Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Phillipa Soo were not throwing away their shot at Super Bowl LI on Sunday.
While belting out “America the Beautiful” in the pregame show, the singers, known for playing the original Schuyler sisters in the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” gave the song’s lyrics a much-needed addition.
After singing “crown thy good with brotherhood,” the trio added “and sisterhood,” to the delight of the crowd.
The addition is especially poignant coming from these former “Hamilton” cast members. Lyrics from the show have been seen on signs at Women’s Marches and immigration ban protests, and Vice President Mike Pence was famously booed at a performance of the Tony-winning musical last November.
He was a big fan of the Schuyler sisters’ lyrical add-on.
While many were counting on halftime performer Lady Gaga to have the most impactful political message of the night, the Schuyler sisters got the job done.