Lin-Manuel Miranda Reprises Leading 'Hamilton' Role in 'Cheering For Me Now' Hamildrop: Watch
Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Kander (known for composing Cabaret and Chicago) released the latest #Hamildrop Tuesday (Nov. 20). Kander created the music and Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen) led his orchestra to play it.
"So they're cheering for me now/ In streets, hear them cheering for me now/ Right up Broadway they're cheering for me now/ And one day all the enemies I've made might hold their own parade," Miranda sings, musing about opportunity and promise in the place he calls home.
The black and white video that accompanies the new single shows Miranda, who also wrote the lyrics, singing alone on a stage in costume as Hamilton’s titular character. The footage is overlaid with scenes of modern-day New Yorkers.
Miranda dreamed up the idea of Hamildrops (monthly Hamilton-inspired singles covered by various artists) in lieu of creating a sequel to the Broadway show’s mixtape. He will reprise his role as a founding father in a three-week Hamilton engagement in Puerto Rico in January.
Watch the latest Hamildrop below.