Hamilton Musical — PICS By: Paige Kindlick October 14, 2019 10:06AM EDT 1 of 6 ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock ‘Hamilton: An American Musical’ is an original Broadway show that hit the stage in 2015 and earned near unanimous acclaim for its retelling and rendition of the founding of America. The show is both sung and rapped by it’s cast, who are comprised of a diverse cast playing the likes of Alexander Hamilton, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, among others. The music, lyrics and book are written by Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and based on the 2004 biography ‘Alexander Hamilton’ by historian Ron Cerhnow. The show went on to win 12 Tony Awards out of its 17 nominations, including Best Musical. The show has been taken to Chicago, Puerto Rico and has gone on to have a successful national tour. Among its other honors, ‘Hamilton’ also earned a Grammy Award and a Kennedy Center Honor in 2018 for its contributions to art and culture. Here, audience members’ line-up to see the Broadway play ‘Hamilton,’ in New York. October 14, 2019, 10:04AM 2 of 6 Original Cast of ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway Stephen Lovekin/Variety/Shutters The original Broadway cast of ‘Hamilton.’ Pictured in the original cast is Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ariana DeBose. October 14, 2019, 10:05AM 3 of 6 Lin-Manuel Miranda Stephen Lovekin/Variety/Shutters Lin-Manuel Miranda taking a bow after ‘Hamilton.’ Lin-Manuel not only stared in the show, but also wrote the entire musical. October 14, 2019, 10:05AM 4 of 6 Lin-Manuel Miranda greeting fans after a show Stephen Lovekin/Variety/Shutters Lin-Manuel Miranda gets teary-eyed greeting fans after a performance. The ‘Hamilton’ star would go on to win a slew of Tony awards for the production. October 14, 2019, 10:05AM 5 of 6 The original Broadway cast of ‘Hamilton’ at the Tony Awards Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutte The original Broadway cast of ‘Hamilton,’ won the 2016 award for best musical. Here, they perform at the conclusion of the telecast. October 14, 2019, 10:05AM 6 of 6 The cast of ‘Hamilton’ take a bow Charles Sykes/Invision/AP/Shutte Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson take a bow after a performance of ‘Hamilton.’ The show has become one of the most popular Broadway shows in history. October 14, 2019, 10:05AM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.