Hit musical Hamilton visits the White House

Hamilton - the hip-hop infused musical about the first US Secretary of the Treasury - is a national sensation. As President Barack Obama says, the show is "one hot ticket". But the genesis of the show started at the White House seven years ago.

On Monday, some lucky students in Washington DC got a private audience with the cast of Hamilton, including the show's writer and star, Lin Manuel Miranda. The show's stars travelled to the White House for a workshop for the students and perform for the president.

Video by Taylor Kate Brown.

Additional images by Getty Images