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HAMILTON's Jasmine Cephas Jones Waves Farewell to 'Peggy' Tonight


Jasmine Cephas Jones, who originated the role of 'Peggy Schuyler' Off-Broadway, then on Broadway in HAMILTON, takes her final bows in the role tonight, December 8. The actress took to Instagram today to express her gratitude for a "life-changing 2 years."


She wrote: "Today is my last performance at @hamiltonmusical Thank you for the most life changing 2 years. Thank you for making a platform to show the world that diversity is important and it is a beautiful thing to just be who you are... That you are enough. What a ride! Now let's do this one last time!"

One of the three Schuyler Sisters alongside Renée Elise Goldsberry and Phillipa Soo, Jones also took on the role of 'Maria Reynolds', Alexander Hamilton's mistress.

HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweeted his own message of support for Jones today, remembering her stunning #Ham4Ham rendition of "My Man" from FUNNY GIRL, along with some kind words for her final night in the musical.

Among Jones's other stage credits are Off-Broadway's The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Atlantic Theater). On the big screen, she has appeared in Titus, Mistress America (Noah Baumbach), and on the small screen, her roles include "The Blacklist" (NBC), "Unforgettable" (CBS), "Blue Bloods" (CBS).

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.

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