Tony Award Winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt Team Up for Musical Mashup ‘Found Tonight’
Ready to be moved? This mash-up with two Tony Award winning actors moved me to tears. Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt perform a mashup of songs from their respective musicals.
From Hamilton, 'The Story of Tonight' and from Dear Evan Hansen, 'You Will Be Found,' the two songs are intertwined sung by the lead actors from each musical. Rolling Stone called the video a, 'Musical Theater Marvel/DC crossover.'
So why did these two giants of musical theater come together for a mashup? To raise awareness and funds for the social movement, March for Our Lives. A portion of the proceeds from this record will be going to the March For Our Lives Initiative.
"In the wake of Parkland, I was awestruck by the strength and leadership of the students and their ability to speak truth to power," Miranda said in a statement. "In the midst of their grief, they mobilized the youth of our nation and created a movement. This is their moment. Not just for themselves, but for all of us. This song is my way of helping to raise funds and awareness for their efforts, and to say Thank You, and that we are with you so let’s keep fighting, together."
Take a listen to, 'The Story of Tonight,' from the musical Hamilton.
From Dear Evan Hansen, listen to 'You Will Be Found.'
"Better gun control is something that all Americans should be passionate about," Platt added. "These students are paving the way for future generations and it’s so inspiring to see young people standing up for what is probably the most important cause right now in this country, and demanding action. I hope that this song can play some small part in bringing about real change."