The Cast of Hamilton Performs During Grammys Broadcast Before Winning Best Musical Theater Album
It’s all the glory of musical theater without the ticket price.
Taking the stage at the Great White Way’s Richard Rogers Theatre, the cast, including star Leslie Odom Jr., sang the show’s opening number “Alexander Hamilton” for the satellite performance, with creator Lin-Manuel Miranda taking on the titular role.
“The world’s gonna know your name,” the talented group sang after an introduction from Anna Kendrick.
Hamilton, which just opened last August and is N.Y.C.’s hottest ticket, tells the story of Alexander Hamilton’s life with rap and hip-hop musical numbers.
The performance marked only the eighth time a major musical theatre show was performed as part of the Grammys. Previous productions that joined music’s biggest night have included La Cage Aux Folles and American Idiot.
Just minutes after the applause-generating performance, Miranda accepted the award for best musical theater album with an acceptance speech rap.
“The cast unstoppable, band unbeatable Always inspired me to pull through,” Miranda rhymed while clutching the Grammy. “Sebastian, Daddy’s bringing home a Grammy for you.”
It’s safe to say tickets for the show, which are already sold out through 2016, are going to be even more difficult to get.