Jimmy Fallon joins Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton cast on 'The Story of Tonight'
It’s always a plus to kick off one’s late-show residency with a little bit of Hamilton.
As part of the opening for Jimmy Fallon‘s Tonight Show episode shot in Puerto Rico, which aired Tuesday, the host joined Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton to perform “The Story of Tonight.”
“We’re in San Juan, we’re outside the Hamilton theater. I was gonna go watch the show, but then I thought to myself, ‘Why just watch Hamilton when I can actually be in Hamilton?'” Fallon said during his intro.
Miranda took the Tony-winning production from Broadway to Puerto Rico and reprised his starring role of Alexander Hamilton to help raise funds for arts organizations still recovering from Hurricane Maria. On the opening night, Miranda brought his dad, Luis, who’s running this performance of Hamilton, on stage at the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center for an emotional salute.
Fallon helped put a spotlight with his own Puerto Rico-set Tonight Show, declaring “Puerto Rico is back and open for business” on a previous episode.
Leading up for the airing, Fallon shared promos of himself in full on Hamilton attire and posted a fun “2 Hams on the ‘Gram” video to Instagram. He was also spotted outside the theater in Puerto Rico doing the famous Hamilton “coat flip.”