When the news first dropped of Hamilton coming to Disney+, I think it’s safe to say we were all excited. But no one was as excited as Lin Manuel Miranda himself. A few months ago when we all found out this amazing news, Miranda had a chance to speak to the press explaining how touched he is and how big of an impact this is on him and his musical career. He also explained how Disney inspired his own career:
“I fell in love with musical storytelling growing up with the legendary Howard Ashman-Alan Menken Disney collaborations — The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin. I’m so proud of what Tommy Kail has been able to capture in this filmed version of Hamilton — a live theatrical experience that feels just as immediate in your local movie theater. We’re excited to partner with Disney to bring the original Broadway company of Hamilton to the largest audience possible.”
And just yesterday morning, musical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America to discuss the trailer and the upcoming Disney+ version of Hamilton.
Manuel described how the original broadway production was filmed into the movie, set to hit July 4th weekend:
“This was basically a three day film shoot. We filmed a live performance with cameras in the audience on a Sunday matinee. Then the audience left and we continued to film close ups and dolly shots and crane shots all night Sunday. All day Monday we filmed close ups and steady cam and all the coverage you would want to get in a movie on our day off Monday. Continuing to film Tuesday morning all the way to another live show Tuesday night with all the cameras in the audience in different positions.”
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And now, as we inch closer to debut day, Disney+ is getting us even more excited as they just recently released a first look at the posters for Hamilton. They posted these movie posters to social media along with the caption “The cast of #Hamilfilm takes the spotlight in these brand-new posters. Hamilton is streaming exclusively on #DisneyPlus in just 10 days.”
The first poster, which is above, you will see Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr and in the second poster you will see Angelica Schuyler, one of the Schuyler Sisters played by Renee Elise Goldsberry, but let’s take a look at the remaining posters below.
It has been confirmed that the original cast will be part of this version of Hamilton, including:
- Lin-Manual Miranda as Alexander Hamilton
- Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson
- Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler
- Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr
- Tony Award nominees Christopher Jackson as George Washington
- Jonathan Groff as King George
- Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton
- Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds
- Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison
- Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton.
Hamilton will stream exclusively on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, on July 3.
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