Giles Terera, who won an Olivier Award for his performance as Aaron Burr in the London production of Hamilton, is to publish a book about his time in the show.
Hamilton and Me: An Actor’s Journal will be published in the summer and is based on a journal Terera kept during his time in the show. It is described as “an honest, intimate and thrilling look at everything involved in opening a once-in-a-generation production”.
Speaking about the book, Terera said: “When I was asked to play the part of Aaron Burr in Hamilton I knew that it would be both an incredible challenge and an extraordinary journey – one I wanted to learn from as well as enjoy. So, every day, I kept notes on the work and the experience.
“I’m so happy that an experience which has been so life-changing for me might now be of use to students, theatre-makers and anyone who loves Hamilton as much I do.”
The book has the backing of Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda who said, “This is one of the most joyous and clear-eyed approaches to playing a character that I have ever read. I am so grateful Giles took notes on his process and turned them into this book. I was already in awe of his performance; now I’m in awe of his humanity and attention to detail and willingness to share the hard work and magic that goes into it.”