SAN DIEGO–Producer Jeffrey Seller announced that Austin Scott and Nicholas Christopher will join the first national tour of “Hamilton” as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively.
Scott’s credits include the Off-Broadway cast of “One Day.” Christopher is currently playing John in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon and played George Washington in “Hamilton” on Broadway.
Other principal roles in “Hamilton” will be assumed by Julia Harriman as Eliza Hamilton, Sabrina Sloan as Angelica Schuyler, and Chris De’Sean Lee as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson. Harriman is currently a standby in the touring company. Sloan was an original Broadway cast member of “Motown The Musical, “ “Hairspray,” and “Catch Me If You Can.” Lee is currently performing in the Chicago Company of “Hamilton.”
The First National Tour also includes Ruben Carbajal, Amber Iman, Isaiah Johnson, Rory O’Malley, Mathenee Treco, Ryan Alvarado, Amber Ardolino, Raymond Baynard, Jeffrey Duffy, Hope Endrenyi, Jennifer Geller, Jacob Guzman, Jennie Harney, Afra Hines, Sabrina Imamura, Lauren Kias, Alex Larson, Dorcas Leung, Yvette Lu, Desmond Newson, Lauren Kias, Alex Larson, Desmond Nunn, Antuan Magic Raimone, Josh Andres Rivera, Willie Smith III, Raven Thomas, Ryan Vasquez, Keenan Washington, and Andrew Wojtal.
The company continues the remarkable run of “Hamilton” productions that have rolled out since the musical first opened on Broadway in 2015. A Chicago company opened in September 2016; the first national tour began performances in San Francisco in March 2017, the West End engagement began December 2017; and the second national tour will begin performances in Seattle on February 6.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, “Hamilton” is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
“Hamilton” is the story of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway. The musical is the story of America then, as told by America now.
“Hamilton” is currently playing at the San Diego Civic Theatre; 1100 3rd and B Street in San Diego.
For ticket information, visit http://www.broadwaysd.com/hamilton.htm