Meet the Actor Playing Alexander Hamilton in “Hamilton” in Manila

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Photo / Daniel Boud through GMG Productions

One of the things we’re excited about this year is the Manila run of the musical Hamilton. Now we know who will be playing the titular character!

Everyone, meet Jason Arrow. He will be playing one of the Founding Fathers of the United States during Hamilton‘s international tour, which opens in Manila in September of 2023.

Arrow originated the role in the original Australian cast of Hamilton when it premiered in Sydney in March 2021 and has since played the role in Melbourne, Brisbane, and, now, Auckland.

Speaking of the announcement, Michael Cassel AM, producer of the international tour of Hamilton, said it was a natural decision to continue Arrow’s legacy with the production.

“Jason’s nuanced, thoughtful, and searing rendition of Alexander Hamilton has been beloved by audiences throughout Australia and New Zealand, we are thrilled that he will continue bringing his sensational performance to audiences around the world in Hamilton‘s international tour,” he said.

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Photo / Daniel Boud through GMG Productions

Arrow said it was a privilege to be given the opportunity to continue playing one of the most iconic roles in theater.

“Playing Alexander Hamilton has been the single greatest honor of my career and I am so proud to have the opportunity to continue to learn so much from this character,” he said. “Audiences throughout Australia and New Zealand have reacted so warmly to Hamilton and I can’t wait to share it with more people all over the world.”

The full cast will be announced in the coming months.

Hamilton‘s first-ever international tour is currently playing at Spark Arena in Auckland and will premiere in Manila at The Theatre at Solaire in September.

Tickets to the Manila season are available now at

A hit musical

Hamilton premiered on Broadway in August 2015 to wide critical and audience acclaim and has gone on to play seasons in London’s West End, Australia, and Germany and opened in New Zealand at the weekend. It will premiere in the Philippines before it arrives to debut in Abu Dhabi.

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.

With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography and is the story of America then told by America now.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s global phenomenon has been captivating fans across the world since it burst to life in 2015 and has received an array of accolades including 11 Tony Awards, seven Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

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