Ham4Ham, stylized with social media tag #Ham4Ham Lottery, was originally a daily lottery in which entrants could win front-row seats to the Broadway production of Hamilton. To start off and to promote the lottery, various members of Hamilton would put on performance outside The Richard Rodgers Theater. Some of the more popular performances include:
When the lottery performances ended, the Ham4Hams continued in London, Chicago, Puerto Rico and most frequently, on YouTube.
The first Ham4Ham performance can be seen here. In this Alex Lacamoire plays his melodica while Lin-Manuel Miranda sings along at Miranda's and then the audience's request. Among the melodies he plays are the Super Mario effects, Bohemian Rhapsody and 96,000
- The first Ham4Ham Q&A can be seen here. In this, Lin-Miranda question takes questions and responds in Les Misérables quotes
- Anthony Ramos' first performance was also on this day and can be seen here. He sings his audition song, Grenade by Bruno Mars.
- The first non-Hamilton vocal performance can be seen here. Jonathan Groff and Lin-Manuel Miranda perform an original Miranda rap which was initially produced as a promotion for In The Heights.
- The first female solo performance can be seen here. Jasmine Cephas Jones sings Living For The City by Stevie Wonder.
The first non-Hamilton musical performance can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda asks the crowd to sing Happy Birthday to Alan Menken who wrote the music for The Little Mermaid and more relevantly, Newsies a 1992 American musical comedy-drama film. As a couple of actors from the movie were in The Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton, they performed part of the song The World Will Know from said musical. Miranda plays Jack Kelly and the crowd play the Ensemble
The first Freestyle Friday can be seen here. In this, company members perform Freestyle dancing outside the theater to H-A-M (Album Version Edited) by Jay-Z and Kanye West from Lin-Manuel Miranda's phone.
- The first impersonation song can be seen here. In this, Okieriete Onaodowan sings Defying Gravity from Wicked as Mickey Mouse. Lin-Manuel Miranda introduces Okieriete as "The Mighty Oak". He is rather loose with the lyrics and is to be seen as a comedy bit rather than a song.
- This is also the date of the second Q&A, seen here. In this, Lin-Manuel Miranda answers questions with only quotes from A Chorus Line to celebrate the 40 year anniversary of its Broadway opening.
The second actor-swap of actors in the same song can be found here. To celebrate Thayne Jasperson's (who played Samuel Seabury) birthday, Lin-Manuel Miranda asks the audience to sing Happy Birthday to Thayne and then the pair swap roles in Farmer Refuted.
The first understudy/actor-swap can be seen here. In this Betsy Struxness, the understudy for Angelica Schuyler, sings Hercules Mulligan's segment of Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down). Okieriete Onaodowan's who usually plays Mulligan introduced her for this.
- The first Freestyle Rap can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda offers the microphone to "one of the best rappers alive", Daveed Diggs. Daveed proceeds to rap for about one minute.
- The first Bring It On Wednesday performance can be seen here. In this, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jon Rua & Ariana DeBose sing a selection of songs from the Bring It On musical
The first all-female Freestyle Friday can be seen here. The ladies can be seen dancing to 1 Thing by Amerie.
- The first In The Heights Ham4Ham performance can be seen here. Karen Olivo joins Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson to perform 96,000.
- The third Ham4Ham Q&A can be found here. In this, Lin-Manuel Miranda answers questions with lyrics from the musical Rent.
The first choreographed performance can be seen here. In this, Lin-Manuel sings segments from The Room Where It Happens and Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) whilst Andy Blankenbuehler performs his original choreography for these songs.
- The first rap cover can be seen here. Daveed Diggs performs Taking Off by clipping.
- The fourth cover of a musical can be seen here. Jonathan Groff and Emmy Raver-Lampman (who played Angelica Schuyler in the national tour of Hamilton) perform White Boys from HAIR.
The first book reading can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda reads from the book that inspired Hamilton, the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton.
The fifth cover of a musical can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first black actor to play Jean Valjean on Broadway perform The Confrontation from Les Misérables. Lin-Manuel plays Javert and Jean-Baptiste plays Jean Valjean.
The fourth performance of a Broadway musical featuring singers from the musical can be seen here. Jonathan Groff, Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez sing Totally Fucked from Spring Awakening.
The first Hamilton song performed by someone outside the company can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Beth Malone & Roberta Colindrez from the Broadway mustical Fun Home, perform Alexander Hamilton.
The first musical cover by two actors from two other separate musicals can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda from Hamilton and James Monroe Iglehart from Aladdin perform Make them Hear You from Ragtime.
The first solo beatboxing performance can be seen here. Shockwave performs a theatrical beatbox. He and Lin-Manuel Miranda then perform a freestyle rap together.
Kelli O'Hara's performance can be seen here. She sings I Need Love by LL Cool J and Somebody Somewhere by Frank Loesser.
