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Pierre Jean Gonzalez is a stage, film and television actor, director, and producer. He is also an advocate for Latinx and LGBTQ+ visibility and inclusion.

Pierre is currently portraying the role of Alexander Hamilton in the U.S. national tour of Hamilton. In March 2020 Pierre was set to debut in the lead role and the entire run was postponed due to the Covid pandemic. On August 24, 2021 Pierre made his debut as Alexander Hamilton in the resumed national tour of Hamilton, beginning in Atlanta and he continues in the role.

Pierre also maintains an active schedule of speaking appearances most recently at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and in Ottawa at an event co-organized by The Embassy of the United States and Capital Pride. He is also a U.S. Speaker Program participant for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Cultural Affairs.

Pierre was recently honored with the Award for Artistic Excellence and Inspiration from GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington, D.C. Previous accolades include Best Actor at the Philadelphia Theater Critics Awards and Best Actor winner of NBC’s 2nd Annual Nosotros Ya Tu Sabes Monologue Slam.

Broadway World reviewed his performance in Hamilton writing “Pierre Jean Gonzalez as Alexander Hamilton brought a self-assuredness and intensity to the role, often a grounding presence on stage as the controlled chaos of the ensemble swirled around him. While Lin-Manuel Miranda’s original incarnation of Alexander Hamilton exploded with the lovably awkward, overexcited energy of the smartest kid in class, Gonzalez gave off the feeling as Alexander Hamilton that he could, and would, fight anyone, not just in a battle of wits, but in a physical one as well, and win. It was as if his Hamilton was thinking, ‘Who has time for humor when there is so much to prove to the world?’”

Pierre’s television credits include NCIS:NOLA, FBI, Gotham, The Mysteries of Laura, The Detour and POSE. Some of his favorite theater credits include the role of Usnavi de la Vega in In The Heights and Mace in The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.

Pierre founded DominiRican Productions in 2020 with his fiancé, fellow actor, Cedric Leiba Jr with a mission to see more Afro-Latinx and Queer representation behind and in front of the camera.

The Advocate selected Cedric and Pierre as “Champions of Pride” in recognition of their mission with DominiRican Productions to create opportunities for Afro-Latinx and Indigenous Latinx representation in TV and film in the rooms making the casting decisions, in the writers’ rooms, on-screen and in the director’s chair.

Good Morning America similarly included Cedric and Pierre in their “Inspiration List” of people making LGBTQ+ history. Nominated by Nicco Annan, who wrote, “They remain collaborative visionaries that continue to create for those who so often don’t see themselves on stage or the big screen. Their projects illuminate a part of our community that deserves more light. Two promising trailblazers bringing healing and much-needed conversations.”

In the Spring of 2021, Pierre produced and starred in DominiRican Production’s second narrative short film “American Made” alongside his Hamilton cast mate Jared Dixon. The film is currently being submitted to film festivals.

DominiRican Productions was selected to feature “Rhythm Is Gonna Get Who?,” directed by Pierre, in the Latino Film Market Festival, the BiteSize Film Festival and it won Best LGBT Short Film at the Uruvatti International Film Festival. Along with “Rhythm Is Gonna Get Who?,” “release,” also directed by Pierre, was selected for Queer 2 Queer Fest, BiteSize Film Festival, Cherry Grove Archives Collection Film Festival and received an Honorable Mention at the London Seasonal Short Film Festival. “release” won Best NYC Film at the NYC Downtown Film Festival, the Gold Award at the Hollywood Gold Awards, Best Experimental Short at the Fargo Moorhead LGBT Film Festival, Best Experimental Short at the Uruvatti International Film Festival and Best Experimental Film and Best LGBTQ Film at the Florence Film Awards.

Pierre received his BFA in Acting from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. Pierre was born in the Bronx and continues to make NYC his home.

Pierre Jean Gonzalez STAGE CREDITS

[US Tour]
Second National Tour, 2021
King George III [Replacement]

Alexander Hamilton (Standby) [Replacement]

Aaron Burr (Standby) [Replacement]

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Aaron Burr [Replacement]

King George [Replacement]

Alexander Hamilton [Replacement]

Alexander Hamilton (Standby) [Replacement]

Pierre Jean Gonzalez News

Constantine Maroulis, Kaitlin Hopkins, And Pierre Jean Gonzalez Join Cast Of THE COMPLETE PICTURE by Erin Maya at The Green Room 42

The first musical exploring the complexities of donor-conception debuts at Green Room 42. Join Constantine Maroulis, Kaitlin Hopkins, and Pierre Jean Gonzalez in the world premiere concert of The Complete Picture.

Emmy and Grammy-Winning Adam Blackstone Joins THE WIZ Creative Team

Emmy Award®-winning music director and Grammy Award®-winning writer, Adam Blackstone, has joined the creative team as Dance Music Arranger for the revival of The Wiz.

Review: HAMILTON at James M. Nederlander Theatre

What did our critic think of Hamilton, currently running at the James M. Nederlander Theatre until December 30? Experience the incredible performances and storytelling that have captivated audiences worldwide.

