Ham4Ham went out with a bang June 2 with one final all-star celebration of this year's Tony nominees for Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical.
Hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the concert was the last of the revived concert series. As previously announced, cast members from & Juliet; New York, New York; and Into The Woods were welcomed to the lineup, with additional surprise appearances by cast members from Ain't No Mo'; Good Night, Oscar; Topdog/Underdog; Life of Pi; KPOP; Bad Cinderella; and The Sign in Sydney Brustein's Window, all appearing to celebrate the 2022-2023 season.
Good Night, Oscar star Sean Hayes opened up the festivities on the piano, playing a portion of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" as he does within the show. Following his interlude, the doors of the Richard Rodgers were blown open as artists poured forth before an adoring audience that packed the street.
Jordan E. Cooper and cast members of Ain't No Mo' wished everyone a happy Pride month before introducing cast members from New York, New York to sing "Light," the musical's ode to Manhattanhenge, an event which occurred earlier this week in New York.
Miranda shouted out KPOP composer Helen Park before Corey Hawkins of Topdog/Underdog and Hiran Abeysekera of Life of Pi introduced stars from the most recent revival of Into the Woods. Patina Miller, Gavin Creel, Sara Bareilles, Joshua Henry, Brian d'Arcy James, and Phillipa Soo performed a mashup of "Easy On Me" by Adele and "Children Will Listen" from the show, which had previously been arranged by Henry.
Miranda offered a second shoutout to Bad Cinderella star Linedy Genao prior to The Sign in Sydney Brustein's Window stars Rachel Brosnahan, Oscar Isaac, and Miriam Silverman introducing the company of & Juliet, who performed a boyband medley of songs from the show, including "Everybody," "I Want It That Way," and "Larger Than Life" by the Backstreet Boys; and "It's Gonna Be Me" by N'SYNC.
Check out the complete performance below.
The outdoor impromptu concert series Ham4Ham was a mainstay of the megamusical Hamilton in the year following its starry 2015 premiere on Broadway, with composer and star Miranda greeting hopefuls in line for each performance's discount ticket lottery with a performance on the steps of the theatre, sometimes improvised, and often including guests from their neighboring shows.