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Shortly after this performance aired, Hamilton won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, and it's not hard to see why this amazing production from Lin Manuel-Miranda took home the prize. Exuding vitality, criticism, optimism, and American exceptionalism in ways rarely seen or depicted before, this hip-hop retelling of one of the most fascinating chapters in American history is very hard to get tickets to, but you can see the opening song right here:

You can also always get the soundtrack, of course, which is the next best thing until the show tours America. Here's Lin Manuel-Miranda and the cast giving their acceptance speech: