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Bio:
Marcus Choi was most recently seen as George Washinton in the National Tour of Hamilton. Other Broadway credits include Miss Saigon, Allegiance, Wicked, Times They Are a Changin, Sweet Charity, Flower Drum Song. He has had recurring roles in Blindspot, Luke Cage, The Last Ship, and Raising Hope. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Marcus Choi was most recently seen as George Washinton in the National Tour of Hamilton. Other Broadway credits include Miss Saigon, Allegiance, Wicked, Times They Are a Changin, Sweet Charity, Flower Drum Song. He has had recurring roles in Blindspot, Luke Cage, The Last Ship, and Raising Hope. (read complete bio)
BWW Review: We might have had to wait for it, but HAMILTON exceeds expectations in Ca Photo BWW Review: We might have had to wait for it, but HAMILTON exceeds expectations in Canadian premiere
by Isabella Perrone - Feb 15, 2020

HAMILTON has proven its lasting power in the five years since it debuted on Broadway, and after landing in several international locations, the mega-hit musical about America's ten-dollar founding father has crossed the border.

BWW Review: Record-shattering HAMILTON Settles Into Multi-Week Run at TPAC With Dazzl Photo BWW Review: Record-shattering HAMILTON Settles Into Multi-Week Run at TPAC With Dazzling Performances and Electrifying Intensity
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 2, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda's epic masterpiece Hamilton - the Broadway behemoth that continues to take the theater world by storm one city at a time, one stage at a time - has settled into its multi-week run at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

BWW Review: Watch The Cast of HAMILTON Rise Up at Murat Theatre Photo BWW Review: Watch The Cast of HAMILTON Rise Up at Murat Theatre
by The Marriage Matinee - Dec 13, 2019

Few musicals in recent years have received as much attention and acclaim as HAMILTON. It is essentially a historical drama with a dash of comedy delivered in the form of exceptional lyrics and tantalizing beats that switch seamlessly from a melody to a rap and back. The brainchild of Lin-Manuel Miranda has caused a ripple of excitement across the musical world, and that ripple has made its way to Indianapolis this winter.

BWW Review: HAMILTON National Tour Brings Non-Stop Energy to the Marcus Center Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON National Tour Brings Non-Stop Energy to the Marcus Center
by Kelsey Lawler - Oct 26, 2019

Part of what makes Hamilton such a beloved work is the way it balances sorrow and upset with lightness and fun. Revisiting history doesn't have to be a slog. We all can learn a thing or two about our country's formative years while singing along to a?oeCabinet Meetinga?? rap battles in your car. Hamilton makes history accessible and relevant, reminding us in song of the power of the written word, how immigrants shaped our nation, and that the world is wide enough to coexist and learn from each other's ideals. Those are some profound lessons, all courtesy of a show that's so much more than a hip-hop musical. 

BWW Review: HAMILTON Satisfies Audiences at Fox Cities P.A.C. Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON Satisfies Audiences at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by Meredith Kreisa - Oct 3, 2019

HAMILTON recently opened at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton and will continue to play through October 20. When a show receives as much hype as HAMILTON has, it can seem almost a letdown compared to its reputation. However, HAMILTON is truly a modern masterpiece with tremendous artistry, subtlety, and nuance.

BWW Review: HAMILTON at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center
by Dara Homer - Aug 25, 2019

HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL to Play at Orpheum Theatre Photo HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL to Play at Orpheum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

Memphis has its eyes on Hamilton as the second national touring cast plays Orpheum Theatre July 9-28.

BWW Review: HAMILTON Dazzles at Bass Concert Hall Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON Dazzles at Bass Concert Hall
by Frank Benge - May 31, 2019

There are a handful of musicals whose debuts changed the face of what musical theatre could be: Oklahoma, Company, West Side Story, Hair, A Chorus Line and now you can add to that list HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL. HAMILTON is an international sensation that appeared on Broadway in 2015 and is sung and rapped through with scant traditional dialogue. Inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, it features music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show incorporates hip hop, R&B, pop, soul, traditional-style show tunes, and color-conscious casting of non-white actors as the Founding Fathers and other historical figures. In 2016, HAMILTON received a record 16 Tony nominations, winning 11, including Best Musical, and was also the recipient of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The prior Off-Broadway production won the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical as well as seven other Drama Desk Awards.

Review Roundup: HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL on Tour, What Did Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL on Tour, What Did Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

Broadway blockbuster, 'Hamilton: An American Musical' now has multiple companies entertaining audiences across the U.S. Check out what the critics have to say about the productions in cities such as San Francisco, Orlando, Cincinnati and more in the reviews below.

BWW Review: HAMILTON Lives Up To The Hype The Straz Center For The Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON Lives Up To The Hype The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Feb 14, 2019

What more can be said about the juggernaut "Hamilton" that hasn't already been written? An ornate, elaborate leveled wooden backdrop and mobile staircases with minimal, simple set pieces and turntables floors showcased the exquisitely and insanely-talented lead actors and the equally-matched ensemble that brought each note to vivid life. The superb music - a blend of hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, and traditional Broadway tunes - was complemented by nearly nonstop, furiously-paced choreography.

BWW Review: HAMILTON Is Here and Meets the Hype at Dr. Phillips Center Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON Is Here and Meets the Hype at Dr. Phillips Center
by Aaron Wallace - Jan 25, 2019

Not since Sondheim have we had a musical so complex in lyrics, so layered in rhetoric, so rich in motif, and so conscious of characters' competing perspectives on one another. It is a concert of overlap, interplay, meta-reference, and occasionally even time travel...

