Pierre Jean Gonzalez is a stage, film and television actor, singer, and producer. He is currently portraying the role of Alexander Hamilton in the Philip Touring Company of Hamilton. BroadwayWorld reviewed his performance in Philadelphia saying “Pierre Jean Gonzalez as Alexander Hamilton brought a self-assuredness and intensity to the role, often a grounding presence on stage as the controlled chaos of the ensemble swirled around him. While Lin-Manuel Miranda’s original incarnation of Alexander Hamilton exploded with the lovably awkward, overexcited energy of the smartest kid in class, Gonzalez gave off the feeling as Alexander Hamilton that he could, and would, fight anyone, not just in a battle of wits, but in a physical one as well, and win. It was as if his Hamilton was thinking, “Who has time for humor when there is so much to prove to the world?”
A 2020 Best Actor winner of NBC’s 2nd Annual Nosotros Ya Tu Sabes Monologue Slam in, Pierre’s television credits include NCIS:NOLA, FBI, Gotham, The Mysteries of Laura, The Detour and P.O.S.E. Some of his favorite theater credits include the role of Usnavi de la Vega in In The Heights and Mace in The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.
Pierre founded DominiRican Productions in 2020 with his fiancé Cedric Leiba, Jr. out of a need to see more Afro-Latinx and Queer representation behind and in front of the camera.
The Advocate selected Cedric and Pierre as “Champions of Pride 2021” in recognition of their mission with DominiRican Productions to create opportunities for Afro-Latinx and Indigenous Latinx representation in TV and film in the rooms making the casting decisions, in the writers’ rooms, on-screen and in the director’s chair.
Good Morning America similarly included Cedric and Pierre in their “Inspiration List 2021” of people making LGBTQ+ history. Nominated by Nicco Annan, who wrote, “They remain collaborative visionaries that continue to create for those who so often don’t see themselves on stage or the big screen. Their projects illuminate a part of our community that deserves more light. Two promising trailblazers bringing healing and much-needed conversations.”
In the Spring of 2021, Pierre produced and starred in DominiRican Production’s second narrative short film, American Made, alongside his Hamilton cast mate Jared Dixon. The film is currently being submitted to film festivals. DominiRican Productions was selected to feature “Rhythm Is Gonna Get Who?,” directed by Pierre, in the Latino Film Market Festival, the BiteSize Film Festival and won Best LGBT Short Film at the Uruvatti International Film Festival. Along with “RIGGW?,” “release,” also directed by Pierre, was selected for Queer 2 Queer Fest, BiteSize Film Festival and received an Honorable Mention at the London Seasonal Short Film Festival. “release” has won Best NYC Film at the NYC Downtown Film Festival, the Gold Award at the Hollywood Gold Awards, Best Experimental Short at the Fargo Moorhead LGBT Film Festival and Best Experimental Short at the Uruvatti International Film Festival.
Pierre received his BFA in Acting from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. Pierre was born in the Bronx and continues to make NYC his home.