Both West End and Broadway are taking a break at the moment, so getting tickets to see the smash musical hit Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda is more or less impossible.
The next train of thought may be to resort to watching it online. We’ve rounded up everything you need to know to be able to virtually tune in to the hip-hop musical about one of the founding fathers of America, Alexander Hamilton.
We also have a similar article for watching Black is King, Beyoncé's new visual album.
How to watch Hamilton on Disney Plus
Here's some good news - a filmed version of Hamilton is now ready to stream on Disney Plus! You can watch the official trailer here:
In order to watch Hamilton, you’ll need to take the following steps:
- Login to Disney Plus (or sign up for an account if you don't have one)
- Search for 'Hamilton'
- Click the 'play' button
There is no other legal way to watch Hamilton in full at this current time - this is the best method out there. To get a Disney Plus account, you can sign up over on the Disney Plus website for £5.99/$6.99 per month or £59.99/$69.99 per year.
The filmed version features all the original cast, including:
- Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton
- Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson
- Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler
- Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr
- Christopher Jackson as George Washington
- Jonathan Groff as King George
- Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton
- Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds
- Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison
- Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton
Hamilton the film is produced by creator of the musical Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as Jeffrey Seller and Thomas Kail - who also acts as the director. The official Disney Plus press release states that the show “transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way.”
In addition, there's an extra segment called 'The Undefeated Presents: Hamilton In-Depth with Kelley Carter', which is a roundtable discussion with nine stars of the show and the director. It discusses each actor's introduction to the musical, and goes into the meaning and significance of Hamilton today.
If you’re not sure whether a Disney plus account is for you, then check out the best TV shows on the platform, as well as the best movies. We also have a comparison of the big streaming services here, including Netflix and Amazon Prime.
How to watch Hamilton on YouTube
The official Hamilton YouTube channel has a plethora of videos to check out. From live performances of specific songs, to the entire recorded versions of the soundtrack, to behind-the-scenes footage of the cast. Whilst its not the musical in its entirety, it should scratch that itch if you've not got an account with Disney+.