The Hamilton The film, which will be released on Disney + on July 3, is not just a throwback to a reinterpreted version of the American Revolution, but a throwback to the early days of the hit musical. Although the film is just getting released, it was actually shot a few years ago, fresh from the heels of the Tony Awards.
After a Deadline Report at the time of the announcement of the film that Hamilton The film was shot in three screenings a week in 2016 before some of the original cast members left the company. Play slip reported that the show was filmed live on June 26th and 28th this year; In addition, some segments were filmed again without an audience. This was done to allow cameras to capture different angles that would not be possible without significantly impacting a live performance.
Filming took place a few weeks before the original stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo left the show, but they weren't actually the first original stars to leave the show. Jonathan Groff, who played the role of King George III. Originated, had left the cast in April 2016, but returned for special filming performances. Miranda, Odom and Soo left the company on July 9th. However, it is worth noting that technically the filmed version of Hamilton is not the full, original Broadway cast in the truest sense of the word: original cast member Betsy Struxness indicated on Instagram that she had already left the company when the film was made, and not (like Groff) asked about filming has been .
HamiltonTony-awarded director Tommy Kail was also the director of the filmed version. The original main cast includes Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, Odom as Aaron Burr, Soo as Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler, Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton, Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds and Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison.