Lin-Manuel Miranda Surprises HAMILTON Company with Private STAR WARS Screening

By: Dec. 29, 2015
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HAMILTON creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote and performed the music for the cantina scene in the new STAR WARS film, gave the Broadway musical's cast and crew an amazing New Year's gift today: a private screening of THE FORCE AWAKENS.

After seeing the movie, Miranda commented:

Have you been to see the latest STAR WARS film yet? Did you like Lin-Manuel's music? Tell us in the comments below!

Actor, composer, writer, playwright, lyricist, and rapper Lin-Manuel Miranda is best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals IN THE HEIGHTS and Hamilton.

Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the musical IN THE HEIGHTS, which opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in March 2008. Miranda's written work for the show earned him numerous accolades, including the 2008 Tony Award for Best Original Score and the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Miranda's performance in the show's lead role of 'Usnavi' earned him a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

Miranda is currently performing on Broadway in the lead role of Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton, a new musical for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics. He is a 2015 recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Award.

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