Lin-Manuel Miranda & Original Hamilton Cast Reunite on John Krasinski's Show to Surprise Young Fan
John Krasinski orchestrated the most perfect Zoom surprise for one young fan.
On the second episode of his YouTube show, Some Good News, the actor, 40, gave 9-year-old Hamilton megafan Aubrey a special treat when he and the original Broadway cast surprised her with a virtual performance of her favorite song, “Alexander Hamilton,” the opening number for the musical.
Krasinski was joined by his wife Emily Blunt, who costarred with Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns, to deliver the happy news to a speechless Aubrey.
Miranda, who played Hamilton, kicked off the performance via video conference before he was joined by his former castmate Leslie Odom Jr., who portrayed Aaron Burr, and Anthony Ramos, who portrayed the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton.
Then, Daveed Diggs (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson) jumped in, followed by Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton) and Christopher Jackson (George Washington).
The group was also accompanied by the many more from the company, including Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Jonathan Groff (King George) and Javier Muñoz, who was Miranda’s understudy before later headlining as Hamilton.
Aubrey, who told Krasinski she’d “never seen The Office,” originally had plans to attend a Hamilton show in Jacksonville, Florida. However, due to social distancing guidelines caused by the coronavirus, the child was unable to go.
“We were supposed to see Hamilton in Jacksonville tonight—DD’s 9th bday present (seeing Hamilton has been her dream since she saw her 1st Broadway show last year), but we’re home watching Mary Poppins Returns instead. At least we’re safe & healthy,” her mother tweeted on March 21.
Krasinski told Aubrey he would send her and her mother to the Broadway show in New York “when it’s all over.”
As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. To help provide doctors and nurses on the front lines with life-saving medical resources, donate to Direct Relief here.
Source: Read Full Article