Hamilton Wins a Grammy

Kyle Hurt

The cast of Hamilton stole the show at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on February, 15th 2016 where they performed live from New York City.

Introduced by Stephen Colbert, the cast of Hamilton performed the opening song, “Alexander Hamilton”. The song features the full cast, including creator and leading man Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Typically, most Broadway theaters are dark on Mondays, but for this occasion the production held a special viewing of the show at the Richard Rogers Theatre.

After their performance, later in the show they were awarded the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, where they went back to New York City to hear their acceptance speech.

The whole cast and crew crowded the stage, as Miranda took it upon himself to rap his acceptance speech.

This was the first time at the Grammy’s that a Broadway show was broadcast live from New York City.

This was a tough category to win, Hamilton was up against: An American in Paris, The King and I, Something Rotten, and Fun Home.

This wasn’t the only award Hamilton took home recently. They were awarded the Kennedy Prize for drama.

The show has won awards from the Outer Critics Circle, the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and the Drama Desk, and it is a likely candidate for Tony Awards this summer. The show’s album became the highest-debuting cast recording on the Billboard Top 200 in over 50 years.

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