Hamilton actor Daveed Diggs to speak at Fayetteville Town Center

Daveed Diggs / Courtesy, University of Arkansas

An actor, writer, musician, and producer best known for his roles in the Broadway sensation, Hamilton, will speak in Fayetteville this month.

Daveed Diggs, who played Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit musical, is scheduled to participate in a moderated question and answer session as part of the University of Arkansas’ Distinguished Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 at the Fayetteville Town Center.

From his bio:

Diggs originated the double role of “Thomas Jefferson” and “Marquis de Lafayette” in the global sensation, Hamilton: An American Musical and won a Tony Award and a Grammy Award for his performance. He reprised his dual role in the Hamilton movie on Disney+ and earned nominations for an Emmy and a SAG Award.

Outside of Broadway, Diggs has a prolific career as an actor, producer and musician. He has voiced “Sebastian” in the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, “Paul” in the Oscar-winning film Soul, and characters in TV shows such as Bob’s Burgers and Bojack Horseman. He also starred in the Emmy-nominated series Black-ish and the film Wonder. As a hip-hop artist, Diggs has toured internationally solo and as a member of the trio “clipping.” The trio received a Hugo Award nomination for their second album, Splendor & Misery.

Diggs’ appearance is free to attend, but attendance does require a reserved ticket. Ticket reservations were offered first to UA students, faculty and staff, but opened to the public at noon today (March 12).

A livestream of the performance will be made available via UA Production’s YouTube Channel as well.

The Distinguished Lectures Committee in recent years has hosted guests like Bob Goff, Angela Davis, Aly Raisman, Gloria Steinem, Tan France, Jennette McCurdy, Venus Williams and Tyler James Williams.

To reserve a ticket, visit osa.uark.edu.

For more information, call 479-575-5255.