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Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks HAMILTON Exit: 'Even If I Take a Break I'll Always Come Back'


As BroadwayWorld previously reported, HAMILTON star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is expected to depart his hit show on July 9th, although no official announcement has been made.

On last night's TONY red carpet, Miranda revealed to ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT that even if he does exit the show in the coming weeks, chances are good that he will return in the future. "This is not the end of anything," he shared. "I don't know when I'm leaving yet, but I think that I built a house I can come back to any time I want, so I'm really excited about that."

He continued, "I've written a part I can't age out of, so even if I take a break, I'll always come back."

Miranda will soon begin production for a MARY POPPINS sequel co-starring Emily Blunt.

Miranda's Broadway credits include: Composer/Lyricist/Usnavi of In the Heights(four TONY AWARDS including Best Musical and Best Score, Grammy Award, Pulitzer Prize finalist), Bring It On: The Musical (co-composer/co-lyricist, Tony nomination for Best Musical), West Side Story(2009 revival, Spanish translations). Off-Broadway:Hamilton (ten Lortel Awards, three Outer Critic Circle Awards, eight Drama Desk Awards, the 2015 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical and the 2015 Obie Award for Best New American Play);Merrily We Roll Along and tick, tick...BOOM! (both City Center Encores!). WithTom Kitt, Lin-Manuel received an Emmy Award for "Bigger" from "The 67th Annual Tony Awards." TV/film: "Freestyle Love Supreme," "How I Met Your Mother," "Smash," "Do No Harm," "Modern Family," "House," "The Electric Company," "Sesame Street," "The Sopranos," The Odd Life of Timothy Green and200 Cartas.

The cast of Hamilton is comprised of Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton), Daveed Diggs(Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler),Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Rory O'Malley (King George), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler, Maria Reynolds), Javier Muñoz (Hamilton alternate), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, PhilipHamilton) and Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton).

HAMILTON is the acclaimed new musical about the scrappy young immigrant AlexanderHamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his life cut too short, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary, a loving husband and father, despised by his fellow Founding Fathers and shot to death by Aaron Burr in their legendary duel.

Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

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