'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to Leave Show in July

He's reportedly leaving Broadway show after contract ends July 9th for other projects

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'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to Leave Show in July
'Hamilton' creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda is reportedly leaving the Broadway show when his contract is up July 9th to work on other projects.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator and star of the Broadway smash Hamilton, will be leaving the show July 9th, the day his contract expires, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Miranda's current understudy Javier Munoz will take over his leading role as Alexander Hamilton, Associated Press reports. Munoz has been Miranda's alternate in the Broadway production since 2015, and performed the night President Obama brought his family to the play. 

In Rolling Stone's cover story, Miranda said that his tenure on Hamilton would be for a limited time. "I can tell you that with In the Heights, I did a year. I did a year and got out. And that show was as successful and joyous as anything I've ever done. But I still needed time to write, and so I did a year," Miranda told our Brian Hiatt. THR noted that other Hamilton actors are reportedly asking for large raises to prolong their contracts on the hot-ticket show. Last week, Hamilton grossed $1.9 million, according to THR

Miranda's post-Hamilton projects include a lead role opposite actress Emily Blunt in Disney's Mary Poppins Returns sequel. The 36-year-old talent also composed the music for Disney's animated musical Moana, which opens in theaters on November 23rd. He also recently signed a deal with The Weinstein Co. to adapt his first Broadway hit, In The Heights, into a movie.

Watch photographer Mark Seliger's behind-the-scenes look at the 'Hamilton' cast's 'Rolling Stone' cover shoot.