Alex Lacamoire on Hamilton, Hollywood and his hearing impairment, plus the Resistance Revival Chorus
Between ensuring Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen’s global tours are as magnetic off-Broadway as they are on it, to scoring feature films, musical maestro Alex Lacamoire’s schedule is relentless. The 43-year-old Cuban-American hasn’t stopped making music since he began dazzling audiences at piano recitals at age four. But much like Alexander Hamilton, Lacamoire struggled. The prolific polymath reveals to Catie Lazarus how he grapples with his own hearing impairment to the harsh reality of breaking into Hollywood, even as a Grammy, Tony, Olivier and Employee of the Month winner. Plus, The Resistance Revival Chorus explains why joy is an act of resistance. Want a second or third jolt of joy? Hit up Employee of the Month’s Youtube page to see The Resistance Revival Chorus and Alex Lacamoire, who performed an impromptu medley of idol Billy Joel’s hits.