We spoke to the West End cast of Hamilton at the Olivier Awards nominees party today, and the stars of the show talked about their experiences working on it.

Giles Terera is nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Aaron Burr in the same category as Jamael Westman, who plays Hamilton. Michael Jibson, Jason Pennycooke and Cleve September are all up against each other in the same category of Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for the roles of King George, Lafayette/Jefferson and John Laurens/Philip Hamilton respectively. Rachel John, who plays Angelica Schuyler has also been nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

In total Hamilton won 13 nominations, including for Best New Musical and Best Director.

Watch what the cast had to say about how they prepared for auditions and beyond for Lin-Manuel Miranda's epic new musical.

Read the full list of Olivier Award nominees.

Watch more interviews with Olivier Awards nominees.

Hamilton is currently booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre until 15 December 2018.