‘Hamilton’ has sent a playbill’s worth of careers skyward. Here is where the crew and cast went and where they are heading.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
LESLIE ODOM JR., actor
DAVEED DIGGS, actor
THOMAS KAIL, director
OKIERIETE ONAODOWAN, actor
CHARLES G. LaPOINTE, hair and wig designer
JONATHAN GROFF, actor
PHILLIPA SOO, actress
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, show creator and actor
RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY, actress
ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER, choreographer
DAVID KORINS, set designer
PAUL TAZEWELL, costume designer