Hamilton is the story of the unlikely Founding Father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal, to the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton's lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
The musical features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA. It is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.
leit·mo·tif \ ˈlīt-mō-ˌtēf \ noun an associated melodic phrase or figure that accompanies the reappearance of an idea, person, or situation especially in a Wagnerian music drama. Merriam-Webster
🏆 11 Tony Awards, including "Best Music", "Best Choreography", and "Best Actor in a Musical" (2016) The musical currently holds the record for most Tony Award nominations with 16 nominations
🏆 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (2016)
🏆 Grammy Award for "Best Musical Theatre Album" (2016)
🏆 2 Drama League Awards (2016)
🏆 Billboard Music Award for "Top Soundtrack/Cast Album" (2017)
🏆 Kennedy Center Honors (2018)