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Hamilton ensemble appreciation post

because this guys do not get mentioned enough here

and because I haven’t seen any post mentioning all of them at the same time

Joy to the World
  • Joy to the World
  • Cast of Hamilton
  • Carols For A Cure Volume 17, 1015
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“Joy to the World” sung by the cast of Hamilton for Broadway’s Carols for a Cure

Singers include Okieriete Onaodowan, Leslie Odom, Jr., Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Stephanie Klemons, Morgan Marcell, Javier Muñoz, Anthony Ramos, Austin Smith, and Ephraim Sykes

The Carols for a Cure album can be purchased here

Little hamilton details (in no particular order)

-During the Reynolds pamphlet, Jefferson and Madison take Phillip and show him the pamphlet, and his face just falls and he walks offstage
-king George stays onstage after I know him and reacts to the following songs. During Reynolds pamphlet, he stats on the balcony for most of it then comes down at the end and does a really funny hip hop dance
-in the scene before nonstop and after dear theodosia when alex finds out that Laurens has been killed, Laurens stands in the corner with a sort of blue light on him and sings The story of tonight. Eliza reads the letter to alex and when she’s finished she asks him if he’s okay and he says “I have so much work to do,” then exits
-Jefferson drops the mic and Madison catches it in the first cabinet battle
-burr comes on at the beginning of Washington on your side and Jefferson looks confused as to where he came from
-Ariana debose is the bullet, and in the world was wide enough she travels slowly while alex is talking, and other ensemble members hold her up and eventually, she travels to him
-in blow us all away, when Phillip goes to see eacker at the theatre, Betsy struxness and another ensemble member (I couldn’t tell who it was) are acting out a show but stop to look at Phillip angrily when he’s talking loudly
-in the Reynolds pamphlet, Maria lurks on stage right the whole time, watching
-in hurricane, the stage is lit up like a hurricane swirl, and alex stands right in the middle
-in the Adams administration when alex “publishes his response” to John Adams, he stands on the balcony and drops papers all the way down, and the lights around him turn red
-in you’ll be back, when king George says “everybody” he’s super mad like “EVERYBODY SING NOW.”
-in Washington on your side, the only people on stage are burr, Madison, and Jefferson until the end and there’s not really a lot of choreography but they killed it
-in what comes next, when king George says “I’m so blue” he stomps angrily and the stage lights up blue
-In the story of tonight, Laurens and alex stare at each other and they slowly walk closer and then hug
-seriously there’s way more hamilton/Laurens fluff than I ever expected
-during the “heys” at the end of a winter’s ball, the boys just sort of walk in a line doing this step move and look at each other saying “hey” over and over
-at the end of the world was wide enough after alex is shot, he sort of hangs over and the stage moves him. Two ensemble members sit on either side of him and mime rowing
-in nonstop, when Washington is asking hamilton to be his right hand man again, Washington stands on the balcony and Alex looks at him from below, repeating “treasury or state?” When Washington says treasury, Hamilton gets this really funny smile when he says “lez go”
-There’s no overture so it’s kind of crazy, the lights dim and then you hear BUM BU DA DA DA BUM BUM and it just /starts/
-the cabinet battles are really fun because they really interact with you and tell you to cheer at the beginning when Washington announces the cabinet meeting
-during it’s quiet uptown Eliza doesn’t talk to or look at alexander at all, until “she takes his hand” and it’s so sad and heartbreaking
-when groff is doing his dancing on the side of the stage after I know him, Leslie turns to look at him and he just cracked a laugh it was so funny
-room where it happens is so cool in the end because they’re doing all this intense choreography and Leslie sounded so good
-in right hand man I can’t stress how sick it was when the cannons went off it was so loud and so powerful omg
-I can’t even explain how awesome Yorktown was I mean it’s one of my favorite songs but it was so amazing seeing it on stage and the dancing was i n s a n e.
-Anthony is adorable as Phillip and then it’s so sad
-I missed a little bit of what did I miss bc the bathroom line, but Jefferson was just doing this awesome bouncing dance it was so funny
-in nonstop when they all sing “like history has its eyes on you” it was so good and sounded amazing and I just ugh
-for who lives who dies who tells your story, most of the characters are in regular ensemble costumes, like jasmine is in this yellow gown and j groff isn’t in his king George costume and they all just stand in different spots on the stage or the balcony
-The whole thing was so surreal and so incredible, and part of the reason I’m writing this is so I don’t ever forget these little amazing moments that make the show.

