Producers of the Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning musical Hamilton have confirmed the full company for the Brisbane season.
Led by Jason Arrow as Alexander Hamilton, the production welcomes First Nations performer Callan Purcell in the pivotal role of Hamilton’s friend and nemesis Aaron Burr, while NIDA graduate Wern Mak joins the company in the dual roles of John Laurens and Hamilton’s son Philip. Brisbane’s own Sami Afuni will also tour with the production to his hometown to play Hercules Mulligan and James Madison. Brent Hill who originated the role of King George in Australia returns to the company for the Brisbane season of the show.
The remaining current Australian company continue in the production in Brisbane including Martha Berhane as Eliza Hamilton, Akina Edmonds as Angelica Schuyler, Matu Ngaropo as George Washington, Victory Ndukwe as Marquis deLafayette/Thomas Jefferson and Elandrah Eramiha as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds. They are joined by Kyla Bartholomeusz, Shewit Belay, Justin Bryant, Olivia Carniato, Celine Cleveland, Lachlan Dearing, Simon Fairweather, Alexander Ferguson, Keanu Gonzalez, Winston Hillyer, Indigo Hunt, Julian Kuo, Iosefa Laga’aia, Stefan Lagoulis, Ashton Lash, Zelia Rose, Emmy Saheki, Trevor Santos, Tainga Savage, Jas Smith-Sua, Dayton Tavares, Romina Villafranca and Zachary Webster completing the Australian company.
Hamilton’s Australian producer Michael Cassel commented “I am hugely excited by the cast we have assembled for the Brisbane season of Hamilton. This cast of fresh faces and experienced hands will do a remarkable job of bringing this global phenomenon to life for audiences in Queensland. It is an incredible honour to invite a First Nations performer to take over the role of Aaron Burr for the first time and we are so excited to see Callan shine in this pivotal role.”
The Australian production of Hamilton is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater and Michael Cassel.
Hamilton will run from January 27 at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, with tickets currently on sale and only available at QTIX. The production must leave Australia following the conclusion of the Brisbane season in April 2023
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