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Bakersfield’s Darnell Abraham Is ‘The Model Of A Modern Major General’ In San Francisco’s Hamilton

Actor Darnell Abraham’s new role as George Washington in the San Francisco run of Hamilton – described as “America then told by America now” – makes it a little harder for him to go unnoticed. “One of the adjustments for me has been going out in public,” said Abraham after a performance Sunday at the Orpheum Theater. “Folks will come up and ask, ‘Are you Washington in Hamilton?’” He stepped into the new role last month and Abraham said he’s continually learning about the nation’s first president. “My goal with Washington is to strip away the icon, and really embody the humanity, so that we see a man who, yes, was confident, but yet we also see a man who had fears,” Abraham said. “When ‘Right Hand Man’ comes out, Washington is just really laying it out, saying, ‘You know, we are out-gunned, out-manned, I need help.’” Abraham said, quoting “Right Hand Man.” It’s the song that introduces George Washington. “Hamilton” the musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the
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