Lin-Manuel Miranda Gets a Hand from Stephen Sondheim for Song for Puerto Rico - Title Revealed!
Lin-Manuel Miranda is making headlines in his support for Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, and he's helping the best way he knows how... new music. He explained in a recent live video for CNN: "I had the idea at 3 in the morning... The initial demo was me singing in a bathroom." The song will be released on October 6.
Now he has revealed the song's title, as well as a special photo of him with a collaborator...
Almost Like Praying.- Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 5, 2017
Available at 12:01am Friday. pic.twitter.com/rVXZc35qMd
Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 5, 2017
The artists on the track will include:
Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 4, 2017
Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. His current musical, Hamilton - with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Miranda, in addition to him originating the title role - opened on Broadway in 2015. Hamilton was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and earned a record-breaking 16 Tony Nominations, winning 11 Tony Awards including two personally for Mr. Miranda for Book and Score of a Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton won the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. Both Mr. Miranda and Hamilton won the 2016 Drama League Awards for Distinguished Performance and Outstanding Production of a Musical, respectively. For its sold-out Off-Broadway run at The Public Theater, Hamilton received a record-breaking 10 Lortel Awards, as well as 3 Outer Critic Circle Awards, 8 Drama Desk Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical, and an OBIE for Best New American Play.