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Photo: Joshua Henry will portray Aaron Burr in the Chicago company of HAMILTON
Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced today that two-time Tony Award nominee JOSHUA HENRY will lead the Chicago company of HAMILTON as Aaron Burr. Henry, who 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.”
JONATHAN KIRKLAND, who recently appeared in the Encores production of Cabin in Sky and NBC “Shade of Blue,” will play George Washington. The Chicago company will also include SAM ABERMAN, JOSE AMORE, AMBER ARDOLINO, REMMIE BOURGEOIS, CHLOË CAMPBELL, JOSEPH CHAIKIN, CARL CLEMONS-HOPKINS, JOHN MICHAEL FIUMARA, JEAN GODSEND FLORADIN, AARON GORDON, JIN HA, HOLLY JAMES, MALIK KITCHEN, COLBY LEWIS, DASHI MITCHELL, JUSTICE MOORE, SAMANTHA POLLINO, EMMY RAVER-LAMPMAN, GABRIELLA SORRENTINO and AUBIN WISE.
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 www.BroadwayinChicago.com.