Hamilton and Beyonce — separately, they both have legions of dedicated fans. Together? Well, they make for one insane mash up. Of course, we only know this because Michael Korte brought the two together, mashing up some of the show’s best tunes with some of Beyonce’s biggest hits.
The creative mind took it upon himself to piece together a stellar group of musicians –Jej Millanes, Kelly Margareth Lee, India Carney, Vincint, Mariah Maxwell, and Jamond McCoyto — to complete the seemingly impossible task of bringing theatre and Top 40 together.
And it works. It works SO WELL. As the title suggests, this will have you #Ham4Bey. In case you’re new here, the title is a play on the now famous #Ham4Ham lottery for cheap front row tickets to see Hamilton, that features some singing by cast members and other surprise guests while waiting to find out the lucky winners.
Every individual voice gets to be heard thanks to the incredible arrangment by Korte that seamlessly weaves Beyonce tunes including “Me Myself & I,” “Irreplaceable” and “Survivor” with Hamilton’s “Helpless,” “My Shot” and more. The mash up comes at a perfect time, as everyone is going Ham for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s upcoming Hamilton Mixtape, that will feature tons of our favourite artists lending their voices to the soundtrack’s many songs.