Jennifer Lopez

Rory O'Malley's comic road to King George in 'Hamilton' started in Burbank

Rory O'Malley's comic road to King George in 'Hamilton' started in Burbank

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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