Who's in the cast of Hamilton on Disney+, and where have you seen them before? Directed by Thomas Kail, the musical wasn't produced specifically for the streaming service, but was rather filmed at New York City's Richard Rodgers Theatre in June 2016. Disney later acquired the broadcast rights, and released Hamilton in July 2020.
Hamilton focuses on the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, an 18th century politician who became one of America's founding fathers. This narrative explains his backstory as an immigrant, and how he formed connections with powerful figures during the American Revolution. The original Broadway show premiered in January 2015, and was created and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Several Hamilton cast members use their natural singing voice, but the majority of the songs are structured and performed in the style of hip-hop.
Disney+ subscribers will recognize various Hamilton cast members, though many weren't necessarily "famous" when filming took place. A Frozen star provides comedic relief, and an actress from Steven Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story update is part of the background ensemble group. Here's a complete cast and character guide for Disney+'s Hamilton.
Lin-Manuel Miranda As Alexander Hamilton
Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as Alexander Hamilton, one of the United States' founding fathers.
Miranda is Hamilton's creator and songwriter. He portrayed Jack in Mary Poppins Returns and scored Moana.
Leslie Odom Jr. As Aaron Burr
Leslie Odom Jr. co-stars as Aaron Burr, the third Vice President of the United States.
Odom Jr. portrayed Sam Strickland on Smash and Peter Collier in Person of Interest.
Daveed Diggs As Marquis De Lafayette And Thomas Jefferson
Daveed Diggs portrays the French commander Marquis de Lafayette. He also portrays Thomas Jefferson, one of America's founding fathers.
Diggs starred as Colin in Blindspotting and portrays Andre Layton in Snowpiercer.
The Hamilton Supporting Cast
Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton: Alexander's wife. Phillipa Soo portrayed Lexi in Smash and Lieutenant Harper Li in The Code.
Jonathan Groff as King George III: The King of Great Britain and King of Ireland. Jonathan Groff voices Kristoff in the Frozen franchise and stars as Holden Ford in Mindhunter.
Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler: Alexander's sister-in-law. Renée Elise Goldsberry portrayed Evangeline Williamson in One Life to Live and Ava Price in Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist.
Christopher Jackson as George Washington: A founding father. Christopher Jackson voiced Chief Tui in Moana and Chunk Palmer in Bull.
Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds: Alexander' sister-in-law; Alexander's mistress. Jasmine Cephas Jones portrayed Ashley in Blindspotting and Chloe in Mrs. Fletcher.
Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison: A spy; a founding father. Okieriete Onaodowan portrayed Dean Miller in Grey's Anatomy and Station 19.
Anthony Ramos as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton: A South Carolina politician; Alexander's son. Anthony Ramos portrayed Mars Blackmon in She's Gotta Have It and Ramon in A Star Is Born.
Sydney James Harcourt as Philip Schuyler, James Reynolds, Doctor and Ensemble: Sydney James Harcourt has appeared in Blue Bloods and FBI.
Ariana DeBose as Ensemble: Ariana DeBose portrays Anita in West Side Story.
Thayne Jasperson as Samuel Seabury and Ensemble: Thayne Jasperson has appeared in Smash and Submissions Only.
Jon Rua as Charles Lee and Ensemble: Jon Rua has appeared in The Blacklist and Isn't It Romantic.
Seth Stewart as Ensemble: Seth Stewart has appeared in Friends with Benefits and Music and Lyrics.
Ephraim Sykes as George Eacker and Ensemble: Hamilton cast member Ephraim Sykes has appeared in Hairspray Live! and Leave It on the Floor.