Matthew Morrison's performance can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda introduced Alex Lacamoire who plays the melodica. Matthew starts off with a freestyle rap. He and Lin-Manuel then sing Passeggiata from Light In The Piazza before Matthew solos the song.
Roberta Colindrez's second and Joel Perez's first performance can be seen here. Joel Perez sings a hip-hop version of Changing My Major from their musical Fun House while Roberta Colindrez beatboxes.
Ham4Ham's first performance of the Ten Duel Commandments can be seen here.Jason Bassett, the production stage manager calls the stage directions while the appropriate cast of Hamilton performs an outdoor version of Ten Duel Commandments.
Watsky's performance can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda introduces George Watzky who performs slam poetry for the crowd.
Okieriete Onaodowan second performance as Mickey Mouse can be seen here. In this, Onaodowan, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Lin-Manuel Miranda perform Over The Moon from the musical RENT.
The first Throwback Thursday performance can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda sings a hip-hop version Fifty-Nifty States by Ray Charles and Jonathan Groff sings A Perfect Winter's Day with Lin-Manuel.
Steven Pasquale's performance can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda introduces Pasquale who sings Arms Around Me by Tyrone Wells.
The first performance of a Pippin song can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda introduces Andrew Chappelle, Ariana DeBose and Phillipa Soo, who all played leading roles in the musical. sing Magic To Do, the opening number of Pippin.
- The second In The Heights performance can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda introduces Ariana DeBose and Ryann Redmond sing I'm Every Woman by Whitney Houston.
- The first (unofficial) Digital Ham4Ham can be seen here. In this DeBose and Redmond re-perform I'm Every Woman as they felt like they didn't sound as good as they should
Steven Trask's first performance can be seen here. In this, Lin-Manuel Miranda introduces Stephen Trask and Alex Lacamoire who plays the melodica sing Wicked Little Town from Hedwig & The Angry Inch
- The second performance of Cabinet Battle 1 can be seen here. In this Iain Artimage (playing Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton), Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs and Christopher Jackson perform the the first Cabinet Battle from Hamilton.
- The second unofficial Digital Ham4Ham is also in this video. In this, Iain Artimage performs a large segment of Alexander Hamilton.
Laura Benanti's first performance can be seen here. In this, she sings I Could Have Danced All Night form My Fair Lady while Jared Grimes tap-dances.
The first sing-along can be seen here. In this, Daveed Diggs performs Guns And Ships while Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Aaron Burr and the crowd sings as the Ensemble. Then 3 fans sing Marquis de Lafayette's part while the crowd sings along and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Aaron Burr and George Washington.
Kaitlin Fine's first performance can be seen here. She was the assistant company manager for Hamilton and a theater major who starred in Ragtime. Iain/Ian (Surname unmentioned) plays the melodica whilst Fine and Jonathan Groff sing Our Children from Ragtime and Okieriete Onaodowan and Lin-Manuel Miranda dance as the children.
The first NYC Ballet performance can be seen here. In this Robbie Fairchild, Tiler Peck & Justin Peck perform ballet to Year of the Ox by Sufjan Stevens from Lin-Manuel Miranda's phone.
The first performance from Dames At Sea can be seen here. In this performance Mara Davi, Lesli Margherita and Danny Gardner perform various versions of Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Eliphalet Oram Lyte.
The ninth performance of a Hamilton song can be seen here. Commonly known as The Schuyler Georges, this performance features Renee Elise Goldsberry as Aaron Burr, Jonathan Groff as Angelica Schuyler, Brian D'Arcy James as Eliza Schuyler and Andrew Rannells as Peggy Schuyler lipsyncing The Schuyler Sisters.
Christopher Jackson's performance of The National Anthem can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda introduces him as being a lucky charm for home teams in their respective songs. Jackson sings the first verse of the anthem, as is tradition at American sports.
The first Halloween Ham4Ham can be seen here. In this Lin-Manuel Miranda gives out dog tags to costumed attendees. Then Miranda lipsyncs and with Seth Stewart and Ephraim Sykes, dances to Thriller by Michael Jackson.
The Broadway Inspirational Voices performance can be seen here. The choir sings Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.
Lea Salonga's first performance can be seen here. She performs a song Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote for an ex-girlfriend and the two perform a duet of A Whole New World from Aladdin.
Daniel J. Watt's first performance can be seen here. He performs his original slam poetry for the audience.
The Hamilton Children performance can be seen here. In this, Anthony Ramos plays Philip Hamilton, actors from Fun Home play Eliza & Alexander Hamilton's children that are not featured in Hamilton. It is to the same beat and could be considered an extension of Philip Hamilton's poem from Take A Break. Phillipa Soo beatboxes.
