Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped an unheard song from ‘Hamilton’ to bring fans ‘peace of mind’
The song ‘I Have This Friend’ was cut from ‘Hamilton’ and never even heard by the show’s director
“Wish I could send you peace of mind via this app,” the creator of “Hamilton” and “In the Heights” wrote on Twitter. “Alas.”
Wish I could send you peace of mind via this app.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 12, 2020
But I can send you music no one's heard. Here's a cut Hamilton/Washington tune called I Have This Friend. No one's heard it, not even Kail.
Funnier if you picture me and @ChrisisSingin singing it.https://t.co/lhkLP0jQeT
The song, called “I Have this Friend,” was cut from the show and was never even heard by director Thomas Kail, according to Variety.
The cut song was eventually replaced by “The Reynolds Pamphlet” in “Hamilton,” according to People magazine. “I Have This Friend” is a duet meant to be sung by the characters of Alexander Hamilton and George Washington.
Miranda sings both parts of the duet in the clip he shared to Twitter, though he wrote that it’s “funnier if you picture me” and Christopher Jackson from the show’s original cast singing it.
“Hamilton” is not only shut down in New York, but the Los Angeles production, as well as the touring production in San Francisco, have been suspended, according to Rolling Stone.