda's 2008 Broadway debut In the Heights) on July 13, 2015, in previews, and opened on August 6, 2015. The production is produced by Jeffrey Seller and features scenic design by David Korins, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley and sound by Nevin Steinberg, who all reprised their roles from the off-Broadway production.Hetrick, Adam. Download the Revolution! Hamilton Broadway Cast Album Released Today" Playbill, September 25, 2015The production was critically acclaimed by many theater analysts, winning 11 Tony Awards "Backstage on Broadway 'Hamilton' Opens to Rave Reviews" {{webarchive|url= |date=August 13, 2015 }}{{"'}}Hamilton' Broadway Reviews" {{webarchive|url= |date=August 18, 2015 }} Did He Like It

Chicago (2016–present)

Hamilton opened at the CIBC Theatre in Chicago on September 27, 2016.Viagas, Robert. "Chicago Will Get Its Own Hamilton Production in Fall 2016" {{webarchive|url= |date=January 19, 2016 }}, December 8, 2015 Near the beginning of its run, lead producer Jeffrey Seller said the show may be in residence for two years or more.Jones, Chris. {{"'}}Hamilton' tickets go on sale in Chicago today with eye-popping prices" {{webarchive|url= |date=June 22, 2016 }} Chicago Tribune, June 21, 2016 On its opening, attended by author Miranda, the Chicago production received strongly positive reviews.WEB,weblink Review: Broadway Smash 'Hamilton' Opens in Chicago, Maureen, Ryan, October 20, 2016, Variety, October 21, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink October 21, 2016, NEWS,weblink Chicago Tribune, Chris, Jones, October 20, 2016, Review: 'Hamilton' makes the most of its Chicago shot, October 21, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink October 21, 2016, NEWS,weblink Review: Hype and hoopla justified for 'Hamilton' in Chicago, October 20, 2016, Hedy, Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times, no,weblink" title="">weblink October 21, 2016, Miranda praised the Chicago casts' performance during a later television interview.Schwartz, Tracy. "Lin-Manuel Miranda gives shout out to Chicago 'Hamilton' cast on 'The View{{'"}} {{webarchive|url= |date=November 22, 2016 }} Chicago Tribune, November 16, 2016

U.S. touring productions (2017–present)

Plans for a national tour of Hamilton emerged near the end of January 2016. The tour was initially announced with over 20 stops, scheduled from 2017 through at least 2020.NEWS, Vankin, Deborah, 'Hamilton' hits Hollywood: Here's what it took to get the landmark musical to L.A.,weblink August 26, 2017, Los Angeles Times, tronc, Inc., August 10, 2017, Los Angeles, Tickets to the tour's run in San Francisco—its debut city—sold out within 24 hours of release; the number of people who entered the online waiting room to purchase tickets surpassed 110,000.NEWS,weblink Nearly 100,000 people in digital line for 'Hamilton' tickets, San Francisco Chronicle, December 15, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink December 14, 2016, The first national touring production began preview performances at San Francisco's SHN Orpheum Theatre on March 10, 2017 and officially opened on March 23. The production ran in San Francisco until August 5, when it transferred to Los Angeles' Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a run from August 11 to December 30, 2017.Just days after the first U.S. tour began performances in San Francisco, news emerged that a second U.S. tour of Hamilton would begin in Seattle for a six-week limited engagement before touring North America concurrently with the first tour. To distinguish the first and second touring productions, the production team has labeled them, respectively, the "Angelica tour" and the "Philip tour".The second national tour began preview performances at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on February 6, 2018 before officially opening on February 15, 2018.NEWS,weblink Review Roundup: Critics Weigh-In on the New National Tour of HAMILTON, Roundups, Review,, February 16, 2018, The Angelica tour alone requires 14 truckloads of cargo and a core group of over 60 traveling cast, crew, and musicians. The production team insisted that each tour must be able to duplicate the original Broadway show's choreography, which literally revolves around two concentric turntables on the stage. This led to the construction of four portable sets, two for each tour, so that one set can be assembled well in advance at the next stop while the tour is still playing at the last stop.It was announced on November 12, 2018, that following the three-week limited engagement in Puerto Rico, in which Lin-Manuel Miranda will reprise his role as Alexander Hamilton, the company would continue on as the third national tour of the show, officially dubbed the "And Peggy tour".NEWS,weblink Lin-Manuel Miranda on Twitter, Twitter, 2018-11-13, en, Julius Thomas III will take over the role of Alexander Hamilton for the tour after the Puerto Rico run.WEB,weblink New Hamilton Tour to Star Julius Thomas III and Donald Webber Jr. {{!, Playbill|website=Playbill|language=en|access-date=2018-11-13}}

West End (2017–present)

(File:Hamilton at the Victoria Palace, December 2017.jpg|thumb|Hamilton at the Victoria Palace, London, in December 2017.)Cameron Mackintosh produced a London production that re-opened the Victoria Palace Theatre on December 21, 2017, following previews from December 6. Initial principal casting was announced on January 26, 2017. The London production received strongly positive reviews.NEWS,weblink Here's what the critics had to say about Hamilton, Thompson, Jessie, London Evening Standard, December 22, 2017,

Puerto Rico (2019)

It was announced on November 8, 2017, that Hamilton would play the University of Puerto Rico's Teatro UPR in San Juan, beginning in January 2019, with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his performance as Alexander Hamilton. The Teatro UPR stage had suffered damage following Hurricane Maria in September and October 2017, and underwent restorations and repairs prior to Hamilton's 2019 bow. On December 21, 2018, less than a month away from opening night and after months of restoration completed, the three-week engagement, originally slated for January 8–27, 2019, was moved to the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center, shifting the run to January 11–27, 2019 after negotiations between the show's production and the local faculty and staff union. This followed weeks of warnings from the union of possible protests outside the theater over budget cuts that the University of Puerto Rico administration was considering that would affect university staff and employees.WEB, Paulson, Michael, Facing Campus Protests, ‘Hamilton’ Will Relocate Puerto Rico Run,weblink The New York Times, December 22, 2018, December 21, 2018, Miranda's performance in the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center marked his return to the venue nine years after he reprised the role of Usnavi for the San Juan stop of the North American touring production of In the Heights. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon taped segments in Puerto Rico to help tourism, one of them with the "And Peggy Tour" cast performing a version of "The Story of Tonight", where Jimmy Fallon joined in as a second Alexander Hamilton next to Miranda singing about The Tonight Show and ending the performance with a salsa version of Fallon's Tonight Show opening song.In a review, Chris Jones said Miranda's performance demonstrated "deeper on-stage emotions", as well as improved vocal and dance technique than on Broadway. Jones praised Miranda's "signature warmth" as well as Donald Webber Jr., calling Webber's performance as Aaron Burr, "exceptional". The sold-out three-week engagement raised about $15 million for Miranda's Flamboyán Arts Fund, which benefits arts in Puerto Rico; the first beneficiary having been the restoration of the Teatro UPR, where the three-week engagement would've originally taken place.NEWS,weblink 'Hamilton' opens in Puerto Rico with emotional performance by Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'I just love this island so much', Jones, Chris, January 12, 2019, Chicago Tribune, 2019-01-13, en-US,

Hamburg (2020)

According to a report in Forbes, Stage Entertainment will license a German-language production to open in Hamburg during the fall of 2020.

