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Understudy Trio Steps in for Aaron Burr This Month; Meet HAMILTON's New Leading Men!

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, who continues his Tony nominated role in SHUFFLE ALONG through July 24, will begin performances mid-August (date TBA) as Aaron Burr in Hamilton on Broadway. Dixon takes over for Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr., who played his final performance on Saturday, July 9.

Dixon was nominated last season for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for SHUFFLE ALONG, and was previously nominated for Best Featured Actor for the original production of the THE COLOR PURPLE. Mr. Dixon also starred in MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL on Broadway, receiving a Grammy Award nomination, and headlined the original cast of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre, and later in London's West End where he received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.

Until August, the role will be covered by the role's three understudies- Andrew Chappelle, Sydney James Harcourt and Austin Smith, and you can get to know the trio below!


Andrew Chappelle

Broadway: Mamma Mia! First national tour: Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Off-Broadway: Hamilton at The Public Theater. Original sketch comedy on YouTube: "The Sketch Betch." For Mom. www.andrewchapelle.com @Achapphawk

Broadway: Bells Are Ringing, American Idiot, The Lion King, Camelot (Lincoln Center). Television credits include guest stars on "The Good Wife," "Younger," "Person of Interest" and "Law & Order." He is the front man for the New Deco Orchestra.

Broadway debut! Off-Broadway: Soho Rep's An Octoroon at Theatre for a New Audience. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School. Thank you God, Mom and Dad, Amber, Avery and Amaris.


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