'Hamilton' Cast Puts On A Private Show For President George H.W. Bush

Amy Feinstein

Before her death, former first lady Barbara Bush and husband George H.W. Bush were looking forward to the Houston leg of the Hamilton tour. The two had planned to see the show together, but sadly Mrs. Bush passed away on April 17. But last week the cast of Hamilton brought the production to the office of George H.W. Bush in Houston for a private performance.

PageSix reported that President Bush was thrilled by the show being reenacted in his office. The former president called the show "a complete joy" and tweeted his approval to Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda.

"A complete joy to welcome the 'HamFam' — the cast and crew of @HamiltonMusical — to our Houston office for a special performance I will never forget," he tweeted alongside pictures of the cast. "History never sounded so powerful."

Miranda responded, sharing the tweet with his followers.

"The honor is ours, sir."

"After the performance, he declared it 'powerful and wonderful' — it definitely got a presidential seal of approval."
"He's really doing great. Sharp, happy, and looking forward to hopefully seeing Hamilton and then heading to Maine after that by the middle part of next week."
"And when Kenny Singer with Broadway Across America — working with the terrific Hamilton team — suggested that something like that could maybe be arranged with Hamilton, no one was more enthusiastic than the 41st president of the United States."