Box office and business

Opening and box office records

Hamilton{{'}}s off-Broadway engagement at The Public Theater was sold out,WEB, Gioia, Michael,weblink History in the Making—Revolutionary Musical 'Hamilton' Opens on Broadway Tonight, Playbill, August 6, 2015, and when the musical opened on Broadway, it had a multimillion-dollar advance in ticket sales, reportedly taking in $30 million before its official opening.WEB, Gans, Andrew, Gioia, Michael,weblink 'Hamilton' Opens with Multi-Million Dollar Advance, Playbill, August 7, 2015, By September 2015, the show was sold out for most of its Broadway engagement.WEB, Simonson, Robert,weblink Broadway Box-Office Analysis, Aug. 24–30: A New Miss Turnstiles Brings a Boost to on the Town, Playbill, August 31, 2015, WEB, Robert Simonson, Simonson, Robert,weblink Broadway Box-Office Analysis, Sept. 7–13: 'Mamma Mia!' Fans Thank Them For the Music, Playbill, September 14, 2015, WEB, Simonson, Robert,weblink Broadway Box-Office Analysis: Two New Shows Make a Splash and Audiences Flock to Revisit 'Old Times', Playbill, September 28, 2015, WEB,weblink Historical Grosses for 'Hamilton', October 4, 2015, unfit,weblink" title="">weblink October 13, 2015, BroadwayWorld, The Broadway League, It was the second-highest-grossing show on Broadway for the Labor Day week ending September 6, 2015 (behind only The Lion King).NEWS, Paulson, Michael, September 8, 2015, In the Heights: 'Hamilton' Reaches Top Tier at Broadway Box Office,weblink no,weblink" title="">weblink September 22, 2015, Hamilton set a Broadway box office record for the most money grossed in a single week in New York City in late November 2016, when it grossed $3.3 million for an eight-performance week, the first show to break $3 million in eight performances.NEWS, Michael, Paulson, November 28, 2016,weblink 'Hamilton' Hits a New High: The Most Money Grossed in a Week on Broadway, The New York Times, no,weblink" title="">weblink November 29, 2016, {{anchor|Ham4Ham}}

Ticket lottery and Ham4Ham

Hamilton, like other Broadway musicals, offers a ticket lottery before every show. Initially, 21 front-row seats (and occasional standing room tickets) were offered in each lottery. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda began preparing and hosting outdoor mini-performances shortly before each daily drawing, allowing lottery participants to experience a part of the show even when they did not win tickets.JOURNAL, Forrest, Wickman, The Show Is Nonstop, Slate, November 24, 2015, 1091-2339, no,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink February 15, 2016, These were dubbed the "Ham4Ham" shows, because lottery winners were given the opportunity to purchase two tickets at the reduced price of one Hamilton ($10 bill) each.The online theatrical journal HowlRound characterized Ham4Ham as an expression of Miranda's cultural background:
As a result of the Ham4Ham shows, Hamilton{{'}}s lottery drew unusually large crowds of people that created congestion on West 46th Street.WEB, Hamilton's #Ham4Ham Ticket Lottery Will Go Digital, David, Gordon, January 4, 2016, TheaterMania,weblink no,weblink" title="">weblink March 5, 2016, To avoid increasingly dangerous crowding and traffic conditions, an online ticket lottery began operating in early January 2016. On the first day of the online lottery, more than 50,000 people entered, crashing the website.NEWS,weblink 50K vied for $10 'Hamilton' tickets, crashed site, Whitten, Sarah, January 5, 2016, CNBC, no,weblink" title="">weblink May 27, 2016, After Miranda left the show on July 9, 2016, Rory O'Malley, then playing King George III, took over as the host of Ham4Ham.WEB, Devon, Ivie, In a True Georgian-Era Power Move, Rory O'Malley Succeeds Lin-Manuel Miranda As Ham4Ham Host, Vulture, June 22, 2016,weblink no,weblink" title="">weblink September 2, 2016, The Ham4Ham show officially ended on August 31, 2016, after more than a year of performances.WEB, Hamilton Hosts Final Live #Ham4Ham Concert Today, Robert, Viagas, August 31, 2016, Playbill,weblink no,weblink" title="">weblink September 1, 2016, The online lottery continued, with an official mobile app released in August 2017 that expanded the lottery by offering tickets for touring productions of Hamilton as well as the Broadway show.NEWS, Gordon, Cox, August 11, 2017, Hamilton: There's an App for That, Variety,weblink no,weblink" title="">weblink December 7, 2017,

