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Rise Up! HAMILTON Original Cast Recording Now Platinum Certified!


The Hamilton original cast recording continues to Rise Up! The musical took to Twitter to announce that the recording has now been officially platinum certified, meaning it has sold in excess of one million units!

The LP, out on Atlantic Records, won this year's GRAMMY award for Best Musical Theater Album. It was certified Gold in April, 2016. Recently, the production was nominated for a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical and Best Book, Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Below, watch the cast of Hamilton accept the Grammy Award following their live performance from New York's Richard Rodgers Theatre:

The new musical Hamilton has book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also plays the title role. The musical is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music direction and orchestrations byAlex Lacamoire. Hamilton is inspired by Ron Chernow's biography "Alexander Hamilton."

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), Rory O'Malley (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, PhilipHamilton) and Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton).

HAMILTON is the acclaimed new musical about the scrappy young immigrant AlexanderHamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his life cut too short, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary, a loving husband and father, despised by his fellow Founding Fathers and shot to death by Aaron Burr in their legendary duel.

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