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VIDEO: HAMILTON Cast Blows Away GRAMMYs Audience with Musical's Opening Number

On tonight's 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS, airing live on CBS, the Grammy Award-nominated musical Hamilton ushered Broadway back to the GRAMMY stage after a more than five-year hiatus when GRAMMY Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and his extraordinary cast performed the opening number "Alexander Hamilton" from the acclaimed musical via satellite from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York.

Late Show host Stephen Colbert had the honor of introducing the performance, calling the production a "singular show making the best kind of history. This is a New York story. This is an American story. This is like nothing you've ever experienced. This is 'Hamilton.'"

Click below to watch them "Blow Us All Away" in their appearance at the awards show!

This is the fourth time the GRAMMY broadcast has featured a performance live via satellite. The "Hamilton" performance marks just the eighth time in history that musical theatre has been featured on the GRAMMY Awards. Previous Broadway productions featured on the broadcast include "Godspell" (1972); "The Magic Show" (1975); "Sophisticated Ladies" (1982); "La Cage Aux Folles" (1984); "Will Rogers Follies" (1992); "Riverdance" and "Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk" (1997); and, most recently, "American Idiot" (2010).

Winners for Best Musical Theater Album from the Original Broadway Cast recording of "Hamilton" include: principal soloists Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Phillipa Soo; producersAlex Lacamoire, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bill Sherman, Ahmir Thompson and Tarik Trotter; and composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda, Lacamoire and Sherman are previous winners in this category for "In The Heights" (2008).

THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS is being broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, tonight, Feb. 15 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/check local listings for other time zones) on the CBS Television Network.


Watch the Hamilton the Musical performance at The GRAMMYs, because this will be the closest most of us will ever get to actually seeing the show.

Posted by Vulture on Monday, February 15, 2016


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