Critical response

Marilyn Stasio, in her review of the Off-Broadway production for Variety, wrote, "The music is exhilarating, but the lyrics are the big surprise. The sense as well as the sound of the sung dialogue has been purposely suited to each character. George Washington, a stately figure in Jackson's dignified performance, sings in polished prose... But in the end, Miranda's impassioned narrative of one man's story becomes the collective narrative of a nation, a nation built by immigrants who occasionally need to be reminded where they came from."JOURNAL, Stasio, Marilyn,weblink Off Broadway Review: Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, no,weblink" title="">weblink September 23, 2015, Variety, February 17, 2015, File:Obama greets the cast and crew of Hamilton musical, 2015.jpg|thumb|The Hamilton cast and crew greets President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaIn his review of the Off-Broadway production, Jesse Green in New York wrote, "The conflict between independence and interdependence is not just the show's subject but also its method: It brings the complexity of forming a union from disparate constituencies right to your ears.... Few are the theatergoers who will be familiar with all of Miranda's touchstones. I caught the verbal references to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gilbert and Sullivan, Sondheim, West Side Story, and 1776, but other people had to point out to me the frequent hat-tips to hip-hop... Whether it's a watershed, a breakthrough, and a game changer, as some have been saying, is another matter. Miranda is too savvy (and loves his antecedents too much) to try to reinvent all the rules at once.... Those duels, by the way—there are three of them—are superbly handled, the highlights of a riveting if at times overbusy staging by the director Thomas Kail and the choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler."JOURNAL, Green, Jesse, Vulture, February 23, 2015, Theater Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton Is Worth Way More Than $10,weblink no,weblink" title="">weblink September 26, 2015, Although giving a positive review, Elisabeth Vincentelli, of the New York Post (which was founded by Hamilton himself), wrote that Hamilton and Burr's love/hate relationship "fails to drive the show—partly because Miranda lacks the charisma and intensity of the man he portrays", and that "too many of the numbers are exposition-heavy lessons, as if this were 'Schoolhouse Rap!' The show is burdened with eye-glazingly dull stretches, especially those involving George Washington."WEB, Vincentelli, Elisabeth, Lin-Manuel Miranda creates an ambitious musical portrait with Hamilton,weblink New York Post, September 5, 2016, February 18, 2015, no,weblink" title="">weblink September 21, 2016, Reviewing the Broadway production in The New York Times, Ben Brantley wrote, "I am loath to tell people to mortgage their houses and lease their children to acquire tickets to a hit Broadway show. But Hamilton, directed by Thomas Kail and starring Mr. Miranda, might just about be worth it.... Washington, Jefferson, Madison—they're all here, making war and writing constitutions and debating points of economic structure. So are Aaron Burr and the Marquis de Lafayette. They wear the clothes (by Paul Tazewell) you might expect them to wear in a traditional costume drama, and the big stage they inhabit has been done up (by David Korins) to suggest a period-appropriate tavern, where incendiary youth might gather to drink, brawl and plot revolution."In Time Out New York, David Cote wrote, "I love Hamilton. I love it like I love New York, or Broadway when it gets it right. And this is so right... A sublime conjunction of radio-ready hip-hop (as well as R&B, Britpop and trad showstoppers), under-dramatized American history and Miranda's uniquely personal focus as a first-generation Puerto Rican and inexhaustible wordsmith, Hamilton hits multilevel culture buttons, hard... The work's human drama and novelistic density remain astonishing." Cote chose Hamilton as a Critics' Pick, and gave the production five out of five stars.JOURNAL, Cote, David,weblink Theater Review: Hamilton, no,weblink" title="">weblink August 11, 2015, Time Out New York, August 6, 2015, In an issue of Journal of the Early Republic, Andrew Schocket wrote that while Hamilton makes bold choices to stray away from what he calls the "American Revolution Rebooted" genre,BOOK, Andrew M., Schocket, Romano, Renee C., Potter, Claire Bond, Hamilton and the American Revolution on Stage and Screen, Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past,weblink 2018, Rutgers University Press, 978-0-8135-9033-2, 169, it remains "forged in the mold of this genre, and despite its casting and hip-hop delivery, is more representative of it than we might think".JOURNAL, Schocket, Andrew M., June 2017, The American Revolution Rebooted: Hamilton and Genre in Contemporary Culture, Journal of the Early Republic, 37, 2, 289–294, 10.1353/jer.2017.0023,weblink no,weblink January 26, 2018, In the same issue, Marvin McAllister noted that the production's heavy hip-hop influence works so well because "Miranda elevates the form through this marriage with musical theater storytelling, and in the process, ennobles the culture and the creators."JOURNAL, McAllister, Marvin, June 2017, Toward a More Perfect Hamilton, Journal of the Early Republic, 37, 2, 279–288, 10.1353/jer.2017.0024,weblink y, A review in The Economist summed up the response to Hamilton as "near-universal critical acclaim".NEWS, Patriotism on Broadway, The Economist, December 19, 2015, December 12, 2015,weblink Near-universal critical acclaim..., no,weblink" title="">weblink December 17, 2015, mdy-all, Barack Obama joked that admiration for the musical is "the only thing Dick Cheney and I agree on".NEWS, The Hill,weblink Obama: 'Hamilton' is the only thing Dick Cheney and I agree on, Jordan, Fabian, March 14, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink April 13, 2016,

Honors and awards

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! style="width:5%;" | Year! style="width:20%;" | Award! style="width:40%;" | Category! style="width:25%;" | Nominee! style="width:10%;" | Result 2015 Lucille Lortel AwardsHTTP://WWW.PLAYBILL.COM/NEWS/ARTICLE/HAMILTON-THE-NETHER-INTO-THE-WOODS-EARN-LORTEL-AWARD-NOMINATIONS-345826 >TITLE=HAMILTON, THE NETHER, INTO THE WOODS EARN LORTEL AWARD NOMINATIONS DATE=APRIL 2, 2015 DEADURL=NO ARCHIVEDATE=APRIL 23, 2015, Outstanding Musical| {{won}}| Outstanding Director| Thomas Kail| {{won}}| Outstanding Choreographer| Andy Blankenbuehler| {{won}} Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical| Lin-Manuel Miranda| {{won}}| Leslie Odom Jr.| {{nominated}}| Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical| Phillipa Soo| {{won}} Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical| Daveed Diggs| {{won}}| Brian d'Arcy James| {{nominated}}| Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical| Renée Elise Goldsberry| {{won}}| Outstanding Costume Design| Paul Tazewell| {{won}}| Outstanding Lighting Design| Howell Binkley| {{won}}| Outstanding Sound Design| Nevin Steinberg| {{won}} Outer Critics Circle AwardsGANS >FIRST1=ANDREW FIRST2=ROBERT TITLE=OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE NOMINEES ANNOUNCED; SOMETHING ROTTEN! LEADS THE PACK DATE=APRIL 20, 2015 DEADURL=NO ARCHIVEDATE=JUNE 29, 2015, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical| {{won}}| Outstanding Book of a Musical Lin-Manuel Miranda| {{won}}| Outstanding New Score| {{won}}| Outstanding Director of a Musical| Thomas Kail| {{nominated}}| Outstanding Choreographer| Andy Blankenbuehler| {{nominated}} Drama League AwardsGANS >FIRST=ANDREW ARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://ARCHIVE.IS/20150424013016/HTTP://WWW.PLAYBILL.COM/NEWS/ARTICLE/2015-DRAMA-LEAGUE-AWARDS-NOMINATIONS-ANNOUNCED-MORE-THAN-45-WILL-VIE-FOR-DISTINGUISHED-PERFORMANCE-HONOR-347266?R=N TITLE=2015 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED; MORE THAN 45 WILL VIE FOR DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE HONOR DATE=APRIL 21, 2015 DEADURL=YES, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical| {{nom}} Distinguished Performance| Daveed Diggs| {{nom}}| Lin-Manuel Miranda| {{nom}} Drama Desk AwardsGANS >FIRST=ANDREW TITLE=DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED; HAMILTON TOPS THE LIST DATE=APRIL 23, 2015 ARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20150729171641/HTTP://PLAYBILL.COM/NEWS/ARTICLE/DRAMA-DESK-NOMINATIONS-ANNOUNCED-HAMILTON-TOPS-THE-LIST-347557, July 29, 2015, Outstanding Musical| {{won}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical>Outstanding Actor in a Musical| Lin-Manuel Miranda| {{nom}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical>Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical| Leslie Odom Jr.| {{nom}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical>Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical| Renée Elise Goldsberry| {{won}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical>Outstanding Director of a Musical| Thomas Kail| {{won}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music>Outstanding Music Lin-Manuel Miranda| {{won}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics>Outstanding Lyrics| {{won}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical>Outstanding Book of a Musical| {{won}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations>Outstanding Orchestrations| Alex Lacamoire| {{nom}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design>Outstanding Set Design| David Korins| {{nom}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design>Outstanding Costume Design| Paul Tazewell| {{nom}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design>Outstanding Lighting Design| Howell Binkley| {{nom}}Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical>Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical| Nevin Steinberg| {{won}}Drama Desk Special Award>Special Award ‡| Andy Blankenbuehler| {{won}}New York Drama Critics' Circle#New York Drama Critics' Circle Award>New York Drama Critics' Circle AwardsHETRICK >FIRST=ADAM TITLE=HAMILTON AND BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY WIN 2015 NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARDS DATE=MAY 4, 2015 DEADURL=NO ARCHIVEDATE=MAY 5, 2015, Best Musical| {{won}}TITLE=OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED – HAMILTON, INTO THE WOODS, CLINTON, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE & CRAZY & MORE... DATE=MAY 6, 2015 DEADURL=NO ARCHIVEDATE=MAY 8, 2015, Best New Musical| {{won}}Theatre World AwardsVIAGAS URL=HTTP://PLAYBILL.COM/NEWS/ARTICLE/BROADWAY-SIBLINGS-MEGAN-AND-ROBERT-FAIRCHILD-AMONG-71ST-ANNUAL-THEATRE-WORLD-AWARD-WINNERS-348368 WORK=PLAYBILL ACCESSDATE=MAY 6, 2015 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20150507180643/HTTP://WWW.PLAYBILL.COM/NEWS/ARTICLE/BROADWAY-SIBLINGS-MEGAN-AND-ROBERT-FAIRCHILD-AMONG-71ST-ANNUAL-THEATRE-WORLD-AWARD-WINNERS-348368, May 7, 2015, | Outstanding Debut Performance| Daveed Diggs| {{won}}Clarence Derwent AwardsCLEMENT URL=HTTP://WWW.PLAYBILL.COM/NEWS/ARTICLE/PHILLIPA-SOO-AND-JOSH-GRISETTI-NAMED-MOST-PROMISING-PERFORMERS-BY-ACTORS-EQUITY-348560 WORK=PLAYBILL ACCESSDATE=MAY 7, 2015 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20150508185138/HTTP://WWW.PLAYBILL.COM/NEWS/ARTICLE/PHILLIPA-SOO-AND-JOSH-GRISETTI-NAMED-MOST-PROMISING-PERFORMERS-BY-ACTORS-EQUITY-348560, May 8, 2015, | Most Promising Female Performer| Phillipa Soo| {{won}}Obie AwardsBWW NEWS DESK TITLE=HAMILTON, DARKO TRESNJAK, AYAD AKHTAR & MORE WIN 2015 OBIE AWARDS – FULL LIST! DATE=MAY 18, 2015 DEADURL=NO ARCHIVEDATE=MAY 21, 2015, | Best New American Theatre Work| Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler, Alex Lacamoire| {{won}} Edgerton Foundation New American Play AwardsBWW NEWS DESK >URL=HTTP://WWW.BROADWAYWORLD.COM/ARTICLE/THE-OLDEST-BOY-BRIGHT-STAR-POCATELLO-HAMILTON-AND-MORE-AMONG-2015-EDGERTON-FOUNDATION-NEW-PLAY-AWARD-WINNERS-20150213 THE OLDEST BOY, BRIGHT STAR, POCATELLO, HAMILTON AND MORE AMONG 2015 EDGERTON FOUNDATION NEW PLAY AWARD WINNERS >PUBLISHER=BROADWAYWORLD.COM ACCESSDATE=JULY 4, 2015 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20150705115019/HTTP://WWW.BROADWAYWORLD.COM/ARTICLE/THE-OLDEST-BOY-BRIGHT-STAR-POCATELLO-HAMILTON-AND-MORE-AMONG-2015-EDGERTON-FOUNDATION-NEW-PLAY-AWARD-WINNERS-20150213, July 5, 2015, | {{won}}‡ Blankenbuehler received a Special Drama Desk Award for "his inspired and heart-stopping choreography in Hamilton, which is {{sic|indispensible}} to the musical's storytelling. His body of work is versatile, yet a dynamic and fluid style is consistently evident. When it's time to 'take his shot,' Blankenbuehler hits the bull's-eye."

