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Lin-Manuel Miranda nails how we feel about Hillary Clinton — in rap, of course

Christina Marfice


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Christina is a reporter based in Boise, Idaho. She's a veteran vegetarian, a political junkie and a huge grammar snob. On the weekends, she can usually be found binging on Netflix, playing the piano or petting her cats, Daisy and Dandelion.

The one person you'd expect to be at Hillary Clinton's Broadway fundraiser didn't show up

You would think that the one person who would show up to a Broadway for Hillary Clinton fundraiser would be Hillary Clinton.

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Unfortunately, Clinton couldn't make it to Monday night's even featuring TV, movie and Broadway stars performing and giving speeches to support her candidacy, but just about every other celeb name you can think of was on the night's program.

Billy Crystal hosted the event, opening with an original song that skewered Republican presidential nominee — and Clinton's competition — Donald Trump.

"No racist baiting, no Muslim hating, pantsuits for everyone, it's Hillary tonight," Crystal sang. "No border walls, no Russian pacts, everyone here has paid federal tax."

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Appearances at the event included Julia Roberts, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Emily Blunt, Neil Patrick Harris, Helen Mirren and more, and although Clinton herself didn't appear, her daughter Chelsea Clinton and husband Bill Clinton both made surprise speeches.

The Hollywood Reporter's Ashley Lee was there to capture some of the best performances for Twitter, including Neil Patrick Harris' rendition of "The Origin of Love" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Lee noted that Lin-Manuel Miranda's rewritten Hamilton duet with Renée Elise Goldsberry was definitely a showstopper for the night. The duo performed "The World Was Wide Enough" from the smash hit musical, but with the words changed to make the song about why citizens should vote and some of the things Clinton could accomplish as the first female president of the United States.

Other notable performances were Cynthia Erivo's "Battle Hymn of the Republic," Bernadette Peters' "Children Will Listen" and Sarah Jessica Parker and Andrea McArdle's duet of "Tomorrow" from Annie.

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Which Broadway for Hillary Clinton performance was your favorite?

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The one person you'd expect to be at Hillary Clinton's Broadway fundraiser didn't show up
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