On Monday night, the Hamilton cast made Grammy history. Performing the hit musical's first song, "Alexander Hamilton," creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and his fellow actors were broadcast live across the country as part of the 2016 Grammy Awards. The widely acclaimed show has consistently sold out since it opened off-Broadway a year ago; tickets are notoriously scarce, so the televised performance might be the only chance some of us get to see what Hamilton is all about.
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Miranda and his cast didn't disappoint, showing viewers exactly why they deserved the Grammy for best musical theater album they took home that night. Here's a list of the actors who helped make Hamilton the award-winning cultural phenomenon it's become a year after its premiere.
Lin-Manuel Miranda — Alexander Hamilton
Daveed Diggs — Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson
Jonathan Groff — King George
Renée Elise Goldsberry — Angelica Schuyler
Christopher Jackson — George Washington
Jasmine Cephas Jones — Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds
Leslie Odom Jr. — Aaron Burr
Okieriete Onaodowan — Hercules Mulligan and James Madison
Anthony Ramos — John Laurens and Phillip Hamilton
Phillipa Soo — Eliza Hamilton
Sydney James Harcourt