Cast of HAMILTON to Perform at White House Today; Watch Live Stream!
As BWW previously reported, First Lady Michelle Obama will today welcome the Broadway cast of Hamilton to the White House to host a student workshop, Q&A, and a performance of musical selections from the production. Lin-Manuel Miranda first made the official announcement of the event in the March 9th's #Ham4Ham - check it out HERE.
According to today's Presidential press schedule, the President will deliver brief opening remarks to the performance of musical selections from Hamilton at 5:30 pm/ET. This will be a culmination of the daylong event hosted by the First Lady. The President's remarks and the opening number of the performance will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/live and you can watch it below:
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On November 3, 2015, President Obama attended a special performance of Hamilton to raise funds for the Democratic Party. Check out photos and video of Obama's comments following the performance below.
The cast of Hamilton is comprised of Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton), Daveed Diggs(Marquis De Lafayette,Thomas Jefferson), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler),Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Jonathan Groff (King George), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler, Maria Reynolds), Javier Muñoz (Hamilton alternate), Okieriete Onaodowan(Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr), Anthony Ramos(John Laurens, Philip Hamilton) and Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton).
From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington,Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelongHamiltonfriend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become. Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs this new musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down.
Image courtesy of WhiteHouse