The Hamilton film is coming to Disney+ on July 3!
This performance was filmed live on stage with the original cast at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2016. So not only do you get to see Hamilton from the comfort of your own home, you get to see the original cast in a live performance.
Here is the rundown on the cast: Tony Award® winners Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Tony Award® nominees Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jonathan Groff as King George; Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton; and Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton.
Rounding out the rest of the cast with Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, and Ephraim Sykes.
“I’m so proud of how beautifully Tommy Kail has brought ‘Hamilton’ to the screen. He’s given everyone who watches this film the best seat in the house,” said Lin-Manuel Miranda. “I’m so grateful to Disney and Disney+ for reimagining and moving up our release to July 4th weekend of this year, in light of the world turning upside down. I’m so grateful to all the fans who asked for this, and I’m so glad that we’re able to make it happen. I’m so proud of this show. I can’t wait for you to see it.” (BroadwayWorld)
In case you haven’t heard about this Musical, it was a smash hit and continues to entrance audiences young and old. It has sparked interest in our Nation’s history like nothing else and has crossed ethnic, cultural, social and generational differences like no other work of art. Hamilton was awarded an unheard of g 16 nominations at the 2016 Tony Awards and walked away with 11 awards, including Best Musical. Hamilton also was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Since the average ticket price to see Hamilton on tour or on Broadway is still beyond the average budget for a family night out – and since Broadway is shut down as well as theatres across the nation, being able to stream an incredible performance of a show still selling out across this country is a huge treat. Even if you have never been a fan of musical theater – mark you calendar for July 4th weekend, to not only celebrate Independance Day but to also celebrate with a musical about Hamilton, a founding father. Oh, yeah and get ready – it is not your grandmother’s musical – it will rock your socks off!