• Normal Person: *watches musical*
  • Normal person: That was good. I enjoyed it.
  • Me: *watches musical*
  • Me: *buys cast album*
  • Me: *buys T shirt*
  • Me: *buys poster*
  • Me: *keeps tickets forever*
  • Me: *Looks up bootleg copies of said musical on YouTube*
  • Me: *Learns all words to said musical*
  • Me: *Act's out said musical*
  • Me: *Falls in love with actors in said musical*
  • Me: That was good. I enjoyed it.
#HAM4HAM Chronological List


07/13/15: Lin and Groffsauce revisit ‘Heights Cool Musical Too’

07/16/15: Lin and Alex Lacamoire on melodica

07/17/15: Parts are switched for ‘Cabinet Battle #1′ (also x, x)

07/18/15: Q&A with Lin with only Les Mis quotes
07/18/15: Anthony Ramos sings ‘Grenade’

07/19/15: Groffsauce and Lin rap (also x)

07/20/15: REG and Pippa Soo sing ‘Right Hand Man’

07/21/15: JCJ sings ‘Living For the City’

07/22/15: Lin, Thayne Jasperson and Ephraim Sykes do ‘World Will Know’

07/23/15: Pippa Soo sings ‘Halo’ by Beyonce

07/24/15: Freestyle Friday

07/25/15: Q&A with Lin using ‘A Chorus Line’ quotes
07/25/15: Oak sings ‘Defying Gravity’ as Mickey Mouse

07/27/15: Lin and Thane Jasperson sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and switch parts for ‘Farmer Refuted’

07/28/15: Betsy Struxness does the Hercules Mulligan rap from ‘Yorktown’

07/29/15: Daveed raps
07/29/15: Lin, Jon Rua and Ariana DeBose do raps from ‘Bring it On’

07/30/15: Andrew Chappelle, swing, does all the parts in ‘Washington on Your Side’

07/31/15: Freestyle Friday with Ariana DeBose, Sasha Hutchings, and Stephanie Klemons

08/01/15: Q&A with Lin using only RENT lyrics
08/01/15: In the Heights reunion (96,000)

08/03/15: Andy Blankenbuhler performs original choreography (also x)

08/04/15: REG, Pippa Soo and JCJ sing ‘Fallin’’

08/05/15: Emmy Raver-Lampman and Groffsauce sing ‘White Boys’
08/05/15: Daveed raps


08/06/15: Lin reads from The Book

08/08/15: Leslie Odom Jr sings ‘Forever Young’

08/12/15: Austin Smith sings ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’

8/14/15: Lin and Sydney James Harcourt sing ‘You’re a Heavenly King’

08/15/15: Kyle Jean-Baptiste and Lin sing ‘Confrontation’

08/19/15: Groffsauce, Krysta Rodriguez, and Andy Mientus sing ‘Totally ******’

08/21/15: Alysha Deslorieux sings ‘Always Be My Baby’ (also x)

08/22/15: Beth Malone and Roberta Colindrez (Fun Home) and Lin sing ‘Alexander Hamilton’

08/26/15: James Monroe Iglehart sings ‘Make Them Hear You’ (Ragtime) (also x)

08/28/15: Shockwave and Lin freestyle

09/02/15: Kelli O’Hara sings ‘I Need Love’ by LL Cool J and ‘Somebody Somewhere’

09/05/15: Matthew Morrison raps and sings (also x)

09/09/15: Joel Perez and Roberta Colindrez (Fun Home) sing ‘Changing my Major’ (also x)

09/11/15: Love for the Techies Day, stage manager calls cues for ‘Ten Duel Commandments’

09/12/15: George Watsky

09/16/15: Oak, REG and Lin sing ‘Over the Moon’
09/16/15: Lin takes requests with Alex Lacamoire

09/17/15: Throwback Thursday; Lin sings ‘Fifty Nifty United States’ and Groffsauce sings ‘A Perfect Winter Day’

09/19/15: Stephen Pasquale and Lin sing ‘Arms Around Me’

09/23/15: Pippa Soo, Andrew Chappelle and Ariana Debose sing ‘Magic to Do’ (also x)

