18 Facts About Alex Lacamoire


Alex Lacamoire was born on May 24,1975 and is a Cuban-American composer, arranger, conductor, musical director, music copyist, and orchestrator who has worked on many shows both on and off-Broadway.


Alex Lacamoire is the recipient of multiple Tony and Grammy Awards for his work on shows such as In the Heights, Hamilton, and Dear Evan Hansen.


Alex Lacamoire entered Southwood Middle School, a school known for its fine arts program, and went on to New World School of the Arts.


Alex Lacamoire then attended Berklee College of Music, graduating in 1995 with the highest GPA in the class.


Alex Lacamoire conducted the cast recording of the 2000 touring cast of Godspell.


Alex Lacamoire was the music director of Wicked in 2005, and music supervisor for the musical High Fidelity in 2006, as well as assisting with the orchestrations for that show.


In 2007, Alex Lacamoire received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Orchestrations for the Off-Broadway production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights.


Additionally, Alex Lacamoire wrote the dance arrangements for the 2012 Broadway revival of Annie.


Alex Lacamoire was the music director, orchestrator, and conductor for the Broadway production of Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, continuing in the roles he held during the show's Off-Broadway production at The Public Theater, as well as the Co-Arranger of the show's score.


In late 2016 Alex Lacamoire transitioned to the role of music supervisor, ending his stint of conducting each show, and instead supervising the music at all of the different productions.


Alex Lacamoire won his second Tony Award for Best Orchestrations in 2016 for the Broadway production of Hamilton.


Alex Lacamoire is a regular participant in the well-received Ham4Ham performances which have taken place outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre on days when there are both matinee and evening performances of Hamilton.


Alex Lacamoire is the Music Supervisor of Dear Evan Hansen, a musical for which he won his third Tony award and his third Grammy award.


Alex Lacamoire was the music director, orchestrator and co-arranger of Carmen Jones, later known as Carmen La Cubana, a 2016 Cuban adaptation of Georges Bizet's Carmen.


In late 2017, Alex Lacamoire reunited with Lin-Manuel Miranda on his song "Almost Like Praying" to benefit Hurricane Maria relief and recovery operations in Puerto Rico.


Alex Lacamoire was the Executive Music Producer on the film The Greatest Showman in late 2017.


In July 2018, Alex Lacamoire appeared on The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast for a series of three episodes.


In May 2019, Alex Lacamoire received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music.