Hamilton Cast Talks History, Odd Stage Door Requests and More in BroadwayCon Lookback

BroadwayCon   Hamilton Cast Talks History, Odd Stage Door Requests and More in BroadwayCon Lookback
Lin-Manuel Miranda and castmates took the stage for a panel featuring both fun and introspective discussion.
The cast of Hamilton Monica Simoes

BroadwayCon 2017 is quickly approaching. Once again Playbill, Anthony Rapp and Mischief Management will bring the magic of Broadway to fans from all across the globe. In year two, NYC’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center will host the festivities from January 27-29. Josh Groban, Lena Hall, Kelli O’Hara, John Cameron Mitchell, Laura Osnes and Ana Gasteyer are only a small sample of the beloved personalities that are confirmed guests.

Check out the latest on BroadwayCon 2017’s lineup of stars, panels and tickets here!

In this look back at the inaugural BroadwayCon, Playbill’s former editor in chief Blake Ross hosted a panel with Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton.

In this first clip from the panel, the cast members look back upon how it was that they came to be a part of the groundbreaking show.

In this clip, Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson and Renée Elise Goldsberry speak about the things they have learned about American history since joining the production.

Here, Miranda makes parallels between the social and political climate of Hamilton’s era and today; Leslie Odom, Jr. elaborates on what it means to perform the show for world leaders.

Finally, each cast member recalls a strange stage door encounter and reveals what celebrity they were most excited to see in the audience.

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