I Know Him: Hamilton To Welcome New King George
What Comes Next? Hamilton will welcome a new face to the throne of England in the coming weeks as Jonathan Groff, who transferred to Broadway with the production after stepping in Off-Broadway, departs pursuing other projects. The new face isn’t so new to Broadway fans who have seen this performer before and have more than likely told themselves “He’ll Be Back” after seeing him in a show previously. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Rory O’Malley will succeed Jonathan Groff as King George in Hamilton on Broadway beginning this spring!
Tony Award nominee Rory O’Malley (Pictured Right) will ascend to the throne this spring stepping into the Broadway blockbuster Hamilton as Jonathan Groff exits the production begin filming for David Fincher’s new Netflix series, Mindhunter. O’Malley will step into the role of King George officially beginning performances April 11th, 2016 following Groff’s final performance on April 9th, 2016. Thanks to Joseph Marzullo for the photo right.
Rory O’Malley was scheduled to return to Broadway this season appearing in Nerds, the musical about the rivalry between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, starring as Bill Gates. However, that show was cancelled in early March just weeks before its initial bow after an investor dropped from the production forcing its cancellation. O’Malley was last seen on Broadway in the Tony Award winning musical, The Book Of Mormon, in his Tony Award nominated performance as Elder McKinley. O’Malley made his Broadway debut appearing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee stepping in as a replacement for the roles of Leaf Coneybear, William Barfee and Douglas Panch.
O’Malley joins a star-studded roster of Broadway veterans who have played the role including Tony Award nominee Brian D’arcy James (Currently in Something Rotten!) as well as Tony Award nomine Andrew Rannells, who stepped into the role temporarily this past Fall.
Hamilton continues to play Broadway’s Richard Rodger’s Theatre on 46th street 8 times a week. Luner on Theatre will keep you updated regarding any further casting changes to the production in the near future.