Lin-Manuel Miranda goes undercover at Hamilton, watches celebrity reactions

  • 8 years ago
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, drummer for The Roots and one of the producers on both the Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording and the Hamilton Mixtape, recently had an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Thompson revealed that Hamilton’s creator and former star Lin-Manuel Miranda preferred to sit in the audience and watch celebrities reactions to the show rather than perform for them. Whenever a high-profile celebrity would come, or someone of Obama’s caliber, Lin would not do Hamilton. Lin sat in disguise. That’s how much of a nerd and dweeb Lin is. He kept tabs on everyone who watched – who got the jokes, who laughed the most, who didn’t get the jokes. I’m like, “Yo. Are you trying to tell me that every time somebody important was in the audience, you had your stand-in do it?” He’s like, “Yep. Exactly.”