By NAN ET Editor
News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Tues. Feb. 16, 2016: America’s Caribbean-born Founding Father and Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, may be dead for over 211 years, but he made an appearance last night at the 58th Grammy’s in Los Angeles and won!
The Nevis-born Hamilton made his debut on the prestigious musical show via the actor and creator of the show that has become a Broadway epic, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The mostly African-American and Latino cast performed the opening number, “Alexander Hamilton” on the Grammy’s via satellite.
They were introduced by The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert and stunned the audience at the Richard Rogers Theater, those in the Staples’ Center in LA and millions more watching at home with their spectacular hip-hop adaptation of the life of the orphan boy who became America’s greatest immigrant.
The cast then went on to win the Grammy in the best musical theater album category beating out”Fun Home,” “An American in Paris,” “Something Rotten!” and “The King and I.” Miranda in true artistic fashion, rapped his thank you speech on behalf of the cast, much to the delight of ticket holders at the Theater in NYC as well as those in LA.
The show has become a Broadway sensation since its highly anticipated debut last August.
Miranda, 36, a Puerto-Rico-roots actor, plays the title character and says he was inspired to create the show by Ron Chernow’s acclaimed 2004 biography, “Alexander Hamilton.” “Hamilton” is produced by Miranda, Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman with The Roots’ Questlove and Black Thought.
“Hamilton,” the score, reached the Top 20 chart and nabbed Billboard’s first-ever five-star rating, a perfect score, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The spotlight on the Caribbean-born, immigrant son who became one of America’s greatest immigrants, comes as Hamilton’s spot on the US 10 dollar bill has become uncertain due to changes recommended by the US’ current secretary of the treasury.