Jimmy Buffett, the singer-songwriter behind the new Broadway musical “Escape to Margaritaville,” seems to have caught the theater bug — and he’s not throwing away his shot.
In a joint interview with Tony-winning “Hamilton” composer-star Lin-Manuel Miranda that aired on Sirius XM Friday, Buffett said that he really would like to play King George in Miranda’s hit hip-hop musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton.
“I can get some high-heel boots and then there we go,” Buffett said, after performing a few bars of the British monarch’s Act 1 number “You’ll Be Back.”
Buffett even suggested that he take on the role when Miranda reprises his Tony-nominated performance as Hamilton next January for a limited run in Puerto Rico.
“Can you imagine Jimmy Buffett as King George in Puerto Rico?” Miranda said to great laughter.
Responding to an audience question at the Sirius town hall, Miranda had originally suggested that Buffett might make a good George Washington in his show. “I mean, Jimmy is clearly the father of our country,” he joked.
Miranda also noted that the show’s costume designer had “spruced up” the King George costume for the new London production of the hit musical.
“You know, our London company is literally next to Buckingham Palace and we were like, ‘Oh, he’s looking a little dingy next to the real thing,'” he said. “So, I’d love to see you in that bling, Jim.”
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