Hamilton isn’t content with confinement to Broadway—it’s taking over the stage at the Grammys, too. The awards show announced today that the cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s already-legendary musical will perform a tune from the show via live satellite feed from the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. This is only the fourth time that the Grammys will feature a satellite performance, and the eighth time that the program will feature a musical theater performance (the last was American Idiot in 2010).
“The Hamilton cast and crew are absolutely thrilled to be a part of this year’s Grammy Awards,” said Miranda in a statement. “The music community’s response to our cast album has been overwhelming, and we’re honored to be a part of such a special night. To perform from our home at the Richard Rodgers Theatre is a dream come true.”
To say that Hamilton owned 2015 would be an understatement. Miranda’s project has come light years from the first teaser he provided at a White House poetry event in 2009—it’s achieved universal acclaim, it’s sold out for the foreseeable…ever after, and its soundtrack is a near-lock to win the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. If the Grammys weren’t featuring a performance from Hamilton, the awards show would be missing out on a crucial part of the American musical landscape.