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Lin-Manuel Miranda records freestyle voicemail message for Jimmy Fallon

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Anyone trying to reach Jimmy Fallon will want their calls to go to voicemail now. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the man behind In the Heights and the recent stage phenomenon Hamilton—a rap musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton—recently freestyled an outgoing voicemail message for the overjoyed late night host. Phillipa Soo, who plays Hamilton’s wife Eliza in the show, provided the beatboxing, while singer Sara Bareilles was apparently operating the camera. 

A sample lyric from Miranda’s rap: “Like an eagle grabs with his talons/You’re leaving a message for Jimmy Fallon-s.” Watch Miranda’s genius at work, and Fallon’s enthusiasm (“Stop being so awesome. Stop it.”) below. 

Hamilton runs through May 3 at the Public Theater, and heads to Broadway in the summer

Update: Fallon won his Miranda-rap in an auction at Saturday night’s performance of Hamilton to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 

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