Marc delaCruz is Broadway's first Alexander Hamilton

Filipino-Japanese American actor makes his debut in the Broadway musical's title role.

There have been Asian Americans in the cast of Hamilton since the hit Broadway musical's inception. But over the weekend, for the first time on ever on Broadway, an Asian American actor stepped into the title role.

Marc delaCruz, who is Filipino and Japanese American, made his debut Saturday in the role of Alexander Hamilton in the Broadway production of the acclaimed, award-winning musical.

delaCruz joined the Broadway cast of Hamilton in December, playing and understudying various roles.

"Thank you to the Ham Fam and everyone who supported me from near and far on my first couple of outings going on as Alexander Hamilton," the actor posted on Instagram. "This show continues to amaze and thrill me. Whether I'm on as Man 5 or as Ham I love being able to help tell this story."

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