Tonight, as part of the 2020 ESPYs airing on ESPN and ESPN2, Disney+ debuted the trailer for Hamilton, the filmed version of the original hit Broadway musical production, ahead of its global premiere on the streaming service on July 3, 2020.
An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” combines the best elements of live theater, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience. “Hamilton” is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and direction by Thomas Kail, Hamilton is inspired by the book “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow and produced by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeffrey Seller, with Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman serving as executive producers. Filming was produced by RadicalMedia.
The 11-time-Tony Award®-, GRAMMY Award®-, Olivier Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical stars: Daveed Diggs (The Little Mermaid remake) as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry (One Life to Live) as Angelica Schuyler; Jonathan Groff (Frozen franchise) as King George; Christopher Jackson (Moana) as George Washington; Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting) as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns) as Alexander Hamilton; Leslie Odom, Jr. (Murder on the Orient Express) as Aaron Burr; Okieriete Onaodowan (Grey’s Anatomy) as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; Anthony Ramos (A Star is Born) as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton; and Phillipa Soo (Smash) as Eliza Hamilton.