Sasha Hutchings is an actress, who has appeared on Broadway since 2009. Her appearances include roles in "Hamilton", "My Fair Lady", "Oklahoma!", "Motown: The Musical", Rocky", and "Memphis". On television, she has appeared in the series "Blue Bloods" (CBS), "Jessica Jones" (Netflix), "Smash" (NBC), and "Master of None" (Netflix), among others.
Hope Easterbrook is an actress, who has worked on a variety of performances and music videos for up-and-coming artists. In 2016, Easterbrook made her broadway debut in "Hamilton" as the first replacement to the original cast, while also fulfilling her dream of performing in the Tony Awards. Besides performing, Easterbrook has worked as associate choreographer for multiple projects, including "Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival" (2015), and "Broadway Bares" (2014-2017). She is looking forward to furthering her career as a dance instructor, performer, and a well-rounded dancer.
On November 5, 2018, as part of the "Broadway at The Pierre" cabaret series in association with Broadway Sings for Pride, a concert was held at Two E Bar/Lounge — the sophisticated saloon located inside the New York City luxury hotel, The Pierre. The concert featured a performance by Hutchings and Easterbrook, backed by pianist and musical director Chris Curcio. Shefik served as Videographer.
Hutchings and Easterbrook performed a variety of songs from "Hamilton", and other selections of popular songs, while sharing anecdotes of their Broadway experiences.
"Hamilton" is a sung-and-rapped-through musical with music, lyrics, and a book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, based on the 2004 book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow. The musical tells the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Composed over a seven-year period from 2008 to 2015, Miranda says "Hamilton" was originally a hip-hop concept album in his head. The show draws heavily from hip-hop, as well as R&B, pop, soul, and traditional-style show tunes. It casts non-white actors as the Founding Fathers of the United States and other historical figures. Miranda described "Hamilton" as about "America then, as told by America now".
From its opening, "Hamilton" received near-universal acclaim. It premiered Off-Broadway on February 17, 2015, at the Public Theater in New York City, with Miranda playing the role of Alexander Hamilton, where its several-month engagement was sold out. The musical won 8 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical. It then transferred to the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, opening on August 6, 2015. At the 70th Tony Awards, "Hamilton" received a record-breaking 16 nominations and won 11 awards.
- Videographer: Shefik
Last Updated: April 29, 2023