Jason Arrow has landed the part of Alexander Hamilton in the Australian production of the musical Hamilton. The sought-after title role was played in the original production by the show’s writer Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Arrow graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2016 and has played supporting roles in Aladdinfor Disney and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical for the Michael Cassel Group, which will present Hamiltonin Australia.
Arrow will lead a cast of 35 from around Australia, including two New Zealand performers and two from the US – among them several established, well-known musical theatre performers alongside many relative newcomers. The show requires an ethnically diverse cast, and it is gratifying to see that the roles have gone to local performers – including three First Nations artists and people with African, Caribbean, Asian, Latino and Mauritian backgrounds – and not to a large number of imported artists.
Hamilton’s frenemy and nemesis Aaron Burr will be played by Lyndon Watts, another WAAPA graduate who recently played Bernardo in the recent Australian tour of West Side Story ....