Angelo, the stage door attendant at the Richard Rogers Theater can be seen here. He performs Mona Lisa by Slick Rick. Lin-Manuel Miranda plays the Ricky Walters persona and Angelo plays the Slick Rick persona.
The cast of On Your Feet's performance can be seen here. They sing and dance to Carnaval Del Barrio from Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights.
Alexander Koblikov's first performance can be seen here. Kobilkov juggles 2 balls up to 10 balls to the tune of Ten Duel Commandments.
The first performance from the cast of Allegiance can be seen here. George Takei takes the opportunity to explain the origins of Allegiance and the connection it has to In The Heights and then the cast of Allegiance performs a hip-hop version of Gaman from Allegiance.
Andrew Rannells' second performance can be seen here. Rannells sings Cry For Me from Jersey Boys.
Doreen Montalvo's first performance can be seen here. She sings Siempre, a cut song from In The Heights.
The Skivvies' first performance can be seen here. They, along with Lin-Manuel Miranda perform a medley of tunes by Outkast
Billy Porter's first performance can be seen here. Porter sings Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland.
The Hamilton Orchestra's first performance can be seen here. They, along with Alex Lacamoire play a medley of play-off music from Hamilton.
Norm Lewis' first performance can be seen here. Norm played Les Misérables' first black actor to playJavert and sings Stars from Les Mis.
Wayne Brady's first performance can be seen here. He is joined by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson and Daveed Diggs and Chris Sullivan of Freestyle Love Supreme. They perform improv freestlye rap.
The third group performance by "The Schuyler Sisters" can be seen here. They sing an acapella and a hip-hop version of Silent Night by Joseph Mohr.
Luis A. Miranda Jr's first performance can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda and his father Luis sing En Mi Viejo San Juan by Javier Solis.
The cast of The First Noel's first performance can be seen here. They perform a medley of Christmas songs.
The cast of The Fiddler On The Roof's first performance can be seen here. They perform an original song with Lin-Manuel Miranda with references to Hamilton songs to the melodica.
Taran Killam's first performance can be seen here. He sings an original comedy song called "12 Facts of Hamilton" that are not in the show" loosely to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas. Killam went on to play King George.
The Ladies of Hamilton performance can be seen here. They perform the rap segment from Aaron Burr, Sir and a large segment of My Shot in this, they share the roles of Marquis de Lafayette, John Laurens, Hercules Mulligan, Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.
Sydney Harcourt's second performance can be seen here. He sings Fever by Peggy Lee.
The first official digital Ham4Ham can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda sings various show-tunes with Alan Menken while he plays piano.
The Hunter Elementary School alumni performance can be seen here. Alums from the elementary school , including Lin-Manuel Miranda, perform Martin Luther King by Barbara Ames
The fourth Les Misérables performance can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda plays the offstage Army Officer in At The Barricade/Upon These Stones in a live Broadway production of Les Miserables
The first Miam4Ham performance can be seen here. The cast of On Your Feet sing Miami by Will Smith with Daveed Diggs with Lin-Manuel Miranda on the piano.
Lena Hall's first performance can be seen here. She sings Sweet Child 'O Mine by Guns and Roses with the School of Rock Broadway band.
"Weird Al" Yankovic's first performance can be seen here. He plays the accordion with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Renée Elise Goldsberry singing the start of Right Hand Man, coining the name Right Hand Yankovic.
Jasmine Cephas Jones' 4th performance can be seen here. She sings My Man from Funny Girl.
The first charity appeal can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda encourages viewers to support The Drama Book Shop which suffered damage and loss from a burst water pipe.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's first ever performance can be seen here. LMM lip-syncs Land Of Confusion by Genesis.
Karla Garcia's first performance can be seen here. She sings the Ten Duel Commandments Ensemble lyrics in Taglish while Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr play their respective parts while filling in for other main cast members
The first digital Technical Ham4Ham can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda explains how the dual turntables work on stage for Hamilton.
Alex Lacamoire's sixth performance can be seen here. He plays Laurie's Song from A Tender Land.
- The first digital Educational Ham4Ham can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda explains the history of The White House in regards to President George Washington, President John Adams, President Thomas Jefferon and President James Madison and announced the cast of Hamilton would be visiting The White House.
- Jonathan Groff, Sasha Hutchings and Chris Jackson's performance of As Long As We Got Eachother from Growing Pains can be seen here.
The first digital All-Female Ham4Ham can be seen here. They sing the final group section of The Schuyler Sisters replacing "New York" with "D.C."
The West Wing Cabinet Battle can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, Daveed Diggs and Okieriete Onaodowan perform a monologued version of Cabinet Battle #1.
The first GroffWeek Ham4Ham can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda announced it is Jonathan Groff's birthday and he would be taking over Ham4Ham for the week.
