Just you wait — Disney to release film version of ‘Hamilton’ with original Broadway cast next year

Hamilton0044rR Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton Photo by Joan Marcus
A film version of the Tony-winning play “Hamilton” will come to theaters next year. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

A film version of “Hamilton” with the original cast is coming to the silver screen, but you’re going to have to wait for it.

You won’t have to shell out hundreds of dollars for a Broadway ticket. The Walt Disney Company, along with “Hamilton” producers Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller, and Thomas Kail, announced that the company will be releasing a film version of the 11-time Tony-winning musical featuring the original Broadway cast. 

The film version of the smash-hit production will be released in movie theaters in the United States and Canada on Oct. 15, 2021.

“Lin-Manuel Miranda created an unforgettable theater experience and a true cultural phenomenon, and it was for good reason that ‘Hamilton’ was hailed as an astonishing work of art. All who saw it with the original cast will never forget that singular experience,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “And we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share this same Broadway experience with millions of people around the world.”

“We are thrilled for fans of the show, and new audiences across the world, to experience what it was like on stage – and in the audience – when we shot this at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016. We wanted to give everyone the same seat, which is what this film can provide,” said Kail.

The original Broadway cast of Hamilton. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

The original Broadway cast appearing in the film includes Tony Award winners Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Tony Award nominees Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jonathan Groff as King George; Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton; and Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton. 

The cast also features Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, and Ephraim Sykes. 

“I fell in love with musical storytelling growing up with the legendary Howard Ashman-Alan Menken Disney collaborations – ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘Beauty and The Beast’, ‘Aladdin’,” said Miranda. “I’m so proud of what Tommy Kail has been able to capture in this filmed version of ‘Hamilton’– a live theatrical experience that feels just as immediate in your local movie theater. We’re excited to partner with Disney to bring the original Broadway company of ‘Hamilton’ to the largest audience possible.”

(left to right) Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Jasmine Cephas Jones in their roles as Eliza Hamilton, Angelica Schuyler and Peggy Schuyler, respectively. (Photo by Joan Marcus)
Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor and creator of the of the play “Hamilton,” addresses the audience after the plays opening night on Broadway in New York August 6, 2015. The hit musical scored a record 16 nominations for Broadway’s Tony awards May 3, 2016. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo)

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