Many people are anticipating 'Hamilton' out on Disney+ this weekend and here's everything to know about it:
"Hamilton" is coming to Disney+ on Friday, July 3. Here's everything to know about the Hamilfilm, as fans call it, ahead of its streaming release.
What is 'Hamilton?'
"Hamilton" debuted on Broadway in 2015. The groundbreaking, biographical hip-hop show about the life of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton won 11 Tony Awards and spawned numerous tours.
Is this a movie? When was 'Hamilton' filmed?
Unlike other movie musicals where the production is re-created on a set, Disney+'s presentation of "Hamilton" is a filmed version of the original Broadway production straight from the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2016.
The filmed version is directed by the show's director, Tommy Kail. It was originally scheduled for a 2021 theatrical release but was later fast-tracked for an earlier release on Disney+.
The award-winning stage musical stars:
- Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson
- Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler
- Jonathan Groff as King George
- Christopher Jackson as George Washington
- Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds
- Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton
- Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr
- Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison
- Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton
- Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton