Giles Terera: Hamilton and Me
To mark the publication of Hamilton and Me: An Actor's Journal.
This event is now available to watch on demand until 8th July.
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When Lin-Manuel Miranda's ground-breaking musical Hamilton opened in London's West End in December 2017, it was as huge a hit as it had been in its original production off- and on Broadway. Lauded by critics and audiences alike, the show would go on to win a record-equalling seven Olivier Awards – including Best Actor in a Musical for Giles Terera, for his portrayal of Aaron Burr.
In this exclusive event, Giles returns to the Victoria Palace Theatre, Hamilton's London home, to chart his extraordinary journey as Burr – beginning with his first audition in New York, and continuing through extensive research and preparation, intense rehearsals, previews and finally, to opening night itself. The event will also feature special guest appearances from original London cast members Jamael Westman (Alexander Hamilton) and Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), with further guests to be announced.
Enjoy an honest, intimate and thrilling look at everything involved in opening a once-in-a-generation production – the triumphs, breakthroughs and doubts, the camaraderie of the rehearsal room and the moments of quiet backstage contemplation – plus reflections on experiences from Giles's own life that helped shape his acclaimed portrayal.
With fresh, first-hand insights into the music and characters everyone loves and knows so well, this is an essential event for fans of Hamilton, as well as for aspiring and current performers, students, and anyone who wants to discover what it really felt like to be in the room where it happened.
'One of the most joyous and clear-eyed approaches to playing a character that I have ever read… I am so grateful Giles took notes on his process and turned them into this book. I was already in awe of his performance; now I'm in awe of his humanity and attention to detail and willingness to share the hard work and magic that goes into it.' Lin-Manuel Miranda