Rory O’Malley’s husband says O’Malley’s head has gotten bigger since it’s been wearing a crown. O’Malley doesn’t argue. Playing King George III in the national tour of “Hamilton,” after ruling the role for nine months on Broadway, has done wonders for his self-confidence.
“It’s definitely a high when you walk onstage and everybody starts applauding before you even say anything,” O’Malley says over coffee in Burbank on a recent afternoon.
The sun pounds mercilessly on an outdoor table, causing O’Malley, the self-professed “whitest person who ever walked the face of the Earth,” to shrink like a violet.
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