Before the Golden State Warriors attempt to close out the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 for their second title in three years, the cast of the musical Hamilton will sing the National Anthem at Oracle Arena on Monday night.
According to Billboard.com, members performing the Anthem will include Joshua Henry, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Solea Pfeiffer and Amber Iman.
The musical, which was written and compmosed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and is about the life of Alexander Hamilton, has been a massive success since its inception. It won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. It took home 11 awards at the 2016 Tony’s, including victories for “Best Musical” and “Best Actor in a Musical” (Leslie Odom Jr). In May of 2017, it’s album, which has sold more than three million copies and is certified triple platinum, became the first musical to win a Billboard Music Award for Top Soundtrack/Cast Album. It’s accolades are seemingly endless.
And on Monday night, it will add a national anthem performance at the NBA Finals to that list. For an idea of what to expect, here’s members of the cast performing at Soldier Field on Monday Night Football in October of 2016:
In addition to Broadway, Hamilton is currently playing at the PrivateBank Theater in Chicago (through January 2018) and the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco (through August). You can read here for a list of upcoming cities and dates.
Performers at this year’s finals so far have been Pat Monahan, Carlos Santana, Rascal Flatts and Jordin Sparks.
Game 5 between the Warriors and Cavs is scheduled to tip around 9:10 p.m. ET, so the national anthem will be performed sometime around 9 p.m ET, give or take five minutes. It will be broadcast nationally on ABC, while a live stream can be watched on WatchESPN.