Suni Reid, a non-binary member of the Hamilton solid, has claimed that their contract was not renewed with the present after requesting a gender-neutral dressing room.
Reid, who has appeared within the Broadway, Chicago and Los Angeles productions of the musical, has filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission grievance in LA.
Reid’s solicitor has launched a press release saying: “Publicly, Hamilton is a beacon of diversity and appears committed to causes seeking social justice and harmony. Behind the curtain, however, the company’s management will force out a Black, transgender cast member simply because they stood up for themselves.”
According to the grievance, in June, Reid “made a legally protected request” for entry to a gender neutral dressing room on the Hollywood Pantages, which is residence to the Los Angeles manufacturing.
Reid then alleges that “weeks later”: “Hamilton suspended the renewal of Reid’s contract, sidelining them during rehearsals, previews, and finally opening night and beyond.”
The producers of Hamilton have denied and countered the accusations: “Suni Reid was a valued cast member for more than three years. We offered them a contract to return to Hamilton with terms responsive to their requests. We deny the allegations in the charge.”
The manufacturing additionally claims that they supplied Reid with monetary assist, housing and respect: “We have not discriminated or retaliated against Suni. Since the shutdown, our organisation has taken care of our community. We have treated Suni with the same respect and consideration as all the company members of Hamilton. Specifically, we have given Suni direct financial support, paid for their health insurance, and paid for their housing. We wish Suni well in their future endeavours.”
Reid’s grievance additionally alleges they have been harassed by different members of the solid and crew “including incidents in which certain actors physically threatened Reid or intentionally and repeatedly mis-gendered them”.
Reid has performed a variety of roles within the varied productions of the present together with Aaron Burr and George Washington.