Lin-Manuel Miranda is ready to (Hamil)drop it like it’s hot…
The 38-year-old Broadway star, rapper and actor, who created the smash musical Hamilton, and composer John Kander have released the latest #Hamildrop.
Kander created the music and Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen) led his orchestra to play it.
“So they’re cheering for me now/ In streets, hear them cheering for me now/ Right up Broadway they’re cheering for me now/ And one day all the enemies I’ve made might hold their own parade,” sings Miranda, musing about opportunity and promise in the place he calls home.
The black and white video that accompanies the new single shows Miranda, who also wrote the lyrics, singing alone on a stage in costume as Hamilton’s titular character. The footage is overlaid with scenes of modern-day New Yorkers.
Miranda dreamed up the idea of Hamildrops (monthly Hamilton-inspired singles covered by various artists) in lieu of creating a sequel to the Tony Award-winning Broadway show’s mixtape.
Miranda will reprise his role as a founding father in a three-week Hamilton engagement in Puerto Rico in January.