ORIG­I­NAL POR­TRAITS

‘Hamil­ton’ has sent a play­bill’s worth of ca­reers sky­ward. Here is where the crew and cast went and where they are head­ing.

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Lin-Manuel Mi­randa Show cre­ator and ac­tor (Alexan­der Hamil­ton) The man who wrote the mu­sic, lyrics and book of “Hamil­ton” has got­ten only busier. Dis­ney fans heard Mi­randa’s songs in the 2016 an­i­mated film “Moana,” which earned him an Os­car nom­i­na­tion. (You can hear him singing “We Know the Way.”) Com­ing up: He’s costar­ring with Emily Blunt in next year’s “Mary Pop­pins Re­turns” di­rected by Rob Mar­shall (“Chicago”), and he’s cre­ative pro­ducer and song com­poser for the up­com­ing film and TV adap­ta­tions of “The Kingkiller Chron­i­cle.” Also next year: He gets his star on the Hol­ly­wood Walk of Fame. Phillipa Soo Ac­tress (El­iza Hamil­ton) Af­ter her Tony-nom­i­nated per­for­mance, Soo could be heard in the voice cast of “Moana.” The Juil­liard grad­u­ate scored the lead in “Amélie,” the new mu­si­cal adap­ta­tion of the 2001 French in­die film that played at the Ah­man­son Theatre in L.A. be­fore mov­ing on to Broad­way. The show closed in New York af­ter two months of reg­u­lar per­for­mances. Les­lie Odom Jr. Ac­tor (Aaron Burr) Af­ter win­ning the Tony for lead ac­tor in a mu­si­cal, Odom has con­tin­ued to per­form songs, this time in con­certs around the coun­try, in­clud­ing last fall in Northridge, the Hol­ly­wood Bowl last month (“Ella and Dizzy: 100 Years, 1,000 Mem­o­ries”) and Walt Dis­ney Con­cert Hall in De­cem­ber. He hits the big screen this fall as Dr. Ar­buth­not in the re­make of “Mur­der on the Ori­ent Ex­press,” di­rected by Ken­neth Branagh. And he’s writ­ing a book, “Fail­ing Up: How to Rise Above, Do Bet­ter, and Never Stop Learn­ing.” Daveed Diggs Ac­tor (Thomas Jef­fer­son and Mar­quis de Lafayette) Tony win­ner for fea­tured ac­tor in a mu­si­cal, Diggs landed re­cur­ring roles on Net­flix’s “Un­break­able Kimmy Sch­midt” and ABC’s “black-ish.” He was a pro cy­clist in the HBO com­edy film “Tour de Phar­macy.” Later this year, he’ll ap­pear in the film “Won­der” with Ju­lia Roberts and will add his voice to the an­i­mated “Fer­di­nand.” In 2018, Diggs will be part of the TV adap­ta­tion of the 2014 film “Snow­piercer.” Renée Elise Golds­berry Ac­tress (An­gel­ica Schuyler) Af­ter her Tony win for fea­tured ac­tress, Renée Elise Golds­berry played the ti­tle role in HBO’s “The Im­mor­tal Life of Hen­ri­etta Lacks,” costar­ring pro­ducer Oprah Win­frey. Be­gin­ning Aug. 21, the mother of two will be a voice on “Sunny Day,” a new Nick­elodeon an­i­mated se­ries for preschool­ers. Next year: She’s been cast for Net­flix’s “Al­tered Car­bon,” based on the 2002 cy­ber­punk novel by Richard K. Mor­gan. Okieri­ete Onaodowan Ac­tor (Her­cules Mul­li­gan and James Madi­son) Known af­fec­tion­ately as “Oke,” the ac­tor gave a TEDx Talk on em­pa­thy in Palo Alto, Calif., this year. On TV he played a ther­a­pist in the fi­nal sea­son of HBO’s “Girls” and ap­peared on the short-lived “The Get Down” from Baz Luhrmann. This sum­mer, he made head­lines when his stint in the Broad­way mu­si­cal “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” (tak­ing over from Josh Groban) was cut short; fac­ing slug­gish ticket sales, pro­duc­ers an­nounced that Mandy Patinkin would take over the role, much to Oke’s fans’ dis­may. Patinkin sub­se­quently bowed out.

Jonathan Groff

Ac­tor (King Ge­orge) Af­ter “Hamil­ton,” the star of the short-lived HBO se­ries “Look­ing” went off-off-off-Broad­way this sum­mer with a three-part “mu­si­cal pod­cast” called “36 Ques­tions.” This fall, the for­mer “Glee” per­former is back on TV as an FBI agent and crim­i­nal pro­filer in the Net­flix se­ries “Mind­hunter,” pro­duced by David Fincher and Char­l­ize Theron.

Thomas Kail

Di­rec­tor The Tony-win­ning di­rec­tor of “Hamil­ton” made a swift tran­si­tion to high-pro­file tele­vi­sion with “Grease Live” for Fox in 2016. The same year, he was back at the Pub­lic Theater — the off-Broad­way in­cu­ba­tor of “Hamil­ton” — to di­rect “Dry Pow­der,” a high-stakes com­edy-drama about the fi­nan­cial sec­tor. He is set to di­rect the fea­ture film “Sil­ver Wings,” about Amer­i­can fe­male pi­lots in World War II, and is col­lab­o­rat­ing with rap­per Com­mon on the up­com­ing TV com­edy se­ries “93 Til In­fin­ity.”

David Korins

Set de­signer Aside from work­ing on the “Hamil­ton” na­tional tour, Korins has fur­ther ex­panded his long list of cred­its to in­clude the Broad­way shows “Band­stand,” “Mo­town: The Mu­si­cal” and “Warpaint,” the last of which earned him his sec­ond Tony nom­i­na­tion. “Dear Evan Hansen,” the big win­ner at the 2017 Tonys, re­united Korins with “Hamil­ton” mu­sic su­per­vi­sor Alex La­camoire.

Andy Blanken­buehler

Chore­og­ra­pher The long­time Mi­randa col­lab­o­ra­tor who won his first Tony for “In the Heights” in 2008 and his sec­ond for “Hamil­ton” in 2016 went on to earn his third for “Band­stand” this year. The cur­rent re­vival of “Cats” means he has three con­cur­rent pro­duc­tions on Broad­way. And though the ABC mu­si­cal re­boot of “Dirty Danc­ing” this year was gen­er­ally re­garded as one big mis­step, Blanken­buehler earned praise for his chore­o­graphic foray into TV.

Paul Tazewell

Cos­tume de­signer Tazewell had five Tony nom­i­na­tions — “Bring in ‘da Noise/Bring in ‘da Funk,” “The Color Pur­ple,” “In the Heights,” “Mem­phis” and “A Street­car Named De­sire” — be­fore he fi­nally won for “Hamil­ton.” He’s back for the U.S. tour of the show, and his other projects in­clude this sum­mer’s run of “The Unsink­able Molly Brown” at the Muny in St. Louis and Berke­ley Reper­tory Theatre’s “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: The Temp­ta­tions Mu­si­cal,” which may move to Broad­way next year.

Charles G. La­Pointe

Hair and wig de­signer The man be­hind the hair of “Hamil­ton” will have, by year’s end, gath­ered 10 ad­di­tional ma­jor cred­its. A sam­pling of the range: Broad­way’s “Anas­ta­sia” (based on the 1997 an­i­mated film), a re­vival of “Six De­grees of Sep­a­ra­tion,” the whim­si­cal “Amélie” and two up­com­ing shows: “The Band’s Visit,” a mu­si­cal from the com­poser of “The Full Monty,” and “SpongeBob SquarePants,” in which his sculp­tural styling will bring the likes of Pa­trick and Squid­ward to life.

Jay L. Clen­denin Los An­ge­les Times

LES­LIE ODOM JR., ac­tor

Scott Gries In­vi­sion / As­so­ci­ated Press

DAVEED DIGGS, ac­tor

Carolyn Cole Los An­ge­les Times

THOMAS KAIL, di­rec­tor

Mon­ica Schip­per WireI­mage

OKIERI­ETE ONAODOWAN, ac­tor

Charles G. La­pointe

CHARLES G. La­POINTE, hair and wig de­signer

Kirk McKoy Los An­ge­les Times

JONATHAN GROFF, ac­tor

Rick Loomis Los An­ge­les Times

PHILLIPA SOO, ac­tress

Ge­naro Molina Los An­ge­les Times

LIN-MANUEL MI­RANDA, show cre­ator and ac­tor

Dave Kotin­sky Getty Im­ages

RENÉE ELISE GOLDS­BERRY, ac­tress

Wal­ter McBride Getty Im­ages,

ANDY BLANKEN­BUEHLER, chore­og­ra­pher

Je­mal Count­ess Getty Im­ages

DAVID KORINS, set de­signer

Bruce Glikas FilmMagic

PAUL TAZEWELL, cos­tume de­signer

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