Producers Announce Which Actor Will Play Aaron Burr in Chicago's 'Hamilton' | NBC Chicago

Producers Announce Which Actor Will Play Aaron Burr in Chicago's 'Hamilton'

The Chicago production of "Hamilton" opens Sept. 27 at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago

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    With a little more than a month left before “Hamilton” takes the stage in Chicago, the hit musical has finally revealed who will play Aaron Burr when the production debuts in the Windy City.

    The answer: Two-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry.

    Henry, who made his Broadway debut in “In the Heights,” received Tony Award nminations for his roles in “Violet” and “The Scottsboro Boys.”

    As previously announced, Miguel Cervantes will take on the role of Alexander Hamilton. Angelica Schuyler will be played by Karen Olivo and (former) King George III will be played by Alexander Gemignani, according to Broadway in Chicago.

    Other “Hamilton” cast members reportedly include:

    • Ari Afsar (Eliza Hamilton)

    • Chris Lee (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson)

    • Joseph Morales (Alexander Hamilton alternate)

    • Jose Ramos (John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton)

    • Wallace Smith (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison)

    • Samantha Marie Ware (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds)

    "Hamilton," which won 11 Tony Awards last month, has been praised by politicians and rap stars, influenced the debate over the nation's currency and burst through the Broadway bubble like none other.

    This year, it has won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, a Grammy, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History and Miranda earned a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant.

    The Chicago production of "Hamilton" opens this fall and a touring production begins a 21-week run in San Francisco in 2017 before moving to Los Angeles. A London production is slated for 2017.

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