In a True Georgian-Era Power Move, Rory O’Malley Succeeds Lin-Manuel Miranda As Ham4Ham Host


With Lin-Manuel Miranda along with Phillipa Soo and Leslie Odom Jr. sadly leaving Hamilton following their July 9 performances, it was only a matter of time before Miranda announced who would be taking over his cheery emcee duties for the cult-favorite Ham4Ham preshows outside of the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Symbolically passing over the imaginary jeweled crown during today's Ham4Ham  captured for the first time in a 360-degree video  it was revealed that King George III himself, Rory O'Malley, would be assuming the throne, busting out a few lines of "Turn It Off" from The Book of Mormon as a pseudo-coronation. Aaron Tveit also joined in on the festivities, staging a quick rendition of "I'm Alive" from Next to Normal. (Miranda, meanwhile, contributed important tambourine duties.) You'll be back ... soon you'll see ... more enjoyable and free mid-afternoon entertainment.