Where You Can Find the Original Cast of Hamilton in Their Other Projects
The original cast of Hamilton is coming to your screens very soon, thanks to the upcoming release of the smash hit musical on Disney+ on July 3. For most of the insanely talented cast, though, the Founding Fathers musical is just the tip of the iceberg of their fantastic careers on stage and screen. While Hamilton was a breakout role for some, they've all got impressive résumés, and several have been able to parlay their higher profiles into even more roles and bigger projects.
So, where else have the stars of Hamilton appeared? We've rounded up some of their most notable roles, past and present, from Broadway stages to the big screen. Keep reading to find out where else you can watch all your Hamilton faves!
Lin-Manuel Miranda in In The Heights
Miranda's first Broadway smash came in 2008, when he wrote and starred in the Tony-winning musical In the Heights, centered on a single week in the lives of the Latino neighborhoods of Washington Heights.
Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns
In the Disney sequel, Miranda played Jack, a London lamplighter and handyman who knows all about Mary Poppins. He joins the Banks family and Mary Poppins in their adventures and gets to show off his song-and-dance skills in several of the movie's splash musical numbers.
Lin-Manuel Miranda in Fosse/Verdon
Miranda appeared in the FX miniseries as Roy Scheider, who, in real life, starred in All That Jazz as a character loosely based on Bob Fosse himself.
Lin-Manuel Miranda in His Dark Materials
In HBO's adaptation of His Dark Materials, Miranda plays Lee Scoresby, a human aeronaut who befriends the young heroine, Lyra, along with his polar bear friend Iorek Byrnison.
Leslie Odom Jr. in Smash
Before he won a Tony for playing the complicated Aaron Burr in Hamilton, Odom had a supporting role in a TV show about a fictional Broadway show. On Smash, he played Sam Strickland, a veteran dancer and love interest for one of the lead characters. Odom "reprised" the role for the 2015 Actors Fund Smash reunion (as seen above), which was recently broadcast as a fundraiser.
Leslie Odom Jr. in Murder on the Orient Express
In the 2017 remake, Odom was part of an ensemble cast that included Daisy Ridley, Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, and more. He played Dr. Arbuthnot, a doctor and former soldier who's in a secret relationship that would cause more than a little scandal if revealed.
Leslie Odom Jr. in Harriet
Odom tackled the role of William Still, a real-life abolitionist, in the Harriet Tubman biopic. Still was a Philadelphia-based activist who became a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad and worked alongside Tubman in her quest to rescue slaves from the South.
Renée Elise Goldsberry in Rent
The final performance of the iconic Broadway show Rent was filmed for theatrical and home release in 2008, so audiences far from New York were able to experience Goldsberry's performance as the fiercely independent dancer Mimi, years before she took on another strong-willed leading lady: Angelica Schyler, the role she won a Tony for.
Renée Elise Goldsberry in Altered Carbon
Goldsberry jumped into sci-fi as Quellcrist "Quell" Falconer on the Netflix series. Like her counterpart in the novels on which the show is based, Quell is a master strategist and a brilliant scientist who leads the rebel "Envoys" with everything she's got.
Renée Elise Goldsberry in Waves
Goldsberry tackled the role of Catherine, a Florida stepmother trying to help hold her family together in the wake of terrible tragedy, in this indie film.
Phillipa Soo in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
Long before she was Hamilton's soft-spoken leading lady Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, Soo played lovelorn countess Natasha Rostova in the off-Broadway iteration of this quirky, electro-folk-pop reimagining of War and Peace.
Phillipa Soo in Amélie the Musical
Soo's first post-Hamilton Broadway lead was in the short-lived but sweet musical adaptation of Amélie, in which she sang songs like this one, "Times Are Hard for Dreamers."
Phillipa Soo in The Parisian Woman
Soo went for a non-musical role in her most recent Broadway project: a play co-starring Uma Thurman.
Daveed Diggs on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Diggs joined the Netflix comedy in season three for a recurring arc, fresh off of winning a Tony for his fast-talking double role as the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. He played Perry, a philosophy student at Columbia who inspired Kimmy and became a friend and eventual love interest as she pursued her own education.
