“Hamilton” has hit Los Angeles with a bang, premiering at the Pantages Theatre, Wednesday, August 17 and showing until the end of the year. Based on Ron Chernow’s biography about the founding father, Hamilton’s Hip Hop-themed production quickly became a favorite on Broadway when it opened in 2015, selling out every single show at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. This year, the touring cast displayed its visual storytelling before major metropolitan city audiences across the United States.
At the helm of the vibrant and lavish costumes for Hamilton’s fitting room on Broadway, U.S., and the London tour is Tony award-winner, costume designer Paul Tazewell. “One of the wonderful things about the world of ‘Hamilton’ is that it’s a period production from the shoulders down,” says Tazewell. “From the neck up, the characters are able to be themselves.” Working on Broadway, in television, and on film for more than 20 years, Tazewell has developed the skill of collaboration to make a hugely successful show like Hamilton’s wardrobe department work like clockwork. His work can be seen on: Broadway’s “Streetcar Named Desire,” starring Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood, Russell Simmons’ “Def Poetry Jam” and most recently on NBC TV, “The Wiz Live!” and HBO’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”