The Handoff of Hamilton – Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda, being the creator and lead of the show, shares the insight on the role with Miguel Cervantes, his Chicago replacement.

Miguel Cervantes and Lin-Manuel Miranda do not have experience of common performances, though they definitely have the obvious chemistry of two people that share something sacred. To be more exact, performing the most famous role in theater from the time of Richard Burton’s Hamlet. Miranda, surely, wrote Hamilton that won the Pulitzer Prize for drama and 11 Tony Awards. Besides, it originated the noble role, Cervantes, 39, a comparatively unknown performer, will appear in Chicago version that opens on September 27 and runs at the PrivateBank Theatre. Despite the Dallas native has been playing little roles in the musical American Idiot by Green Day, as well as the Spelling Bee, being the touring production of The 25th Annual Putnam County, the role of Alexander Hamilton still remains his first lead. Right in August, just a month after Miranda, 36, finished the role on Broadway (immediately shaving his goatee and chopping his hair), the two men started discussion of the starring in the box-office behemoth which has the Founding Fathers’ sex factor and a single-handedly revitalized musical theater.

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