Original Broadway production

The musical currently holds the record for most Tony Award nominations with 16 nominations. However, at only 11 wins, it failed to beat the record for most wins, which is held by The Producers with 12 wins. Hamilton would have needed to win in every category it was nominated in in order to beat the record{| class="wikitable"! style="width:5%;" | Year! style="width:20%;" | Award! style="width:40%;" | Category! style="width:25%;" | Nominee! style="width:10%;" | Result 2016 70th Tony AwardsViagas, Robert. " Hamilton Tops Tony Awards With 11 Wins" {{webarchive>url= |date=January 30, 2017 }}, Playbill, June 12, 2016 Best Musical| {{won}}Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical>Best Book of a Musical Lin-Manuel Miranda| {{won}}Tony Award for Best Original Score>Best Original Score| {{won}} Best Actor in a Musical| {{nom}}| Leslie Odom Jr.| {{won}}Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical>Best Actress in a Musical| Phillipa Soo| {{nom}} Best Featured Actor in a Musical| Daveed Diggs| {{won}}| Jonathan Groff| {{nominated}}Christopher Jackson (actor)>Christopher Jackson| {{nominated}}Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical>Best Featured Actress in a Musical| Renée Elise Goldsberry| {{won}}Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical>Best Scenic Design of a Musical| David Korins| {{nom}}Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical>Best Costume Design of a Musical| Paul Tazewell| {{won}}Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical>Best Lighting Design of a Musical| Howell Binkley| {{won}}Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical>Best Direction of a Musical| Thomas Kail| {{won}}Tony Award for Best Choreography>Best Choreography| Andy Blankenbuehler| {{win}}Tony Award for Best Orchestrations>Best Orchestrations| Alex Lacamoire| {{win}} Drama League AwardsGANS >FIRST=ANDREW TITLE=2016 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED DATE=APRIL 20, 2016 DEADURL=NO ARCHIVEDATE=APRIL 20, 2016, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical| {{win}} Distinguished Performance| Daveed Diggs| {{nom}} Lin-Manuel Miranda| {{win}}| Pulitzer PrizePulitzer Prize for Drama>Drama| {{win}}58th Annual Grammy Awards>Grammy AwardsHTTP://PLAYBILL.COM/NEWS/ARTICLE/HAMILTON-AND-FUN-HOME-CAST-ALBUMS-AMONG-GRAMMY-AWARD-NOMINEES-374406 >TITLE=HAMILTON AND FUN HOME CAST ALBUMS AMONG GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEES DATE=DECEMBER 7, 2015 LAST=GIOIA DEADURL=NO ARCHIVEDATE=JANUARY 9, 2016, mdy-all, Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album>Best Musical Theater AlbumDaveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson (actor)>Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos (actor) & Phillipa Soo (principal soloists); Alex Lacamoire, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bill Sherman, Questlove>Ahmir Thompson & Tariq Trotter (producers); Lin-Manuel Miranda (composer & lyricist)| {{won}} Fred and Adele Astaire AwardsVIAGAS >FIRST=ROBERT TITLE=SAVION GLOVER AND JANE KRAKOWSKI AMONG 2016 ASTAIRE AWARD WINNERS DATE=MAY 16, 2016 DEADURL=NO ARCHIVEDATE=MAY 18, 2016, Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show| {{nom}}| Best Choreographer| Andy Blankenbuehler| {{win}}| Best Male Dancer| Daveed Diggs| {{nom}}NAACP Image AwardsHTTP://WWW.HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM/LISTS/2016-NAACP-IMAGE-AWARD-NOMINEES-862135/ITEM/RECORDING-2016-NAACP-IMAGE-AWARD-862133 CREED, EMPIRE TOP NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINATIONS; FULL LIST >WORK=THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER ACCESSDATE=FEBRUARY 10, 2016 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20160208212725/HTTP://WWW.HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM/LISTS/2016-NAACP-IMAGE-AWARD-NOMINEES-862135/ITEM/RECORDING-2016-NAACP-IMAGE-AWARD-862133 DF=MDY-ALL, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group>Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration| Original Broadway Cast| {{nom}}PUBLISHER=BROADWAYWORLD.COM ACCESSDATE=FEBRUARY 22, 2016 DEADURL=NO ARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 2, 2016, mdy-all, | Frederick Loewe Award for Dramatic Composition Lin-Manuel Miranda| {{win}}HAMILTON WINS KENNEDY PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL DRAMA >WORK=THE NEW YORK TIMES ACCESSDATE=FEBRUARY 22, 2016 FIRST=MICHAEL ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20160222144901/HTTP://ARTSBEAT.BLOGS.NYTIMES.COM/2016/02/22/HAMILTON-WINS-KENNEDY-PRIZE-FOR-HISTORICAL-DRAMA/ DF=MDY-ALL, | Drama Inspired by American History| {{win}} 20172017 Kids' Choice Awards>Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Soundtrack| {{nom}}Billboard Music Award2017 BBMAS ANNOUNCE NON-TELEVISED AWARD RECIPIENTS WEBSITE=BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS DEADURL=NO ARCHIVEDATE=JUNE 5, 2017, Top Soundtrack/Cast Album| {{won}} 2018| Kennedy Center HonorsGans, Andrew. "Hamilton Creators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler, Alex Lacamoire Will Special Kennedy Center Honors" Playbill, July 25, 2018 Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andy Blankenbuehler, Alex Lacamoire and Thomas Kail| {{won}}">

