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Video Roundup: HAMILTON Gets Three New Stars! Meet Burr, Angelica & Washington!


As HAMILTON continues its journey as a nationwide phenomenon, the Chicago company is growing, and the Broadway cast has welcomed new changes since their 11 Tony award-winning sweep in June. As BroadwayWorld reported earlier, the Chicago production of HAMILTON has found its Aaron Burr in two-time Tony award nominee Joshua Henry, and the Broadway cast will now feature Mandy Gonzalez and Jonathan Kirkland as Angelica Schuyler and George Washington, respectively.

Get to know these amazing performers below!

Two-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry 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."

Drama Desk and OBIE Award-winner Mandy Gonzalez is 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).

Jonathan Kirkland recently appeared in the Encores production of Cabin in Sky and NBC "Shade of Blue".

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

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