“Hamilton” is sold out for roughly the next decade – and that’s good news for Broadway producer Jeffrey Seller.
The “Hamilton” producer plans to spend over $500,000 converting an eight-unit apartment on the Upper West Side into a single-family home, according to records filed with the city on Thursday.
In March, Sellers paid $11 million for the townhouse at 36 Riverside Drive, as LLNYC originally reported. We were unclear at the time whether Seller planned to use the property as a rental building or convert it into a home for himself. But new Department of Buildings plans show the building will be boosted from five stories to six and from 7,545 square feet to 8,772 square feet. It’s also getting a rooftop terrace.
It seems a spectacular mansion was always in the cards. Seller and his partner Joshua Lehrer also own a unit down the street at 54 Riverside Drive.
Although these days Seller’s name is synonymous with “Hamilton,” he also produced Tony-Award-winning musicals including Miranda’s “In the Heights” (which won in 2008), “Rent” (1996) and “Avenue Q” (2003). He and his former business partner Kevin McCollum are also known for starting the rush ticket policy, so that students and other people who can’t afford current ticket prices could still see the show.
David Bers Architect is the applicant of record.