Red Bucket Follies Raises Record-Breaking $6,113,301; HAMILTON Tour Is Top Fundraiser Photo Red Bucket Follies Raises Record-Breaking $6,113,301; HAMILTON Tour Is Top Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Equality, inclusion and joy permeated the performances at this year's poignant and record-breaking Red Bucket Follies. The show celebrated six weeks of enthusiastic fundraising by 67 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring shows for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

BWW Review: HAMILTON National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Nov 8, 2018

Based on Ron Chernow's 2004 biographical novel titled Alexander Hamilton, the musical, Hamilton, tells the true story of one of America's Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton. An immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary.

Georgia Stitt, Charl Brown, and More Join Houses on the Moon Gala Photo Georgia Stitt, Charl Brown, and More Join Houses on the Moon Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Houses on the Moon Theater Company will honor those that champion the unheard voice: award-winning producer, director and choreographer Warren Adams and celebrate immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir and The New Sanctuary Coalition with the 2018 Leyton Award at the 6th Annual Benefit Fundraiser "Amplify 2018" hosted by Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon who will be joined by guest performers Charl Brown, Marcus Choi, Liisi LaFontaine, Mariand Torres, and Derrick Williams with Ross Baum, Joseph Joubert and Georgia Stitt on Monday evening, October 29, 2018 at The Cutting Room (44 East 32ndStreet - between Park and Madison Avenues).

BWW Review: HAMILTON Sparks a Feeding Frenzy ��" and Justifies It Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON Sparks a Feeding Frenzy ��" and Justifies It
by Perry Tannenbaum - Oct 17, 2018

With a company that mostly outclassed the replacement cast I saw on Broadway, the HAMILTON tour not only set off a ticketbuying frenzy across Charlotte, it fulfilled theatergoers' wildest expectations.

BWW Review: The National Tour of HAMILTON, the Quintessential American Story Told thr Photo BWW Review: The National Tour of HAMILTON, the Quintessential American Story Told through the Quintessential American Art Form, Finally Arrives in Minnesota
by Jill Schafer - Sep 9, 2018

That's right, #TCTheater friends, music-theater's favorite founding father has finally arrived in Minneapolis, along with all of this friends. Three years after opening on Broadway and becoming the biggest theater sensation in years, maybe even decades, the second national tour is playing at the Opheum Theatre for a six-week run. I'm lucky enough to have seen it four times now, and it's still just as epic and thrilling, if not quite as mind-blowing as the first time. HAMILTON is the rare thing that not only lives up to the hype, it exceeds it. In fact it's not really about the hype at all, the 'all the cool people are seeing HAMILTON so I guess I should see it too.' You shouldn't go see HAMILTON so you can impress your friends and neighbors, you should go see HAMILTON because it's the quintessential American story told through the quintessential American art form - musical theater. It's one of those ground-breaking milestone events in the history of theater that has forever changed it. And it's also three jam-packed hours of music, dance, stories, entertainment, and inspiration. If you don't already have your tickets don't despair. There are tickets still available through the official channels, and you can enter a daily lottery in which 40 lucky people win the chance to buy tickets for $10. I don't think I need to try to convince anyone to go see it, or tell you how incredibly amazing it is. You already know that, the rest is up to you.

BWW Review: Creative HAMILTON is a Master Class In Contemporary Musical Theater 
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by Roy Berko - Jul 20, 2018

The story goes that while on vacation from performing in his hit Broadway show 'In the Heights,' Lin-Manuel Miranda read a copy of the biography, 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow.

BWW Review: OC's Segerstrom Center Finally Becomes the Room Where HAMILTON Happens Photo BWW Review: OC's Segerstrom Center Finally Becomes the Room Where HAMILTON Happens
by Michael Quintos - May 15, 2018

For three years, I have obsessed over the Original Broadway Cast Album of Lin-Manuel Miranda's ingeniously constructed, powerfully-rendered musical masterpiece HAMILTON, mostly because it just wasn't possible for me to see the show at its home at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. Fast forward to Fall of 2017 and the show finally makes its long stop in Los Angeles. I snagged a ticket and it was transcendent. Fast forward again to now May 2018, and the show's second national tour has finally arrived in my back yard at OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa for a three-week run through May 27. This production not only successfully reignited my love for this show, but it has also promptly solidified it as, in my humble opinion, one of the best musicals of all time. Apart from being one of the most undeniably creative stage shows ever produced for the American theater, HAMILTON is also one of the most deeply moving and shrewdly intelligent stage musicals I have ever experienced---made even better thanks to an insanely talented ensemble cast that raps, sings, and acts their way into this gripping, very American story. All that hype? Completely justified.

BWW Reviews: HAMILTON Ignites the Eccles Theater Photo BWW Reviews: HAMILTON Ignites the Eccles Theater
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 13, 2018

The national tour of the smash hit musical HAMILTON ignites the Eccles Theater in its long-awaited Utah debut. HAMILTON will be remembered throughout the annals of musical theatre as a show that changed the trajectory of the art form.  If you are one of the lucky ones with a ticket to see this phenomenal production, you will always remember that you had a seat in the room where it happened.

Photos: Get A First Look At The 2nd National Tour of HAMILTON Photo Photos: Get A First Look At The 2nd National Tour of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the 2nd National Tour of HAMILTON, lead by  Joseph Morales and Nik Walker as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively.

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