The Australian cast has finally been announced for global hit musical Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit musical will feature newcomer Jason Arrow in the title role, joined by a diverse cast who were handpicked by the Michael Cassel Group with Miranda himself taking a direct interest in the casting process.
Arrow graduated in 2016 from Perth performing arts school, before appearing in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Aladdin.
Almost the entire cast is drawn from Australian & New Zealand performers of colour.
Since opening off Broadway, the show has won Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards and will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, on 17th March 2021.
The cast also includes Chloé Zuel (Aragon in the Australian production of Six), New Zealand’s Akina Edmonds (Janelle Woods in Beautiful), Lyndon Watts (West Side Story, Sweet Charity, Singin’ in the Rain) alongside Matu Ngaropo, Victory Ndukwe. Innawonga Shaka Cook, Marty Alix, Elandrah Eramiha, and Brent Hill.