Lea Michele's first Ham4Ham can be seen here. Jonathan Groff and Lea have "Pillow Talk" in bed.
Jonathan Groff and Renée Elise Goldsberry's duet can be seen here. They sing Endless Love by Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey singing their respective gender roles.
Terrance Mann's first performance can be seen here. Mann and Lin-Manuel sing a collection of Musical classics.
Seth Stewart's first performance can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Stewart perform an Earth Day rap.
Lil' Bucks' first performance can be seen here. He dances to a remix of The Schuyler Sisters,
J.J. Abrams' first performance can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda & Abrams perform Jabba Flow from The Force Awakens that LMM wrote.
Kenny Brescia's first performance can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Adam Pascal sing What You Own from Rent while Brescia and Alex Lacamoire play the music.
Patti LuPone's first performance can be seen here. She sings Give My Regards To Broadway by George M. Cohan.
The performance from the Hamilton Softball Team can be seen here. They sing Heart from Damn Yankees.
Daniel Watt's second performance can be seen here. Watts performs his audience participation poetry piece dedicated to Mohammed Ali
Andra Burn's first performance can be seen here. She sings What I Did For Love by Josh Groban in support of the Orlando shooting victims
Rory O'Malley's first performance can be seen here. He sings Turn It Off from The Book Of Mormon with Aaron Tveit
Jon Rua's final Ham4Ham can be seen here. The group sing Happy Trails by Roy Rogers to him and Roy the Insult Comic Dog comes out and talks with Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's final live Ham4Ham can be seen here. LMM reads Alexander Hamilton's Farewell Letter to Eliza Hamilton and Leslie Odom Jr and Phillipa Soo sing a rendition of Happy Trails by Roy Rogers with Miranda.
Daveed Digg's final Ham4Ham can be seen here. Rory O'Malley introduces the group who invite audience members to Dab/Dance to a medley of songs. Daveed Diggs says his farewells.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson's first performance can be seen here. He raps Getting Married Today from Company.
Will Chase's first performance can be seen here. As William Shakespeare, he reads an open letter to Lin-Manuel Miranda to the tune of Take A Break.
The first #HamWeek Ham4Ham can be seen here. A compilation of young children singing The Schuyler Sisters can be seen here.
Cynthia Erivo's first performance can be seen here. She sings Lemonade by Beyoncé
Laura Osnes' and Max Crumm's duet can be seen here. They sing You're The One That I Want from Grease.
Maya DiRado's first Ham4Ham can be seen here. She is presented with Hamilton honors and then sings The National Anthem with the Hamilton cast.
Lexi Lawson's first Ham4Ham can be seen here. She, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Jasmine Cephas-Jones perform Out Tonight from Rent. This is the first Ham4Ham since the live performances ended.
The first performance of Cabinet Battle 2 can be seen here. Nik Walker plays George Washington, Jevon McFerrin plays Thomas Jefferson, Michael Luwoye plays Alexander Hamilton and Samantha Coleman plays James Madison. Alexandria Wailes, Jubil Khan, Shelly Guy and Samantha Coleman of the New York Deaf Theater sign the song.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's first Ham4Ham since leaving Hamilton can be seen here. The cast sing to the tune of A Winter's Ball telling Americans to vote.
The first Chicago Ham4Ham can be seen here. They do a mash-up of Blessings by Chance The Rapper and Take A Break with the lyrics changed to tell Americans to vote.
The Chicago opening night Ham4Ham can be seen here. The Broadway cast wish the Chicago cast luck for their first night of Hamilton.
Ron Chernow's first performance can be seen here. He sings the first few bars of Alexander Hamilton and wishes Lin-Manuel Miranda congratulations for winning a Pulitzer Prize.
The Ham4Ham Mannequin Challenge can be seen here. Alex Lacamoire plays the Melodica which leads into Black Beatles by Rae Sremmurd.
The Coronation Of King George III the Fifth can be seen here. Rory O'Malley passes the torch of King George onto Taran Killam.
The Coronation of King George III the First B.the Sixth can be seen here. Taran Killam passes the torch of King George back to Brian d'Arcy James.
The first California Ham4Ham show can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda introduces the Hamilton cast who sing a mashup of songs about California.
- The first London Ham4Ham can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda introduces the concept of Hamilton/UK Songs mash-up.
- The behind the scenes of this Ham4Ham can be seen here.
The first Puerto Rico Ham4Ham can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda introduces Danny Rivera and they sing En Mi Viejo San Juan by Javier Solis together.
The first Zoom Ham4Ham can be seen here. The original Broadway cast of Hamilton reunite to sing Alexander Hamilton for Aubrey Bauman on John Krasinki's Some Good News.
The first non-Hamilton Ham4Ham can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda talks to the queue waiting outside SNL when he hosted in 2016 and announced he's sending pizza to the line.