Hamilton CAST & CREATIVE
Lin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980) is an American actor, playwright, composer, rapper, and writer, best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals Hamilton and In the Heights. He has won a Pulitzer Prize, two Grammys, an Emmy, a MacArthur Fellowship, and three Tony Awards, among others.
Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the musical In the Heights, which opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in March 2008. Miranda’s written work for the show earned him numerous accolades, including the 2008 Tony Award for Best Original Scoreand the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.Miranda’s performance in the show’s lead role of Usnavi also earned him a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, and the show won Best Musical.
Miranda also wrote the book, music, and lyrics for Hamilton, his second major Broadway musical, which was inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow. The show earned the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, and was nominated for a record-setting 16 Tony Awards, of which it won 11—including Best Musical. For his performance in the lead role of Alexander Hamilton in the show, Miranda received the 2016 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award as well as his second Tony performance nomination. Miranda also won the Tony Award for Best Original Score and Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Hamilton.
Original cast recordings
|2008||In the Heights||
|2014||21 Chump Street|
Alexander HamiltonJavier Muñoz
Aaron BurrBrandon Victor Dixon
Eliza HamiltonLexi Lawson
Angelica SchuylerMandy Gonzalez
King GeorgeTaran Killam
George WashingtonBryan Terrell Clark
Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas JeffersonSeth Stewart
John Laurens/Philip HamiltonJordan Fisher
Peggy Schuyler/Maria ReynoldsAlysha Deslorieux
Hercules Mulligan/James MadisonJ. Quinton Johnson
It’s so lovely and Eliza and Alexander sound so happy, and the entire time you know that Eliza won’t ever be this happy again. She won’t get a husband that loves her as much as he should and everyone will die before she will.
2.Best of Wives and Best of Women
This song is so sad, because this is the last interaction we know of that Alexander and Eliza had before Hamilton dies, and it is so amazing that Eliza was able to forgive after all Alexander had done
When I imagine this song, I first picture Eliza at a desk in the middle of the night in a old nightgown, and the desk would have neat papers stacked and a burning candle. And as the song picks up speed, she would start knocking things off of the desk, and papers would go flying.
This one makes me cry because it’s adorable and they don’t know the ends their children will meet.
5.Stay Alive (Reprise)
I love this song even though it is so sad. Again, nothing like the loss of your child, especially when he was only 19! I’ll never be able to count to 9 in French… ever.
6.It’s Quiet Uptown
Saddest song ever. There’s nothing like the loss of a child and the unimaginable pain and grief that lasts forever.
7.Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
The end of this song always makes me so emotional, because it gives the audience the realization that they are the ones who are “telling their story”. It inspires people to find out more, to look up the history in order to keep the founding fathers’ story alive.