Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Perform Hamilton Tunes for a Great Cause
It’s this summer’s ice bucket challenge, and it’s leaving participants a lot less chilly! Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda is encouraging fans of the revolutionary hit musical to donate to the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition via Prizeo—and to post a video of themselves singing their favorite Hamilton song using the hashtag #Ham4All. The grand prize includes tickets to the opening night of Hamilton in Los Angeles. Personally, we feel getting to watch these amazing, silly and super creative takes on Miranda’s Tony-winning tunes is the best prize of all. Rise up, take on the challenge yourself and take a look at some of our favorite #Ham4All challenge vids below.
Miss Saigon standout and Hamilton-bound star Rachelle Ann Go gave us a peek at her Angelica Schuyler pipes on “Satisfied.” As previously announced, she’ll be playing Eliza in the West End run in November.
Broadway’s Schuyler Sisters Lexi Lawson and Mandy Gonzalez offered a gorgeous bit of “Dear Theodosia.”
The hilarious Weird Al Yankovic offered a rendition of “What’d I Miss” on the accordion because of course he did.
Hamilton alum Taran Killam posted a super funny performance of “Wait For It” that we’ve already watched 12 times.
Hamil-gents Jevon McFerrin, James Monroe Iglehart and Nik Walker performed a version of “You’ll Be Back” that sounds like the velvety, R&B break-up anthem of our wildest dreams.
The cast of Come From Away rose up to this challenge!
I challenge @scottkfoley, @KatieQLowes & @JasonWGeorge to make a donation & sing a fav song from Hamilton. #Ham4All https://t.co/lE2t35FfSm pic.twitter.com/vyTaGMvvgW
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) June 26, 2017
TV-writing queen Shonda Rhimes has even got wind of the challenge. “Lin, this is very hard,” she said as she dropped some major Thomas Jefferson rhymes.
I challenge YOU all of my fans!! Donate here: https://t.co/JzRg0SR3XU #Ham4All #OneVoice pic.twitter.com/5nlc3yhCTj
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) June 26, 2017
Music superstar (and Hamilton Mixtape vocalist) Kelly Clarkson encouraged fans to donate as well. You can already guess her favorite song from the Tony-winning musical.
Werk! NBA legend Stephen Curry and his wife and chef Ayesha Curry were joined by a very special guest to perform a snippet of “The Schuyler Sisters.”
As Groff's online representative:
Groffsauce challenges @LeaMichele & @OfficialMolina!https://t.co/pFmd0rCfKU #Ham4All pic.twitter.com/whZKYVtqUq
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 28, 2017
Lin-Manuel Miranda also made a cameo in Jonathan Groff's video. We're obsessed with their bromance.
Many challenges accepted! @Lin_Manuel requested Burn! I challenge @thatgracemclean & @brittainashford! #HamForAll https://t.co/3Po3AYhmrS pic.twitter.com/sU1VhtVaiH
— josh groban (@joshgroban) June 29, 2017
We didn’t know we needed Josh Groban’s next role to be Eliza Hamilton, but there you go.
ok @brittainashford here is #Ham4All thing! give at https://t.co/Y54YgE4raf and give to all good things and @gelseybell @anaismitchell now u pic.twitter.com/lPVNJytl5M
— dave malloy (@dave_malloy) June 30, 2017
Dave Malloy singing “The Room Where It Happens” is all of us singing “The Room Where It Happens.”
Thanks for the nomination @StevePasquale ! I nominate @kelliohara and @jessetyler for the #Ham4All challenge! https://t.co/xcvkN2exUH pic.twitter.com/ftYATP3drX
— Phillipa Soo (@Phillipasoo) June 30, 2017
We can’t stop smiling at Hamilton Tony nominee Phillipa Soo’s “My Shot.”
The @MissSaigonUS Tams take on the #Ham4All challenge. #Tam4Ham #Regram: @heynessie pic.twitter.com/9zGrajBTNv
— Miss Saigon (@MissSaigonUS) June 29, 2017
The Tams from Miss Saigon performed “Aaron Burr, Sir,” and it’s the cutest thing to ever actually happen.
I accept your #Ham4All challenge @evanrachelwood i nominate @thedanieb and @UzoAduba https://t.co/SzGsvjloha pic.twitter.com/hkQt7U4Tek
— Cynthia Erivo (@CynthiaEriVo) July 1, 2017
Tony winner Cynthia Erivo gifted us with “Dear Theodosia,” so now we need 36 boxes of tissues.
Straight from vacation! I now challenge @ashleytisdale & @zachbraff @HamiltonMusical @Lin_Manuel https://t.co/rluECuO4gF #Ham4All pic.twitter.com/ogHIgGClxy
— Lea Michele (@LeaMichele) June 29, 2017
Lea Michele auditioned for Aaron Burr, and it was absolute magic.
Challenged by @wecomefromaway, our cast submits their #Ham4All video & challenges @zachbraff & @kaho19970325. https://t.co/gYsX7hrkCQ pic.twitter.com/5I7nhM7YDv
— Dear Evan Hansen (@DearEvanHansen) July 5, 2017
The Dear Evan Hansen cast accepted Come From Away's challenge, and the world will never be the same.
We are crushing so hard on Joshua Henry.
I did the #Ham4All challenge! @Karenolivo you should do it! @Lin_Manuel pic.twitter.com/Gv4nYU3eY1
— Jimmy the Door Guy (@JimmytheDoorGuy) June 29, 2017
Sweet, sweet Jimmy, who works at Hamilton’s Richard Rodgers Theatre, is a true king.
And how sweet is this bit of “Dear Theodosia” from Frozen favorite Kristen Bell?
Tony nominee Will Chase and his daughters Daisy and Gracie also performed a gorgeous snippet of “Dear Theodosia.” We spy The Great Comet’s Ingrid Michaelson on the piano.
We are saying "YES!" to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend mastermind Rachel Bloom's submission.
We're watching Groundhog Day's "My Shot" rendition over and over and over again.
#Ham4All challenge accepted. On its final day, we challenge all of you to support this fantastic cause!https://t.co/Ih0QiY92sD pic.twitter.com/2gmYG4dLLm
— Pasek and Paul (@pasekandpaul) July 31, 2017
And Oscar and Tony winners Justin Paul and Benj Pasek finished the month out strong with the grooviest rendition of "The Room Where It Happens" that there ever was.