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File:Eliza musical motif in Hamilton (musical).ogg|thumb|The names of many main characters, including that of Elizabeth Schuyler HamiltonElizabeth Schuyler HamiltonAccording to an article in The New Yorker, the show is "an achievement of historical and cultural reimagining". The costumes and set reflect the period, with "velvet frock coats and knee britches. The set a wooden scaffold against exposed brick; the warm lighting suggests candlelight".Mead, Rebecca. "All About the Hamiltons" {{webarchive|url= |date=November 15, 2015 }} The New Yorker, February 9, 2015 The musical is mostly sung and rapped all the way through, with little dialogue isolated outside of the musical score.Scheck, Frank. "Review. 'Hamilton{{'"}} {{webarchive|url= |date=September 26, 2015 }} Hollywood Reporter, February 17, 2015

Casting diversity

Miranda said that the portrayal of Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and other white historical figures by black and Hispanic actors should not require any substantial suspension of disbelief by audience members. "Our cast looks like America looks now, and that's certainly intentional", he said. "It's a way of pulling you into the story and allowing you to leave whatever cultural baggage you have about the founding fathers at the door."Paulsen, M. (July 12, 2015). {{"'}}Hamilton' Heads to Broadway in a Hip-Hop Retelling" {{webarchive|url=|date=October 1, 2015 }} The New York Times. Retrieved August 17, 2015. He noted "We're telling the story of old, dead white men but we're using actors of color, and that makes the story more immediate and more accessible to a contemporary audience."DiGiacomo, Frank. {{"'}}Hamilton's' Lin-Manuel Miranda on Finding Originality, Racial Politics (and Why Trump Should See His Show)" {{webarchive|url= |date=October 29, 2015 }} The Hollywood Reporter, August 12, 2015The pro-immigration message of Hamilton is at the forefront, as the show revolves around the life of one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Alexander Hamilton, and how he made his mark in American politics as an immigrant. Instead of being characterized as a white person, Alexander Hamilton's immigrant status would be referenced throughout the whole show, alongside with the virtue and prowess of Hamilton ("by working a lot harder, by being a lot smarter, by being a self-starter", described in the show's opening), in order to foster a positive image of immigrants.WEB,weblink Why Hamilton is Not the Revolution You Think it is, Jonathan, Mandell, HowlRound, Emerson College, July 7, 2017, no,weblink" title="">weblink June 28, 2017, Alongside this, the casting of Black, Latino, and Asian American leads allowed audiences to literally view America as a nation of immigrants, with the intention of showing how irrelevant the Founding Fathers' whiteness is to their claim on the country.WEB,weblink No, The 'Hamilton' Casting Call For 'Non-White' Actors Is Not Reverse Racism, Zeba, Blay, January 4, 2016, HuffPost, July 7, 2017, "Hamilton is a story about America, and the most beautiful thing about it is... it's told by such a diverse cast with a such diverse styles of music", according to Renee Elise Goldsberry, who played Angelica Schuyler. "We have the opportunity to reclaim a history that some of us don't necessarily think is our own."NEWS, Why History Has Its Eyes on Hamilton's Diversity,weblink Time, January 19, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 19, 2016, mdy-all, Miranda has stated that he is "totally open" to women playing the Founding Fathers.WEB,weblink 'Hamilton' casting call wants women to play Washington and Burr, March 3, 2016, May 18, 2017, no,weblink" title="">weblink March 15, 2017, Casting for the British production is expected to feature predominantly black British artists.WEB,weblink Subscribe to read, no,weblink January 29, 2017, WEB,weblink Hamilton: first cast members revealed for West End production, Guardian, staff, January 27, 2017, The Guardian, no,weblink January 28, 2017,

