Sydney James Harcourt, an Original Cast Member of Hamilton on Broadway can next be seen in the Hamilton movie releasing July 3rd on Disney +.
Sydney originated the role of James Reynolds, Phillip Schuyler and the Doctor but made history during his tenure as he went on as an understudy for almost every major male role in the show including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, King George, Marquis De Lafayette and Aaron Burr. Upon Leslie Odom JR’s departure in 2016, Sydney took over the role of Aaron Burr. He played 700+ performances.
You can see Sydney performing several of the parts in the Hamilton Blueprint Youtube video here:
Sydney was one the only openly LGBTQ cast member in the Original Cast and is married to an American Immigrant which have some great parallels to the Hamilton story. Due to the fact that he was one of the only openly gay cast members, and being cast in masculine straight roles, he has a unique perspective on the show that I think you will find fascinating. Sydney has many behind the scenes stories and pictures from his time that we would love to share with you. ALSO FUN FACT – They filmed the movie at the same time as doing the Tonys performance and still doing 8 shows that week.
ABOUT SYDNEY JAMES HARCOURT
Sydney James Harcourt was born and raised in Detroit, the unexpected outcome from the chance meeting of a touring jazz pianist and a public-school English teacher. He was an Original Cast Member of Broadway’s Hamilton where he was cast as James Reynolds and made history as one of the only people to play almost every male lead in the show including Jefferson, Lafayette, Washington, King George and ultimately taking the role of Aaron Burr after Leslie Odom Jr departed. He reprised his role in the 2020 release of Hamilton The Movie on Disney releasing July 3rd 2020.
He has appeared on and off Broadway, starring in productions such as Disney’s THE LION KING (Simba), Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT, and was most recently seen as Joe Scott in the critically acclaimed original American cast of Bob Dylan’s GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at the Public Theater.
He has appeared on television and film in Blue Bloods, NCIS, Elementary, Younger, The Good Wife, Law and Order, and Disney’s Enchanted. A Grammy award winner and sought after New York vocalist, he was the featured artist at the US Open Finals live broadcast honoring the 50th anniversary of Billie Jean King’s Triple Crown, rocked Carmello Anthony’s star studded wedding, opened for Donna Summer, and has worked across the aisle as the entertainment at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
He opened the Museum of the American Revolution (introducing Vice President Joe Biden), was invited to perform at the White House at their Children’s Educational initiative, and is a go to for corporate and charitable organizations like The Robin Hood Foundation, AFRMC, MCHF’s Diamond Ball, the CF Foundation, and HJTEP, tailoring unique theatrical/concert performances at galas and events around the country.
For the better part of the last decade Sydney has been a fixture at most of the legendary ballrooms in New York City including the Rainbow Room, the Plaza Hotel, Gotham Hall, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Metropolitan, Yale, Harvard, and Lamb’s Clubs.