What does Eliza’s gasp mean?

Hamilton actress Phillipa Soo has been talking about what she thinks Eliza’s gasp at the end of the musical means.

Speaking to SiriusXM, Soo said she had varying inspirations for the moment every night.

“A mixture of yes, Eliza sees [Alexander] Hamilton, or sees that legacy, or sees the orphanage — which is now called Graham Wyndham and still exists today — or sees her kids telling her story. It was an exploration for me every day,” Soo said.

She added that the moment on stage as an actress was also an opportunity to “look out and see all of these beautiful faces and acknowledge the story that we had just all taken a ride to witness.”

“The fact that we’ve all chosen to sit together in the dark for two and a half hours and put ourselves in his shoes and listen and hear this story, it was definitely like a culmination of all of those things,” Soo said.

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