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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. 

Johnson’s final performance was Sunday, August 11 and Abraham will begin performances in San Francisco on Tuesday, August 13. 

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 currently playing through January 5, 2020 at the SHN Orpheum Theatre1192 Market St., San Francisco. For ticket and additional show information, visit www.hamilton.shnsf.com

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.

For information on HAMILTON, visit www.HamiltonMusical.comwww.Facebook.com/HamiltonMusicalwww.Instagram.com/HamiltonMusical and www.Twitter.com/HamiltonMusical.

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