The musical Hamilton’s very first King George III, three-time Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James, returns to the role for a limited engagement on Broadway starting April 14. James created the role of King George when Hamilton debuted at the Public Theater in 2015.
Brian d’Arcy James was the first in a distinguished line of actors to portray George III in Hamilton in the New York production.Hamilton opened on Broadway with Jonathan Groff in the role, followed by Andrew Rannells, Rory O’Malley and Taran Killam. Killam will play his final performance tonight.
James was awarded the 2016 SAG Award, Critics Choice Award, Gotham Award and the Independent Spirit’s Robert Altman Award for Best Ensemble for his portrayal of Matt Carroll, one of the four critical members of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team opposite Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams in the 2016 Best Picture Oscar-winning film Spotlight.
James is a celebrated stage actor who has received three Tony nominations for his work on Broadway: Nick Bottom in the hit musical Something Rotten, Shrek in Shrek the Musical, and Sidney Falco in Sweet Smell of Success. Additional Broadway credits include: the role of Banquo opposite Ethan Hawke in the Lincoln Center production of Macbeth, starring alongside Laura Linney, Christina Ricci and Eric Bogosian in the hit play Time Stands Still, and starring in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal. Television fans know him most noticeably for his roles on NBC’s “Smash,” Showtime’s “The Big C,” and the award-winning HBO movie Game Change. He also appeared in the 2015 film Sisters with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. He has multiple projects in the works including Netflix’s new TV show, “13 Reasons Why,” and the feature films Felt, Molly’s Game, Song of Back and Neck, 1922 and Trouble.