It’s been a rough ten years since “The West Wing” came to an end, and it seems that the cast and crew of “Hamilton” miss President Bartlet as much as the rest of us. Four of the stars of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash-hit musical took the stage for the final time last night (including Miranda himself), and as the departing quartet bowed for the final time, the orchestra played the familiar theme song fromAaron Sorkin’s political drama.
Leslie Odom, Jr. and Phillipa Soo and Ariana DeBose all had their final curtain call following the performance, which which was broadcast on Facebook Live; the standing ovation they received capped off a “Hamilton”-heavy day that also featured commemorative social-media posts from Miranda and others. Odom dedicated the day’s two performances to Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, the victims of last month’s Pulse shooting in Orlando and the five police officers killed in Dallas on Thursday night.
“Hamilton” was nominated for a record 16 Tony Award nominations, eventually winning 11, including Best Musical. Javier Muñoz will take over for Miranda beginning tomorrow.