‘Hamilton’ celebrates Deaf Awareness Week with sign language Ham4Ham

Hamilton‘s live Ham4Ham may be over with but the format certainly hasn’t been forgotten. The new cast revived it online on Wednesday with a stunning Ham4Ham in honor of Deaf Awareness Week, also known as International Week of the Deaf.

Featuring New York Deaf Theatre actors Alexandria Wailes, Jubil Khan, Samantha Coleman, and Shelly Guy, the performance of “Cabinet Battle #2” is powerful and evocative.

“We were honored to be the first Deaf artists to appear on the #Ham4Ham show, and we thank the Hamilton family for inviting us to the ‘Room Where It Happens,'” a post about the performance on the NYDT site reads.

Fans are going wild for the Ham4Ham. Many want an American Sign Language full-lengthy adaptation to make it onstage—and they know just who to cast in Hamilton‘s leading roles.

April Siese

April Siese

A former Weekend Editor at the Daily Dot, April Siese's reporting covers everything from technology and politics to web culture and humor. Her work has been published by Bustle, Uproxx, Death and Taxes, Rolling Stone, the Daily Beast, Thrillist, Atlas Obscura, and others. Siese joined Quartz in December 2016.