Daveed Diggs and the cast of Hamilton will perform on the 2016 Grammy Awards telecast.
Daveed Diggs and the cast of Hamilton will perform on the 2016 Grammy Awards telecast.
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Tonight's 58th annual Grammy Awards telecast, which will be broadcast on CBS beginning at 8pm, will feature its eighth-ever performance by a Broadway musical. Lin-Manuel Miranda and the company of his hit show Hamilton are set to present a number live via satellite from the show's home at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

The Hamilton cast recording is currently nominated in the category of Best Musical Theater Album. Cast members Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Leslie Odom Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Phillipa Soo are on the nominations list as the album's principal soloists, alongside producers Miranda, Alex Lacamoire, Bill Sherman, Ahmir Thompson, and Tarik Trotter, and Miranda as composer and lyricist. Other albums nominated in the category include An American in Paris, Fun Home, The King and I, and Something Rotten!.

Previous Broadway shows featured on the Grammy Awards include Godspell, The Magic Show, Sophisticated Ladies, La Cage aux Folles, The Will Rogers Follies, Riverdance, Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, and American Idiot.

Directed by Thomas Kail and inspired by Ron Chernow's biography Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton explores the life of the American founding father and first Secretary of the Treasury, as well as his experiences as an orphan of the British West Indies who immigrated to the 13 Colonies and helped shape the United States of America. It began Broadway previews July 13 and opened August 6 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre after an earlier run at the Public Theater.

Watch the cast of Hamilton announce their Grammys performance here:

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