Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton will have its world premiere as part of the Public Theater’s 2014-15 season. Helmed by his Tony-nominated In The Heights director Thomas Kail, the new musical features Miranda playing Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers and the first Secretary of the Treasury. The production will begin performances on January 20, 2015 and run through February 22.
Inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, Hamilton features a cast of historical figures that includes George Washington, Aaron Burr, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.
Miranda is the Tony and Grammy winning composer/lyricist of Broadway's In the Heights. He is also the co-composer and co-lyricist of Broadway’s Bring it On: The Musical. His TV and film credits include The Electric Company, Sesame Street, The Sopranos, House, Modern Family, Do No Harm, Smash, How I Met Your Mother, The Sex and the City Movie, The Odd Life of Timothy Green and 200 Cartas.
Click below for Miranda’s performance of a song from Hamilton at the White House in 2009.