Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Phillipa Soo – three original cast members from the acclaimed musical Hamilton – reunited to perform their soulful showcase “The Schuyler Sisters” during the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. The ceremony took place December 2nd and aired Wednesday, the 26th on CBS.
The trio alternated between Destiny’s Child-like R&B harmonies and rapped interludes on the laid-back track, which introduces the characters of Angelica, Eliza and Peggy Schuyler. Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda gazed on from the audience – smiling, cheering and blowing kisses to the singers.
Miranda and his Hamilton co-creators (Thomas Kail, Alex Lacamoire and Andy Blankenbuehler) were recognized at the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors, along with Cher, Philip Glass, Reba McEntire and Wayne Shorter.
Cyndi Lauper and Adam Lambert paid tribute to Cher during the event. Lauper performed “If I Could Turn Back Time”; Lambert sang “Believe”; and the two singers teamed for a version of the Sonny & Cher classic “I Got You Babe.”