Hamilton is a 2020 American musical film comprising a live recording of the 2015 Broadway musical, in turn inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. It was directed and produced by Thomas Kail and produced, written, and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda also stars as first Treasury Secretary and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, along with the musical’s original principal Broadway cast.
This was originally planned for theatrical release on October 15, 2021; however, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film had a digital worldwide release on Disney+ on July 3, 2020. The film was acclaimed by critics for its visuals, performances, and direction.
Presenting the tale of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, this filmed version of the original Broadway smash hit is the story of America then, told by America now.