I know I’ve already written about the greatness of “The #Ham4Ham Show,” but ever since Lin-Manuel Miranda and Co. moved the show inside for the winter they’ve been churning out some seriously great stuff. From Jimmy Fallon‘s impression-filled performance of “You’ll Be Back” to an incredible take on “Sweet Child O’ Mine” featuring the kids from “School of Rock – The Musical” and Tony award-winner Lena Hall, each digital #Ham4Ham has brought the awesome and the latest one definitely didn’t disappoint.
Featuring “Hamilton‘s” own George Washington, the delightful Christopher Jackson, and everyone’s favorite fuzzy red muppet, Elmo from “Sesame Street,” the video has Jackson singing “The Story of Tonight” (a song from the show), with Elmo adorably interrupting with various questions and comments. The whole thing plays out like an especially perfect segment of the “Sesame Street” that we all know and love, but with a special Broadway twist. It’s also a great opportunity to hear Jackson’s truly beautiful voice on a song that he doesn’t actually sing in the show.
If this just simply isn’t enough “Hamilton” for you (which I totally understand), then be sure to check out the Grammy Awards TONIGHT, February 15, at 8/7c for a performance from the entire cast of “Hamilton” (minus Elmo, unfortunately). They’re also up for the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album against shows like “Fun Home” and “An American in Paris.” Here’s hoping they take home the award and offer up a mind-blowing performance. I think we can be certain that at least one of those things is definitely going to happen.
Are you rooting for “Hamilton” at tonight’s Grammys? (You’d better be.) Have a personal favorite “#Ham4Ham Show” since it moved indoors? Are you still trying to get over how cute Elmo was in the video above? Share your thoughts in the comments. And, as always…