Alex Lacamoire is an American musical director, orchestrator, conductor, and composer. He is best known for his work on the musicals Hamilton and In the Heights, for which he won Tony Awards and a Grammy Award.
Lacamoire was born in Miami, Florida and raised in South Florida. He attended the New World School of the Arts in Miami and graduated in 1995. After college, he moved to New York City and began working as a Broadway musical director. His first musical was Rent, for which he won a Drama Desk Award in 1998.
Lacamoire then went on to work on a number of other Broadway shows, including The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, In the Heights, and Wicked. He also did a lot of work in the studio, working with artists such as Alicia Keys, Willie Nelson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
In 2010, he was approached by Miranda to arrange the music for his musical Hamilton. Lacamoire was responsible for arranging and orchestrating the music, and he also served as the musical director of the show. For his work on Hamilton, he won Tony Awards for Best Orchestration and Best Musical Direction, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
In 2016, he was nominated for another Tony Award for his work on the musical Dear Evan Hansen. He has also done arrangements for the movies Aladdin and The Greatest Showman.
Lacamoire is currently working on the musical adaptation of the movie The King and I, and is also developing a new musical called Freestyle Love Supreme. He is considered one of the most sought-after musical directors and arrangers on Broadway.
Lacamoire is an inspiring figure in the musical theater world. His work has revolutionized the way musicals are written and performed, and he has been an integral part of the success of some of the most popular musicals of the past decade. His work has set a new standard for musical theater, and his influence is sure to be felt for years to come.