This Olympic-themed #Ham4Ham featuring Maya DiRado is absolutely golden
As the Team USA Olympians arrive home, a bunch of them are getting to make a victory lap around the country. The Final Five got to go on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Katie Ledecky traveled to D.C. to throw out the first pitch at a Washington Nationals game. And Maya DiRado traveled to NYC, where she got to be in the room where it happened!
Maya got to do what we have only dreamed of — star in the #Ham4Ham show with the cast of Broadway’s Hamilton.
For those of you who haven’t been following, #Ham4Ham was started by Hamilton writer Lin Manuel-Miranda. Hamilton became such an instant sensation that hundreds of people were lining up daily for the chance to win one of the few available lottery tickets to the show. Manuel-Miranda and other cast members would pop out to entertain the people waiting. They started filming the impromptu performances, and it became a digital sensation as well as a live one.
Sometimes they bring out special guests, and obviously, a four-time Olympic Medalist is a pretty special guest!
Maya looks just as excited as any of us would with that talented cast serenading her!
She writes, “it’s definitely in my top two coolest national anthems ever.” We bet we know what number one is!
And of course, she got great seats for the show!
Maya also got to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange with fellow Swimming Gold Medalist Connor Dwyer.
We guess it takes a couple of Gold Medals to get to have a trip to NYC that cool.