Jimmy Fallon Joins 'The Hamilton Mixtape'

Jonathan Groff during an interview on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on April 7, 2016.
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Jonathan Groff on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on April 7, 2016.

It's no secret that Jimmy Fallon is a Hamilton superfan. He's done the "Wheel of Freestyle" with the show's creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda and sung "You'll Be Back" in the voices of everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Michael Jackson and Bono. 

But on Thursday night, Miranda revealed the ultimate honor: Fallon will be heard singing "You'll Be Back" on the upcoming Hamilton Mixtape. 

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The Hamilton Mixtape, due out later this year, is being put together by Miranda and Tonight Show band drummer Questlove -- who executive-produced the show's Grammy-winning cast album -- and will feature Sia, Busta Rhymes, Ben Folds, Regina Spektor, Queen Latifah, Common and Chance the Rapper performing songs from, and inspired by, the hit show.

On Thursday night's Tonight Show Fallon also got the ultimate honor from the groundbreaking Broadway hip-hop hit about the life of Alexander Hamilton: he became an honorary member of the Order of the Garter. What is that you might ask? Let the soon-to-exit King George III himself (a.k.a Jonathan Groff) explain. 

"When Brian d'Arcy James originated the king off-Broadway and when I came in to replace him he created this whole thing called the Order of the Garter," Groff said. It involved a ceremony in which James presented Groff with a spangly leg garter while reading a fanciful proclamation, a ritual Groff was then expected to repeat when more King Georges joined the fold.   

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"In honor of you singing "You'll Be Back," [I] have brought the garter," Groff said, removing the sparkly sacrament from his waistband and asking a stunned Fallon if he could present it to the late night host in honorary fashion.

Watch the video below to see the pomp-filled ceremony: 



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