Office of the First Lady
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2016
FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TO HOST
BROADWAY’S HAMILTON AT THE WHITE HOUSE
In case you missed it: The cast of HAMILTON recorded a special #Ham4Ham video to announce their upcoming visit to the White House.
Monday, March 14th
The White House – First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome the Broadway cast of HAMILTON to the White House to host a student workshop, student Q&A, and a performance of musical selections from HAMILTON.
HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. HAMILTON's score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway. HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.
In May of 2009, the President and First Lady hosted an event celebrating poetry, music and the spoken word, where Lin-Manuel Miranda performed “The Hamilton Mixtape,” which was later renamed “Alexander Hamilton” and became the opening song of the Broadway edition of HAMILTON