'Hamilton' Cast Performs 'Alexander Hamilton' for the 2016 Grammys

Joan Marcus
A scene from "Hamilton."

They weren't exactly in the room where it happens -- but the Hamilton cast performed for the 2016 Grammys.

Filming live from the Richard Rodgers theater in New York City where they are on almost nightly, the Broadway stars wowed with the opening number from the hit musical, called "Alexander Hamilton."

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Stephen Colbert, who hosts The Late Show, also introduced the performers from the theater. It was the first time the Grammys aired live from Broadway.

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