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Charlotte Talks: Charlotte Native In Cast Of 'Hamilton'

WFAE/Jennifer Worsham

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Those lucky enough to snag the hottest ticket in town will get an extra treat this hour. The Broadway Musical "Hamilton" is in town and that means one Charlottean has come home.  Willie "Tre" Smith III got his start in dance here at the Northwest School of the Arts, but now travels the country appearing with every company of "Hamilton" -- including Broadway.  He joins us in the first part of the program to talk about his journey.

Credit Photo Courtesy of Hamiltonbroadway.com

On the next Charlotte Talks...

Growing up in Charlotte, Willie “Tre” Smith fell in love with dance, and after years of training here, went to New York City to seek his fortune.

After years of dancing and teaching dance, he landed a role in the hottest musical in the country- and how he’s been in every company of "Hamilton" around, including Broadway, and has finally come home to Charlotte to perform. 

We’ll talk to Tre Smith about the journey from his seeing his first musical in Charlotte as a kid, to coming home to perform in Hamilton- his first professional appearance back in his home town. 


Willie "Tre" Smith III, Universal Swing, cast of "Hamilton"