On Monday night, audience members and TV viewers witnessed why Hamilton deserved to take home a Grammy award. Tickets for the Broadway show sold fast, but the cast treated the audience to an impressive theater performance during the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Lin Manuel-Miranda and the rest of the Hamilton cast did not disappoint and gave the Grammy audience an impressive performance that was definitely worthy of an award.
— CNN (@CNN) February 16, 2016
The Late Show host Stephen Colbert introduced the Hamilton cast from the theater. It was the first time the award-giving body stepped away from the Staples Center set to air live from Broadway.
The Broadway stars performed live from the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City, where the cast of Hamilton perform almost nightly.
“Prepare to witness something truly special,” Colbert said as he introduced the performers on stage. It truly was special as the performers did not disappoint the viewers with their outstanding presentation. The cast of Hamilton performed “Alexander Hamilton,” the opening number of the hit Broadway show.
The cast of ‘Hamilton’ performs at the Grammys https://t.co/qtmLYRnJDm
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The audience’s applause grew louder once Miranda took center stage as Alexander Hamilton. He performed alongside many talented Broadway stars including Leslie Odom Jr. as well as Christopher Jackson, Daveed Diggs, and Renée Elise Goldsberry.
Watch the Hamilton Cast Perform for the 2016 Grammys
“How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean, by providence impoverished, in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar?” Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr began. He wowed the spectators as he started singing the first lines.
With the cast’s spellbinding performance, the show’s soundtrack won the award for Best Musical Theater Album, which Miranda proudly received in New York City. Expect to see Broadway’s Hamilton bag more trophies and recognition at this year’s Tony Awards, which will be held at New York City’s Beacon Theatre in June.
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