I just watched Hamilton for only the second time last night and it is truly a masterpiece. I can’t get enough of this musical that is sheer perfection. I’m talking…SHEER perfection. Every bit of choreography, every moment of acting from the cast, the costume design, oh, it is wondrous.
It inspires me to become a better writer and to one day potentially change the world as long as, like Hamilton, I am willing to make my shot and take this world by storm.
It is so quotable, so lovable, so impactful, so undeniably brilliant that it almost feels unbelievable when you see it. How did something this incredible get made and how has nothing like this been made for? It will change the world, it will inspire young artists of color forever and one day will be looked upon as the pinnacle of artistic genius, maybe, in the same ways that Shakespeare’s work has been regarded for hundreds of years.
Hamilton is perfection and I can’t say anything less about it. As I write this, its songs revolve inside my brain, bringing me joy on a casual Tuesday morning that no movie has given me for a long while. Oh gosh, I’m ranting and completely missing the point of this post which is to share my top three favorite characters in Hamilton, which honestly almost seems unfair but here’s a crack at it. Enjoy!
3. Elizabeth Schuyler
Elizabeth Schuyler could’ve been a damsel-like character. Instead, she is a strong woman whose extreme kindness and trusting nature can not be mistaken for weakness. Phillipa Soo delivers an accordingly powerful performance that ranges from shy and madly in love with Hamilton to a burning volcano of rage and finally a proud mother/wife who has been burdened with the power of her husband’s legacy and her goal to make sure his story is told.
This woman invokes such emotion in every scene she’s in and she’s almost the breakaway star of the production. Continue reading My Top Three Favorite Characters in ‘Hamilton’