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Photos: Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins 'Hamilton' Cast Members For Performance Outside The Pantages
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the three-time Tony-award-winning creator of Hamilton, led a special, live #Ham4Ham ticket lottery and performance outside the Pantages Theater in Hollywood on Wednesday afternoon. Miranda was joined by touring cast members Joshua Henry, Rory O’Malley, Julia Harriman, Michael Luwoye, and musical director Alex Lacamoire to perform a medley of songs including the Beach Boy's "California Girls", the Mamas & the Papas' "California Dreamin'", and the Eagles' "Hotel California."
According to the Los Angeles Times, crowds showed up for the event even before the official 10 a.m. line up, and an estimated 2,500 people lined both sides of Hollywood Boulevard to catch a glimpse of Miranda.
While the official purpose of the #Ham4Ham Live event was to announce the 40 winners of the $10-ticket lottery, many were undoubtedly there just to see the show's creator and original Alexander Hamilton perform (he no longer does so with the production). Miranda appeared to the crowd around 1 p.m. to massive cheers.
Hamilton, of course, is the 11 Tony award-winning musical that has also won a Grammy and a Pulitzer. The production's touring company began its L.A. run on Friday, and will continue with performances through December 30.