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Alex Lacamoire is a Cuban-American music producer, musician and orchestrator. He is the pianist for Hamilton and committed to the musical for both the Vassar and Original Broadway productions.

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Lacamoire was born in Los Angeles, California, and began to play piano at age four. He has hearing loss and uses hearing aids to help him hear the music.

In 2007, Lacamoire received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Orchestrations as Music Director for the Off-Broadway production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights.

In The Heights transferred to the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway. Lacamoire, along with Bill Sherman, won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations and the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for their combined work on In The Heights.

In 2012, Lacamoire and Tom Kitt were the Co-Orchestrators of Bring It On: The Musical — another collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda — for which Lacamoire also served as Music Supervisor and Arranger.

Lacamoire was the Music Director, Orchestrator, and Conductor for the Broadway production of Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, continuing in the roles he held during the show's Off-Broadway production at The Public Theater, as well as the Co-Arranger (along with Lin-Manuel Miranda) of the show's score.

The show's Original Broadway Cast Recording was released digitally on September 25, 2015, and by Atlantic Records as a two-disc set on October 25, 2015. It won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2016, earning Lacamoire his second Grammy as a record producer.

In late 2016. Lacamoire transitioned to the role of music supervisor, ending his stint of conducting each show, and instead supervising the music at all of the different productions.

Lacamoire won his second Tony Award for Best Orchestrations in 2016 for the Broadway production of Hamilton.

Lacamoire was a regular participant in the well-received Ham4Ham performances which took place outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre to promote and entertain for the Ham4Ham Lottery.

In late 2017, Lacamoire reunited with Lin-Manuel Miranda on his song "Almost Like Praying" to benefit Hurricane Maria relief and recovery operations in Puerto Rico.

In March 2018, Lacamoire produced Lin-Manuel Miranda's March 2018 Hamildrop, "Found/Tonight". The song also featured Ben Platt. In April 2018, Lacamoire arranged Miranda's April 2018 Hamildrop, "First Burn". The song featured the 5 Elizas who took on the role after Phillipa Soo left the show in July 2016.

In July 2018, Alex Lacamoire appeared on The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast for a series of three episodes. The episodes included a musical breakdown of "The Schuyler Sisters" as well as an in-depth discussion of the music from Hamilton. [1]

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