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Chicago ‘Hamilton’ completes casting

Members of the Broadway cast of "Hamilton," including Daveed Diggs (from left), Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Lin-Manuel Miranda. (Photo: Joan Marcus)

When the initial casting for the Chicago production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” was announced earlier this summer, the actors who would be playing two crucial characters in the wildly anticipated musical were left unnamed.

Joshua Henry will play Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of “Hamilton.” (Photo: Courtesy of Broadway in Chicago)
Joshua Henry will play Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of “Hamilton.” (Photo: Courtesy of Broadway in Chicago)

Now they have been chosen. Joshua Henry, whose Broadway credits include “Shuffle Along,” “The Scottsboro Boys” and Miranda’s “In the Heights,”will play Aaron Burr, an early friend and later a bitter rival of Hamilton, who killed him in a duel.

Jonathan Kirkland, seen in NBC’s “Shade of Blue,” will play George Washington, who helped propel Hamilton’s career during the Revolutionary War, and then named him as the first Secretary of the Treasury.

Jonathan Kirkland will play George Washington in the Chicago production of “Hamilton.” (Photo: Courtesy: Broadway in Chicago)
Jonathan Kirkland will play George Washington in the Chicago production of “Hamilton.” (Photo: Courtesy: Broadway in Chicago)

The large ensemble also has been named. None of them are Chicago actors.

For additional information visit: http://www.BroadwayInChicago.com.