The Schuyler family was a prominent Dutch family who came over from the Netherlands in the 1640s. Its descendants, primarily Major General Philip Schuyler and his family, played a primary and crucial role in the American Revolution and in the formation of a financially and economically sturdy United States.


  • The most well-known rival of the political Schuyler family in the musical was Aaron Burr, who became a rival of Alexander Hamilton when he changed political parties to overthrow Philip Schuyler for his seat in the Senate.