Dear Evan Hansen cast covers Hamilton in #Ham4All video
#Ham4All continues with a boost from the cast of Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen. The Ben Platt-less ensemble joined in the charitable social media campaign by posting video of their cover of “Guns and Ships” from Hamilton.
Kristolyn Lloyd and Jennifer Thompson tag-teamed the Aaron Burr opening to the number as the camera panned from cast member to cast member in a single take. Will Roland, Mike Faist, Michael Lee Brown, Asa Somers, and Olivia Puckett were also spotted, with Michael Park taking the final George Washington belt.
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has yet to respond to the video, but we already know he’s a fan of Dear Evan Hansen. “Saw this traumatically great performance last night…what a wonder,” he tweeted last week with a photo of Platt.
Similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, the #Ham4All is a viral movement looking to support of the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition, a non-profit alliance in the U.S. focused on immigration. As announced by Miranda, fans can donate at least $10 and spread the word by performing their favorite Hamilton songs to enter a contest that could win them a trip to the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway musical.
K’naan and Riz Ahmed were among those performing in the music video for “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” off The Hamilton Mixtape.
Platt, who won a Tony for Dear Evan Hansen, has been shying away from post-performance appearances. The actor recently posted a message online in response to disgruntled fans hoping for a meet and greet.
“Performing Dear Evan Hansen every night is wonderful but also hugely tough — as much as I would like to be out there every night, very often I cannot come to the stage door after the performance,” he wrote, in part. “My priority must always be self-care so I can recreate the same quality show each night.”
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