Jason Brown brings Hamilton to figure skating


Bronze medalist ice skater Jason Brown brought Hamilton’s “The Room Where it Happens” to ice, and it’s paying off both in scores and on Twitter.

Bronze medalist ice skater Jason Brown earned a 93.23 at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Thursday for Hamilton on ice, placing third in the men’s short program.

Of course, there are sometimes more important things than scores.

After all, he also won Lin-Manuel Miranda’s praise on Twitter.

"GET IT @jasonbskates GET IT https://t.co/jgJPMu1khq— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) 5 January 2018"

Brown’s outfit paid homage to outfits worn on stage during Hamilton: An American Musical — down to the color scheme being similar to that of Aaron Burr’s.

This isn’t the first time he’s performed Hamilton on ice. He also performed to “Wait For It” on the Today Show in January. Brown is expected to be a contender for the 2018 Olympic Team. Trials for the Olympics are still underway.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, while a songwriting genius, noted that he would not be a contender for the team in 2018 with this tweet:

In December, the 25 year old was diagnosed with a stress fracture to the right fibula, which he seems to have recovered from well. He landed his first opening quad of the season, but the judges scored it as under-rotated. Fans on Twitter, however, did not let the moment go unnoticed.

His other two performances during the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships were to “Inner Love” by Maxime Rodriguez for the Free Skate portion, and to “Waving Through the Window” From Dear Evan Hansen, another Broadway musical, for his exhibition piece. He previously performed “Waving Through a Window” at Skate Canada 2017.

Brown won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 2015, and earned a bronze and silver medal in the World Junior Figure Skating Championships. He also won the 2014 Junior Grand Prix Final and was the 2010 World Junior champion.

Watch the Riverdance routine that won him a place on the 2014 Olympic team.

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The U.S. Figure Skating Championships for this year run through Jan. 7.