Saturday, July 9th marked the final performance for several members of the cast of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Prior to the show, the three women who play the Schuyler Sisters – Philippa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Jasmine Cephas Jones – recorded themselves singing Billy Joel‘s 1983 hit “The Longest Time” in Soo’s dressing room.
As Joel did on the record, the women sing the song a cappella, with Goldsberry, a Tony Award winner for her portrayal of Angelica Schuyler, and Cephas Jones, who plays both Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds, trading verses. The Tony-nominated Soo, who starred as Eliza Schuyler – the wife of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, takes over the lead in the bridge.
– Ultimate Classic Rock
Here is their rendition followed by Billy’s original recording: