Two “Hamilton” stars recently gave one “Hamilton” song an election-themed twist. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who originated the role of Alexander Hamilton and is also the creator of the hit musical, and Renée Elise Goldsberry, who originated the role of Angelica Schuyler, lent their voices in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Broadway fundraiser Stronger Together.
Miranda and Goldsberry took the song “Ten Duel Commandments,” swapping out lyrics like, “The challenge: demand satisfaction/If they apologize, no need for further action” for “You register to vote and it’s on/You post that Hillary sign up on your lawn,” as well as “Number eight! Your last chance to negotiate/Send in your seconds, see if they can set the record straight…” for “November eight! Your last chance to participate/Roll up to your polling place, vote up in your home state.” Miranda also managed to rhyme vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine’s name with “membrane” and “brain” in the election-themed rap.
Who would have thought that a rap could describe this year’s election so perfectly?
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Renée Elise Goldsberry Rap about Hillary Clinton
YES @Lin_Manuel @reneeelisegolds debut new, perfect #Hamilton lyrics: "Anybody here wanna shatter a glass ceiling?!" #BroadwayForHillary pic.twitter.com/zQoEzDUFdg
— Ashley Lee (@cashleelee) October 18, 2016
Here are the lyrics to @Lin_Manuel & @reneeelisegolds' new version of "Ten Duel Commandments" for a Hillary Clinton fundraiser tonight pic.twitter.com/N1PZrlP5da
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) October 18, 2016
The fundraiser, which took place at New York’s St. James Theatre on Oct. 17, also featured an opening by Billy Crystal, in which he made fun of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Other performances by Broadway stars included Sara Bareilles, Cynthia Erivo, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Hamm, Jake Gyllenhaal and Julia Roberts.
According to Playbill, the fundraiser, which was live-streamed via Clinton’s website, raised $2 million for Clinton’s campaign.
The third and final presidential debate airs tonight at 9 p.m. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Election Day is Nov. 8.
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