GMA live Summer Concert Series showcased the cast of the Broadway hit, Hamilton, written and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hamilton is based upon the American Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton who, as an orphaned child in the British West Indies, made his way to the American Colonies, became a lawyer and was promoted to Major General, Chief Aide to George Washington. He is most famous as the first appointed U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. He founded the Bank of New York, the Post newspaper, co-authored The Federalist Papers and was delegate to the First Constitutional Convention. All of this took place against the background of the political machinations of Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Aaron Burr whose increasing envy of Hamilton, led to the famous Hamilton-Burr duel in which Hamilton was fatally injured.
The Choreography is by Andy Blankenbuehler and directed by Thomas Kail. Hamilton received 16 Tony nominations and won 11 awards, including Best Musical as well as the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. While the Broadway tickets remain expensive, there is a filmed version of the Broadway production, with the original cast, released in 2020 on Disney, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime for streaming. The current 2022 cast is: Giuseppe Bausilio, Ensemble; Lauren Boyd. Ensemble, Maria Reynolds. Peggy Schuyler; Amanda Braun, Universal Swing; Krystal Joy Brown, Eliza Hamilton; Miguel Cervantes, Alexander Hamilton; Erin Clemons, Eliza Hamilton, Angelica Schuyler; Phil Colgan, Universal Swing; Marc Delacruz, Alexander Hamilton. Aaron Burr.
Photos and Review by Maria Passannante-Derr