A special visitor to Chicago’s “Hamilton” exhibition has an extra-special tour guide during a sequence on today’s “Ellen” show.
Macey Hensley, a 9-year-old expert on presidents and a favorite of host Ellen DeGeneres, gets shown around the historical attraction by none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and original star of the blockbuster “Hamilton” musical.
“I didn’t know any of those things you’ve just taught me today,” Miranda says after Macey, from Council Grove, Kansas, bombards him with facts about King George III, a character in his show. Later, the girl solos alongside Miranda in a snippet from the “Hamilton” song “The Schuyler Sisters.”
The museumlike exhibition — a multimedia overview of the life of Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father and a Treasury Secretary but never a president — is a spinoff of the “Hamilton” Broadway musical, which has been playing since 2016 at Chicago’s CIBC Theatre, mostly to sold-out houses.
The exhibition opened in April and is scheduled to run until Sept. 8 on Northerly Island. “Ellen” airs at 3 p.m. on WMAQ-Channel 5.