Tonys: 'Hamilton' Cast Performs "History Has Its Eyes on You," "Yorktown"

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The musical, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, leads the race with a historic 16 nominations.

The cast of Broadway's blockbuster musical Hamilton commanded the stage at Sunday's Tony Awards.

Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and castmembers Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., Renee Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson and Daveed Diggs were among those who belted out and rapped the lyrics to "History Has Its Eyes on You," followed by "Yorktown."

The cast's performance was preceded by a video message from President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, who called the musical "a civics lesson our kids can't get enough of." Rapper-actor Common also was on hand to introduce the cast to the stage.

Hamilton received a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations, including for best musical, lead actor in a musical, lead actress in a musical and original score.

James Corden hosted the 70th annual Broadway-lauding awards show, which aired on CBS from New York City’s Beacon Theatre.