How to cast Muppet Hamilton

After my post on How to cast Muppet Sweeney Todd, my partner, who is obsessed with Hamilton like everyone else, figured out how to cast Muppet Hamilton, with a little help from me.

Alexander Hamilton – Kermit the Frog

Aaron Burr – Gonzo the Great

Elizabeth Schuyler – Miss Piggy

Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson – Dr. Teeth
George Washington – Rowlf the Dog
Hercules Mulligan / John Madison – Fozzy Bear
John Laurens / Phillip Hamilton – Scooter

Peggy Schuyler / Maria Reynolds – Denise (the other female pig muppet)

King George – Sam the Eagle [hahaha]

Angelica Schuyler – ???

Now the problem we’re running into here is that there’s really a dearth of female Muppets, especially ones who are smart and not children.  We talked about Janice, but Angelica is smart and my partner didn’t think Janice would fit.  Prairie Dawn is too young.  Camilla is too much a chicken, I guess?
The best I could come up with, which I think is a good solution, is Bert in a wig.  Lin Manuel Miranda has already said he wouldn’t mind gender-bending some of the casting.  Bert is smart and angsty and old enough to be a love interest.  The other solution is to include some human beings in the cast, but that’s no fun.
Moar female Muppets!  Who’s with me?
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6 Responses to “How to cast Muppet Hamilton”

  1. Leah Says:

    Can you borrow some Muppets from Avenue Q?

  2. Rented life Says:

    I know it’s normal to pair ms piggy and Kermit but frankly I see her as Angelica not Eliza.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      Ms. Piggy is an incredibly versatile actress though… The Meryl Streep of muppets.

    • The Aforementioned Partner Says:

      I just didn’t feel like Ms. Piggy would give up the object of her desire for the sake of her younger sister, which is why I went with Eliza. That being said, Piggy definitely has to be one of the two Schuyler sisters; if she’s Angelica, who gets to be Eliza?

  3. crazy grad mama Says:

    Moar female Muppets! (I noticed this with the Sesame Street Muppets, too. The human cast of Sesame Street is very diverse, but the main-character Muppets are mostly male.)

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