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#TheGetDown PtII @anthony_ramos_nyc with the intro. Whaddup @ChanceTheRapper. Thank you for such a blessed album. #TheColoringBook #IstayOutsideTheLinesWithmyCrayon #Hamsfriends #SquadUp #MynameisOak #KatyPerry #HamilTony #HamilHomies

A video posted by TheIncredibleOak (@oaksmash) on Jun 12, 2016 at 10:54am PDT

You thought we was done?? PTIII #SquadUp #TheHomies #Ham4Tony #Wehere #MynameisOak #TheHomies #KatyPerry

A video posted by TheIncredibleOak (@oaksmash) on Jun 12, 2016 at 2:29pm PDT

a Tony turn up in 3 parts

backstagebite: The Hamilton cast loves their #backstagebite of apple pie donuts! Check out the full episode link in bio! #woohoo #hamilton #broadway #backstage #recipe #donuts #yumm #tbt #backstagebite #hamiltonbroadway #musical #daveeddiggs #reneeelisegoldsberry #anthonyramos #javiermuñoz #phillipasoo #jasminejones

Oh……..my dear sweet Lord……..

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oaksmash: #TheGetDown PtII @Anthony_Ramos1 with the intro.  Whaddup @ChanceTheRapper.  Thank you for such a blessed album. #TheColoringBook #IstayOutsideTheLinesWithmyCrayon #Hamsfriends #SquadUp #MynameisOak #KatyPerry #HamilTony #HamilHomies

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Want to Catch ‘Hamilton’? Try the Central Park Softball Fields (NYT):

No, you do not need tickets and no, sadly, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created and stars in the musical, does not play.

But other performers do, including Christopher Jackson, who plays George Washington onstage and third base on the ball field.

He bats cleanup, right after Anthony Ramos, an outfielder, who in the Broadway production plays John Laurens as well as Alexander Hamilton’s son Philip.

The team’s left-fielder and fleet-footed leadoff batter is Ephraim Sykes, who is part of the ensemble, and also plays George Eacker.

Alysha Deslorieux, a standby performer for the roles of the Schuyler sisters, starts at second base and brings the team mascot to the games: Max, her dachshund-poodle mix.

They play in the Broadway Show League, where teams are made up of the cast, crew, musicians, ushers and other theater employees from different productions.

The notoriously sold out “Hamilton,” which is nominated for a record 16 Tony Awards this year, is also mopping up on the field.

Five games into the season they are undefeated. All of the victories have been decisive, if not blowouts.

They shut out the team from “Beautiful” by a score of 5-0, beat “Kinky Boots” and “Phantom of the Opera” by seven runs each, and blew out the combined team from “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Finding Neverland,” 19 to 0.

On Thursday, they routed “Les Misérables” by 10 runs, putting them at 5-0 and at the top of the standings with “Matilda.”

“Hey, we’re ‘Hamilton,’ we try to win everything,” said the team’s co-manager Sandy Paradise, poking fun at the show’s seemingly boundless success, which also includes Drama Desk awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Ms. Paradise, who operates the spotlight onstage, was penciling in the starting lineup before Thursday’s game, on Field 2, near the Central Park carousel.

She gathered the players and pointed across the infield at their opponents from “Les Misérables” — like “Hamilton,” a revolution-themed musical — and urged her players to kick some “French Revolutionary” posterior.

She led the pregame shout — “To the Revolution!” — and it was time to play ball.

The performers, who on the stage wear period costumes like frock coats and ornate dresses, take the field wearing black-and-yellow uniforms with the show’s name. The caps bear the “Hamilton” logo and the phrase, “Raise a Bat to Freedom,” a variant of a line from the song “The Story of Tonight” in the musical.

“There is still so much buzz around our show, and it translates onto the field,” said Chris Robinson, who operates the light board for the show, and is a utility player on the team.

While some teams have trouble fielding a full squad, more than 50 cast and crew members signed up for the “Hamilton” team, creating a roster “as big as the Bible,” said the team’s other co-manager, Angelo Gonzalez, who played first base on Thursday.

As the doorman at the stage door, Mr. Gonzalez makes sure things go smoothly when the cast exits to the swarms of fans awaiting them nightly.

While it’s fabulous to be in a show that has taken the theater world by storm, “the problem is, everyone expects us to win,” said Sean Quinn, the theater’s chief engineer and one of the team’s pitchers.

more fun photos in the article – also a nice shout-out to fans. (check out more about the Broadway Show League or watch Angelo the Stage Door Guy’s ham4ham performance!)

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tisvoltaire: What you know bout that Hamilton pre show turn up??? #hamilton #turnup #tonyawards @ephsykes @dwattswords @nikriz @oaksmash @anthony_ramos_nyc
ephsykes: Whatchu know bout dis warm up!!?? #howigotthruthatshow #neverwouldamadeit #SQUAD #hamsquad #HamFam #cokeandasmile #BackseatFreestyle #tonys2016 @kendricklamar

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from company member Jon Rua’s instagram