09/26/15: Ryann Redmond and Ariana DeBose sing ‘I’m Every Woman’ (x)

09/30/15: Stephen Trask and Lin sing ‘Wicked Little Town’

10/03/15: Iain Loves Theatre raps both parts of ‘Cabinet Battle #1′

10/07/15: Laura Benanti sings ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’ and Jared Grimes tap dances

10/10/15: Singalong contest to ‘Guns and Ships’ (also x)

10/11/15: Kaitlin Fine and Groffsauce sing ‘Our Children’ and Lin and Oak dance

10/15/15: JCJ and Anthony Ramos sing ‘No Air’

10/17/15: NYC Ballet’s Robbie Fairchild, Tiler Peck and Justin Peck

10/21/15: Mara Davi, Lesli Margherita and Danny Gardner of Dames at Sea do ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’

10/24/15: Groffsauce, d’Arcy James and Rannells sing ‘The Schuyler Sisters’ (also x)

10/28/15: President Chris Jackson sings National Anthem

10/31/15: Halloween with Lin, Seth Stewart, and Ephraim Sykes (also x x x)

11/04/15: REG and Broadway Inspiration Voices

11/07/15: Sarah Kay does poetry based off of the Schuyler Sisters

11/11/15: Lea Salonga and Lin do ‘A Whole New World’

11/13/15: Daniel Watts

11/14/15: Hamilton Children (Fun Home)

11/20/15: Lin and Angelo (the stage door) rapping ‘Mona Lisa’

11/21/15: Lin and the cast of On Your Feet lift the Cuban Embargo

11/25/15: Alexander Koblikov from Big Apple Circus does ‘10 Duel Commandments’

11/27/15: Lin and G.Tak with the cast of Allegiance perform ‘Gaman’

11/28/15: Andrew Rannells sings ‘Cry for Me’

12/01/15: Doreen Montalvo sings ‘Para Siempre’

12/05/15: Lin is joined by The Skivvies

12/09/15: Billy Porter sings ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’

12/12/15: Alex Lacamoire and the Hamilton Pit play the ‘Play Off Music’

12/16/15: Norm Lewis sings ‘Stars’

12/19/15: Lin, Daveed. Wayne Brady, President Chris Jackson and Shockwave freestyle about the Ham4Ham winner

12/23/15: Pippa Soo, REG and JCJ sing ‘Silent Night’

12/26/15: Lin and his dad do ‘En Mi Viejo San Ham’

12/27/15: Cast from The First Noel does some post-Christmas gospel caroling

12/30/15: The Tevye Sisters audition for The Schuyler Sisters with Lin

01/02/16: Taran Killam sings ‘The 12 Facts of Hamilton (Not Covered in the Show)’ with help from Lin and the audience

01/03/16: The ladies of Hamilton do ‘Aaron Burr, Sir’ and ‘My Shot’

01/06/16: Sydney James Harcourt sings ‘Fever’

01/09/16: President Chris Jackson and Mandy Gonzales sing ‘When You’re Home’ for the 5th anniversary of In the Heights closing


01/16/16: Alan Menken and Lin sing from ‘The Little Mermaid’

01/17/16: Hunter Elementary School classes of ‘88-’01 sing ‘Martin Luther King’ by Barbara Ames

01/20/16: Jimmy Fallon sings ‘You’ll Be Back’ in the style of various famous singers

01/23/16: Snowmaggedon 2016 – Ja-Burr!

01/27/16: Lin is in Les Mis

01/30/16: Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday sings ‘Say No to This’

02/03/16: Maim4Ham with Lin, Daveed and On Your Feet

02/06/16: Lena Hall & School Of Rock sing ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’

02/13/16: Right Hand Yankovic

02/14/16: President Chris Jackson and Elmo sing ‘The Story of Tonight

02/17/16: JCJ sings ‘My Man’ from Funny Girl

02/20/16: Lin buys books at The Drama Book Shop

02/24/16: Lin’s 1st grade stage debut lip syncing ‘Land of Confusion by Genesis’

02/27/16: Lin, Leslie Odom Jr and Karla Garcia do ‘The Taglish Commendments’

03/02/16: Lin gives a BTS of the catwalk

03/05/16: Pippa Soo and Alex Lacimoire do ‘Laurie’s Song’ from The Tender Land by Aaron Copeland


I remember when I used to stand outside of that stage door and watch all these girls come out of there, with their eyelashes and their make-up and I’d think: “God I’ll never be that old. I’ll never be that old. I’ll never be old enough to come out of that stage door.” But deep down inside I knew I would, and goddamn it, I’ve come this far and I’m not giving up now.