DominiRican Productions Expands Involvement and Visibility

The award-winning DominiRican Productions expands their involvement and visibility as producers of original content, investors in content with a shared mission, and creators of content for organizations with a shared mission.

DominiRican Productions Partners With The Latiné Musical Theater Lab For 4xLatiné 2023

DominiRican Productions, an award-winning BIPOC + LGBT-owned production company will partner with The Latiné Musical Theater Lab to present the second edition of 4xLatiné of 2023!

Review: HAMILTON Rises Up at Murat Theatre

Only a couple of shows recent have received as much interest and praise as HAMILTON. A historical drama, HAMILTON is the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda that comes with with a dash of comedy and a history lesson presented by outstanding lyrics and exciting music that switches seamlessly from a melody to a rap and back.

Pierre Jean Gonzalez Will Receive The Award For Artistic Excellence And Inspiration From GALA Hispanic Theatre

GALA Hispanic Theatre will host its annual Noche de Estrellas benefit event honoring three extraordinary leaders at St. Francis Hall on Monday, May 8th at 6:30 pm.

DominiRican Productions Announces Details of Film Projects

The award-winning DominiRican Productions has announced details for two forth-coming short films and two shorts scheduled for pre-production.

Review: HAMILTON at Kennedy Center Opera House

What did our critic think of HAMILTON at Kennedy Center Opera House? Hamilton, the 11 Tony award-winning musical, has returned to the Kennedy Center Opera House through October 9.

Review: HAMILTON at Ottawa's National Arts Centre

What did our critic think of HAMILTON at Ottawa's National Arts Centre?

BWW Review: HAMILTON at Des Moines Performing Arts

One of the great things about theatre is the stories it allows us to tell. It doesn't seem like it would work when you first hear the story 'Hamilton' and how it is being told. The show has proved that wrong since 2015 since it took New York and then the country by storm. When it first came to Des Moines in 2018, it sold out within just a few hours. 'Hamilton' made its triumphant return to Des Moines on May 17 for another limited run through June 5. While tickets are still available, the nightly audiences have been packed.

The New Group and Broadstream Premiere Digital Series I NEED SPACE

The World Premiere of i need space, a new digital series written, directed and created by Donja R. Love (Sugar In Our Wounds, one in two) and presented by The New Group Off Stage in association with John Ridley’s NŌ Studios and Frank Marshall will begin streaming March 8, 2022, exclusively on the new streaming platform, Broadstream. 

BWW Review: HAMILTON at Benedum Center

At this point, writing a review of Lin-Manuel Miranda's almost infamously popular hip-hop musical feels redudant. It's Hamilton, people. Go see it.

BWW Review: HAMILTON at Shea's Buffalo

HAMILTON and it's brilliant company have taken up residence at Shea's Buffalo Theatre  through January 2nd and the phenomenon deserves to be seen by one and all. The ingenuity that pervades the entire production combines a modern day sensibility and color blind casting that always seems befitting without feeling gimmicky. What best can be described

BWW Review: HAMILTON Returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center

In a recent interview with CNBC, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the highly acclaimed composer and lyricist of HAMILTON, stated how the live show is as popular as ever due to the filmed stage version that has been available on Disney+ since July 2020. That certainly seemed to be true on Wednesday evening, based on the nearly full Providence Performing Arts Center auditorium and enthusiastic response of the audience as Hamilton’s Philip Tour began its approximate 2-week stint in Rhode Island.

BWW Review: The National Tour of HAMILTON Takes the Stage at Philadelphia's Academy of Music

Hamilton is being presented at the Kimmel Cultural Campus' Academy of Music from Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - Sunday, November 28, 2021. 

Robin De Jesus, Pierre Jean Gonzalez & More to Take Part in SOL OF EL BARRIO: THE AFROLATINIDAD CONNECTION

Amas Musical Theatre will present “Sol of El Barrio: The AfroLatinidad Connection” a celebration of AfroLatinidad history in New York City. Created, hosted and directed by Maria Torres, the event will take place on Sunday, October 3 at 5pm at Theater 555 (555 West 42nd Street @ 11th Avenue).

Review Roundup: HAMILTON Re-Launches 'Philip Company' Tour

The cast is led by Pierre Jean Gonzalez as Alexander Hamilton, with Ta'Rea Campbell, Marcus Choi, Jared Dixon, Desmond Sean Ellington, Warren Egypt Franklin, Neil Haskell, Elijah Malcomb Stephanie Jae Park, Paige Smallwood, and more.

BWW Review: HAMILTON at The Fox Theatre Blows Us All Away

HAMILTON at The Fox Theatre is a remarkable show and the perfect note to revive theatre in Atlanta with. Even if you’ve streamed it on Disney+, listened to the soundtrack on repeat for months, and watched as many clips as you could find on YouTube, seeing the show in person makes everything feel new again. 

Britney Coleman, Pierre Jean Gonzalez, Timothy R. Hughes & Chris Medlin to Join HUNGOVER: GETTING BACK TO BROADWAY

Equity One: Broadway’s Happy Hour, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, has announced their new miniseries, HUNGOVER: Getting Back to Broadway. The podcast co-hosted by Caleb Dicke and Elliott Mattox will follow some of your favorite theatre artists through their return to theatre after the shutdown.

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