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Photo Flash: IN THE HEIGHTS Reunion! Kerry Washington Visits Lin-Manuel Miranda at HAMILTON

Did you know that before taking on the role of Olivia Pope in SCANDAL, Kerry Washington collaborated with Tony Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda?

The Emmy nominated actress recently posted a photo of herself with Lin-Manuel Miranda after a performance of HAMILTON, with the caption, "Saw @hamiltonmusicaltonight. Love this man so much. Exceptionally brilliant night of theater across the board. Thank you guys."

Miranda retweeted the photo, writing "Our Nina from one of our first Heights workshops in 2002 came to see the play. She's doing well. Good morning!" Who knew the two worked together on Miranda's first Broadway musical?

HAMILTON has book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Miranda, who also plays the title role. The musical is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. Hamilton is inspired by Ron Chernow's biography "Alexander Hamilton."

The show transferred to Broadway following a sold-out run at The Public Theater in NYC, is the acclaimed new musical about the scrappy young immigrant Alexander Hamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his life cut too short, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary, a loving husband and father, despised by his fellowFounding Fathers and shot to death by Aaron Burr in their legendary duel.

Miranda is the Tony- and Grammy award-winning composer-lyricist-star of IN THE HEIGHTS, which received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, and Best Choreography), with Miranda receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. IN THE HEIGHTS was also recognized as a Finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Miranda is the co-composer (with Tom Kitt), and co-lyricist (with Amanda Green) of Broadway's BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL. Miranda contributed new songs to the revival of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING and provided Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY. Miranda, along with Kitt, won the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy for Best Original Music and Lyrics for their work on the 67th Annual Tony Awards. As an actor, Miranda appeared in the City Center Encores! productions of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and tick, tick... BOOM! His TV and film credits include The Electric Company, Sesame Street, The Sopranos, House, Modern Family, Do No Harm, Smash, How I Met Your Mother, Sex and the City: The Movie, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, and 200 Cartas.

Photo credit: Kerry Washington/Instagram, Betsy Struxness/Twitter, Lin-Manuel Miranda/Twitter

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Photo Flash: IN THE HEIGHTS Reunion! Kerry Washington Visits Lin-Manuel Miranda at HAMILTON
Kerry Washington, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Photo Flash: IN THE HEIGHTS Reunion! Kerry Washington Visits Lin-Manuel Miranda at HAMILTON
Kerry Washington, Betsy Struxness

Photo Flash: IN THE HEIGHTS Reunion! Kerry Washington Visits Lin-Manuel Miranda at HAMILTON
Renee Elise Goldsberry, Kerry Washington

@Lin_Manuel: "Olivia Pope & 18th Century Olivia Pope Angelica Schuyler. It must be nice to have (Kerry) Washington by your side..."

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