Lin-Manuel Miranda Called This Sign Language Cover Of 'Hamilton's' Opening Number 'Beautiful'

A mesmerizing new take on the musical.

If your Hamilton fever has been wearing off now that Lin-Manuel Miranda has left the title role, get ready to be pulled right back into the obsession thanks to this new video that's going viral. It's an American Sign Language cover of "Alexander Hamilton," the show's opening number, performed by Sarah Tubert, the captain of the National Deaf Women's Volleyball Team.

Tubert's father shared the video on Facebook last week, and it's been racking up views ever since. "Tag Lin-Manuel Miranda and let's get him to see this!" the post reads. Not only did Miranda see it, but he loved it enough to share it on Twitter Wednesday, calling it "beautiful."


Tubert, who grew up using a hearing aid, is fluent in both speech and sign language. Performing is in her blood, as her mother is a singer and her father is an actor. She brings the song to life with a passion that is mesmerizing to watch even if you don't understand ASL (although we can't think of a better way to start learning). Her movements are timed perfectly with the lyrics, and she doesn't miss a beat when the pace picks up in the middle.

We would happily watch a signed version of the entire show. Don't rule out the possibility — the Deaf West Theatre was recently nominated for three Tonys for a Broadway revival of Spring Awakening that featured both deaf and hearing performers incorporating sign language into the choreography. To borrow a few words from Hamilton himself, "just you wait."

Watch Sarah Tubert's amazing performance below:

(H/T: Vulture)


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