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What The Cast Of Hamilton Is Doing Now

The world of Broadway musicals is sometimes a very contained phenomenon because of its location in New York City, so much so that even shows that become hits aren't often embraced by the general public until some time later, when their touring companies visit other major cities. It's rare that a show only available to the general public through a cast album becomes a household name almost immediately. Hamilton is one of those rarities, a show that went from off-Broadway sensation to worldwide phenomenon on the strength of its album alone.

Hamilton's success — which included 11 Tony Awards, a Grammy, a Pulitzer Prize, and the most in-demand touring company tickets in recent memory — meant that virtually every major member of its original Broadway cast would go on to big things on stage and screen. From creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to co-stars like Anthony Ramos, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and Daveed Diggs, the actors involved with Hamilton have indeed become stars in their own right in the years since the show's debut. Here's what the original Broadway cast of Hamilton is up to now.

Lin-Manuel Miranda reached new levels of fame after playing Alexander Hamilton

Even before he created the most popular musical of the 2010s, Lin-Manuel Miranda was something of a Broadway wunderkind. He stormed onto the scene in 2008 with his Tony-winning musical In the Heights and then set about working on what would become one of the biggest pop culture events of the decade. In addition to creating the play, Miranda starred as the titular, rapping Founding Father, and Hamilton catapulted him to even greater success, earning him more Tonys, a Grammy, and even a Pulitzer Prize.

Since Hamilton, Miranda has been in tremendous demand, not just as an actor but also as a writer and composer. The success of Hamilton led him to Disney, where he wrote Oscar-nominated original songs for the animated hit Moana and landed a major role in the live-action sequel Mary Poppins Returns. Other post-Hamilton acting roles include appearances in His Dark Materials, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, DuckTales, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and even a gig hosting Saturday Night Live. He's also continued to work as a writer, director, and producer, with upcoming projects including a new live-action version of The Little Mermaid, a screen adaptation of In the Heights, an adaptation of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...Boom, and an adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss' bestselling fantasy saga The Kingkiller Chronicle. In other words, there's a million things Miranda hasn't done, but just you wait, he's trying to do them all.

Leslie Odom Jr. hasn't had to wait for it since playing Aaron Burr

Leslie Odom Jr.'s Broadway career stretches back to the 1990s, when he made his debut in Rent, and more work soon followed. He spent the 2000s and early 2010s working on stage in shows like Leap of Faith and appearing onscreen with guest roles on TV shows like CSI: Miami, Vanished, Big Day, Smash, and Person of Interest. Then came Hamilton, in which Odom was cast as Aaron Burr, the narrator of the show and arguably its meatiest role. His efforts earned him international attention, as well as the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

Since Hamilton, Odom has continued working steadily as both an actor and a singer. He's released three albums, including a Christmas album, appeared in films like Murder on the Orient Express and Harriet, and loaned his voice to projects including the acclaimed animated series Central Park. His projects in the 2020s include Sopranos creator David Chase's much-anticipated prequel film The Many Saints of Newark, as well as the chance to play beloved singer Sam Cooke in the film One Night in Miami. In other words, when it comes getting those big-time opportunities, Leslie Odom Jr. is finally in the room where it happens.

Phillipa Soo burned bright as Eliza Hamilton

Phillipa Soo's career was still in its early stages when Hamilton came along. Before she landed the musical, her biggest roles were on the TV series Smash and in the off-Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, but that was enough to earn some attention. In Hamilton, she starred as Alexander Hamilton's wife, Eliza, one of the beloved Schuyler sisters. And on stage, she was granted some of the show's most impactful songs, including "Burn" and the big finale, "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story." The role earned her a Tony Award nomination, as well as more opportunities on stage and screen.

Since Hamilton, Soo has remained busy, with Broadway productions including a brief run with Amelie and The Parisian Woman. Onscreen, she's been seen in the TV series The Code and the film Here and Now. As for her post-2019 projects, those include roles in films like The One and Only Ivan, The Broken Hearts Gallery, Over the Moon, and the TV movie Gumshoe.

Renee Elise Goldsberry is probably pretty satisfied with her post-Hamilton career

Renee Elise Goldsberry's acting career stretches back into the 1990s, where she began making her name onstage as a replacement in Rent and appearing on television in series like Ally McBeal and One Life to Live. Before Hamilton, her Broadway credits also included runs in The Lion King, The Color Purple, and Good People, while her screen acting career included parts on The Following and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Plus, she had a frequent recurring role on the acclaimed CBS legal drama The Good Wife

In Hamilton, Goldsberry played Angelica Schuyler, Hamilton's almost-love who sings one of the musical's most memorable numbers, "Satisfied," in a jaw-dropping showcase that helped earn her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Since ending her run with Hamilton, Goldsberry has stayed busy, particularly with screen acting. Her credits since the show ended include TV series like The Get Down, The Lion Guard, Altered Carbon, and Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, while her film roles include The House with a Clock in Its Walls and Waves.

Christopher Jackson commanded the stage as George Washington

Christopher Jackson made his Broadway debut in The Lion King back in the late 1990s, launching a career that would lead him to be revered as one of the most accomplished stage vocalists of his generation. He followed that up with a leading role in Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights, and he continued to collaborate with Miranda in their improvisational group Freestyle Love Supreme as he landed Broadway roles in Memphis, After Midnight, Bronx Bombers, and more while also working in film and television. 

In Hamilton, Jackson brought his powerful voice and commanding stage presence to the role of George Washington, which earned him a Tony nomination. And since Hamilton, Jackson has stayed busy on both stage and screen. He joined with his Freestyle Love Supreme pals for the Broadway version of their show in 2019, and onscreen, he's been seen and heard in The Lion Guard, Bull, When They See Us, Central Park, and more. And of course, with Hamilton streaming on Disney+, fans can see Jackson play American's first president one last time.

