Don’t throw away your shot at Hamilton stardom! (And by stardom I mean belting out ballads and rapping from your couch, naturally.) Disney+ will release a sing-along version of the popular musical on June 30.
Back in 2020, Disney+ added a recording of the original Broadway cast of Hamilton to its platform ahead of Independence Day. Now, three years later, the sing-along version also begins streaming just in time for Fourth of July weekend.
The musical tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and the Revolutionary War which separated the colonies from British rule. The production received mass critical acclaim, winning multiple Tony, Grammy, Olivier, and Pulitzer Prize awards. It also launched Lin-Manuel Miranda into stardom; Miranda wrote the music and lyrics, and starred in the original run.
The recording of the original cast performance streaming on Disney+ was shot at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June 2016. Cast members include Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Tony Award nominees Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jonathan Groff as King George; Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton; Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton. The extended cast also features Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, and Ephraim Sykes.
The sing-along version will begin streaming on Disney+ June 30.
So, will you test out your Broadway rapping skills to celebrate Independence Day? Let us know in the comments below. Meanwhile, check back to THS for more Disney+ news.