Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces He is Leaving Hamilton



Lin-Manuel Miranda and Javier Munoz

Lin-Manuel Miranda will depart the Broadway production of his Tony-winning musical Hamilton on July 9, producers have announced. Javier Muñoz, who has served as the standby for Alexander Hamilton since the earliest days of the production, will take over the role full time beginning July 7. Muñoz will perform seven performances a week, with a yet unnamed alternate playing the remaining show.

Miranda received 2016 Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score for his work on Hamilton, which had its world premiere in 2015 at the Public Theater. The show was nominated for a record 16 Tony Awards and won 11, including the top honor, Best Musical.

Source: Theatremania