Four roles, 41 songs and a few hours’ notice – meet the hidden star of Hamilton

“I am expected to know my stuff,” says “principal standby”, Sifiso Mazibuko

When I went to see Hamilton a few weeks ago, I came out thinking: wow, by far and away the best actor on that stage was the one who played Aaron Burr, third vice-president of the United States and killer of the leading man, rendered into a complex R&B anti-hero by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s script – kind of Milton’s Satan meets R Kelly.

Who was that actor, and where did he come from? I asked myself. I tore through the programme – but saw a different face entirely under the...
source: New Statesman

2018-04-16 14:11
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