Bio

Professional Timeline:

August 2016: Takes over the role of Aaron Burr in "Hamilton" on Broadway

April 2016: Originated the role of Eubie Blake in "Shuffle Along" on Broadway. (Tony Award Nomination

September 2014:  Haywood Patterson in "The Scottsboro Boys" on the West End (Olivies Nomination)

March 2013 - June 2014: Originated the role of Berry Gordy in "Motown The Musical" on Broadway (Grammy Nomination)

July 2012: Raymond Deagan in "Far From Heaven" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

Spring 2012: Tom Collins in "Rent" off-Broadway

Fall 2011: "Cotton Club Parade" at NY City Center

2010: Originated the role of Haywood Patterson in "The Scottsboro Boys" at the Vineyard Theatre (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Drama League, Outer Critics Cirlce and AUDELCO Award Nominations)

2007: Originated the role of Ray Charles in "Ray Charles Live" at the Pasadena Playhouse (Ovation Nomination)

2005-2006: Originated the role of Harpo in "The Color Purple" on Broadway (Tony Award Nomination)

2003: Adult Simba in "The Lion King" National tour

Full Biography:

Brandon Victor Dixon, following his Tony Award nominated role as Eubie Blake in Shuffle Along on Broadway, will be joining the cast of Hamilton on Broadway in the role of Aaron Burr in August of 2016.  

A Presidential Scholar Semi-finalist and scholarship winner at the British Academy of Dramatic Acting in Oxford, Brandon is a graduate of Columbia University and a recipient of the University's I.A.L Diamond Award for Achievement in the Arts which is an honor he shares with Tony Kushner (Angels in America), Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change, and Katori Hall (Mountaintop).

Since his professional debut, originating the role of Adult Simba in The Lion King National Tour (Cheetah), Brandon has displayed his diverse abilities in a number of roles. Notably, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Harpo in Broadway's The Color Purple, a Grammy for his portrayal of  Berry Gordy in Motown The Musical, and he was nominated for Oliviers, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and AUDELCO awards for his outstanding portrayal of Haywood Patterson in Kander and Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys.

In the past two years, Brandon has spent his time producing new pieces such as Indomitable: James Brown (The Music, the Man) a concert piece on the life of James Brown developed in conjuction with Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village) and Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber, and performing in concerts and benefits with fellow artists such as Jennifer Hudson, Nathan Lane, Wynton Marsalis, Chita Rivera, Liza Minnelli, Matthew Brodason, David Hyde Pierce, Tony winner Levi Kries, Three-time Tony nominee Kelli O'hara, The Voice's Frenchie Davis, and American Idol's Ace Young.

Other Credits include: ABC's One Life To Live, Law & Order Criminal Intent, and ABC's The Good Wife. Originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland, Brandon currently resides in New York City.