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‘Hamilton’ Actor Accuses Production of Transgender Bias (1)

Oct. 13, 2021, 3:53 PMUpdated: Oct. 13, 2021, 5:27 PM

A transgender “Hamilton” cast member says their contract wasn’t renewed after they requested a gender-neutral dressing room for performers at a Los Angeles theater, according to a discrimination charge filed with the U.S. EEOC.

Suni Reid, who is Black, nonbinary, and uses the pronouns they/them, said that after their June 2021 request, they experienced unlawful retaliation including contract suspension and sidelining from rehearsals, previews, and opening night.

As part of the hit musical’s cast on Broadway and productions in Los Angeles and Chicago, Reid has performed several roles including Aaron Burr, George Washington, Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, and Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson.

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