Hot Clip of the Day: Hamilton's New Eliza, Lexi Lawson, Singing Some In the Heights
Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.
"It Won't Be Long Now" (Lexi Lawson, In the Heights)
Ulterior Motives: Lexi Lawson makes her Broadway debut as Eliza (Schuyler) Hamilton in the Tony-winning mega hit alongside replacement stars Brandon Victor Dixon as Burr and Michael Luwoye as the Hamilton alternate. Here she is singing from Miranda's other Tony-winning musical, In the Heights.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Damn, those vocals don't quit. Obvi, there's the flare at 2:17 but it's the end that's really stunning, beginning with "I can hear those turbo engines blazing a trail through the sky" at 3:03.