Giles Terera is to make a return to Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The actor, who has already won the converted Olivier Award for 'Best Actor in a Musical' for originating the role of 'Aaron Burr' in the West End megahit, is coming back to the production from December 17th where he will play a limited engagement until January 30th, 2022.
Terera has had a colourful and diverse career in the West End in a wide range of productions, with his previous stage credits including 'Hamlet', 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom', 'Death and the Kings Horseman', 'The Book of Mormon', 'Avenue Q', 'Candide', 'Rent', and 'The Tempest'.
He will once again take up the role of 'Burr' which he will share with Jay Perry, who is to step in for Thursday performances during the run. The pair will replace Simon-Anthony Rhoden, who has been injured but is to return to the show at a later date.
The hugely popular historical musical Hamilton was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda and tells the story of American 'Founding Father' Alexander Hamilton who, after arriving in America from the West Indies, joined up with the revolutionary forces to serve under President George Washington during the Revolutionary War and later as the Secretary to the Treasury during Washington's presidency, where he helped to shape the newly formed U.S.A as it grew to become a nation. Hamilton tells the story of America 'then' through the eyes of America 'now' using a contemporary fusion of rap, hip-hop, R&B and jazz.
The production in the West End premiered at the Victoria Palace Theatre in 2017, winning six Olivier Awards, including 'Best Musical'.