JAVIER MUÑOZ is Alexander Hamilton Starting July 11

Javier Munoz as Alexander Hamilton; Photo by Josh Lehrer

Javier Munoz as Alexander Hamilton; Photo by Josh Lehrer

JAVIER MUÑOZ is Alexander Hamilton in HAMILTON on Broadway starting July 11

Javier Muñoz – Lin-Manuel Miranda’s alternate in the Tony Award-winning musical  HAMILTON on Broadway and the actor who portrayed Alexander Hamilton when President Barack Obama saw HAMILTON last July  – will step into the title role starting July 11 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.), it has been announced by HAMILTON producer Jeffrey Seller. Mr. Miranda’s final performance in the Broadway production is set for July 9.

HAMILTON won 11 Tony Awards earlier this week, including Best Musical, Score, Book of a Musical, Direction of a Musical, Choreography and Orchestrations.

Mr. Muñoz has been the HAMILTON alternate dating back to the musical’s early development and debut at the Public Theatre in January 2015, as well as throughout the Broadway engagement.  He previously took over the role of Usnavi – again, replacing Mr. Miranda – in the latter’s Tony-winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS.

He will perform the role of Alexander Hamilton seven performances a week.  Mr. Muñoz’s alternate, who will perform the role once a week as Mr. Muñoz has done, will be announced at a later date along with the alternate’s performance schedule.

In his follow-up review of HAMILTON on Broadway with Mr. Muñoz in the title role in November 2015, Ben Brantley of The New York Times wrote, Muñoz’s performance maintains “the balance of a revolutionary show about a revolutionary era that seems better every time I see it,” adding, “His Hamilton is sexy with his penetrating stare and Don Juan smile.  When he’s courting the ladies and other characters describe him as a tomcat, you know exactly what they mean.”

Mr. Muñoz’s other stage credits include the title role of VENICE in the musical at Center Theatre Group, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, a rock opera, at Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC, and RICHARD III and INTO THE WOODS at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  Javier is a native of Brooklyn, NY.  He is represented by   Kazarian, Measures, Ruskin and Associates and Soffer/Namoff Entertainment.

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex LacamoireHAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father 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.  Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.

The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.  The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide.  The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.

A Chicago production of HAMILTON will open in October 2016.  A touring production begins a 21-week run in San Francisco in March 2017 followed by a 21-week engagement in Los Angeles.  Earlier this week, a London production for 2017 was also announced.

For information on HAMILTON, visit www.HamiltonOnBroadway.comwww.Facebook.com/HamiltonMusical,www.Instagram.com/HamiltonMusical and www.Twitter.com/HamiltonMusical.

Tulis McCall

Author: Tulis McCall

For my money, the theatre is up there in the ten top reasons to be human. I leave my home and go sit in a dark room with complete strangers and watch actors do their stuff because I want to be inspired. I’m asking to be involved. I’m volunteering to be led down any old path they choose as long as they don’t let go of my hand. And if I see a show, and it is NOT so very good – I will try to divert you, because I don’t want you to come to the temple when the preaching isn’t up to snuff. I will bar the door, I will swing from rafters, I will yell FIRE just to set your feet on a path that does not lead to disappointment. Do something different with your evening I will say. Save your money for dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in months because you are too frigging busy. Go take a walk with your dog or your child or your significant other. Go to bed early, I will say. Don’t come to the theatre when it is less than it can be. I’m an usher snob, and that’s all there is to it.

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