Celebrities Are Already Having Too Much Fun Helping Lin-Manuel Miranda Raise Money For The #Ham4All Challenge

"We all feel strongly about supporting ... immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers."

Lin-Manuel Miranda knows how to get attention for causes he believes in.

For the EGOT-winning actor-rapper-playwright, bringing attention to immigrant causes is close to his heart. This time he's joined by some celebrity friends to raise awareness and money for his #Ham4All initiative, in which the stars rap songs from his hit Broadway musical Hamilton for the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition, a group of 12 partner organizations that provide legal representation and advocacy for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.

NBA star Steph Curry and his wife Ayesha Curry first introduced Manuel's latest philanthropic venture on Monday in an Instagram post.

"@ayeshacurry and I are collaborating with Lin-Manuel Miranda to raise money for a coalition of immigration organizations," the Golden State Warriors championship point guard said in the video.

"We all feel strongly about supporting these important organizations fighting to protect immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers who want to make a better life for themselves and their families," he continued on the post. "The grand prize winner will join us and Lin-Manuel at the LA opening on August 16th. We think this will be the biggest Hamilton sweepstakes yet, but we need your help… Head over to prizeo.com/Hamilton for more details. #ham4all #thatgirlgood."

The post has garnered nearly 1.5 million views to date, quickly going viral shortly after the post went live.


Since then, celebs such as Eva Longoria, Lea Michele, Shonda Rhimes, and Kelly Clarkson have joined in, posting videos of their own across social media, rapping their favorite Hamilton songs, and challenging their A-list friends to do the same.

Longoria challenged Ricky Martin and Mario Lopez …

... while Michele called out Ashley Tisdale and Zach Braff.   

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson didn't show off his rapping skills as we saw in Moana, but he did promote the cause with a tweet.

As Manuel keeps his celebrity family close for this cause, his work is focused on bringing attention to a coalition led by the Hispanic Federation, an organization his dad Luis A. Miranda Jr. was the first president of.

As if Manuel didn't think he could spread the word far and wide, he posted this funny tweet after seeing all the viral action his initiative had caused online.

Check out some other celebs that have taken the challenge:

Shonda Rhimes

Kelly Clarkson

Kristen Bell

Steve Pasquale

Emma Howard

Stephanie Kelmons

Evan Rachel Wood

Phillipa Soo

J.J. Abrams

Bobby Cannavale

(H/T: Rolling Stone)


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