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"And Peggy!"
— Peggy to Eliza and Angelica
Margarita "Peggy" Schuyler is a character in the musical Hamilton, as well as the youngest of the Schuyler sisters.
Peggy Schuyler

Portrait of Margarita "Peggy" Schuyler by James Peale

BiographyEdit

Act OneEdit

Peggy Schuyler first appearance is with her sisters, Elizabeth Schuyler and Angelica Schuyler, as they sing of the Revolution; Angelica in hopes to give women more equal rights. Peggy is immediately portrayed as a rule-follower, always doubting whether the sisters should be out in the excitement while they were supposed to be at home at their father's instructions. Later on, she is seen hugging her sisters and Hamilton following Eliza's engagement to him. Hamilton also mentions that Peggy has begun to confide in him. Shortly thereafter, however, Peggy Schuyler passes away at a young age due to an illness, and as such makes no appearance in Act Two. She married Stephen Van Rensselaer IV, therefore making her full name Margarita Schuyler van Rensselaer.

CastingEdit

Original BroadwayEdit

Jasmine Cephas Jones originally played Peggy Schuyler.

Chicago ProductionEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In reality, Peggy was actually known as very quick-witted and sarcastic[1].
  • Peggy Schuyler, in reality, during a British raid in the Schuyler Mansion, ran downstairs to save an infant. She was caught and asked where her father was, though she lied for the answer, and legend says a soldier threw a tomahawk at her and missed, and that the mark is still there.
  • She married her cousin.
  • Alexander was the only one there when she died.
  • She died young from a common cold.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://mentalfloss.com/article/80900/and-peggy-7-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-peggy-schuyler