‘Hamilton’: Why the Cast of the Disney+ Film Looks So Familiar

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Now that it’s streaming on Disney+, viewers can lastly watch the brilliance of Hamilton at residence. The musical movie options a lot of the authentic Broadway forged, together with author and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

But followers are discovering numerous different acquainted faces on the present that they simply can’t place. So, right here’s a fast breakdown of the Hamilton forged, and what else they’ve been in. 

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Phillipa Soo in 'Hamilton'
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Phillipa Soo in ‘Hamilton’ | Disney+

Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton

Miranda is understood for writing, composing, producing, and starring in Hamilton because the lead, however he’s additionally been in quite a few different widespread initiatives through the years. He portrayed Jack in Disney’s 2018 movie, Mary Poppins Returns. And he performs the new air balloon driver, Lee Scoresby within the HBO fantasy drama, His Dark Materials

Miranda has additionally appeared on episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fosse/Verdon. And again in 2013, he had a recurring position on the NBC medical drama, Do No Harm

Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr

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Aside from his Tony Award-winning efficiency as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr. has had an in depth TV profession, with recurring roles on reveals like CSI: Miami, Smash, Persons of Interest, and Law & Order: SVU.  He was additionally featured on episodes of Gilmore Girls, Grey’s AnatomyNCIS: Los Angeles, Supernatural, Gotham, and The Good Wife

Odom starred as Dr. Arbuthnot within the 2017 movie, Murder on the Orient Express. And he performed William Still within the 2019 Academy Award-nominated film, Harriet

Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler

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For her efficiency as Angelica Schuyler within the Broadway manufacturing of Hamilton, Renée Elise Goldsberry picked up a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in 2016. But she really began her TV profession almost 20 years prior.

She joined the forged of Ally McBeal in 1997, then landed recurring roles on reveals like One Life to Live, The Good Wife, and Law & Order: SVU. Goldberry at the moment performs Quellcrist Falconer on Netflix’s sci-fi sequence Altered Carbon.  

Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson

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For his performances as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, Daveed Diggs picked up each a Grammy and a Tony Award in 2016. After Hamilton, the actor discovered recurring roles on Black-ish, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Law & Order: SVU, and The Get Down

Diggs’s latest movie credit embody Velvet Buzzsaw, Wonder, and Blindspotting. He at the moment performs the lead position of Andre Layton within the TNT sequence, Snowpiercer

Christopher Jackson as George Washington

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Before becoming a member of Hamilton as George Washington, Christopher Jackson was a seasoned Broadway star with productions like The Lion King and In The Heights below his belt. His TV credit embody appearances on Oz, Nurse Jackie, and The Good Wife. And in 2019, he joined the forged of When They See Us as Peter Rivera.     

Jackson at the moment portrays Chuck Palmer on the CBS drama, Bull

Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton

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 After selecting up a Tony nomination for her efficiency as Eliza in Hamilton, Phillipa Soo continued to pursue her Broadway profession with productions like Amélie and The Parisian Woman. She doesn’t have an in depth TV and movie resume, however Soo has had small roles on reveals like Here and Now, Smash, and The Code

Jonathan Groff as King George

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Before becoming a member of the forged of Hamilton as King George III, Jonathan Groff was a Tony Award-nominated actor. In 2006, he originated the position of Melchior Gabor within the Broadway rock musical Spring Awakening, after which went on to hitch his co-star Lea Michele on the Fox sequence, Glee.

And if Groff’s voice sounds acquainted, it’s most likely as a result of he voices Kristoff in Disney’s Frozen movie franchise. The actor at the moment stars as FBI profiler Holden Ford within the Netflix thriller, Mindhunter

Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds

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Along with portraying Maria Reynolds and Peggy Schuyler in Hamilton, Jasmine Cephas Jones has been featured in quite a lot of movies and TV initiatives. She appeared within the 2018 movie, Dog Days, and has a recurring position within the HBO comedy sequence, Mrs. Fletcher.  

Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton

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Known for enjoying twin roles in Hamilton as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton, Anthony Ramos has gone on to star in quite a few tv and movie productions in the previous few years. He appeared on episodes of Younger, Law & Order: SVU, and Will & Grace. And he additionally had a recurring position as Mars Blackmon on Spike Lee’s Netflix sequence, She’s Gotta Have It

In 2018, Ramos performed Ramon within the Academy Award-winning movie, A Star Is Born, reverse Lady Gaga.

Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison

Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan | Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

Aside from his roles as James Madison and Hercules Mulligan in Hamilton, Okieriete Onaodowan has been featured in quite a few Broadway productions together with Cyrano De Bergerac, Rocky, and Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812.  

Onaodowan has appeared on a couple of TV reveals as properly, together with Grey’s Anatomy, The Get Down, and Ballers. The actor at the moment performs Dean Miller on the ABC drama, Station 19.

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