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Where is the original Broadway cast of Hamilton now?


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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton took Broadway by storm, with tickets notoriously hard to get. It's coming to the West End in November. It's a phenomenon. So what are the original guys and gals that we fell in love with doing now?

Lin-Manuel Miranda - Alexander Hamilton

Last show: July 9, 2016

Since taking his last shot as Hamilton, Miranda has kept busy. Whilst still performing in the role he was collaborating with Opetaia Foa'i and Mark Mancina to write the music for Disney's Moana; singing We Know The Way and having his version of You're Welcome played over the end credits.

As well as this, the Hamilton creator has hosted Saturday Night Live and landed the role of Jack in Mary Poppins sequel Mary Poppins Returns set for release in 2018.

He will be serving as a creative producer for Lionsgate adaptation of The KingKiller Chronicle and is producing 11 songs for upcoming Sony Pictures Animation Vivo. He is expected to voice Fenton Crackshell/Gizmoduck in the 2017 reboot DuckTales and may be producing a live action remake of The Little Mermaid!

So basically, our original Alexander Hamilton has been going non-stop.

Leslie Odom Jr - Aaron Burr

Last show: July 9, 2016

Odom Jr, our favourite theatre villain, has recently filmed Murder On The Orient Express by director Kenneth Branagh alongside an impressive cast. The film is scheduled for release on November 10, 2017, and is notable for being Odom Jr's second feature film.

He released new album Simply Christmas which made it to the top 50 of Billboard's 200. And, perhaps most impressively, has recently welcomed new baby daughter Lucy into the world. So cute!

#OrientExpressMovie Everyone is a suspect.

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Phillipa Soo - Eliza Schuyler Hamilton

Last show: July 9, 2016

Phillipa Soo broke hearts as Eliza and since departing has gone on to star in Broadway show Amélie from March 2017 - May 2017. The new musical was based on 2001 rom-com film of the same name and opened to mixed reviews.

Alongside this Soo also sang for Disney's Moana alongside old co-star Lin-Manuel. Unfortunately, the song ultimately didn't make it into the movie but it does remain on the soundtrack. Great to see the cast remain friends!

Renee Elise Goldsberry - Angelica Schuyler

Last show: September 3, 2016

Our favourite sassy sister has been making waves in TV world since departing the Richard Rogers theatre. She guest-starred in The Get Down in 2017 and is set to star in upcoming series Altered Carbon based on 2002 novel of the same name for Netflix.

Goldsberry played the titular role in the television film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks that aired on HBO in April. And was also joined by fellow Hamilton actress' Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas-Jones in singing America the Beautiful at the 2017 Superbowl. Girl power.

Daveed Diggs - Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson

Last show: July 15, 2016

Daveed Diggs amazed us with his rapping skills in Hamilton and has since gone on to impress, writing and performing a number for 2016 animated film Zootopia. He helped to create The Public Theatre's Bars Medley and is currently said to be working on a new solo rap release.

Diggs is also another Broadway turned screen star, with roles in Sesame Street, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Black-ish. He had a recurring role in Netflix's The Get Down and is set to star in upcoming series Snowpiercer. 

Film wise Diggs has also been excelling with a starring role in television film Tour de Pharmacy and roles in upcoming feature films Wonder and Ferdinand. The man is passionately smashin' every expectation.

Ready... Set... July 8th @HBO #TourDePharmacy

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Christopher Jackson - George Washington

Last show: November 13, 2016

Christopher Jackson taught us how to say goodbye when he said an emotional farewell, but it wasn't for long. Almost immediately upon leaving, we were able to catch his beautiful harmonies when Moana was released. He is the third Hamilton cast member who was involved in the project! 

Jackson is also currently starring in TV series Bull as fashion stylist Chuck Palmer. A second season is set to premiere in September this year on CBS so it isn't long till we can start getting our fix of him once more!

Anthony Ramos - John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton

Last show: November 20, 2016

He was the heartbreaker of Broadway during his run as both John Laurens and Philip Hamilton but since leaving the show it hasn't slowed him down one bit. He has been busy filming upcoming comedy-drama TV series She's Gotta Have It playing one of three love interests. 

Alongside this Ramos has been filming two upcoming films. One is A Star Is Born of which Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga also star. The other being Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the sequel to 2014's Godzilla. Not too shabby for the youngest cast member.

Okieriete Onaodowan - Hercules Mulligan/James Madison

Last show: December 24, 2016

He needs no introduction. He played the one and only Hercules Mulligan and, of course, James Madison. He was the last of the original cast to leave the show because he was just so damn good in it. Since leaving Onaodowan has had a role in Girls and is the third cast member to have starred in The Get Down.

Okieriete Onaodowan has also very recently returned to Broadway, taking on the role of Pierre in musical Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 and setting the theatre world on fire.

#ShakeAndBake It's time. This is me as Pierre (Don't judge the face, it was an impulsive photo) Tonight I join a remarkable group (@greatcometbway) of people and try and put my stank on the damn thing. I have been getting blessing from #TheHomies, my Familia, fans and strangers alike. I thank you for your words and have read them all. (yes, all of them ) I will do my best, I will carry love in my heart, and I pray people are moved, motivated, and marinate in the magical moments me and this capricious cast carefully have crafted for you to sloppily savor. My name is Oak, empathy is everything, I'm starting as Pierre tonight. Not tomorrow, not yesterday, tonight. #MyNameIsOak #KatyPerry #PierreAndProsper #BackOnBroadway #BlackOnBroadway

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Jasmine Cephas-Jones - Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds

Last show: December 8, 2016

Famed for her starring moment during hit song The Schuyler Sisters the "and, Peggy" actress has been making waves since taking her leave. She has worked with co-star Daveed Diggs' theatre in verse workshop, taken part in multiple storytelling workshops and spoken openly about female empowerment with the Powerful Foundation. 

She has kept up her singing and, as mentioned above, sang at the 2017 Superbowl to massive crowds. Also, adorably, Cephas-Jones is dating co-star Anthony Ramos, making for one super cute couple.

Bars..bars...BARZZZ!!! Livestream on Monday 4:30 ET at @barsworkshopnyc #ThePublicTheater #LeHomies

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Jonathan Groff - King George III

Last show: April 9, 2016

What comes next for our original king? Well, he has returned to the world of animation once again voicing Kristoff in LEGO's Frozen Northern Lights, a TV special. As well as this Groff featured in three part podcast musical 36 Questions.

Perhaps most excitingly he will have a starring role in Netflix's upcoming series Mindhunter playing FBI agent Holden Ford, tracking down rapists and murderers. Real gritty stuff.

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