Jamael Westman will play Alexander Hamilton and Michael Jibson will play King George in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s global phenomenon Hamilton when it opens in the West End later this year. At certain performances, the role of Alexander Hamilton will be played by Ash Hunter.
Jamael Westman and Michael Jibson will join the previously announced West End cast for Hamilton which will re-open the Victoria Palace Theatre later this year following an extensive multi-million-pound renovation and expansion to the listed building.
Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway – the story of America then, as told by America now.
Jamael Westman recently completed a run at Shakespeare’s Globe in The White Devil. Having graduated from RADA in 2016, he appeared in Richard Twyman’s production of Torn at the Royal Court Theatre. Hamilton marks Westman’s West End debut.
Michael Jibson has an extensive background on stage and screen, including; Roots for the Donmar Warehouse, Road Show and Take Flight for the Menier Chocolate Factory and Puck in A Midsummer Nights’ Dream.
Ash Hunter was recently seen on stage in Light Shining in Buckinghamshire for the National Theatre.
The previously announced cast are: Christine Allado (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Hamilton), Tarinn Callender (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Jason Pennycooke (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr) and Obioma Ugoala (George Washington).
They are joined by Jade Albertsen, Curtis Angus, Jonathan Bishop, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Jack Butterworth, Jon-Scott Clark, Kelly Downing, Leslie Garcia Bowman, Lia Given, Greg Haney, Leah Hill, Barney Hudson, Waylon Jacobs, Miriam-Teak Lee, Phoebe Liberty, Alexzandra Sarmiento, Marsha Songcome, Christopher Tendai and Lindsey Tierney.
Public booking opened on 30 January 2017 and the initial release tickets for the first booking period from 21 November 2017 through to 30 June 2018 is now sold out. In the autumn nearer the time of completion of the theatre’s refurbishment the producers hope to make further tickets available for booking period one. Further ticket releases will be announced at a later date via official Hamilton channels. Full ticketing information can be found on the official website at hamiltonthemusical.co.uk and details of how to apply for the daily and weekly lotteries will be announced closer to performances.