Jordan Fisher is having a very good 2016.
After a handful of supporting roles in TV shows like The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Liv and Maddie, the singer and actor had his breakout — when millions of viewers fell in love with his charming take on Doody in Fox’s Grease Live!
And now Fisher is back in the musical game, in a small little unknown Broadway musical called Hamilton.
He plays John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the sold-out smash musical — and it didn’t take long for friends he hadn’t spoken to for five or six years to start hounding him for tickets after getting cast.
“I had bets with friends for how long was it going to take, once the announcement came out, for my first phone call or text message or email for tickets,” Fisher told PEOPLE Now. “And it took exactly 18 minutes.”
He said the subject line of said e-mail even referenced the speed at which the request was coming. “It was something to the effect of ‘Is it too early to …’ ” Fisher admitted. “It’s…someone who I love dearly and he can have tickets any day of the week, but I wondered how long it was going to take for someone to [ask]!”
He’s not worried about more celebs coming to see the show (as they’ve been known to do with Hamilton) — and even told host Andrea Boehlke that he doesn’t mind knowing before performing.
“It’s going to be the same show if there’s 12,000 people or 12 people,”Fisher said. “I’m going to do the same thing.”
Although he didn’t know it was going to be a duet. Fisher was staying with family in Hawaii when he got the call from the film’s music supervisor asking him to sing the song. The offer was certainly thrilling, but then Miranda chimed in himself.
“[He] FaceTimed in and said, ‘Hey, I want you to sing this song in Moana!'” The only condition was that Miranda contribute a rap verse of his own. For Fisher, the chance to share a mic with one of his idols was too good to be true. “That’s when I dropped my phone.”