SHARING OUR STORIES: The Eliza Project

A film directorial debut for original HAMILTON cast
member, Morgan Marcell, Sharing Our Stories: The Eliza Project, is a 10 minute Short Documentary about the inception, purpose and hopeful legacy of The Eliza Project, co-founded by Philippa Soo (originated ‘Eliza’ in HAMILTON) & Morgan Marcell. Featuring Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Lin-Manuel Miranda & the students of Graham Windham.

  • Morgan Marcell
    Director
    HAMILTON (OBC)
  • Graham Windham
    Producer
  • Mark Perez
    Producer
  • Morgan Marcell
    Producer
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
    Key Cast
    “Self”
    Writer, Creator of HAMILTON
  • Phillipa Soo
    Key Cast
    “Self”
    Eliza Hamilton, HAMILTON, Co-Founder The Eliza Project
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry
    Key Cast
    “Self”
  • Jonathan Groff
    Key Cast
    “Self”
  • Lexi Lawson
    Key Cast
    “Self”
  • Film Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Philanthropy, Arts, Education
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 22, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Smithsonian National Archives
    Washington D.C.
    Will be featured in the Archives at the National Museum of American History
Director Biography - Morgan Marcell

Shortly after moving to New York, Morgan joined Hamilton (OBC, Peggy Maria Cover, Dance Captain). Most recently, she did Bandstand on Broadway and Moulin Rouge (Lab). She trained with Antaeus Classical Theater, where she played her favorite role, Mary Warren, The Crucible. TOUR: In The Heights; TV/FILM: SDRR, Limitless, Lip Sync, Disney Channel, AFI Short Tulips morganmarcell.com

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Director Statement

Can I?

Director Morgan Marcell has a huge passion for story telling through film. Growing up, she said she wanted to be the female Steven Spielberg, but didn’t apply to film school, discouraged by the amount of work Spielberg had already created at her age. Thanks to the wonderful platform Hamilton provided, the encouragement from the musical’s creative team, the support from Graham Windham, Morgan has produced and directed her very first professional film. All she needed was the answer “yes,” something she aims to say to all The Eliza Project participants as they ask,“can I...?”