Hamilton

 

Broadway: Richard Rodgers Theatre (from August 2015)
Official website: http://www.hamiltonbroadway.com

Chicago: The PrivateBank Theatre (from September 27, 2016) 
Official website: http://www.hamiltonbroadway.com/chicago.php

San Francisco (touring production from March 2017)

London: Victoria Palace Theatre
Opened: November 2017
Paused due to Coronavirus between March 2020 and August 2021
Reopens 19 August 2021 
Official website: http://www.hamiltonthemusical.co.uk

Book, Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Author of the book ‘Alexander Hamilton’: Ron Chernow
Director: Thomas Kail
Associate Director: Patrick Vassel
Producers: Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater
Scenic Design: David Korins
Costume Design: Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design: Howell Binkley
Sound Design: Nevin Sternberg
Choreographer: Andy Blankenbuehler
Associate Choreographer: Stephanie Klemons
Musical Director / Orchestrations / Co-Arranger: Alex Lacamoire
Music Co-ordinator: Michael Keller & Michael Aarons
Company Manager: Brig Berney
Production Stage Manager: Amber White
Stage Manager: Scott Rowen
Assistant Stage Manager: Deanna Weiner
Hair & Wig Design: Charles G. LaPointe
Production Supervisor: J. Philip Bassett
Technical Supervision: Hudson Theatrical Associates

Documents


How Hamilton Found Its Groove (July 2015)
[External Website]

Birth of a Nation - Colonial Lighting (October 2015)
[External Website]

Unusual breathes new least of life into flying system at the Victoria Palace Theatre for smash hit Hamilton (April 2018)
[External Website]

LSI: Hamilton (December 2018)
[External Website]
From Lighting & Sound International

Following Hamilton On Tour (May 2024)
[External Website]
From Lighting & Sound International

Photo Gallery

Some photos from Broadway.com

Preview Clips

CBS News:

Opening Night on Broadway

Lighting 

There are around 850 light cues during the show. Lighting is operated from a small booth at the rear of the auditorium. The Broadway production at the Richard Rodgers Theatre has a tiny amount of space for the operator, so the light board (EOS Ti, in 2021) is mounted vertically above the stage window, with a remote Go button on the desk, along with monitors around the window (see photo below).
There are three followspots used in the show. 

Lighting Kit List (Broadway, 2015)

List from Live Design article

  • 1 ETC Eos Console
  • 3 ETC 96 X 2.4kw Touring Dimmer Rack
  • 16 Doug Fleenor 5-Way Opto-Splitter  
  • 10 Pathport Via12 Ethernet Switch
  • 2 City Theatrical 8-way DMX A/B Switch
  • 2 City Theatrical SHoW DMX Neo Transmitter
  • 4 City Theatrical SHoW DMX Neo Receiver
  • 6 City Theatrical SHoW DMX Neo D3 Dimmer
  • 6 City Theatrical SHoW DMX Neo D4 Dimmer
  • 35 Harman Martin Viper Performance 1200W
  • 7 Philips Vari-Lite VL3500Q Wash FX   
  • 26 GLP Impression X4 XL
  • 7 ETC Source Four Revolution with Iris Module
  • 56 Philips Color Kinetics ColorBlast 12 TR
  • 5 Philips Color Kinetics ColorBlaze 48 TR4
  • 9 Philips Color Kinetics ColorBlaze 72 TR4
  • 12 Elation Professional ELAR 108 LED PAR  
  • 26 Pixel Range PixelPAR 90
  • 27 ETC Source Four 14º
  • 78 ETC Source Four 19º
  • 140 ETC Source Four 26º 
  • 58 ETC Source Four 36º 
  • 34 ETC Source Four 50º 
  • 22 ETC Source Four 70º 
  • 44 ETC Source Four PAR VNSP
  • 52 Altman Lighting Par 64 VNSP, 1000W
  • 13 MR-16 Birdie VNSP
  • 6 MR-16 Birdie WFL
  • 13 GAM Stickup
  • 8 Altman Lighting Mini-10 1kW Worklight
  • 10 Altman Lighting Mini-10 300W Worklight
  • 3 Lycian 1290 Followspot 
  • 3 MDG Hazer Atmosphere with DMX Control and CO2 Regulator
  • 26 City Theatrical Concentric Rings For GLP X4 XL 
  • 6 City Theatrical Safer Side Arms

Lighting Design Webcast with Howell Binkley

How to Act With – Not Against – Your Lighting Design – interview with Howell Binkley

The ETC Hamilton Programming Project

Sound / Music

The show uses 28 radio microphones, including one built into the crown for King George III. (Broadway, 2018)

Live Design: Birth of a Nation: Vocal Clarity (October 12 2015)

Live Design: Hamilton Sound Webcast (July 26 2017)

Dolby Institute Podcast – The Sound of Hamilton

Custom Microphones

Sound Designer – Nevin Steinberg

Signal to Noise: Hamilton on Tour (June 24 2020)

Set Design

An Illustrated Guide to the Hamilton Set (Washington Post) 

Live Design: Birth of a Nation – A Revolutionary Stage (October 2 2015)

Set Designer David Korins – TED Talk

Choreography

Costume Design

LA Times: Hamilton Costume Designer on how he streamlined 18th Century looks for a 21st Century show (June 11 2016)

Fashionista: Paul Tazewell Tracks His Career from Midwestern Theater Student to Costume Designer for ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Harriet’ (October 31 2019)

Playbill: Costume Design sketches & inspiration 

Live Design: Birth of a Nation: Dressing the Founding Fathers (October 19 2015)

ABC News – Get a peek at the costumes that bring ‘Hamilton’ to life (September 19 2019)

Stage Management

Playbill – Shepherding the Show – A Day in the Life of Hamilton’s Stage Manager (May 17 2020)

Props

A Tale of Two Bags – Jay Duckworth (May 29 2018)

Creating Custom Candle Holders for Hamilton – Jay Duckworth (July 21 2015)

Perfecting the ‘Burn’: Props Master Jay Duckworth on Styling the Iconic ‘Hamilton’ Song (June 25 2018)

Wigs and Make-Up