Close  
  • share this

Fil-Am actor Marc dela Cruz plays lead role in ‘Hamilton’ musical

/ 12:57 PM January 23, 2019

Image: Instagram/@marc_delacruz

A Filipino-American theater actor just made history once more, bagging the lead role of the Tony Award-winning “Hamilton” musical.

Marc dela Cruz played the titular character of the Broadway musical, Alexander Hamilton, on Saturday, Jan. 19. Dela Cruz, who is of Filipino-Japanese descent and born in Hawaii, was also the first Asian-American actor to play the lead role.

ADVERTISEMENT

Actress Olivia Oguma expressed her pride about dela Cruz’s achievement and cheered for the “Japanese-Filipino Hamilton.”

FEATURED STORIES

Tonight … we had the first Asian-American Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton on Broadway. Just wanted to let everyone…

Posted by Olivia Oguma on Friday, January 18, 2019

In dela Cruz’s Instagram post, he thanked the “Hamilton” cast, who he calls the “Ham fam.” He also thanked everyone who supported him in his first outings in the lead role.

Dela Cruz joined the cast in November 2018, playing various roles in the musical such as Hamilton’s father-in-law Philip Schuyler, Hamilton’s eldest son, and even as his doctor, online magazine The FilAm reported.

“I am over the moon to be a part of Hamilton,” dela Cruz told the magazine. “I’ve been a fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda since I saw ‘In the Heights’ and I always wondered at the possibility of being in something he created.”

The actor is the third Filipino-American to take part in the highly-popular musical in Broadway, joining other actors such as Karla Puno Garcia and Christina Glur.

Meanwhile, another acclaimed Filipina singer-actress, Rachelle Ann Go, currently plays Hamilton’s wife, Eliza Schuyler, in the West End show in London. Katrina Hallare/JB

RELATED STORIES:

Hamilton’s star reprising role in Puerto Rico to raise funds

Rachelle Ann Go wins best actress in BroadwayWorld UK

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Broadway, Hamilton, Marc dela Cruz, Rachel ann go
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.