Historical accuracy

Chronology and events

Although Hamilton was based on historical events and people, Miranda did use some dramatic license in retelling the story. For example, while Angelica did have a strong relationship with Hamilton, it was exaggerated in the show. During "Satisfied", Angelica explains why Hamilton is not suitable for her despite wanting him. In particular, she states, "I'm a girl in a world in which my only job is to marry rich. My father has no sons so I'm the one who has to social climb for one." In actuality, Angelica had less pressure on her to do this. Philip Schuyler actually had fifteen children, including two sons who survived into adulthood (one of whom was New York State Assemblyman Philip Jeremiah Schuyler), and Angelica had eloped with John Barker Church three years before she met Hamilton at her sister's wedding, when she was already mother of two of her eight children with Church.Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton, 2004, chapter "The Lovesick Colonel" Miranda stated that he chose to do this because it is stronger dramatically if Angelica is available but cannot marry him.VIDEO, Genius (website), Genius, Hamilton: Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Play's Historical Inaccuracies, November 2, 2015,weblink March 23, 2016, YouTube, no,weblink April 12, 2016, WEB,weblink Satsified Lyrics and Commentary, Genius, May 1, 2017, WEB,weblink How Historically Accurate Is 'Hamilton'? A Breakdown of the Musical's Events & What Really Happened So Long Ago, Mallory, Carra, June 12, 2016, Bustle, July 7, 2017, no,weblink" title="">weblink September 23, 2016, In addition, in Act I, Aaron Burr's role in Hamilton's life is overstated, and much of the early interactions between the two men in the show are fictionalized. For example, while Burr was present at the Battle of Monmouth, Burr did not serve as Charles Lee's second in his duel with John Laurens as seen in "Ten Duel Commandments"; Lee's second was Evan Edwards.Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton, 2004, chapter "A Frenzy of Valor" Hamilton also never approached Burr to help write The Federalist Papers as portrayed in "Non-Stop".Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton, 2004, chapter "Publius"During Act I, the character of Aaron Burr says that "...Martha Washington named her feral tomcat after him! [Hamilton]", to which Alexander Hamilton replies: "That's true!"WEB, A Winter's Ball,weblink, no,weblink" title="">weblink July 21, 2016, In fact, it is false. The idea of Hamilton as a serial adulterer has been one of the biggest mischaracterizations of the real Alexander Hamilton for two centuries, with celebrated authors repeating the story over and over again, notwithstanding that the sexual connotation of tomcat as a womanizer did not appear in dictionaries until the first half of the 20th century. The "tomcat" story has been previously discredited by author Stephen Knott,WEB, Knott, Stephen F., 'Hamilton: An American Musical' echoes John and Abigail Adams's accusations that Alexander Hamilton was a serial adulterer. He wasn't.,weblink, no,weblink" title="">weblink July 22, 2016, and refuted by historian and author Michael E. Newton at the "Alexander Hamilton Discoveries and Findings" talk held by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society at Liberty Hall (Kean University) as part of the 2016 CelebrateHAMILTON events.NEWS, A Hamilton Tale Too Tall? Group Disputes Tomcat Story,weblink The New York Times, Associated Press, NEWS, Rubino, Jennifer, Hamilton myths disproved at Kean presentation,weblink July 18, 2016, Union News Daily,, no,weblink" title="">weblink August 9, 2016, In Act II, there are multiple inaccuracies throughout Hamilton's decline, probably due to time constraints and narrative arc. While it is true that John Adams and Hamilton did not particularly get along, John Adams did not fire Hamilton as told in the show. Hamilton tendered his resignation from his position as Secretary of the Treasury on December 1, 1794,WEB, Hamilton, Alexander, Letter from Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, 1 December 1794,weblink Founders Online, two years before Adams became president. However, Hamilton remained close friends with Washington and highly influential in the political sphere.WEB,weblink Alexander Hamilton (1789–1795),, March 24, 2016, no,weblink April 3, 2016, Additionally, Jefferson, Madison and Burr did not approach Hamilton about his affair; it was actually James Monroe, Frederick Muhlenberg and Abraham Venable in December 1792.WEB, Hamilton, Alexander, Printed Version of the 'Reynolds Pamphlet', 1797,weblink Founders Online, no,weblink" title="">weblink July 10, 2016, Monroe was a close friend of Jefferson's and shared the information of Hamilton's affair with him. In the Summer of 1797, journalist James T. Callender broke the story of Hamilton's infidelity. Hamilton blamed Monroe, and the altercation nearly ended in a duel.Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton, 2004, chapter "Too Near The Sun" With nothing left to do, Hamilton then published The Reynolds Pamphlet.WEB,weblink Alexander Hamilton's Adultery and Apology, Serratore, Angela, Smithsonian, March 24, 2016, The impact of the pamphlet’s publication is exaggerated, as it was actually the later publication of a pamphlet criticizing Adams during the election of 1800 (referenced in “The Adams Administration”) that effectively ended Hamilton’s political career.In "Take a Break", Philip Hamilton, at age 9, claims, "I have a sister, but I want a little brother". Philip already had two younger brothers at the time: Alexander Hamilton Jr. and James Alexander Hamilton. On the same song, Angelica sends a letter to Hamilton, revealing she would come back to America from Europe for the summer. She didn't send such a letter, and remained in her home.In "Blow Us All Away", George Eacker and Philip engage in a duel, before the events of the 1800 presidential election. The duel actually occurred in 1801, with Philip Hamilton dying on November 24. In the song, Eacker fires on Philip at the count of seven, while what happened in real-life was quite the opposite; both men refused to fire for over a minute before Eacker shot Philip in the hips.Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton, 2004, chapter "A World Full of Folly"Lastly, it was not the presidential election of 1800 that led to Burr and Hamilton's duel. Burr did become Jefferson's vice-president, but when Jefferson decided to not run with Burr for reelection in 1804, Burr opted to run for Governor of New York instead. Burr lost to Morgan Lewis in a landslide. Afterwards, a letter was published in The Albany Register from Charles D. Cooper to Philip Schuyler, claiming that Hamilton called Burr "a dangerous man, and one who ought not be trusted with the reins of government", and that he knew of "a still more despicable opinion which General Hamilton has expressed of Mr. Burr".BOOK,weblink Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Future of America, Flemming, Thomas, Basic Books, 1999, 0-465-01737-1, New York, 233–284, no,weblink May 13, 2016, This led to the letters between Burr and Hamilton as seen in the show in "Your Obedient Servant".

Critical analysis and scholarship

The show has been critiqued for a simplistic depiction of Hamilton and vilification of Jefferson. Joanne B. Freeman, a history professor at Yale,WEB, University of Virginia, Alumna's Research Guided Fiery Lyrics and Duels of Broadway Hit 'Hamilton', April 9, 2017,weblink no,weblink April 10, 2017, contrasted the show's Hamilton to the "real Hamilton [who] was a mass of contradictions: an immigrant who sometimes distrusted immigrants, a revolutionary who placed a supreme value on law and order, a man who distrusted the rumblings of the masses yet preached his politics to them more frequently and passionately than many of his more democracy-friendly fellows".NEWS,weblink How Hamilton Uses History, Freeman, Joanne B., November 11, 2015, Slate, 1091-2339, March 24, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink March 19, 2016, Australian historian Shane White found the framing of the show's story "troubling", stating that he and many historian colleagues "would like to imagine that Hamilton is a last convulsion of the founding father mythology". According to White, Miranda's depiction of the founding of the United States "infuses new life into an older view of American history" that centered on the Founding Fathers, instead of joining the many historians who were "attempting to get away from the Great Men story" by incorporating "ordinary people, African-Americans, Native Americans and women" into a "more inclusive and nuanced" historical narrative in which Hamilton has a "cameo rather than leading role".WEB, Shane, White,weblink The Other New York Hamilton, New York Observer, Observer, March 24, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink April 6, 2016, Rutgers University professor Lyra Monteiro criticized the show's multi-ethnic casting as obscuring a complete lack of identifiable enslaved or free persons of color as characters in the show.JOURNAL, Lyra D., Monteiro, February 2016, The Public Historian, 38, 1, 89–98, 10.1525/tph.2016.38.1.89, Review Essays, Race-Conscious Casting and the Erasure of the Black Past in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton,weblink no,weblink August 8, 2017, Monteiro identified other commentators, such as Ishmael Reed, who criticized the show for making Hamilton and other historical personages appear more progressive on racial injustice than they really were. According to Reed, "[Hamilton's] reputation has been shored up as an abolitionist and someone who was opposed to slavery," which Reed stated was untrue.WEB, Reed, Ishmael, 'Hamilton: the Musical': Black Actors Dress Up like Slave Traders...and It's Not Halloween,weblink CounterPunch, November 28, 2016, August 21, 2015, no,weblink" title="">weblink August 26, 2015, In The Baffler, policy analyst Matt Stoller criticized the musical's portrayal of Hamilton as an idealist committed to democratic principles, in contrast to what he characterized as the historical record of Hamilton's reactionary, anti-democratic politics and legacy. For example, Stoller cited Hamilton as a leader involved in the Newburgh conspiracy (a military coup plot against the Continental Congress in 1783); his development of a national financial system which, in Stoller's view, empowered the plutocratic elite; and his use of military force, indefinite detention, and mass arrests against dissenters during the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791.WEB, Stoller, Matt, 'The Hamilton Hustle': Why liberals have embraced our most dangerously reactionary founder,weblink The Baffler, March 12, 2017, 2017, In 2007, history writer William Hogeland criticized Chernow's biography of Hamilton on similar grounds in the Boston Review.JOURNAL, Hogeland, William, 'Inventing Alexander Hamilton' – The Troubling Embrace of the Founder of American Finance,weblink Boston Review, March 12, 2017, November 1, 2007, no,weblink" title="">weblink March 13, 2017, In 2018, Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past was published. Fifteen historians of early America authored essays on ways the musical both engages with, and sometimes misinterprets history.MAGAZINE, Keller, Kate, The Issue on the Table: Is 'Hamilton' Good For History?,weblink May 30, 2018, Smithsonian,

