Great Performances: Hamilton's America
The story of Alexander Hamilton is most remembered for its dramatic conclusion, which saw Hamilton killed in a duel by Vice President Aaron Burr. But the full story of this political genius — a poor immigrant who built himself up from nothing to become one of the nation’s most vital architects — has largely been forgotten by history… until now.
Today, Hamilton’s fan club is vocal and growing, thanks, in no small measure, to Tony®, Grammy®, and Emmy®-winning composer and actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary musical.
With its young cast claiming America’s history as its own, "Hamilton" has redefined how audiences learn about history.
"Great Performances" follows the creation of Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton and the history behind it. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more.