Fellow show-tune geeks and Hamilton obsessives, here is our gift to you today.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash musical, of course, dives into the epic story of founding father and tragic duel loser Alexander Hamilton. In this very funny new video, Jason Kravits goes full Miranda on a rather less imposing historical figure: William Henry "Tippecanoe" Harrison, America's ninth President, who died in 1841 after just one month in office. Popular legend attributes his death to a cold he caught when he delivered the longest inauguration speech in U.S. history while severely underdressed for a raging winter storm. That's pretty much all you need to know. Get ready to Schoolhouse Rock out!
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Jason Kravits is a character actor whom you may recognize from his roles on The Practice and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and in Broadway's The Drowsy Chaperone. In this video, he's joined by Broadway talents including Rachel Bay Jones, John Bolton, Maurice Murphy and Raymond J. Lee. Kravits is also a musical-improv comic, so if you like this video, consider checking him out at the Duplex on April 11.