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2016 Easter Bonnet Performance
At the 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, the company of Hamilton took top honors for transforming their opening number into an homage to Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Hamilton also took the top fundraising honor, collecting $568,028 for BCEFA this spring.
LAST WEEK TONIGHT
Puerto Rico is suffering a massive debt crisis. Lin-Manuel Miranda joins John Oliver to call for relief.
Lin-Manuel Miranda sits downs with Emma Watson in a wide-ranging conversation for UN Women HeForShe Arts Week. Make sure to check out Emma's amazing beatbox skills!
No Big Deal. Just hanging at the Rose Garden at The White House with President Barack Obama as he feeds Lin-Manuel words to freestyle. This happens every day, no? Well, it definitely happened on March 14th, 2016!
STEPHEN COLBERT PERFORM BUTTON: THE MUSICAL
The next great American musical is here, and its name is "Button!" - as performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on December 11, 2015. Learn what little there is to know about one of our lesser known signers of the Declaration of Independence!
WHEEL OF FREESTYLE
Lin-Manuel appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday November 6, 2015. Jimmy invited him to play "Wheel of Freestyle" where he faced off against Tariq from The Roots. Each man was given three random words they'd never seen before and have to work them into a freestyle rap. Check out who won!
BET HIPHOP AWARDS
Black Thought and Questlove introduce Lin-Manuel, Renee Elise Goldberry and Daveed Diggs as they put on their cypher masks. Original airdate on BET: 10/13/2015
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt wrote "Bigger" - the opening number to the 67th Annual Tony Awards, telecast live on CBS on June 9, 2013. The performance, starring Neil Patrick Harris and over a hundred Broadway performers, received rave reviews from critics and viewers and was cited on many end of year lists as one of TV's top moments in 2013. "Bigger" went on to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014. Read the lyrics from the song over at Playbill.com.
tick, tick... BOOM!
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Karen Olivo starred in the Encores! Off-Center production of tick, tick... BOOM! from June 25-28 2014. Before Rent, there was tick, tick… BOOM! - the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Rent. Here he tells the story of an aspiring composer questioning his life choices on the eve of his 30th birthday. First performed as a solo rock monologue by Larson in 1990, it was later revamped by playwright David Auburn as a three-actor piece and premiered off-Broadway on June 13, 2001 at the Jane Street Theatre. Read the NY Times review of the Encores! Production here.
Merrily We Roll Along
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Donnell, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Elizabeth Stanley headlined the cast of the City Center Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along that ran from February 8-19 2012. Merrily is Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s legendary musical, which runs backwards in time from 1976 to 1955, and examines the lives of three artists whose friendships are tested by time, events, ambition and fate. The cast album for this production was released in 2012. Read the NY Times review of the Encores! production here.
The NYC premiere of this newly-revised version of Working, directed by Gordon Greenberg. was presented by Propsect Theater Company at 59E59 Theaters. The show ran from December 1-30 2012. Based on Studs Terkel's famous 1974 book of interviews, this critically-acclaimed musical features well-loved songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor as well as two brand-new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda - "Delivery" and "A Very Good Day." Licensing for the 2012 version of Working can be requested through Musical Theater International.
THE POLAR BEARS
Lin-Manuel voiced the role of Jak in the 2012 animated short film The Polar Bears directed by Jonn Stevenson and produced by Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and Michael Costigan. Watch as one family of polar bears takes a journey across the arctic tundra that they call home. You'll see the Coca-Cola Polar Bears as you've never seen them before!
LIN-MANUEL on TAPE
Lin-Manuel can be heard on the audiobooks of two great works. He narrates the UK version of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by junot diaz, and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. Follow the links in each picture to find out more info on how you are able to purchase these great reads - er, listens!
To Life: Vanessa's Wedding Surprise.
Lin-Manuel's surprise for his wife Vanessa on their wedding day. All of Vanessa's close friends and family rehearsed for a month in secret, leading up to the reception. "What we lack in polish, we hopefully make up for in joy and love. In any event, everyone in this video has one thing in common: We'd do anything to show Vanessa how much we love her." - Lin-Manuel Miranda
Relive all the drama and hilarity of the 2008 webseries Legally Brown: The Search For The Next Piragua Guy! Watch as Derrick, Hunter, Cheyenne, Allison, Telly, Norm, Matthew and Eliseo all vie to get Eliseo's job in the Broadway production of In The Heights! Watch and see who'll be put out business and who'll manage to keep scraping by on their way to becoming The Next Piragua Guy! Full series can be found in order at the Unsavi YouTube Channel and here.