Use in education

KQED News wrote of a "growing number of intrepid U.S. history teachers...who are harnessing the Hamilton phenomenon to inspire their students".WEB,weblink How Teachers Are Using 'Hamilton' the Musical in the Classroom, MindShift, no,weblink" title="">weblink March 18, 2016, The Cabinet rap battles provide a way to engage students with topics that have traditionally been considered uninteresting. An elective course for 11th and 12th graders on the musical Hamilton was held at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York. KQED News added that "Hamilton is especially galvanizing for the student who believes that stories about 18th century America are distant and irrelevant" as it shows the Founding Fathers were real humans with real feeling and real flaws, rather than "bloodless, two-dimensional cutouts who devoted their lives to abstract principles". A high school teacher from the Bronx noted his students were "singing these songs the way they might sing the latest release from Drake or Adele".NEWS, Schonfeld, Zach, 'Hamilton,' The Biggest Thing on Broadway, Is Being Taught in Classrooms All Over,weblink May 11, 2016, Newsweek, February 9, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink May 15, 2016, One teacher focused on Hamilton's ability to write his way out of trouble and toward a higher plane of existence: "skilled writing is the clearest sign of scholarship—and the best way to rise up and alter your circumstance."WEB,weblink History Teachers Captivate Students by Using 'Hamilton' the Musical in the Classroom, Education World, no,weblink" title="">weblink March 22, 2016, Hamilton{{'}}s producers have made a pledge to allow 20,000 New York City public high school students from low-income families to get subsidized tickets to see Hamilton on Broadway by reducing their tickets to $70 for students, and the Rockefeller Foundation provided $1.5 million to further lower ticket prices to $10 per student.NEWS, Chelsia Rose, Marcius, Ben, Chapman,weblink NYC high school students to see 'Hamilton' on Broadway, Daily News, New York, March 25, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink March 23, 2016, NEWS, Jennifer, Schussler,weblink 'Hamilton' and History: Are They in Sync?, New York Times'', April 10, 2016, no,weblink February 21, 2017, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History created a study guide to accompany the student-ticket program.Through a private grant, over the course of the 2017 school year nearly 20,000 Chicago Public School students got to see a special performance of the show, and some got to perform original songs on stage prior to the show.WEB,weblink A packed 'Hamilton' matinee – all Chicago Public School students and their teachers, Greene, Morgan, Chicago Tribune, February 22, 2017, April 29, 2018, The website EducationWorld writes that Hamilton is "being praised for its revitalization of interest in civic education".WEB,weblink Education World: Broadway Musical 'Hamilton' Revitalizes Civic Education, no,weblink" title="">weblink April 4, 2016, Northwestern University announced plans to offer course work in 2017 inspired by Hamilton, in history, Latino studies, and interdisciplinary studies.WEB,weblink 'Hamilton' Inspires New Courses at Northwestern University, no,weblink" title="">weblink November 22, 2016, In 2016, Moraine Valley Community College started a Hamilton appreciation movement, Straight Outta Hamilton, hosting panels and events that talk about the musical itself and relate them to current events.NEWS,weblink 'Hamilton' Co-Author Jeremy McCarter To Speak at Moraine Valley, March 24, 2017, Palos, IL Patch, April 26, 2017, no,weblink April 27, 2017, WEB,weblink One Book, One College – Moraine Valley Community College, Harms, Eric,, April 26, 2017, no,weblink April 27, 2017,

Legacy and impact

$10 bill

In 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced a redesign to the bill, with plans to replace Hamilton with a then-undecided woman from American history. Because of Hamilton's surging popularity, almost exclusively due to the musical, United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew reversed the plans to replace Hamilton's portrait, instead deciding to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the bill.NEWS,weblink Change for a $20: Tubman Ousts Jackson, April 21, 2016, The New York Times, Jackie, Calmes, no,weblink March 7, 2017,

Hamilton: The Revolution

{{external media| float = right| video1 = Presentation by Jeremy McCarter on Hamilton: The Revolution, June 11, 2016, C-SPAN}}On April 12, 2016, Miranda and Jeremy McCarter's book, Hamilton: The Revolution, was released, detailing Hamilton{{'}}s journey from an idea to a successful Broadway musical. It includes an inside look at not only Alexander Hamilton's revolution, but the cultural revolution that permeates the show. It also has footnotes from Miranda and stories from behind the scenes of the show.NEWS,weblink 'Hamilton: The Revolution' Races Out of Bookstores, Echoing the Musical's Success, May 4, 2016, The New York Times, no,weblink January 12, 2017,

Hamilton's America

After premiering on the New York Film Festival on October 1, 2016, PBS' Great Performances exhibited on October 21, 2016 the documentary Hamilton's America. Directed by Alex Horwitz, it "delves even deeper into the creation of the show, revealing Miranda's process of absorbing and then adapting Hamilton's epic story into groundbreaking musical theater. Further fleshing out the story is newly shot footage of the New York production with its original cast, trips to historic locations such as Mt. Vernon and Valley Forge with Miranda and other cast members, and a range of interviews with prominent personalities, experts, politicians, and musicians."WEB,weblink PBS Became 'The Place Where it Happened' as 3.6 Million Watched HAMILTON'S AMERICA on PBS Stations Last Weekend, October 26, 2016, PBS, November 19, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink November 20, 2016, The film featured interviews with American historians and Hamilton authorities.WEB, HuffPost, Katherine Brooks, Inside The History Documentary Every 'Hamilton' Fan Will Want To See, April 9, 2017,weblink

