On Broadway: Alex Lacamoire '95
Eight times a week, Alex Lacamoire ’95 climbs into the pit at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, prepared to bring to life the music of arguably the most popular show on Broadway.
As the music director and orchestrator of the much-buzzed-about show Hamilton, Lacamoire is at a new career peak. Before this gig, he served in various roles for Wicked, In the Heights, Bring It On: The Musical, and Annie, among others. Lacamoire earned a Tony Award for In the Heights and is up for a Grammy in the Best Musical Theater Album category as a producer of the original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton.
Lacamoire is aided in his work for Hamilton by a complement of Berklee alumni: Richard Hammond ’96 (bass), Robin Macatangay ’90 (guitar), Jasmine Cephas Jones ’09 (in the roles of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds), Tim Latham ’89, (cast album mixer), Will Wells ‘11, (music production and editing of loops and drum samples), Khiyon Hursey ’14, (music assistant for the show and the cast album), and brothers Giancarlo ’10 and Enrico de Trizio ’10 (drum sub and rehearsal musician respectively).
Like every good freelancer, Lacamoire keeps his calendar booked. “Someday, Hamilton will end,” he acknowledges, “and I need to keep planting seeds for other projects to keep me in the scene.”
To that end, Lacamoire has calendared future roles as the music supervisor for Dear Evan Hansen and music director for Carmen Jones, a Cuban adaptation of Georges Bizet’s famed opera Carmen.