"What Comes Next?": What the Original Cast of "Hamilton" Is Up To Now!

Show-Score | By Carissa Chesanek | Dec 29, 2016

“Hamilton’s” original cast pretty much made the founding fathers cool again. While they might not be rapping about politics anymore, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t keeping busy on and off the stage with their latest ventures!

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Lin-Manuel Miranda

(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Who They Played: Alexander Hamilton

What They're Up To Now: The man behind the revolutionary musical is now set to work his Broadway magic in Rob Marshall’s “Mary Poppins Returns”. But that’s not all: Miranda is also the producer/co-composer for Disney’s remake of "The Little Mermaid" and is the producer of the upcoming film, "The Kingkiller Chronicle".

Social Media Snippet: No time for sleeping here.

Leslie Odom Jr.

(Photo: Viktorija Pashuta Photography)

Who They Played: Aaron Burr


What They’re Up To Now: Just in time for the holidays, Odom Released his latest album "Simply Christmas" last month, and is gearing up for his new role in the 2017 film, "Murder on the Orient Express".


Social Media Snippet: A little #WCW appreciation.


Phillipa Soo



Who They Played: Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton


What They’re Up To Now: Playing the star role in “Amelie,” Soo is currently in Los Angeles for the pre-Broadway run before heading back to New York City in March at the Walter Kerr Theatre.


Social Media Snippet: Nothing like mingling with new friends.


Renée Elise Goldsberry

(Photo: Dennis Kwan)

Who They Played: Angelica Schuyler Church


What They’re Up To Now: Goldsberry is set to have a busy year in 2017, with a role in Netflix’s "Altered Carbon" series, along with playing the lead in HBO’s film "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", based on the novel by Rebecca Skloot.


Social Media Snippet: Dreams really do come true.


Daveed Diggs


Who They Played: Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson


What They’re Up To Now: Diggs is busy working on his latest solo rap album, while also posing as the character Mr. Browne for the upcoming movie, "Wonder".


Social Media Snippet: Holiday travel anyone?


Christopher Jackson


Who They Played: George Washington


What They’re Up To Now: For the 2016-2017 season, Jackson traded the stage for the courtroom—sort of—playing Chuck Palmer on the CBS drama "Bull".


Social Media Snippet: Ain’t no one gonna hold you down.


Jonathan Groff

(Photo: Jeff Vespa)

Who They Played: King George


What They’re Up To Now: Groff is all about getting inside the criminal mind in his soon-to-air Netflix series "Mindhunter", where he plays an FBI agent obsessed with serial killers.


Social Media Snippet: Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand memories...


Anthony Ramos


Who They Played: John Laurens and Philip Hamilton


What They’re Up To Now: Ramos kept busy in 2016 by playing Kilo in the film "White Girl" and by guest appearing on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit". He’s not slowing down anytime soon, as he’s currently filming for the television series "She’s Gotta Have It".


Social Media Snippet: A king always needs his queen.

Ariana DeBose


Who They Played: The bullet


What They’re Up To Now: When DeBose isn’t found entertaining New Yorkers at the cabaret restaurant 54 Below, she’s busy rocking as Jane in “A Bronx Tale” on Broadway.


Social Media Snippet: Where the cool kids are.

(And as for recently departed cast members Jasmine Cephas Jones and Okieriete "Oak" Onaodowan, who both left the production within the last month (Oak played his final performance just days ago!), we'll be eagerly looking forward to see What Comes Next!)

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