Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Hamilton and Me: An Actor’s Journal

Monday, May 22, 2023

Book Review - Hamilton and Me: An Actor’s Journal

Hamilton and Me: An Actor’s Journal

About the Book
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of the U.S. edition of Hamilton and Me An Actor's Journal by Giles Terera. When Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton opened in London's West End in December 2017, it was as huge a hit as it had been in its original production Off- and on Broadway. Lauded by critics and audiences alike, the show would go on to win a record-equalling seven Olivier Awards—including Best Actor in a Musical for Giles Terera, for his portrayal of Aaron Burr.

For Terera, though, his journey as Burr had begun more than a year earlier, with his first audition in New York, and continuing through extensive research and preparation, intense rehearsals, previews, and finally opening night itself. Throughout this time he kept a journal, recording his experiences of the production and his process of creating his award-winning performance. This book, Hamilton and Me, is that journal.

My Take on the Book
This was an amazing book that really brings you, not only inside a remarkable musical. but also inside the craft of being an actor. This book really gives you an unfiltered look behind the scenes to a musical that has completely captured the nation. You will really be amazed to see how much dedication, passion, and hours and hours of work go into the creation of the musical. On top of this, you can also see how hard the actors have to work to keep up the show every night. This was a great book that lets you learn so much!

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