While we are anxiously awaiting the premiere of Hamilton on Disney+ on Jul. 3, the cast teamed up with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots for a performance of “Helpless” during The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday. If you are not familiar with the show, “Helpless” tells the story of the meeting between Eliza Schuyler (Phillipa Soo) and Alexander Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and their eventual engagement. This socially distant version was complete with instruments found at home. 

 Miranda and Soo were joined by many of the original cast members including Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggie Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Daveed Diggs (Thomas Jefferson/Marquis de Lafayette) and Anthony Ramos (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton).

The most memorable part of the video, well, besides the phenomenal vocals, was Diggs using his drink as an instrument.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon via YouTube


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