Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hugely popular musical Hamilton follows the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of America.
See The Musical Phenomenon With Hamilton TicketsIf there’s a record to be broken, or an award to be won, the chances are Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash-hit musical Hamilton has achieved it. Since premiering in London at the Victoria Palace Theatre in 2017, tickets for this incredible show have remained the hottest in town.
With the sold-out excitement of Hamilton around the globe, the West End production continues to be one of the most in-demand shows. Don’t give away your shot by missing out on Hamilton tickets.
What is the musical Hamilton about?Hamilton is about one of America’s lesser-known founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, a baseborn orphan from a West Indies immigrant background who travelled to the New York to study at King’s College in 1776 and rose through the ranks of American Politics to become George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and the first Secretary of the Treasury once the nation gained independence.
Far from a dry history lesson, this hit musical tells its story with a fresh mix of hip-hop, blues and R&B fused showtunes that have taken Broadway and the West End by storm. In fact, the Hamilton Broadway cast album has been the number one seller on Billboard’s US Cast Albums Chart every year from 2015 to 2022.
Who wrote Hamilton?Lin Manuel Miranda wrote the book, music and lyrics for Hamilton. Not only that, but he also starred as Alexander Hamilton in the musical from its early workshops in 2013 up until its Broadway debut in 2015, which earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. The same year, Hamilton won Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.
Miranda has become a near household name for his contribution to musical theatre and film, as well as his acting roles on stage and television. His first Broadway musical In the Heights won the Tony for Best Original Score in 2008 and was adapted into a successful film in 2021. He has contributed hit songs to Disney films Moanna and Encanto. Recently Miranda played aeronaut Lee Scoresby in hit TV series His Dark Materials.
The West End CastThe current Hamilton London cast features Declan Spaine (Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical) as Alexander Hamilton, Simon-Anthony Rhoden (Kinky Boots) as Aaron Burr, Ava Brennan (The Secret Life of Bees) as Angelica Schuyler, Shan Ako (Les Misérables) as Eliza Hamilton, Simbi Akande (Mother Goose with Ian McKellen) as Peggy Schuyler, and Joel Montague (School of Rock) as King George III. The company is a dynamic group of actors, singers and dancers who bring the show's unforgettable, high-energy musical numbers to life.
At certain performances the role of Alexander Hamilton will be played by Alex Sawyer.
A Record-Breaking Hit!Hamilton is one of the most successful musicals in both Broadway and West End history. When it premiered off-Broadway at The Public Theatre in February 2015, it sold out almost immediately. When it transferred to Broadway, it took $30 million in ticket sales before it even opened and was the second-highest-grossing show on Broadway for the Labour Day week in 2015. In November 2016 it set a record for the most money grossed in a single week on Broadway, taking $3.3 million in one week.
Hamilton holds the record for most Tony Award nominations, with 16 nominations at the 2016 ceremony, of which it won 11. The only musical to have won more Tony Awards is The Producers, which won 12.
Hamilton West End has its fair share of awards, with 7 Olivier Awards from 13 nominations at the 2018 ceremony.