Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Jasmine Cephas Jones — the artists who played Eliza, Angelica and Peggy Schuyler in the original cast of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” — put their own spin on the first verse of “America the Beautiful” before Super Bowl LI on Sunday in Houston.
The three, who have since left the Tony-winning production, tweaked the penultimate line of the first verse by singing, “And crown thy good with brotherhood … and sisterhood” before finishing, “from sea to shining sea!”
— Ayanna P. (@AyannaPrescod) February 5, 2017
“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda was among those who tweeted his appreciation of the modification.
Soo, Goldsberry and Jones apparently proposed the idea of tweaking the line to “Hamilton” music supervisor Alex Lacamoire.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 5, 2017
A huge smile broke out on Falcons Coach Dan Quinn’s face after the “and sisterhood” line.
— Jade Le Pape
Patriots Coach Bill Belichick didn’t appear to be as moved by the performance, but Belichick has possibly never smiled about anything in his life, so the Schuyler Sisters shouldn’t take it personally.
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