Hamilton was an obvious choice for Best Musical Theater Album at the 2016 Grammys. The hip-hop musical which is impossible to score a ticket to is sure to sweep the Tonys, so a Grammy win here is a no-brainer. With that in mind, it’s only fitting that Lin-Manuel Miranda did something a bit creative for his acceptance speech. The musical did get a live performance from Broadway after all, so it was quite special.
In celebration of rap, Miranda — the writer and titular Hamilton — decided to rhyme his acceptance speech for the hundreds in attendance in NYC, thousands in L.A. and millions watching at home. The Roots, Common, and many others got shoutouts during Miranda’s flow during the acceptance speech, not long after the cast blew everybody away with their performance. Something smells fishy, though. Almost like they knew they were going to win or something, right? Late Show host Stephen Colbert even had that award ready right there in New York.
Anyway, you have to assume there’s going to be a lot more people checking out Hamilton now that it got a big stage on “music’s biggest night.” So if you thought you were getting a ticket before, good luck now!