History Has Its Eyes On You: Looking Back on Joe Biden’s 2015 Visit to Hamilton

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The president-elect brushed up on his American history by visiting Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical.
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Jill Biden, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Joe Biden Joseph Marzullo/Media Punch

On November 7, former Vice President Joe Biden was declared the 46th president-elect. In honor of the announcement, Playbill takes a look back to when Biden brushed up on his American history at Hamilton.

President-elect Biden and Dr. Jill Biden visited Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical July 27, 2015, while the Broadway production was in preview performances. Following the performance, Biden visited the company backstage, chatting with the cast and creative team and posing for a photo op.

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President Barack Obama, an early champion of the musical, took in a matinee performance with his daughters and Miranda himself (as Javier Muñoz took on the title role) a month prior.

A filmed presentation of the Tony, Olivier, and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, preserving the performances of most of the original principal cast, is available on Disney+.

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