Daveed Diggs in Blindspotting
Not only did Diggs co-star in this 2018 indie dramedy, he also co-wrote and produced it. The movie follows a convicted felon who's only a few days out from finishing his probation when he witnesses an incident of police brutality that haunts him.
Daveed Diggs in Velvet Buzzsaw
Diggs joined Jake Gyllenhaal, Toni Colette, and others in this horror satire, popping up as a rising young artist who finds himself on the outskirts of the unfolding horrors.
Daveed Diggs in Snowpiercer
As rugged ex-detective Andre Layton, Diggs is one of the leads on the TNT adaptation of the sci-fi train thriller. He plays a former detective now forced to be a prisoner on the train, then roped into a game-changing conflict as unrest grows.
Anthony Ramos in A Star Is Born
Ramos's supporting roles as John Laurens and Phillip Hamilton prepared him well for his first major movie. In the 2018 version of the classic Hollywood romance, Ramos had a small role as Ramon, who provides friendship and support to Lady Gaga's Ally as her music career skyrockets her to stardom.
Anthony Ramos on She's Gotta Have It
Ramos had a leading role on the two-season Netflix series, playing Mars, a new version of the character played by series creator Spike Lee in the 1986 movie that inspired the show.
Anthony Ramos in In the Heights
After playing the son of Miranda's character in Hamilton, Ramos is now succeeding him in the role of Usnavi, taking on the lead role in the upcoming film adaptation of In the Heights.
Christopher Jackson in In the Heights
Before embodying the solid dignity of George Washington in Hamilton, Jackson already had a long and steady career on Broadway. One of his most memorable was definitely originating the role of aspiring businessman Benny in In the Heights, alongside pal and future Hamilton collaborator Miranda.
Christopher Jackson in Bull
Jackson is part of the main cast of the quirky crime procedural. He plays Chunk Palmer, an ex-football star turned stylist and, eventually, law student. The show isn't afraid to use Jackson's Broadway talents, like in this stylized musical dream sequence!
Jasmine Cephas Jones in Mistress America
Around the same time that her roles as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds were getting her more and more attention, Jones's film with Greta Gerwig came out. She plays Nicolette, part of a circle of college friends struggling to adjust and letting their messy personal lives influence their art.
Jasmine Cephas Jones in Blindspotting
Jones reunited with Hamilton co-star Diggs in his indie dramedy, in which she plays Ashley, a young mother worried about her ex's erratic behavior.
Jonathan Groff in Spring Awakening
Nearly a decade before he was nominated for a Tony for his turn as the petulant King George III, Groff snagged his first Tony nod in this edgy rock musical. He played Melchior, a 19th-century German teenage rebel who tries to help his friends throw off the repression forced on them by the adults around them.
Jonathan Groff on Glee
Groff reunited with his Spring Awakening costar (and real life BFF) Lea Michele when he took on the role of arrogant glee club star Jesse St. James. He appeared on and off throughout the series, all the way up to the finale.
Jonathan Groff in Frozen
Possibly Groff's most famous non-theatrical role is also the one where he doesn't even show his face. He voiced iceman Kristoff in the 2013 original and again in 2019's sequel — in which he finally got his own song!
Jonathan Groff in Looking
Although much of Groff's work has been family-friendly, this definitely was not. He was one of the three leads on HBO's dramedy Looking, which centered on the funny, awkward, and occasionally explicit lives of three gay men in modern San Francisco.
Jonathan Groff in Mindhunter
Groff joined the crime-drama wave as FBI Agent Holden Ford on this tense drama, playing an agent tasked with developing and utilizing behavioral science to understand criminals and solve crimes.
Okieriete Onaodowan in Station 19
After originating the dual roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton, Onaodowan shifted focus to TV, joining the Grey's Anatomy spin-off as firefighter Dean Miller.
Ariana DeBose in West Side Story
DeBose had a fan-favorite featured dancer track in Hamilton, originating a track known as the "Bullet." Now she's moved on to major roles, soon to be seen as Anita in the upcoming movie remake of West Side Story.