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Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!

HAMILTON began performances on Tuesday, January 20 and has been extended twice through April 5, with an official press opening on Tuesday, February 17. This world premiere musical features a book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda; is inspired by the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow; with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler; and directed byThomas Kail.

From the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning In The Heights comes a wildly inventive new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy,HAMILTON is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe,Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become. Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs this new musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down.

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA (Book, Music, and Lyrics/Alexander Hamilton) is the Tony and Grammy award-winning composer-lyricist-star of Broadway's In the Heights. In the Heights received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography), with Miranda receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. In the Heights was also recognized as a Finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Miranda is the co-composer (with Tom Kitt), and co-lyricist (with Amanda Green) of Broadway's Bring it On: The Musical (2013 Tony nom., Best Musical, 2013 Drama Desk nom., Best Lyrics in a Musical). Miranda contributed new songs to the revival of Stephen Schwartz' Working and provided Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story. Miranda, along with Kitt, won the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy for Best Original Music and Lyrics for their work on the 67th Annual Tony Awards. As an actor, Miranda appeared in the City Center Encores! productions of Merrily We Roll Along (Charley Kringas), and tick, tick... BOOM! (Jonathan). He is a co-founder and member ofFreestyle Love Supreme, an improvisational hip-hop group that will launch a self-titled television series in October 2014 on Pivot TV. Additional TV and film credits include "The Electric Company," "Sesame Street," "The Sopranos," "House," "Modern Family," "Do No Harm," "Smash," "How I Met Your Mother," The Sex and the City Movie, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, and 200 Cartas.

DAVEED DIGGS (Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson). His theater credits include Nobody Move, Fabulation, In The Red and Brown Water, Mirrors in Every Corner, Red Light Winter, The Comedy of Errors, Troilus and Cressida,and many others. His film credits include The Industry, Rockstar, One Hot Run, Grand Café, and Infants of Spring.

RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY (Angelica Schuyler) has performed in The Public Theater productions of As You Like It, Love's Labour's Lost, and Two Gentleman of Verona. She has appeared on Broadway in Good People, The Color Purple as the original Nettie, Rent, and The Lion King. Her film and television credits include Every Secret Thing, "Masters of Sex," "The Good Wife," "The Following," "Royal Pains," "One Life To Live," and "Ally McBeal."

CHRISTOPHER JACKSON (George Washington) has appeared on Broadway in Holler If Ya Hear Me, Bronx Bombers, After Midnight, Memphis, In the Heights, and The Lion King. His Off-Broadway credits include Bronx Bombers; The Jammer; Lonely, I'm Not; In the Heights; and Cotton Club Parade. His film and television credits include Tracers, Afterlife, "Freestyle Love Supreme" on the Pivot Network, "Person of Interest," "A Gifted Man," and "Fringe." He is the co-music supervisor and writer for "The Electric Company" and he has composed and written songs for "Sesame Street," and received six Emmy nominations and one win for his song with, "What I Am."

BRIAN D'ARCY JAMES (King George) has appeared at The Public Theater in Giant. His Broadway credits include Next To Normal, Time Stands Still, Shrek, The Apple Tree, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Sweet Smell of Success, Titanic, Carousel, and Blood Brothers. His additional Off-Broadway credits include Good Thief, Port Authority, The Wild Party, and many others. His film and television credits include Friends with Kids, Ghost Town, Game Change, "SMASH," "Person of Interest," and others.

JASMINE CEPHAS JONES (Peggy Schuyler, Maria Reynolds) went to Berklee College of Music for vocal performance and The Neighborhood Playhouse for Theater. She is a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company. Her theater credits include The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Atlantic Theater). Her film and television credits include Untitled Noah Baumbach, Titus (Dakus Films UK), "Blue Bloods" (CBS), "Unforgettable" (CBS), "The Blacklist" (NBC).

OKIERIETE ONAODOWAN (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison) has performed on Broadway in Rocky and Cyrano de Bergerac, and Off-Broadway as Luce in Luce. His film and television credits include Thanks for Sharing, "Gravity," and "Blue Bloods."

LESLIE ODOM JR. (Aaron Burr) was last seen in City Center Encores' Tick Tick...Boom! this past summer alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda. He has previously appeared at The Public in Venice. Broadway credits include Leap of Faith andRent. His select film and television credits include Red Tails; "SMASH"; "Person of Interest"; "Supernatural"; "Grey's Anatomy"; and "Law & Order: SVU."