Hamilton: The Exhibition

Hamilton: The Exhibition is a planned traveling interactive museum, which will focus on the history concerning the life of Alexander Hamilton and also the musical.NEWS,weblink For Those Still Hungering for 'Hamilton,' a New Indulgence, Paulson, Michael, May 6, 2018, The New York Times, May 8, 2018, 0362-4331, It is to debut in Chicago in April 2019.WEB,weblink Hamilton Exhibition, Hamilton Exhibition, en-US, 2018-11-02, NEWS,weblink Hamilfans, Rejoice: Exhibition on the Revolutionary Musical Is Slated to Open This Fall, Treviño, Julissa, May 8, 2018, Smithsonian, May 8, 2018,

2016 Vice President–elect Pence controversy

Following a performance on November 18, 2016, with Vice President-elect Mike Pence in the audience, Brandon Victor Dixon addressed Pence from the stage with a statement jointly written by the cast, show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and producer Jeffrey Seller. Dixon began by quieting the audience, and stated:Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton: An American Musical, we really do. We, sir,—we—are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us. All of us. Again, we truly thank you truly for seeing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.NEWS, Mike Pence's 'Hamilton' Recollection Conflicts with Donald Trump's Take, HuffPost,weblink November 21, 2016, November 21, 2016, Eliot, Nelson, no,weblink" title="">weblink November 21, 2016, mdy-all, Pence listened to the expression of concern about President-elect Donald Trump's upcoming administration and later expressed that he was not offended.NEWS, CNN, Eric, Bradner, Pence: 'I wasn't offended' by message of 'Hamilton' cast,weblink November 21, 2016, November 20, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink November 21, 2016, mdy-all, However, Trump demanded an apologyNEWS, HuffPost, Donald Trump Is Really Upset Mike Pence Got Booed At 'Hamilton', November 20, 2016, November 21, 2016, Sam, Levine,weblink no,weblink" title="">weblink November 21, 2016, mdy-all, for what he described, on Twitter, as the cast having "harassed" Pence.NEWS,weblink 'Hamilton' Cast's Appeal to Pence Ignites Showdown With Trump, November 19, 2016, The New York Times, November 21, 2016, Patrick, Healy, no,weblink" title="">weblink November 21, 2016, mdy-all, This led to an online campaign called "#BoycottHamilton", which became widely mocked as the show was already sold-out months in advance.NEWS, Wang, Amy B., Pence says he 'wasn't offended' by 'Hamilton' as Trump continues to demand an apology,weblink November 21, 2016, The Washington Post, November 20, 2016, no,weblink November 20, 2016, mdy-all, Trump was criticized by The Washington Post, who noted the division between white and non-white America in the 2016 Presidential election and suggested Trump could have offered "assurances that he would be a president for all Americans—that he would respect everybody regardless of race or gender or creed"; instead, as Presidential historian Robert Dallek expressed, Trump's Twitter response was a "striking act of divisiveness by an incoming president struggling to heal the nation after a bitter election",NEWS, Trump and Pence vs. 'Hamilton' cast: A collision of two Americas,weblink Philip, Rucker, November 19, 2016, November 21, 2016, The Washington Post, no,weblink November 21, 2016, mdy-all, with the Hamilton cast a proxy for those fearful of Trump's policies. Jeffrey Seller, the show's lead producer, said that while Trump has not seen Hamilton or inquired about tickets, he is "welcome to attend".NEWS, Mele, Christopher, Healy, Patrick, 'Hamilton' Had Some Unscripted Lines for Pence. Trump Wasn't Happy.,weblink January 30, 2017, The New York Times, November 19, 2016,


In April 2016, Jeb! The Musical appeared on the Internet with Jeb Bush in the place of Alexander Hamilton,WEB,weblink The Internet wrote a full-length, Jeb Bush-inspired version of Hamilton, The A.V. Club, Siede, Caroline, April 20, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink April 24, 2016, WEB,weblink Crowdsourced Jeb! musical is ingenious parody of Broadway hit Hamilton, USA Today, Schramm, Michael, April 22, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink April 24, 2016, with political figures like Donald Trump and Chris Christie holding supporting roles.WEB,weblink 'Hamilton' parody 'Jeb! An American Disappointment' spoofs presidential campaign, AM New York, April 20, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink April 23, 2016, A staged reading, given "just as much preparation as Jeb's campaign", was staged at Northwestern University in June of that year.WEB,weblink Official Facebook event for the staged reading, June 3, 2016, {{Primary source inline|date=October 2018}} The parody was crowdsourced, with contributions coming from a range of writers. A number of writers were drawn from Yale University, Boston University, McGill University and the University of Michigan. These writers met in a Facebook group named "Post Aesthetics".WEB, Silberling, Amanda,weblink UPDATE: HOW FACEBOOK'S LARGEST MEME GROUP WAS OVERTHROWN IN ONE CLICK, Paper, December 23, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink November 2, 2016, In 2016, Gerard Alessandrini, creator of Forbidden Broadway, wrote the revue Spamilton, which premiered at the Triad Theater in New York and also played at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago. It parodies Hamilton and other Broadway shows and caricatures various Broadway stars.Vine, Hannah. "Photos! Spamilton the Hamilton Parody Celebrates Opening Night" {{webarchive|url= |date=March 5, 2017 }}, Playbill, September 9, 2016"Spamilton Extends Again, Will Continue Friendly Roast Off-Broadway Through December" {{webarchive|url= |date=March 5, 2017 }},, September 15, 2016On October 12, 2016, the American sitcom Modern Family released the episode "Weathering Heights". The episode features a scene where Manny applies for college. To do so he records a parody of "Alexander Hamilton" as part of his application, complete with rewritten lyrics to accompany to his own life. It is revealed that most of the other applications are also Hamilton parodies.WEB,weblink 'Modern Family' Recap: Nathan Fillion Makes a Guest Appearance as Vain Weatherman Rainer Shine, October 13, 2016, Entertainment Weekly, August 4, 2017,

Live stage filming

On July 24, 2018, it was learned that a filmed version of a 2016 stage performance with the original cast was being bid on by major movie studios.NEWS,weblink 'Hamilton' May Be Headed to the Movies, Ben, Fritz, July 24, 2018, July 24, 2018, The Wall Street Journal,

Film adaptation

On February 10, 2017, Miranda revealed that In the Heights book writer Quiara Alegría Hudes wrote a script for a film adaptation of Hamilton, but reassured that, while a film would be made someday, it would not happen for years, as he wanted audiences to watch the stage musical first.WEB, Scott, Feinberg,weblink 'Awards Chatter' Podcast – Lin-Manuel Miranda ('Moana'), February 10, 2017, The Hollywood Reporter, June 6, 2018,

See also

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Further reading

  • BOOK,weblink Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel, Miranda, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy, McCarter, Hachette, 2016, 978-1-4555-3974-1,
  • BOOK, Theater and Cultural Politics for a New World: An Anthology, Chinua, Thelwell, Chinua, Thelwell, Chapter 9: Who tells your story? Hamilton, Future aesthetics and Haiti, Routledge, 2016, 978-1-317-39879-0,weblink

External links

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