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Hamilton - further casting announced

Jamael Westman

Casting news

PRODUCERS Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that Jamael Westman (as Alexander Hamilton) and Michael Jibson (King George) will join the West End cast for Hamilton which will re-open the Victoria Palace Theatre later this year following an extensive multi-million-pound renovation and expansion to the listed building.

Westman and Jibson join the previously announced Christine Allado (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Hamilton), Tarinn Callender (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Jason Pennycooke (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr) and Obioma Ugoala (George Washington).

At certain performances, the role of Alexander Hamilton will be played by Ash Hunter.

They are joined by Jade Albertsen, Curtis Angus, Jonathan Bishop, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Jack Butterworth, Jon-Scott Clark, Kelly Downing, Leslie Garcia Bowman, Lia Given, Greg Haney, Leah Hill, Barney Hudson, Waylon Jacobs, Miriam-Teak Lee, Phoebe Liberty, Alexzandra Sarmiento, Marsha Songcome, Christopher Tendai and Lindsey Tierney.

Final casting will be announced at a later date.

Jamael Westman, making his West End debut in Hamilton, recently completed a run at Shakespeare’s Globe in The White Devil. Having graduated from RADA in 2016, he appeared in Richard Twyman’s production of Torn at the Royal Court Theatre.

Michael Jibson’s previous theatre credits include Roots (Donmar Warehouse), Road Show and Take Flight (Menier Chocolate Factory), Puck in A Midsummer Nights’ Dream and Timon of Athens (Shakespeare’s Globe), Canterbury Tales (Royal Shakespeare Company), Brighton Rock (Almeida Theatre), Our House (Cambridge Theatre) for which he was nominated for an Olivier award, and Oliver! (London Palladium).

Michael Jibson

Jibson’s screen credits include Saints and Strangers, Hatfields & McCoys, DCI Banks Burton and Taylor, Thirteenth Tale and The Alienist (TV); Hunter Killer, The Bank Job Beauty and the Beast, The Lighthouse, Les Misérables, The Fifth Estate and The Riot Club (film).

Ash Hunter was recently seen on stage in Light Shining in Buckinghamshire for the National Theatre. His other theatre credits include Pitcairn (Shakespeare’s Globe), Antony & Cleopatra (Royal Shakespeare Company) and A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Almeida Theatre). He has also appeared on television in The Secret Agent and Death in Paradise.

Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway – the story of America then, as told by America now.

Public booking opened on January 30, 2017 and the initial release tickets for the first booking period from November 21, 2017 through to June 30, 2018 is now sold out. In the autumn, nearer the time of completion of the theatre’s refurbishment, the producers hope to make further tickets available for booking period one. Further ticket releases will be announced at a later date via official Hamilton channels. Full ticketing information can be found on the official website at and details of how to apply for the daily and weekly lotteries will be announced closer to performances.

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