When a hip-hop musical chronicling the lifetime of a Treasury secretary made its approach uptown to Broadway in 2015, a good variety of the faces onstage had been nonetheless comparatively unknown.
Many know the story of what would come subsequent: “Hamilton” grew to become an instantaneous hit, sweeping up reward and accolades and drawing a military of devoted followers. There have been the 11 Tonys, to not point out the Grammy, the Pulitzer Prize and the Kennedy Heart Honor. Critics heralded the present as transformative, emblematic of a brand new age in American musical theater.
And the unique forged? The combo of Broadway veterans and newcomers was elevated to a standing of celeb that theater performers hardly ever attain.
The present that can lengthy be thought of their most memorable efficiency is now immortalized onscreen, filmed over three days in the summertime of 2016 and now showing on Disney+. Right here’s what the unique forged members have been engaged on since their time within the present.
His character within the present: Alexander Hamilton.
His profession since then: At any time when it feels such as you’ve received an excessive amount of in your plate, like you’ll be able to’t presumably do all of it, we invite you to take a look at Miranda’s workload since he left the present.
The musical’s creator and authentic Hamilton was already well-known within the theater world because the composer and lyricist for the Tony-winning “Within the Heights” (2008), his first Broadway present. And after the success of “Hamilton,” he has stored busy: He wrote songs for “Moana” in 2016 and starred in “Mary Poppins Returns” final yr. On the small display, he appeared within the collection “His Darkish Supplies” on HBO in addition to “Fosse/Verdon” on FX, which he additionally helped government produce. He returned to Broadway late final yr with “Freestyle Love Supreme,” the improvised hip-hop musical sketch present he helped create. Arising, he has a job in and served as a producer on the movie adaptation of “Within the Heights,” and he’s engaged on two new songwriting initiatives for Disney: an animated musical set in Colombia and a live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid,” for which he’s writing new lyrics with the unique composer, Alan Menken. He’s additionally slated to direct a movie adaptation of the Jonathan Larson musical “Tick, Tick … Boom!” for Netflix.
Leslie Odom Jr.
His character within the present: Aaron Burr. Odom gained the Tony Award for greatest actor in a musical for his flip as Hamilton’s perilously formidable rival.
His profession since then: He has launched two albums and has had roles in such movies because the 2017 thriller “Homicide on the Orient Categorical” and the 2019 biopic “Harriet.” Odom can also be set to star in a number of movies, together with Regina King’s “One Night time in Miami” (he’s taking part in Sam Cooke), John Ridley’s “Needle in a Timestack” and the “Sopranos” prequel, “The Many Saints of Newark.”
Renée Elise Goldsberry
Her character within the present: Angelica Schuyler. Goldsberry was a well-recognized face on Broadway — she had already appeared in “Hire,” “The Lion King” and the unique forged of “The Colour Purple” — earlier than her efficiency because the eldest Schuyler sister earned her the Tony for greatest featured actress in a musical.
Her profession since then: She has turned her focus to movie and TV, showing within the 2019 Trey Edward Shults drama “Waves” and taking part in the title character, alongside Oprah Winfrey, in “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (2017) — the HBO movie adaptation of the 2010 best-selling e-book. She has been starring within the Netflix sci-fi collection “Altered Carbon” since 2018.
Her character within the present: Eliza Hamilton, Alexander’s spouse.
Her profession since then: Soo’s most up-to-date stage function was Off Broadway, in “Tumacho” — a supernatural Western comedy that ran for lower than a month earlier than the pandemic shuttered reside performances. Her different reveals post-“Hamilton” have had considerably longer runs, together with “Amélie” on Broadway, the place Soo performed the title function within the musical primarily based on the 2001 French movie, and “The Parisian Woman,” the place she appeared alongside Uma Thurman. Onscreen, Soo will subsequent be seen in “The Broken Hearts Gallery,” a romantic comedy slated to premiere in theaters subsequent month. She’s additionally voicing the moon goddess Chang’e within the Netflix animated musical “Over the Moon” later this yr.
His characters within the present: Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. His twin function led to a Tony win for featured actor in a musical.
His profession since then: He went on to star within the 2018 movie “Blindspotting,” which he additionally co-wrote. However he has spent a lot of the previous a number of years in tv, most lately starring in TNT’s “Snowpiercer,” the dystopian thriller collection tailored from Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 movie. He additionally appeared on “black-ish,” “Central Park,” “The Get Down” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Diggs was a part of the rotating forged of “Freestyle Love Supreme” on Broadway with fellow “Hamilton” castmates Miranda and Christopher Jackson, and a documentary about that present is scheduled to premiere on Hulu on July 17. Up subsequent are two Disney initiatives: He’s offering a voice within the Pixar story “Soul” and taking part in Sebastian within the live-action “The Little Mermaid.”
His characters within the present: John Laurens, a fellow revolutionary, and Hamilton’s son Philip.
His profession since then: Ramos’s greatest function will are available in one other Lin-Manuel Miranda undertaking — as main man Usnavi within the movie adaptation of “Within the Heights,” due subsequent summer time. He has additionally starred in Spike Lee’s Netflix reboot “She’s Gotta Have It” and on the massive display appeared in “A Star Is Born” (2018) and the current “Trolls World Tour.” Ramos will even have a job within the movie “Sincere Thief” later this yr, alongside Liam Neeson and fellow “Hamilton” veteran Jasmine Cephas Jones, who occurs to be his fiancée.
Her characters within the present: Peggy Schuyler, the youngest Schuyler sister, and Maria Reynolds, Hamilton’s mistress.
Her profession since then: She moved Off Broadway in 2019, starring within the musical “Cyrano” alongside Peter Dinklage. She additionally appeared in HBO’s “Mrs. Fletcher” and “Ladies” and continues to work with different forged members from “Hamilton”: She was in “Blindspotting” with Diggs, and can be in “Sincere Thief” with Ramos and “One Night time in Miami” with Odom.
His character within the present: King George III.
His profession since then: Groff’s most up-to-date onstage function was a full 180 from the pompous caped monarch he performed a number of years in the past. Within the “Little Shop of Horrors” revival that opened Off Broadway in 2019, the royal dramatics had been changed with a steep drop in confidence as Seymour, the nerdy flower-shop employee charged with dealing with a man-eating plant. Final yr, Groff additionally reprised his function as Kristoff in “Frozen 2” (together with his personal campy ’80s ballad to sing this time round) and has starred in Netflix’s considerably much less cheery collection “Mindhunter.”
His character within the present: George Washington.
His profession since then: Jackson was a Broadway veteran (his credit embody Miranda’s “Within the Heights”) when he joined “Hamilton.” After he left the present, he was a rotating visitor on the Broadway present “Freestyle Love Supreme” via closing evening earlier this yr. He appeared in “When They See Us” on Netflix and voiced the daddy of “Moana” in 2016. He additionally stars in “Bull” on CBS, which he started filming while still in “Hamilton.”
His characters within the present: Hercules Mulligan, one other revolutionary, and James Madison.
His profession since then: Onaodowan took over for Josh Groban in “Natasha, Pierre & The Nice Comet of 1812” on Broadway. On the small display, he has appeared on “The Get Down,” “Ladies” and “BoJack Horseman.” However his fundamental function has been taking part in the firefighter Dean Miller via three seasons of the “Gray’s Anatomy” spinoff “Station 19.”