Broadway Cast Of Hamilton To Perform Live From NYC At The 2016 GRAMMYs Get a glimpse into the musical that's blending hip hop with history and smashing box office records!
Posted on Feb 3, 2016 06:30am

Even if you aren't a die-hard Broadway baby, there's a good chance you've probably heard of Hamiltonand rightfully so! Not only is the historically themed musical the hottest ticket in NYC, but it's also nominated this year for a Best Musical Theater Album GRAMMY Award.

Come Music's Biggest Night®—which happens live at 8e/5p on Monday, Feb. 15—non-ticket holders will get to experience the show when the talented cast performs a number at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards via satellite from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theater in The Big Apple.

"The Hamilton cast and crew are absolutely thrilled to be a part of this year's GRAMMY Awards," said GRAMMY Award-winning performer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who recently paid tribute Rita Moreno at the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. "The music community's response to our cast album has been overwhelming and we're honored to be a part of such a special night. To perform from our home at the Richard Rodgers Theatre is a dream come true."

This theatrical spectacle has been smashing box office records since opening in August 2015, so getting a taste of the excitement is hugely special for audiences everywhere—whether or not they know it yet. Hamilton was created by Miranda and inspired by the Founding Father's biography, which was written by historian Ron Chernow in 2004.

Regardless of whether or not you're a history buff, Hamilton has something for everyone, including contemporary hip-hop melodies, dizzying wordplay, and impressive choreography.

"Melding contemporary hip-hop into a musical set in the year 1776, Hamilton reimagines the traditional musical in a unique and extraordinary way that has brought Broadway—and our nation's history—to new audiences," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "With the GRAMMY Awards on a Monday this year, we have a wonderful opportunity to highlight this important musical art form on an even bigger stage for our millions of viewers worldwide to experience."

The following performers contributed to the Original Broadway Cast recording for Hamilton, which is nominated for Best Musical Theater Album: principal soloists Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Phillipa Soo; producers Alex Lacamoire, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bill Sherman, Ahmir Thompson and Tarik Trotter; and composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Miranda, Lacamoire, and Sherman are previous winners in this category for In The Heights (2008).

This performance of Hamilton will also mark just the eighth time in history that musical theater has been featured on the GRAMMY Awards. Previous Broadway productions include Godspell (1972); The Magic Show (1975); Sophisticated Ladies (1982); La Cage Aux Folles (1984); Will Rogers Follies (1992); Riverdance and Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk (1997); and, most recently, American Idiot (2010).

Don't miss a moment of the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, hosted by two-time GRAMMY Award winner LL COOL J, when the ceremony is broadcast at 8e/5p, and available for streaming through CBS All Access.