Lin-Manuel Miranda Confirms His Exit From Hamilton And Teases Original Cast Recording

Photo: Hamilton
Photo: Hamilton

The beginning of June brought rumours of Lin-Manuel Miranda making his exit from Hamilton on July 9 and now after their big night at the Tony Awards Miranda has made it official – his story is coming to an end.

It’s a sad day for anyone hoping to see Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, but amidst the craziness of the announcement of his departure he made sure to make fans aware of the fact that a recording of the show will be done with the original cast.

There is no official news about what they are going to do with said footage (release it, just do it.) but Miranda joked that they’ll throw “it in a vault at Gringotts for a bit [probably]. But we’re getting it.” 

Taking over for Miranda is Javier Muñoz, who was lucky enough to perform when Beyonce and Jay-Z went to see the show. If he’s got Queen Bey’s approval, there should be nothing to worry about.

Miranda is super excited to see Muñoz take over the role saying, “We created the role together.” 

Next up for Miranda is a vacation where he says the greatest ideas are born. Take as long as you need, we’ll be waiting for your next stroke of genius.

Even with this bittersweet news, we Hamilfans have lots to look forward to; a new cast to fall in love with, a recording of our faves to cherish forever, a mixtape, and a documentary.

Yes, you heard me correctly.

PBS will be releasing a documentary sometime in October about the making of Hamilton. I’m already stupid excited for this.

If you are one of the lucky folks who has tickets between now and July 9th just revel in the history you are going to be able to watch on the stage and for anyone lucky enough for tickets after…well continue to revel in the history you are going to be watching on stage because even though there will be different faces and voices the story and message of Hamilton will be the same.

They’re even keeping #Ham4Ham – the next leader will be chosen in a Triwizard type tournament. Amazing.

 

Melissa LoParco
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