“Hamilton” Tony Awards Video: Watch Tonys Performance!
The cast of Hamilton delivered an amazing performance at Sunday’s 2016 Tony Awards, after an introduction from President Obama and the First Lady. Watch below!
Tonys nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson and Daveed Diggs joined their co-stars for an incredible rendition of “History Has Its Eyes on You” and “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down).” But out of respect for the mass shooting in Orlando, muskets were left out of the latter performance.
As Gossip Cop has reported, Hamilton went into the 70th annual Tonys with a record-breaking 16 nominations. That includes acting nods for all the aforementioned actors, plus the night’s top prize, Best Musical. The show was also nominated in categories like Best Book, Best Score, Best Choreography, and Best Direction.
As evident by the high number of nominations, Hamilton was the must-see show during the 2015-2016 season. Tickets are hard to come by, though, which is part of what makes tonight’s performance such a delight. It marks only the second time fans have been able to get a glimpse of the critically-acclaimed show on TV, following a performance for the Grammys earlier this year.
Hamilton creator Miranda, who previously created In The Heights, has seen his fame raise exponentially, with celebrities clamoring to get backstage pictures with him. His days in the Broadway production are numbered, however, as he’s expected to be leaving his lead role in the coming weeks. Luckily for those unable to score tickets, the Tony performance can be watched again and again. Watch the full video below, as well as the Tonys closing performance!