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With tour on hold, ‘Hamilton’ star plans musical happy hour

With tour on hold, ‘Hamilton’ star plans musical happy hour

March 13 has become an important day in the life of Edred Utomi, the San Diego-sprung star of “Hamilton.”

On March 13, 2018, the University of San Diego graduate landed a standby role in the first national tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Founding Fathers-centric musical, then landed the title role 10 months later. And on March 13, 2020, that tour came to an abrupt halt due to social distancing orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now on an indefinite break from the show he calls “the most difficult and the most fulfilling” job he’s ever had, Utomi is sheltering at home with his parents, who live in Chula Vista, and prepping for an online concert he’ll present at 5 p.m. Friday on Facebook Live.

Read the full story from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Photo Credit: HOWARD LIPIN/SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE/ZUMA PRESS
 

 

begin quote“I’ll talk about my journey, and I want to thank all the local theaters for helping me become the performer I am today. It’s my love letter to San Diego theater.”

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