Despite the intense performance schedule, with most of the
cast participating in the production since it first started Off Broadway just
over one year ago, actor Daveed Diggs said the important subject matter keeps the cast going.
“Lin-Manuel has tapped into something that is right now, and
has written a piece and put a thing together that makes us all feel a little
bit more proud to be an American at a time when I think we needed that,” he
told ET following the cast’s win.
Although the GRAMMYs were over, the cast and crew were far
from done for the night. Promising to “raise a glass to freedom” in
celebration, Miranda invited a group of loyal fans waiting outside the theater
in to hang out with the cast, making time for the people who put them in the
room where it happens.