Broadway's Hamilton Announces Replacement for Leslie Odom Jr

Dixon is a seasoned Broadway player, having starred in the original runs of The Color Purple (his first Tony nod), Motown: The Musical, and now, Shuffle Along.

Brandon Victor Dixon is taking over the joint-lead role of Burr from Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr.in the Broadway production of Hamilton, producers announced Wednesday. He will be on the big stage once a week, while Javier Muñoz plays Alexander Hamilton the other seven shows. Michael Luwoye also joins the cast beginning July 11 as Muñoz's alternate, playing the role once a week.

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Brandon Victor Dixon will be stepping in as Aaron Burr, and is well-known on Broadway after starring in Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. Dixon also starred in Motown: The Musical on Broadway, which earned him a Grammy Award nomination, and headlined the original cast of The Scottsboro Boys Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre. Dixon begins "Hamilton" performances in mid-August.

This image released by The Public Theater shows Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, with the cast during a performance of "Hamilton", in NY.

A Lee High School and University of Alabama graduate will make his debut on Broadway in the popular Broadway musical "Hamilton".

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