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Hamilton’s Grammys 2016 Performance Lives Up to the Hype

Making history! The stars of Broadway’s Hamilton made their Grammys debut on Monday, February 15, performing live via satellite from New York City’s Richard Rodgers Theatre for the 2016 ceremony at L.A.’s Staples Center.

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Led by creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, the cast — which also includes Smash alum Leslie Odom Jr. — rapped the show’s title song, giving musical theater fans everywhere a sneak peek at Broadway’s hottest ticket.

Hamilton is easily the most popular show on the Great White Way right now. Stars including Beyoncé and Jay Z, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Julia Roberts, Daniel Radcliffe, Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey have flocked to the sold-out shows along with millions of other fans.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and actress Phillipa Soo perform on stage during
Lin-Manuel Miranda and actress Phillipa Soo perform on stage during “Hamilton” for the 58th Grammy Awards at Richard Rodgers Theatre on Feb. 15, 2016. Theo Wargo/WireImage

Not surprisingly, Hamilton won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. Upon hearing the news, Miranda ran out on stage in front of the Broadway audience in New York City and proceeded to rap his acceptance speech.

“The cast, unstoppable / Band is unbeatable / Inimitable, inevitable, always inspiring me to pull through / Vanessa, Andy, Illy, Ellie, we adore you / Sebastian, Daddy’s bringing home a Grammy for you!” he rhymed.

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