STAGE TUBE: Jimmy Fallon Does HAMILTON's 'You'll Be Back' as McCartney, Bowie and More at #Ham4Ham
For today's digital #Ham4Ham performance, Lin-Manuel Miranda invited late-night host Jimmy Fallon to sing HAMILTON's "You'll Be Back" in the style of several music icons, including the late, great David Bowie.Check out the performance below, in which Fallon performs as Paul McCartney, Rufus Wainwright, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Dave Matthews, Mick Jagger, Barry Gibb, Aaron Neville, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, and Bono!
Last year, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius behind the new musical Hamilton, started what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved weekly traditions on Broadway. He invited fellow cast members to join him as he greeted fans outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre before the drawing of the $10 lottery tickets, and they would sing something fun or participate in a Q&A with an unexpected twist. Before long, it grew into a regularly-scheduled pre-lottery performance known as "#Ham4Ham," playing on the fact that Hamilton's face is on the $10 bill.
BroadwayWorld previously reported that the outdoor performance is on a hiatus until March as managers at theRichard Rodgers work out safety measures to accommodate the sizable crowds in attendance, but Lin-Manuel Miranda has promised that he will be posting performances online in the meantime.
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 by Alex Lacamoire. Hamilton is inspired by Ron Chernow's biography "Alexander Hamilton."