Michelle Obama welcomed the Broadway cast of Hamilton to the White House March 14 to host a student workshop, Q&A and performance of musical selections from the show.
Cast members answered questions from students in a live-streamed forum earlier this afternoon. Introduced by President Barack Obama, the cast performed numbers from the show for the First Family and guests.
The President and the First Lady's remarks and the performance follow:
Here is a clip of the cast arriving at the White House:
The cast is posting photos and videos on their official Twitter page.
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed the news in his March 9 Ham4Ham video. "The entire cast of Hamilton, we're all going,” said Miranda in the video. “We're going to be trying out our educational program with some kids; we're going to do a concert for the First Family; and we're going to shoot so many Ham4Ham videos in there – you have no idea what's about to hit you." Watch the clip below.
For today's Digital #Ham4Ham show, we've got a history lesson & special announcement from A. Ham & the Presidents. #HamiltonBway #RiseUpPosted by Hamilton the Musical on Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The event continues the President and First Lady’s long-running relationship with the landmark musical. In 2009, Miranda first performed “The Hamilton Mixtape” for Michelle and Barack Obama at the White House as part of an evening celebrating spoken word and music. The song later became the opening number of Hamilton on Broadway.
The First Lady first saw the show Off-Broadway in spring 2015 at the Public Theater, and on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre last summer. The President first saw the Broadway show in the summer and returned last November for a Democratic Party fundraiser.