|L-R: Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Christopher Jackson, who will hopefully not be leaving anytime soon. (I'm not crying, you're crying.)|
|Javier Munoz as Usnavi|
Lexi Lawson is set to take over as Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. She too has associations with Miranda since she played the love interest, Vanessa, in the tour version of In the Heights. Before that, she toured as Mimi in Rent. Though she's not as familiar with Hamilton as Muñoz and not as seasoned as Aaron Burr's replacement, Lawson doesn't seem like a bad choice for Eliza. Her voice is strong, and I look forward to seeing how the role of Eliza grows and changes with her.
So, now you know a little bit more about the newest stars of Hamilton. While change is difficult, especially with how lovable Hamilton's original cast has been, it's time for Hamilton to begin another chapter, and I can't wait to see how these new faces tell the story.
"Raise a glass to the four of us, tomorrow there'll be more of us..."
Thank you, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, and Leslie Odom Jr. Your performances have meant the world to us, and we will miss you so much.
What do you think of Hamilton's new cast members?