Face it, you’re never going to get tickets to see Hamilton. The next best thing? It’s Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess) from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt auditioning for Hamilton as “rapping Alexander Hamilton,” the role Lin-Manuel Miranda plays in the Broadway smash hit.
“Now, I’ve not actually been able to get tickets to Hamilton and no audition materials were made available to me, shady, but I think I get it,” Titus says in the commercial spot that debuted during the 2016 Tony Awards.
Really, you should just watch it for yourself to get the full experience of Titus doing Hamilton. Stick around until the end for what is sure to be your favorite moment.
The musical won 11 Tonys at the 70th annual awards show. Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs and Renee Elise Goldsberry won Tonys for their individual performances and Hamilton took home the Best Musical honors, among others.
Check out outtakes from the Kimmy Schmidt spot below.
Burgess is no stranger to the stage. He starred as Sebastian in the Broadway version of The Little Mermaid, Hal Miller in Jersey Boys, Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls and Eddie in Good Vibrations. He was nominated for an Emmy for the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Good luck getting “Peeno Noir” out of your head after watching those Hamilton audition videos. It’s like last summer all over again.
Seasons one and two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are now streaming on Netflix.