Photo: Lin-Manuel Miranda Receives the Portrait of a Nation Prize
The composer of Hamilton and In the Heights received the prize on November 17 at the National Portrait Gala.
Check out a photo of Miranda and Obama below!
So proud to present the Portrait of a Nation Prize to my good friend, @Lin_Manuel. Love this guy-with his melodies, rhymes, and nonstop energy, he's painted as honest a portrait of our country as I've ever seen, lifting folks up through his work onstage and off. pic.twitter.com/Xar2Y1mcFP- Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) November 18, 2019
Television personality, Gayle King, hosted the event.
The award recognizes achievement in the fields of the performing arts, business, fashion, science, and media.
Other honorees include scientist and Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold, soul group Earth, Wind & Fire, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and business executive Indra Nooyi.
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