Who Should Be the Next 'Hamilton'? Kent Jones, The Strumbellas' Izzy Ritchie and More Weigh In

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Leslie Odom, Jr. and Lin-Manuel Miranda perform on stage during "Hamilton" Grammy performance for The 58th Grammy Awards at Richard Rodgers Theater on Feb. 15, 2016 in New York City.  

Billboard asked musicians -- from Jack Garratt to Hamilton star Anthony Ramos -- which other political figures should get their own Broadway sendup. See what they had to say (Clinton, anyone?)

Jack Garratt

"I want to see Joe Biden: The Musical so I can enjoy the rousing ballad in the second act: 'I Promise You, the President Has a Big Stick.' "
 

Fitz & The Tantrums' Noelle Scaggs

"Harriet Tubman taught the true meaning of selflessness and courage."

 

 

Hamilton star Anthony Ramos

"Bernie Sanders lost his first election in high school -- who's laughing now? I'm sure he co-wrote Drake's 'Started From the Bottom.' "

 

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The Strumbellas' Izzy Ritchie

"[Late Canadian Prime Minister] Pierre Trudeau was flamboyant, and he dated Barbra Streisand. He was the coolest political figure of the 1970s."

 

Kent Jones

"Bill Clinton -- he's the gangster of politics!"

This article originally appeared in the June 18 issue of Billboard.


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