Grammys 2016: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps His Hamilton Acceptance Speech

Rapping helped Broadway’s Hamilton nab a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, so of course creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda performed his acceptance speech in similar fashion.

Surrounded by the cast of the critically acclaimed show, Miranda accepted the statuette from The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert (who’d introduced the company as it performed moments earlier on the telecast) and then quickly launched into his rhythmic, pre-written thank-yous.

“The cast, unstoppable, the band is unbeatable, inimitable, unbeatable, always inspiring me to pull through,” Miranda rapped, closing with a note to his toddler son: “Sebastian, Daddy’s bringing home a Grammy for you!”

Press PLAY on the video above to watch Miranda thank everyone in the coolest style possible.

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11 Comments
  1. Azrielen says:

    I’d bet real money he didn’t actually freestyle this one (like he did when he got the Tony from in The Heights) because he was too busy freaking out all day today about this performance. Haha

  2. Michelle says:

    God he’s a fox! 😍😘👏🏽

  3. Ron says:

    I’ve been in love with Lin-Manuel for awhile now. And this cemented that even more. The epitome of talent!

  4. TV Gord says:

    Remember a few years ago at The Tonys, when Neil Patrick Harris ended the show with a rap about everything that happened during the show? THAT was written by Lin-Manuel. The man’s talents know no bounds!

  5. Jelly says:

    Does anyone know who “angie, Ellie, Illie” are supposed to be? Like, he says “Vanessa (his wife), angie, Ellie Illie we adore you” who’s he talking about?

  6. EV says:

    Surprising fact: not the first play written about Hamilton and Burr, just the first to get to Broadway…