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Breaking News: Joshua Henry, Mandy Gonzalez & Jonathan Kirkland Will Join HAMILTON in Chicago and Broadway!

Breaking News: Joshua Henry, Mandy Gonzalez & Jonathan Kirkland Will Join HAMILTON in Chicago and Broadway!

Two-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will lead the Chicago company of Hamilton as Aaron Burr, it has been announced by producer Jeffrey Seller. Henry, who made his Broadway debut in IN THE HEIGHTS, received Tony Award nominations for his roles in VIOLET and THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS and just concluded the Broadway run of SHUFFLE ALONG where he created the role of "Noble Sissle."

Mr. Seller also announced that Mandy Gonzalez, who created the role of "Nina Rosario" in the Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS and can currently be seen in on the hit TV shows "Madam Secretary" and "Quantico," will return to Broadway and the Richard Rodgers Theater (226 West 46th St.) in October as the brilliant and beautiful Angelica Schuyler in the 11-time Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton. She succeeds Renée Elise Goldsberry who won the 2016 Tony Award for the role. Goldsberry's final performance and Gonzalez's debut will be announced at a later date.

Breaking News: Joshua Henry, Mandy Gonzalez & Jonathan Kirkland Will Join HAMILTON in Chicago and Broadway!
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Jonathan Kirkland, who recently appeared in the Encores production of Cabin in the Sky and NBC "Shades of Blue," will play George Washington. The Chicago company will also include SAM ABERMAN, JOSE AMOR, AMBER ARDOLINO, Remmie Bourgeois, CHLOË CAMPBELL, Joseph Chaikin, CARL CLEMONS-HOPKINS, John Michael Fiumara, JEAN GODSEND FLORADIN, AARON GORDON, Jin Ha, Holly James, MALIK KITCHEN, Colby Lewis, Dashi Mitchell, JUSTICE MOORE, Samantha Pollino, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Gabriella Sorrentino, and Aubin Wise.

As previously announced, other principal roles in Hamilton in Chicago will be played by Ari Afsar as Eliza Hamilton; Miguel Cervantes as Alexander Hamilton; Alexander Gemignani as King George III, Chris Lee as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Joseph Morales as Mr. Cervantes' alternate; Tony Award-winner Karen Olivo as Angelica Schuyler,Jose Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton; Wallace Smith as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, and Samantha Marie Ware as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds.

Performances begin September 27 at the PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago (18 W. Monroe). For more information, visit www.BroadwayinChicago.com.

Joshua Henry recently filmed a starring role in the Luc Besson action-thriller The Lake opposite J.K. Simmons and Sullivan Stapleton which will premiere worldwide in January of 2017. His other film and television credits include Sex and the City the Movie, Winter's Tale, and season 7 of "Army Wives."

A Drama Desk and OBIE Award-winning actress, Mandy Gonzalez possesses one of the most powerful and versatile contemporary voices of our time. Perhaps best known for her emotional portrayal of Nina Rosario in the original cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning hit musical In the Heights, Gonzalez also starred as Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked. Most recently, Mandy has recurred on the hit Television shows "Madam Secretary" (Lucy Knox) and "Quantico" (Agent Susan Combs). Other Broadway roles include Princess Amneris in Aida; Lennon; and Sarah in the original cast of Dance of the Vampires. Other Television credits include guest appearances on "Doubt," "The Good Wife," "White Collar," and "666 Park Avenue." Film credits include Viral, Over/Under, After, Man on a Ledge, and Across the Universe. Mandy has performed with prestigious symphonies across the country and around the world, and is currently working on her first solo CD, set to release in 2017.

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, music direction/orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The musical won eleven 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Score, Book of a Musical, Direction of a Musical, Choreography and Orchestrations. Mr. Miranda received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for 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, Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now.

The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.

The Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording - recipient of the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album and a regular on numerous Billboard top 10 lists - is available everywhere nationwide.

HAMILTON: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter's book about the making of the musical, is on sale and has been a selection on The New York Times Best Seller List.

The musical celebrates its 1st anniversary on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6. A touring production begins a 21-week run in San Francisco in March 2017, followed by a 21-week engagement in Los Angeles. A London production will be mounted, also in 2017.

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