The cast of HAMILTON at The Public Theater pays tribute to A Chorus Line on the 40th anniversary of its first performance in the Newman Theater at The Public (video)


i eat up ALL documentaries about being on stage but i have a lot of trouble finding them. here’s a v small list of what i’ve seen and PLEASE feel free to add more!

Life After Tomorrow (Annie)
It’s the Hard Knock Life: From Script to Stage (Annie)
Broadway or Bust 3 episodes (Jimmy Awards)
Every Little Step (A Chorus Line)
Stagedoor (Stagedoor Manor Camp) I could only find a free viewing on netflix! sorry!
The Standbys trailer (life as a swing/understudy) also could not find a free viewing! not on netflix
Show Business: The Road to Broadway (Wicked, Avenue Q, Caroline or Change, Tabboo
Legally Blonde: Search for Elle Woods (mtv reality competition)
Broadway: The American Musical (PBS History)
Six By Sondheim (HBO series)
In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
Broadway Idiot (American Idiot)


STEP IN TIME : musicals with tap numbers are infinitely better so here are a few for your ears

// 1. Forget About the Boy - Thoroughly Modern Millie // 2. I Can Do That - A Chorus Line // 3. Cold Feets - The Drowsy Chaperone // 4. Cinderella, Darling - How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying // 5. Bottom’s Gonna Be On Top - Something Rotten! // 6. Good Morning - Singin’ In The Rain // 7. Morning Person (Live) - Shrek The Musical // 8. King Of New York - Newsies // 9. Turn It Off - The Book Of Mormon // 10. We’re In The Money - 42nd Street // 11. You Won’t Succeed On Broadway - Spamalot // 12. Something Rotten!/Make An Omelette - Something Rotten! // 13. Anything Goes - Anything Goes // 14. I Got Rhythm - Crazy For You // 15. Puttin’ On The Ritz - Young Frankenstein // 16. Step In Time (Live) - Mary Poppins // 17. 42nd Street - 42nd Street // 18. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life - Spamalot // 19. A Musical - Something Rotten! // 20. Expressing Yourself - Billy Elliot // 21. The Speed Test - Thoroughly Modern Millie //


balance - a study in the theatrical practice of duets, trios, and quartets

sunrise - in the heights // at the ballet - a chorus line // when i drive - bonnie and clyde // crazier than you - the addams family // it’s de-lovely - anything goes // don’t let me know - hit list // on the right track - pippin // first date-last night - dogfight // baptize me - the book of mormon // moonfall quartet - the mystery of edwin drood // learn your lessons well (after hours) - godspell // as long as you’re mine - wicked // poor child - the wild party // you could drive a person crazy - company // hang the moon - bombshell // if only (quartet) - the little mermaid // make me happy - 35mm: a musical exhibition // ten minutes ago - cinderella // the i love you song - the 25th annual putnam county spelling bee // you don’t know - next to normal // i am the one - next to normal // falling slowly - once // no one is alone - into the woods // balancing - the burnt part boys


seventeen - the struggles and triumphs of high school as told through showtunes

in - carrie: the musical // what i was born to do - bring it on: the musical // beautiful - heathers: the musical // portrait of a girl - bare: a pop opera // eight hours - the burnt part boys // state road 21 - the bridges of madison county // watch what happens - newsies // let me be a kid - runaways // montage, part 1: hello twelve, hello thirteen, hello love - a chorus line // montage, part 2: mother - a chorus line // montage, part 3: gimmie the ball - a chorus line // everything else - next to normal // growing up - fugitive songs // first date-last night - dogfight // do your own thing - bring it on: the musical // crazier than you - the addams family // one - bare: a pop opera // my junk - spring awakening // seventeen - heathers: the musical // there she goes/fame - fame //