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Darnell Abraham -- who has been a member of the HAMILTON “And Peggy” Tour in San Francisco since it opened earlier this year in Puerto Rico – will officially succeed Isaiah Johnson in the role of George Washington, it is announced today.
A California native, select credits include The Color Purple revival (1st National Broadway Tour) and Ragtime (Barrington Stage Company and Ogunquit Playhouse). His professional performance background spans musical theater, soul music, R&B, and opera. As a result, he has been recognized by audiences and critics alike for his versatility in the theater and on the concert stage. Abraham is a recipient of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical and an Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) nomination for Best Actor. Other honorable nominations include BroadwayWorld Regional Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.
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 was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.