Leslie Odom Jr singing ‘The Room Where it Happens’ at The McKittrick 7.14.16


The Cast of Hamilton for Time 

Hamilton is a story about America. And the most beautiful thing about it is because it’s told by such a diverse cast with such diverse styles of music, we have the opportunity to reclaim history that some of us don’t necessarily think is our own.


The cast of Hamilton photographed by Josh Lehrer using a ‘44 Speed Graphic with a retro-fitted Petzval Lens from 1840 (the ones released so far)

Things you don't hear in the cast recording

-Phillipa’s scream when Phillip dies (it’s fine my heart just cracked)
- Jonathan Groff’s insanely funny, bratty facial expressions
- how involved the ensemble is in the scenes
-Lin Manuel’s voice cracking at “call me son one more time”
-Andrew Chapelle.
- Laurens holding Hamilton’s head to his after “Laurens- do not throw away your shot”
- Jefferson’s mic drop after Cabinet Battle no. 1
-Hamilton going to kiss Angelica’s hand during the Reynolds Pamphlet “someone who understands what I’m struggling here to do”
-Angelica yanking her hand away at “I’m not here for you”
-the cast rotating around Hamilton in slow motion doing ballet during Eye of the Hurricane
-Leslie Odom Jr wiping away tears during The World Was Wide Enough


Time’s Best of 2015 — Hamilton

The Broadway show Hamilton uses rap and hip-hop to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton’s rise to power during the American Revolution. The show broke multiple records for its cast recording and notched record-breaking sales of $32 million before it even hit Broadway. But the cast makes history in different ways, too, with men and women of color playing characters who were all white. There’s an African-American Vice President Aaron Burr, a biracial George Washington and a Chinese-American Mrs. Alexander Hamilton.