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Get Excited, The Australian Hamilton Cast Has Just Been Announced And It Is Epic

By Ioana Dragnef
9th Nov 2020

A photo of Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton in a production of Hamilton the musical.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you’ll know that Hamilton fever is at an all-time high right now and we’re not mad about it.

To add fuel to the musical fire, Hamilton’s cast for the Australian show has just been announced and excuse us while we pick our jaws off the floor—you can expect a stellar and diverse lineup of hyper-talented people that are absolutely going to blow you away.

Handpicked by Lin-Manuel Miranda himself, here’s everything you need to know about Hamilton’s epic Australian cast.

A headshot of actor Jason Arrow.

Jason Arrow | Alexander Hamilton

Jason Arrow has most recently appeared in Disney’s Aladdin and is taking the mantle from none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda himself, who played Hamilton in (and both wrote and composed) the original production.

A headshot of actress Chloe Zuel.

Chloé Zuel | Eliza Hamilton

The role of Eliza Hamilton will be taken up by performer Chloé Zuel—a graduate of ED5 International—who has performed as a singer across Australia and internationally.

A headshot of actor Lyndon Watts.

Lyndon Watts | Aaron Burr

Cast in the role of Aaron Burr is Australian performer Lyndon Watts, who has recently appeared as a lead in Opera Australia's production of West Side Story.

A headshot of actress Akina Edmonds.

Akina Edmonds | Angelica Schuyler

You might recognize Akinda Edmonds from appearing on The Voice Australia; a massively talented performer, she’ll be playing the role of Angelica Schuyler.

A headshot of actor Matu Mgaropo.

Matu Ngaropo | George Washington

One of the founding members of Modern Maori Quartet, New Zealand’s Matu Ngaropo will be playing George Washington.

A headshot of actor Victory Ndukwe.

Victory Ndukwe | Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson

Victorian actor, model and influencer Victory Ndukwe will be playing Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; he has recently appeared in the stage adaptation of Festen—originally a Danish black comedy-drama film—as Gbatokai.

A headshot of actor Shaka Cook.

Shaka Cook | Hercules Mulligan/James Madison

Shaka Cook will be playing Hercules Mulligan/James Madison and has recently played Wangarra in the Sydney Theatre Company production of The Secret River.

A headshot of actor Marty Alix.

Marty Alix | John Laurens/Philip Hamilton

Marty Alix will play John Laurens and Philip Hamilton; Alix won a 2019 Helpmann award for Best Male Actor In A Supporting Role In A Musical for his portrayal of Sonny in In The Heights.

A headshot of actress Elandrah Eramiha.

Elandrah Eramiha | Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds 

Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds will be played by Elandrah Eramiha, who has recently performed in In The Heights.

A headshot of actor Brent Hill.

Brent Hill | King George III

Brent Hill has recently played Dewey in the School Of Rock musical and will be playing King George III in the Hamilton production.

If you want to learn more about the full cast, head here.

And if you want all the deets about Hamilton in Australia, check out this article here.

Image credit: Joan Marcus

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