Celebrities React to Hamilton’s Debut on Disney+
Happy Hamilton Day to everyone who sat down to watch Hamilton on Disney+. The Broadway Cast led by Lin-Manuel Miranda wowed us straight from the Broadway stage. Even though this version was recorded in 2016, it is more than relevant now and the play continues to tour the US.
Apparently, celebrities were watching Hamilton today as well and they had some great reactions.
Happy Hamilton Day!!! I wish I could see it AGAIN for the first time. What an amazing experience? Congrats to @Lin_Manuel, Tommy Kail, @LacketyLac and the cast of @HamiltonMusical. The world is watching!! You changed the game. #Hamilfilm #HamiltonFilm
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) July 3, 2020
Jimmy Fallon took to Twitter to wish everyone a Happy Hamilton Day!!! (three exclamations) and congratulated Lin-Manuel. And he was right. The world is watching.
Throwback to my first tweet about #Hamilton after seeing off-Broadway about a month after it opened at The Public. Seen several times since, and I always feel the same as the first night. Tonight was no exception. Brava @Lin_Manuel and each beautiful artist who touched this gem. https://t.co/32oodfc238
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 3, 2020
American filmaker, Ava DuVernay dug up a post from 2015. She recounts the first time she saw Hamilton. We are with you Ms. DuVernay, it does not lose its luster.
#HamiltonFilm a thread. The first time I saw #Hamilton on stage at the #PublicTheater I knew absolutely nothing about what I was in for. My college classmate @leslieodomjr had told me briefly over the years that he was working on something with @Lin_Manuel that was unlike
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 2, 2020
Josh Gad, who is no stranger to the stage, says the following: “The lights lowered, I put my playbill aside and at intermission turned to my friends, also in the audience that night, @MarkRuffalo and his amazing wife Sunny and said what would become a familiar phrase out of my mouth from that point on, “‘Hamilton’ is the most inspired piece of art I’ve ever seen.” (People)
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) July 3, 2020
Actress, Kerry Washington was watching and so was Shonda Rimes, who apparently is also learning the choreography.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) July 3, 2020
Hamilton originally opened August 6th, 2015 and was a mega -hit. The show, which recounts the story of our founding fathers, won 11 Tony awards. Original cast members include Miranda, Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Groff and Ramos.
“No other artistic work in the last decade has had the cultural impact of Hamilton — an inspiring and captivating tale told and performed in a powerfully creative way,” said Walt Disney Company’s Bob Iger in a press release in May. (People)
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