'Hamilton' Cast Surprises 9-Year-Old Fan With Epic Singalong

By Paris Close

April 6, 2020

John Krasinski did something pretty awesome for a young Hamilton fan.

During the second episode of his YouTube series, “Some Good News,” Krasinski surprised a 9-year-old Hamilton superfan named Aubrey by bringing together the play’s original cast members for a special performance of her favorite song from the Broadway production, “Alexander Hamilton.”

Aubrey was expected to see the play in Florida last month for her birthday but was unable to as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that has caused a number of event cancellations across the nation.

"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," Aubrey’s mom tweeted at the time. "At least we’re safe & healthy."

Hearing Aubrey's story, Krasinski, joined by wife Emily Blunt, recruited the cast to deliver an at-home performance for Aubrey. Starting the number was none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda (who portrays the titular role in the play), who was later joined for a special ensemble performance by co-stars Leslie Odom Jr., Anthony Ramos, Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Jonathan Groff, and Javier Munoz.

In addition to the belated birthday surprise, Krasinski offered Aubrey another special gift. “When it’s all over, I will fly you and your mom to New York and you will see ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway,” the Office star promised the youngster, whose reaction was both priceless and sweet.

Krasinski’s latest good deed comes just a week after launching his “Some Good News” series in which he shares encouraging stories to uplift people amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Photo: YouTube/Some Good News

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