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Christopher returns as lead in hit musical

Bermudian actor Nick Christopher has landed a top role in a production of the award-winning musical Hamilton.

Mr Christopher will take on the role of Aaron Burr when the first national tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop musical begins in San Diego this month.

The 27-year-old, who is starring in the musical Miss Saigon, said his new role was a “dream come true”.

He added: “I'll be closing Miss Saigon on January 14 and joining up with the Hamilton crew in San Diego the next day.

“There are a lot of exciting things about this tour that runs all the way through to November.

“We're doing seven cities and sitting down in each from between three and 14 weeks, so there's no one-nighters or one-weekers which means you really get to know these places.”

He added: “One of the real reasons I'm excited, too, is that we finish in Boston, so I'll be able to perform in my home city professionally for the first time.

“There's a lot to look forward to and it's always an honour to represent Bermuda when I'm on stage.”

Hamilton tells the story of US statesman and America's founding father Alexander Hamilton, who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War. He was killed in an 1804 duel with vice-president Aaron Burr.

The show has won numerous Tony Awards, a Grammy Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Mr Christopher previously appeared in Hamilton in 2017, when he stepped in to replace Tony nominee Christopher Jackson as George Washington.

The actor, the son of Hamilton town crier Ed Christopher, has been starring as John in a revival of Miss Saigon at the Broadway Theatre In New York that began in 2016.

Mr Christopher was also in the limelight in 2015 in Lazarus, a musical featuring the music of iconic rock star David Bowie, written by Tony Award-winner Enda Walsh.

Leading role: Nick Christopher to play Aaron Burr in Hamilton(Photograph supplied)

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Published January 06, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated January 05, 2018 at 10:54 pm)

Christopher returns as lead in hit musical

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