Anthony Ramos to leave 'Hamilton' Nov. 20

On Nov. 20, Anthony Ramos will rap the line "Showtime" for the last time.

BroadwayWorld.com reports that Anthony Ramos, the youngest main cast member of Hamilton, is leaving for the 10-episode Netflix adaptation of Spike Lee's 1986 film She's Gotta Have It. He'll play Mars Blackmon, one of three lovers juggled by 20-something artist Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise).

The Brooklyn-born actor, who turns 25 next month, originated the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton and comes front and center in numbers like Ten Duel Commandments and Blow Us All Away. A former high school baseball star, Ramos also helped lead the show's softball team to the 2016 Broadway League championship.

As he has with other major Hamilton departures, Lin-Manuel Miranda paid tribute via social media Wednesday, writing, "Told y'all Anthony Ramos would be a star. Now he goes to conquer the next world."

His departure will come one week after that of Tony nominee Christopher Jackson, who played George Washington, who is moving full-time to CBS' hit Bull. He'll be replaced by Nicholas Christopher starting Nov. 15.

After those two bow out, the last two original members of the main cast left will be Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds).

Taking over for Ramos on Nov. 22 is 22-year-old Jordan Fisher, who worked with Hamilton director Thomas Kail in Fox's live staging of Grease, in which he played Doody. He's also had roles on Liv and Maddie and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

 


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