Fil-Am actor cast as lead in Broadway hit ‘Hamilton’

News Philippines Jan 25, 2019 at 4:02 pm

MANILA, Philippines — Last January 19, Filipino-American actor Marc dela Cruz took the stage as the lead role of the hit-Broadway musical “Hamilton” for the first time.

“I am over the moon to be a part of Hamilton,” he said in an interview with New York-based Filipino-American magazine “The FilAm.” “I’ve been a fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda since I saw ‘In the Heights’ and I always wondered at the possibility of being in something he created.”

The Hawaii-born Dela Cruz is the first Filipino-American cast to play the lead role, originated by the show’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in 2015.

While it was his first time playing Alexander Hamilton, he has played several other roles such as Hamilton’s father-in-law Philip Schulyer, James Reynolds and Hamilton’s doctor.

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