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?