Okieriete Onaodowan is a Nigerian-American theatrical and screen actor. He is well-known for his appearance as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the musical Hamilton.


Onaodowan grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and graduated from West Orange High School in 2005. Onaodowan briefly played football at West Orange High School but stopped after an injury during practice. As a result of the injury, Okieriete started to explore acting as an alternative career.

Awards and NominationsEdit

  • 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album (WON)
  • Audience Choice Awards for Favorite Breakthrough Performance

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