Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda Goes Freestyle With Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show
The Hamilton creator and star showed off his talents on the late-night talk show.
Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda took to The Tonight Show on Friday. The award-winning artist showed off his freestyle skills to Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show audience. Check out Miranda's performance in the video below.
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. The show, which had its world premiere at the Public Theater, features a hip-hop score by Miranda, who also stars as the title character (Javier Muñoz takes on the role of Alexander Hamilton once a week).
The featured cast also includes Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Drama Desk Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), Jonathan Groff (King George), Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Phillip Hamilton), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Shuyler, Maria Reynolds). The production opened on August 6 at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre.
A new block of tickets to the hit hip-hop musical, through October 30, 2016, will go on sale Monday, November 9.