The musical phenomenon, Hamilton is sweeping the country with its refreshing take on the story of one of America’s youngest Founding Fathers, our country’s first Treasury Secretary, and the head on the United States ten-dollar bill ($10). Its creator, writer and lead actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda, depicts the historical accounts of Alexander Hamilton through a modern day lens; using the raw energy and prose of urban, contemporary rap and hip hop as its foundation.
The Grammy award winning production is, well, revolutionary — in more ways than one. Chalk full of everything from rap battled debates to marvelously choreographed hip hop dance routines, never before has theater seen something quite like this. Historians, critics, and casual Broadway goers alike agree that Hamilton is a hit. It’s no wonder that fans from all over are re-imagining the show through their own eyes in the form of some incredible fan art. Check out all of these amazing artistic tributes to Broadway’s newest smash hit in this week’s #FanArtFriday down below:
Finished ❤️🎨✊🏾🙌🏾 had a blast painting @leslieodomjr last night! ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊✊🏾✊🏿#iloveHamilton #leslieodomjr #aaronburr #PardonMeAreYouAaronBurrSir #hamiltonmusical #ham4ham #HamiltononBroadway #bulletholes #DiversityIsEverything #linmanuelmiranda #broadway #yayHamlet #hamiltonfanart @hamiltonmusical @alacamoire
Outstanding mini-portrait of Hamilton’s biggest rival, Aaron Burr, by @Danielledejesus1. Loving the creative use of Hammy’s ten dollar bill as the medium.
The Hamiltons. Inspired by lin manuel miranda @hamiltonmusical and the rap about hamilton's children. (Me making dying whale noises 24/8) it's basically the next best thing after water and oxygen. Also it can destroy you and build you up every single time and well ha ha ha ha lemme tell you that i've died approximately 30 times in the past 3 weeks. Which concludes to me drawing this thing like i'm running out of time, which to be fair I am because like 3 days from frickin now I'll have final examination for high school and Hamilton is plaguing my mind AND HE'S NOT EVEN A FOUNDING FATHER OF MY GOdDAMN COUNTRY WHY am I ObSSESED WITH IT GOdDAMN IT (flung self to a cliff) #bynabs #thehamiltons #hamiltonmusical #hamilton #Fanart #hamiltonfanart #elizaschuyler #philiphamilton #alexanderhamilton #cries #hamiltonruinedme
Meet the Hamiltons! They’re all there and looking cuter than ever, thanks to @sakuradrawing.
— Joe Bowen (@joebowen) March 7, 2016
@JoeBowen brings us another awesome cartoon depiction of a beautiful scene from the play.
— Arielle Jovellanos (@joviellety) October 5, 2015
Shuyler Babes, indeed! And this babe, @Joviellety, definitely put in the work to show it ;).
Here’s a hilariously awesome portrayal of King George III in full king bling by awkwardsibling.tumblr.com
Absolutely love this political newspaper comic style illustration by @rigamo12
Great color and line work of the great Hamilton by maskedfangirl.tumblr.com; so vibrant and powerful.
Totally agree with Christinawaldsketches.tumblr.com on this one. The soundtrack DEFINITELY needs a warning label for its extremely potent addictive qualities. But so does your artwork!
If you are lucky enough to be in New York or surrounding areas in 2016 and want to catch the critically acclaimed musical live in person, head over to Ticketmaster for a full list of show times.