5 May 2016

Hamilton London Dream Casting

Our dream casting ideas for the upcoming London production of Hamilton.

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With rumours rife that Hamilton is set to re-open the Victoria Palace Theatre in 2017, and that Lin-Manuel Miranda himself may not be in the cast, we thought we’d let you know our dream casting! We’ve covered every part…

Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Alexander Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda) – Sam Mackay

Lin Manuel-MirandaSam Mackay

Sam Mackay is currently wowing audiences as Usnavi in In the Heights, so it only seems right that he would head up the cast for Hamilton with his insane rapping skills!

Aaron Burr (Leslie Odom, Jr.) – Shaun Escoffery

Leslie Odom JrShaun Escoffery

Who better than the immensely talented Shaun Escoffery to play Hamilton’s friend and foe Aaron Burr? We would love to hear him singing “Wait For It”. Escoffery is currently starring as Mufasa in The Lion King.

Eliza Hamilton (Phillipa Soo) – Gemma Arterton

Phillipa SooGemma Arterton

This was a tough one, but after her five-star acclaimed role in Nell Gwynn, we know that Gemma Arterton has both the innocence and sass required of the role! It would be great to see Arterton play something very different. We know that she would be mesmerising as the heart-broken Eliza towards the end of the musical!

Angelica Schuyler (Renee Elise Goldsberry) – Jade Ewen

Renee Elise GoldsberryJade Ewen

We’re sure that Jade Ewen has plenty enough sass as well as the amazing voice to play the sensational Angelica Schuyler. We’d love to hear her rendition of “Satisfied”!

King George (Jonathan Groff) – Dave Hearn

Jonathan GroffDave Hearn

Can Dave Hearn sing? We’re not sure, but after his stints in the Goes Wrong series and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, we know that Hearn has the skills to play this comedy part! He just needs to get on perfecting that famous walk…

George Washington (Christopher Jackson) – Cedric Neal

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This was a tough call, as we think Cedric Neal would also make an excellent Aaron Burr, we think he’d be a great fit for George Washington! Neal is currently starring as Berry Gordy in hit musical Motown.

Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds (Jasmine Cephas Jones) – Rebecca Trehearn

Jasmine Cephas JonesRebecca Trehearn

Rebecca Trehearn would be amazing singing Eliza Hamilton’s “Burn”, but we feel that she has the edge to play the femme fatale that is Maria Reynolds! Currently starring in Show Boat, Trehearn is wowing audiences with her amazing voice, which we think would be so suited to Hamilton.

Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson (Daveed Diggs) – Hadley Fraser

Daveed DiggsHadley Fraser

After hearing Hadley Fraser sing, we thought he would have to be included in the cast, especially as the suave Jefferson. We can completely see him singing “What’d I Miss”. Can he rap? There’s only one way to find out!

Hercules Mulligan/James Madison (Okieriete Onaodowan) – Emmanuel Kojo

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Emmanuel Kojo is stunning audiences with his powerful voice in Show Boat, so we know that he would fit in perfectly with Hamilton.

John Laurens/Philip Hamilton (Antony Ramos) – Cleve September

Antony RamosCleve September

Who would be better to play this part other than the adorable Cleve September? Currently playing Sonny in In the Heights, we know that he has the rap skills to smash verses in Hamilton.

What do you think of our Hamilton dream cast? Let us know in the comments section below.

Susannah Martin

Susannah Martin

Susannah is the Editor of Official Theatre and lover of all theatre, wine and gin-related evenings! After graduating from the University of East Anglia with a BA Honours in Drama, she moved to London to pursue a career in the Arts.


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