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‘Hamilton’ Casts Its Next Lafayette and Jefferson

Hamilton fans, meet the latest quick-tongued actor to take on the dual role of the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson.

James Monroe Iglehart










Sara Krulwich / The New York Times

James Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony Award for his performance as the Genie in Aladdin, will join the cast of Hamilton in mid-April, Jeffrey Seller, the show’s lead producer, announced on Tuesday.

Mr. Iglehart was involved in Hamilton in its early stages, having sung the role of Hercules Mulligan at a Lincoln Center concert staging of The Hamilton Mixtape in 2012. He also performed (under the name J-Soul) in the hip-hop improv troupe Freestyle Love Supreme with Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and original star of Hamilton, and Christopher Jackson. (Mr. Jackson portrayed George Washington in the musical.)

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