Lin-Manuel Miranda truly knows how to make every theater fan’s dreams come true. In this edition of Ham4Ham, 3 of Broadway’s biggest musicals come together to give the people a performance of a lifetime. Rory O’Malley, The Book of Mormon alum who currently plays King George on Hamilton, sings The Book of Mormon’s “Turn it Off”, while Broadway heartthrob Aaron Tveit sings Next to Normal’s “I’m Alive”, the musical where he originated the role of Gabe. All this while Miranda plays the tambourine.
The Book of Mormon was the big winner in the 2011 Tony Awards, winning 9 accolades including Best Musical. Rock musical Next to Normal was nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 2009 and won 4, including Best Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. Hamilton made history when it was nominated for a record-breaking 16 nominations and won 11, including Best Musical at the most recent Tony Awards.
Ham4Ham is a lottery hosted by Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda. Unlike the usual show lottery, Lin-Manuel holds special mini-shows featuring members of the cast, and prominent Broadway stars. In this edition, Miranda announced that Rory O’Malley will be taking his place as the host of this much-anticipated event.