This is Hamilton… Mitzi Hamilton! A Chorus Line Icon Gets Her Own Hip-Hop Tribute

first_imgWho lives? Who dies? Who tells your story? Founding father Alexander Hamilton has been honored with his own Broadway bio-musical smash thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda and now another Hamilton has been appropriately feted online. Mitzi Hamilton was famously Michael Bennett’s inspiration for the character of T&A gal Val in A Chorus Line who danced in shows like Pippin, Seesaw and finally played Val during the show’s legendary 15 year run. These days, she carries Bennett’s torch, directing productions of A Chorus Line around the world, including a staging at the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Florida, which just closed on January 24. Jake Weinstein, a cast member in that production, and the entire cast created the amazing video tribute to Hamilton below, using Miranda’s “Alexander Hamilton” as a jump-off, incorporating just-as-smooth rhymes to tell the story of a chorus girl’s journey to Broadway infamy.How does a homely, skinny, flat-as-a-pancake girlWith 87 dollars in her pocket twirl a baton in the rainThen wind up in New York City from afar—Grow up to be a legend and a star?Click and see! View Commentslast_img

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