Alexander Hamilton Role To Be Played By Jason Arrow in ‘Hamilton’
Producers Jeffrey Seller and Michael Cassel AM have announced that Jason Arrow will be playing the titular role Hamilton during its international tour, which opens in Manila in September.
Arrow originated the role in the original Australian cast of Hamilton when it premiered in Sydney in March 2021 and has since played Alexander Hamilton in Melbourne, Brisbane and, now, Auckland.
Speaking of the announcement, Michael Cassel AM, producer of the international tour of Hamilton, said it was a natural decision to continue Arrow’s legacy with the production.
“Jason’s nuanced, thoughtful and searing rendition of Alexander Hamilton has been beloved by audiences throughout Australia and New Zealand, we are thrilled that he will continue bringing his sensational performance to audiences around the world in Hamilton’s international tour,” he said.
Arrow said it was a privilege to be given the opportunity to continue playing one of the most iconic roles in theatre.
“Playing Alexander Hamilton has been the single greatest honour of my career and I am so proud to have the opportunity to continue to learn so much from this character,” he said. “Audiences throughout Australia and New Zealand have reacted so warmly to HAMILTON and I can’t wait to share it with more people all over the world.”
The full cast will be announced in coming months.
Hamilton’s first ever international tour is currently playing at Spark Arena in Auckland and will premiere in Manila at The Theatre at Solaire from September 17 to November 26, 2023 ahead of making its Middle East premiere at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi in January, 2024. More cities are expected to be announced in coming months.
Watch him perform the role in the Australian production in the video below.