‘Hamilton’ to Be Filmed Before Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Exit Next Month

Javier Munoz will replace hit musical’s creator and star in title role

Last Updated: June 16, 2016 @ 11:11 AM

The original cast of “Hamilton” will film two performances before Lin-Manuel Miranda exits his Broadway show on July 9, the actor’s previously reported final date playing Alexander Hamilton on Broadway.

Additionally, Miranda’s replacement in the hit musical’s lead role was revealed on Thursday — that honor goes to Javier Munoz, who will start the new gig on July 11 and perform seven days a week.

Munoz has been Miranda’s alternate to this point. This won’t be the first part Munoz has replaced Miranda, he previously did the same for “In the Heights,” taking over the role of Usnavi. Munoz’s own alternate — who will perform once a week — will be announced soon.

His other stage credits include “Venice,” “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” “Richard III” and “Into the Woods.” Munoz is represented by Kazarian, Measures, Ruskin and Associates and Soffer/Namoff Entertainment.

So what will Miranda and the other producers do with the aforementioned filmed footage anyway?

“No idea,” he wrote on Twitter. “Throwing it in a vault at Gringotts for a bit probly. But we’re getting it.”

Miranda did specify on the social media site that a “Hamilton” documentary will premiere October on PBS. A mixtape will come out the same month, he wrote.

“Hamilton” won 11 Tony Awards on Sunday, one shy of a record set by Mel Brooks‘ “The Producers.”


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