Raise a glass to Anthony Ramos; the Hamilton cast member will exit the hit musical in November.
Ramos, who plays both John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the show, is leaving for Spike Lee’s Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It. Jordan Fisher will make his Broadway debut in the dual role on Nov. 22. Fisher appeared on Grease: Live and recently released his eponymous debut album. He’s also a Disney Channel star, with roles in Liv and Maddie and Teen Beach Movie.
Ramos is the latest Hamilton cast member to depart the show. Recently, Christopher Jackson (George Washington) announced he will also leave in November. After Jackson and Ramos exit, the only original main cast members who will remain in the show are Jasmine Cephas-Jones (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds) and Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison).
As for Ramos, Lin-Manuel Miranda marked his departure on Twitter, writing “I told y’all @Anthony_Ramos1 would be a star. Now he goes to conquer the next world.” BroadwayWorld first reported the news.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 19, 2016