Daveed Diggs has been killing it since his dual roles in Hamilton

Before Hamilton arrived in his life, Daveed Diggs was distinguishing himself as an actor and musician willing to go his own way, working in experimental theater and releasing music through his acclaimed experimental rap group Clipping. When Hamilton came along, Diggs got the opportunity to display his vocal dexterity and speed in the dual role of Hamilton's ally Marquis de Lafayette, as well as his cunning rival, Thomas Jefferson. Needless to say, Diggs' performances earned him a Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

Every member of the Hamilton ensemble has found success since the show debuted, but even among his castmates, Diggs has been a standout. His post-Hamilton TV roles have included The Get Down, Central Park, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Black-ish, Undone, Star Wars: Resistance, and the leading role in the TNT original series Snowpiercer. On the film side, he's booked roles in Velvet Buzzsaw, Pixar's Soul, and Disney's planned The Little Mermaid remake, but his greatest achievement might be the critically acclaimed film Blindspotting, which he wrote, produced, and starred in.

Okieriete Onaodowan has been busy since playing Hercules Mulligan and James Madison

In the years leading up to Hamilton, Okieriete "Oak" Onaodowan began distinguishing himself on both stage and screen through Broadway productions like Cyrano de Bergerac and Rocky and TV appearances such as Robot Chicken, Gravity, NYC 22, and Blue Bloods. Then he joined the cast of the soon-to-be iconic musical in the dual roles of the scene-stealing Hercules Mulligan and Thomas Jefferson's sidekick, James Madison. Naturally, when you're playing prestigious roles like that, more opportunities are soon to follow.

After his run in Hamilton, Onaodowan briefly joined the cast of the Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, and he added quite a few roles to his screen resume. His post-Hamilton credits include episodes of Ballers, Girls, The Get Down, She's Gotta Have It, Bojack Horseman, and Grey's Anatomy, while his film roles included A Quiet Place Part II, The Super, and Generation Wrecks. His work on Grey's Anatomy also landed him a role in the firehouse-centric spinoff series Station 19 in 2018.

Anthony Ramos got started on Broadway with Hamilton

After beginning his career with regional and off-Broadway theatrical productions, Anthony Ramos made his Broadway debut with Hamilton in the dual role of revolutionary John Laurens and the title character's tragic son, Philip. And honestly, that ain't a bad way to kick off your Broadway career. The dual roles garnered plenty of attention for the up-and-coming young actor and singer, and more opportunities soon followed.

In 2015, the same year Hamilton debuted on Broadway, Ramos made his screen acting debut with a guest spot on the acclaimed TV series Younger, and by 2016, he was working regularly in film and TV. His early screen roles include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Patti Cake$, Monsters and Men, and Will & Grace. Higher-profile work soon followed, including a co-starring role in A Star is Born, the leading role of Mars Blackmon in Spike Lee's Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, and a role in Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Interestingly, in the late 2010s he re-teamed with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda when he was cast as Usnavi, one of the leads in the film adaptation of Miranda's musical In the Heights, which is the role Miranda himself played on Broadway. So hopefully we won't have to wait too long before the two Hamilton stars reunite for more musical magic.

Jasmine Cephas Jones made waves as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds

Jasmine Cephas Jones began appearing in TV and film in the early 2010s, landing roles in projects including Titus, Blue Bloods, Unforgettable, Fairfield, and Mistress America. In 2015, she became one of many actors from the off-Broadway production of Hamilton to join the Broadway cast, playing the dual roles of the shy Schuyler sister Peggy and the seductress Maria Reynolds, who takes part in the song "Say No to This." Naturally, with Jones killing it in Hamilton, more roles soon followed.

Since her big breakout, Jones has stayed busy on the big and small screens, landing roles in Girls, Blindspotting (written by and starring fellow Hamilton star Daveed Diggs), Monsters and Men (co-starring fellow Hamilton cast member and Jones' fiancee, Anthony Ramos), Dog Days, Midnight, Texas, Mrs. Fletcher, The Photograph, #Freerayshawn, and more. Her projects in the 2020s include The Honest Thief and yet another Hamilton reunion with One Night in Miami, in which she co-stars alongside Broadway's original Aaron Burr, Leslie Odom Jr. In 2019, she returned to the stage for a starring role in the off-Broadway production Cyrano.

As King George III, Jonathan Groff was the comedic highlight of Hamilton

Of all the members of Hamilton's original Broadway cast, Jonathan Groff might've been the most famous as an individual when the show actually began. His breakthrough actually came nearly a decade before Hamilton hit Broadway, with an acclaimed run in Spring Awakening, which earned him a Tony nomination and created more opportunities. Major roles onscreen soon followed, including his roles in the hit series Glee and the acclaimed HBO series Looking. And in 2013, he was immortalized as a Disney icon when he played Kristoff in the mega-hit animated musical Frozen

As Hamilton's King George III, Groff got a showstopping solo number with "You'll Be Back," and he provided a very large chunk of the show's comic relief as the petulant, violent royal, which only served to boost his profile both on stage and screen. After Hamilton, Groff continued to work regularly in film and television. In 2017, he began playing the lead role of criminal profiler Holden Ford on the hit Netflix crime drama Mindhunter, and in 2019, he reprised the role of Kristoff for the hit animated sequel Frozen II. That same year, he was cast in the much-anticipated fourth installment of The Matrix franchise, ensuring the man's blockbuster career.