Hamilton took Broadway by storm in 2015 before going on to win a whopping 11 Tony awards, a Grammy and even the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The critically acclaimed musical about “the ten-dollar founding father without a father” was written by lyrical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda who blended hip hop, R&B and soul to create each of the groundbreaking musical numbers. The show was also notable for casting non-white actors as the founding fathers and other historical figures such as Aaron Burr and Marquis de Lafayette. Add in an incredibly talented cast, and it’s no wonder that scoring a ticket to see the show live was practically impossible (not to mention, mega expensive).
Fortunately, Hamilfans and first-timers alike have been able to experience the show from the comfort of their own couches, thanks to Disney+. The platform is now streaming the Hamilton movie featuring never-before-seen footage of the original cast playing their characters on stage. Actors include Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica, Phillipa Soo as Eliza, Daveed Diggs as Thomas Jefferson and Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr. Which means there’s no excuse not to have seen the show. And here’s the thing: Once you’ve experienced the magic, you can’t help but play the songs on repeat. So, let’s raise a glass to freedom with these unforgettable Hamilton quotes.