Costume worn by Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton: An American Musical on Broadway

Description (Brief):

Costume worn by Lin-Manuel Miranda portraying Alexander Hamilton in the original Broadway production of Hamilton: An American Musical. The costume consists of a white shirt with ruffles, green coat, green waistcoat with small gold metal decoration on proper right side, green breeches, a pair of black leather shoes with a gold colored buckle, a pair of white stockings, and a white cravat.

Description (Brief)

The costume was designed by Paul Tazewell in 2015, prior to Hamilton's opening at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in August 2015. It was worn by Miranda in performances from 2015 to 2016, when he ceased daily performances in the show. Hamilton won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, including one for Best Costume Design of a Musical. Tazewell's designs defly combined aspects of 18th century elite clothing with modern streetwear, lending a contemporary look and silhouette to the costumes, prominently featured in the marketing material for the show and subsequent film adaptation.

Date Made: 2015

Referenced: Hamilton, AlexanderUser: Miranda, Lin-ManuelMaker: Tazewell, Paul

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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Exhibition: Entertainment Nation

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Adventureland, LLC

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0286.01Accession Number: 2017.0286Catalog Number: 2017.0286.01

Object Name: costume

Physical Description: silk (overall material)Measurements: overall (mounted): 62 in x 24 in x 18 in; 157.48 cm x 60.96 cm x 45.72 cm


Record Id: nmah_1853537

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