Comedian Amy Schumer, her boyfriend Ben Hanisch, her sister, Kim Caramele, and three others attended Broadway’s “Hamilton” Saturday, where they posed for photos backstage and Schumer left the house bartenders a $1,000 tip.
“Our name is Alexander Hamilton,” the Rockville Centre-raised comic, 34, captioned an Instagram photo of herself and her party seated at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, two of them brandishing “Hamilton” playbills. Her caption alludes to the lyric “My name is Alexander Hamilton” from the song “Alexander Hamilton.”
Minutes earlier, Schumer had posted an image of her group posing backstage with cast member Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr, and others — including fellow visitor Wendell Pierce, who played Baltimore police detective William “Bunk” Moreland on “The Wire.” “Abhhhhhh #hamilton #bunk,” Schumer wrote.
Pierce later tweeted to Schumer and to Javier Muñoz, who understudies Lin-Manuel Miranda’s title role, “I will never forget your performance. It is a lasting, eternal, cathartic memory. You are talented beyond measure.”
A third image showed Schumer and her group standing on the stage.
Additionally, bartender Madeleine DeJohn posted an Instagram image of a receipt for $77 in drinks and a $1,000 tip. “And then Amy Schumer comes into your work and does something amazing #hamilton,” she wrote. Fellow bartender Sara Laursen posted a photo of herself holding the receipt alongside DeJohn and four others, captioned, “From the bartenders @HamiltonMusical thank you Amy Schumer for making our night!”
Actor-singer DeJohn, 24, told Newsday’s sister publication amNY that tips at the theater are pooled. “It’s rent money! It’s survival money! It took us all by surprise,” she added appreciatively. One of Schumer’s party had used the comedian’s credit card for the tip, said DeJohn, telling the bartender, “Amy wants to be sure you get this.”
In June, former waitress Schumer surprised a waiter at the venerable Peter’s Clam Bar in Island Park with a $500 tip.