ANTHONY RAMOS (John Laurens, Philip Hamilton) has performed in Sideways Stories from Wayside School and in Uncle Tom's Cabin in Philadelphia, as well as in Play Pen's Mr. Wheeler's. His film credits include Smile.

PHILLIPA SOO (Eliza Hamilton) recently appeared Off-Broadway in Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812 and has appeared regionally in School For Wives. Her television credits include "SMASH" and "Keep the Change."

CARLEIGH BETTIOL (Ensemble) has performed in Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Chorus Line, and the tours of Flashdance The Musical, In The Heights, A Chorus Line, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and the Virtuosity! Tour.

ANDREW CHAPPELLE (Male Swing) has performed on Broadway in Mamma Mia! His regional credits include Annie, Cinderella, A Christmas Carol, Once on this Island, Dreamgirls, and West Side Story.

ARIANA DEBOSE (Ensemble) has performed on Broadway as the Leading Player in Pippin, Motown the Musical, and Bring It On the Musical. She appeared in Stephen Sondheim's Company with the New York Philharmonic and was a Top 20 finalist on Season 6 of "So You Think You Can Dance."

ALYSHA DESLORIEUX (Swing) has appeared on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and Sister Act. She appeared in the first National Tour of Sister Act and in the regional productions of Little Shop of Horrors, Bye Bye Birdie! And Once on this Island.

SYDNEY JAMES HARCOURT (Ensemble) has performed on Broadway in The Lion King, American Idiot, and Bells are Ringing. Off-Broadway he has performed in Piece Of My Heart, and his additional theater credits include Rocky inThe Rocky Horror Show at the Old Globe, The Wiz, West Side Story, Showboat, Camelot, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. His television credits include "The Good Wife"; "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"; and "Person of Interest."

SASHA HUTCHINGS (Ensemble) has appeared on Broadway in Rocky, Motown The Musical, and Memphis. Additionally she appeared on NBC's "SMASH."

THAYNE JASPERSON (Ensemble) has performed on Broadway in Matilda The Musical and Newsies The Musical. His film and television credits include High School Musical, "SMASH," "Submissions Only," and he was featured on Season 4 of "So You Think You Can Dance."

STEPHANIE KLEMONS (Swing) has appeared on Broadway in If/Then; Bring It On: The Musical; and In the Heights. She has also appeared Off-Broadway in In the Heights. She has toured nationally in Bombay Dreams and Tea with Chachaji, and appeared regionally in Fly: A Peter Pan Musical, Automatic Superstar, and Zelda: An American Musical. Her film credits include Jaaneman and Pa Rum Pum.

JAVIER MUNOZ (Hamilton Standby) has performed on Broadway in In The Heights. His Off-Broadway credits include In The Heights, The Porch, and NYMF 2006 All Is Love. His television credits include Nickelodeon's "Umizumis."

JON RUA (Ensemble) has appeared on Broadway in Hands on a Hardbody and In the Heights. He has appeared Off-Broadway in Kung Fu and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. His film and television credits include Fall to Rise and "Law & Order."

SETH STEWART (Ensemble) has appeared on Broadway in In the Heights and Sweet Charity. He has also appeared Off-Broadway in In the Heights. His film and television credits include Friends with Benefits, Inside a Change, Music and Lyrics, "SMASH," and "Saturday Night Live."

BETSY STRUXNESS (Ensemble) has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Memphis, Leap of Faith, Scandalous, and Matilda the Musical. She has toured nationally in Wicked, All Shook Up, and Oklahoma! She has appeared on television in "Louie" and "Law & Order: SVU."

EPHRAIM SYKES (Ensemble) has appeared on Broadway in Motown the Musical, Newsies the Musical, Memphis, and The Little Mermaid. His film and television credits include Leave It on the Floor, Dance Flick, "30 Rock," "SMASH," "It Could Be Worse," and "NYC 22."

VOLTAIRE WADE-GREENE (Swing) has appeared regionally with the Charlottesville Ballet Ensemble; Circus Nexus' "Rites and Rituals" and "Sugar Plum Dreams"; Contrast Dance Theater; and the Taj Mahal New Year's Ball. He has appeared on television in "SMASH."

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