The White House – First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome the Broadway cast of Hamilton to the White House to host a student workshop, Q&A, and a performance of musical selections from Hamilton.
Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Hamilton‘s score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway – the story of America then, told by America now.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed by Thomas Kail, choregraphy by Andy Blankenbuehler and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.
In May of 2009, the President and First Lady hosted an event celebrating poetry, music and the spoken word, where Lin-Manuel Miranda performed “The Hamilton Mixtape,” which was later renamed “Alexander Hamilton” and became the opening number of Hamilton on Broadway.
Hamilton’s education initiative represents a unique partnership between The Rockefeller Foundation, the Gilder Lehrman Institute and Hamilton on Broadway.