Calling all HamFans looking to waste their time on videos of celebs singing Broadway tunes!
This week, our beloved cinnamon roll Lin-Manuel Miranda announced the #Ham4All fundraiser for the Immigrants: We Get The Job Done Coalition, which is made up of 12 partner organizations that work throughout the U.S. to provide services to immigrants, refugees, and asylees. For just $10, you can enter to win a trip to LA as the special guest of Lin’s for the Hamilton premiere in Hollywood! As an added bonus to get the word out, you can post a video of yourself singing a cover of any Hamiltune and then challenge your friends to do the same. Think the ice bucket challenge sans the ice bucket (for the most part).
And just like the ice bucket challenge for ALS, celebrities are getting the word out about the contest on social media to their millions of followers around the world. The viral challenge proved to be a monumental success for the ALS Association after over $115 million was raised through the initiative, so hopefully #Ham4All will find the same traction. In the meantime, let’s enjoy these Ham covers celebs (and Hamfans alike) have graced us in the past week. These are just a few of my faves – what about you??
Lin & Jonathan Groff
THE ROMANCE CONTINUES! Any Hamiltrash member can tell you about the long-standing ship between these men, one that dates way back before they were A.Ham and King George. We’ve been blessed with this Vine/GIF that sent shippers sailing, so any time Lin and Groffsauce are together, the fandom is anticipating the sexual tension to return. And an unexpected return it was. How many times is too many to watch this video? Asking for myself. #ReneeReneeReneeReneeRenee
Broadway’s King George IV (?) only left the show about a month ago, but apparently hearing Wait For It 8 times a week wasn’t enough to learn all the lyrics.
Because one Lin musical isn’t enough.
Your favorite Tweeter/Parks & Rec and The Good Place writer shows off her singing skills in the bathroom. Trust there’s a reason for it. Bonus: bloop of her computer falling off the toilet.
London’s Laurens/Philip proves he’s fit for the job with some John Mayer-esque skills.
J. Quinton Johnson
And now for Broadway’s current Mulligan/Madison… serving character in each Brady Bunch box.
James M. Igleheart, Nick Walker, Jevon McFerrin
A swing, Lafyette/Jef and an ensemble member gather for #Ham4All. The current cast is like Boyz II Men.
The Grey’s Anatomy star recruited v special guest for her #Ham4All challenge too. We need to get friends who are in Hamilton.
The OBC got into the spirit too! Pippa (who was challenged by her fiance Steven Pasquale) returns to her roots – by channelling her former hubby.
My first boo. My always boo. The incredible OG spy on the inside, Oak.
Raise your hand if you ever think about Chris Jackson singing One Last Time in front of Barack and Michelle in the White House and cry.
Per request of Lin-Man himself, Josh and his sweet silky voice took a break from Russia and tapped into a scorned wife of a founding father.
Evan Rachel Wood
Had no idea she could belt like this!
I just need Cynthia to sing me to sleep every night. Although it might be difficult because I cry every time I hear her sing (which wouldn’t be too far off from my nightly routine).
I just feel like we would be best friends with Tat, is the thing.
And so it continues, the paradox that is the PS22 Chorus and how every year the new batch of kids is amazing and makes me cry.
I guess the rule is: If you sing Dear Theodosia, I WILL cry.
Petition to have America play the first A.Ham. Thanks in advance.
Rit-dit-doo-doo-doo, Ed Helms and his banjo strike again!
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
You know, I really felt like Alexander Hamilton was giving a monologue right in front of me.
Ingrid/new Broadway star is the master of these a cappella videos (have you SEEN her OG one from last year?!), so it’s no surprise she killed this too.
Mae Whitman (ft. Lauren Graham)
I. Am. Shooketh. Playing this on loop. I AM STARTING #MAE4HAM RIGHT NOW. ALSO #LAUREN4HAM. OR JUST LIKE, STAR IN A MUSICAL TOGETHER, WHATEVER, MAN.