STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs & Leslie Odom, Jr. Perform at the ESPN Upfront!
Hamilton's Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated artists Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom, Jr. opened and closed this morning's ESPN Upfront presentation with an original performance written and created exclusively for the event. Check out their performance below!
The annual show, which took place at the Minskoff Theatre in New York, N.Y., gathered a lineup of ESPN executives, talent and athletes to showcase the network's marquee programming. Athletes in attendance included: Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul.
HAMILTON opened on August 6, 2016 at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre. 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).
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway,HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.