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VIDEO: Watch HAMILTON Cast Perform at White House + Obamas' Opening Remarks

The cast of Broadway's HAMILTON visited the White House yesterday to host a student workshop, Q&A, and present a performance of musical selections from the smash hit show.

Earlier in the day, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed the talented cast and the students to a workshop held in the State Dining Room. "I have been waiting for this day for a long, long time. This day, right here, when we're in the White House with this amazing cast," the First Lady said in her opening remarks. "We host a lot of special events here, we do a lot of really cool things, but this, for me personally, is the coolest."

Just prior to the 5:30 pm/ET cast performance, President Obama delivered his own remarks, joking "this is definitely THE ROOM where it happened, right here," a nod to the musical's show-stopping number "The Room Where It Happens."

Below. watch the cast performing the show's opening number "Alexander Hamilton" as well as opening remarks from President and Mrs. Obama.

Miranda Freestyles in the Rose Garden HERE

In the afternoon, HAMILTON star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda showed off his freestyling skills in the White House Rose Garden, with the POTUS himself challenging him to incorporate such words as The Federalist Papers, NASA, the Supreme Court, and the Oval Office into his rap. Check it out at left!

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.




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