finally coming to an end and inspired by my fried Lu at jessica-chastain.com I decided it would be fun to put together a summary of Lin’s professional activities in 2016, and what a year it’s been!!
The 4 big event that shaped Lin’s year in my humble opinion were: The Grammys, The Tonys, Lin Leaving Hamilton & The release of Moana.
Starting with January – March, Lin was still performing full time as Alexander Hamilton so he didn’t do much except a few things here and there in New York, where he also got to preform Hamilton’s opening number live for The Grammys plus, never forget the Hamilton cast road trip to The White House. Projects wise, January gave us news & title of the Hamilton documentary.
Following the steps of Hamilton himself, Lin was non-stop in April – June as The Tonys
were coming up and Hamilton was expected to win every award it was nominated for. April also witnessed the release of Hamilton: A revolution book
, Lin winning a Pulitzer Prize for Drama
and last but not least, the confirmation of Lin starring opposite Emily Blunt
in the upcoming Mary Poppins Sequel.
With July came Lin’s last show in Hamilton
where he could finally take a break to breathe. He also got to do some press for his duet with JLo’s “Love Make the World Goes Round” and fly to Puerto Rico and celebrate with everyone his star on the Puerto Rico Walk of Fame.
August – October focused a lot on Hamilton Chicago opening & Hamilton’s America release. Which both were great milestones for Lin this year but they were more of focused on Hamilton than Lin himself, which is why I didn’t count them as the big four events that shaped 2016. In October came the upcoming release of Moana
which put Lin right in the spotlight with The Rock & Auli’i.
Some huge news that I couldn’t fit in between all my ramblings, Lin joining the team of The Little Mermaid Live
, Saturday Night Live
, Broadway for Hillary
, The Hamilton Mixtape
and last but not least, Sony fastracking Vivo for a 2020 release
With the multi-project promotions going on all year round, Lin was featured on his share of Magazine this year, here are a few of my favorites:
With magazine covers comes an amazing amount of new amazing photoshoots, the most unexpected thing about the shoots though, that all my favorite are of Lin outside his of his Hamilton outfit:
And I think that’s about it? It’s been a pretty busy year, had it ups and downs but it’s also the year that pushed Lin into the spotlight for the rest of us to enjoy his company. I’d like to thank everyone for visiting, for the comments and for the amazing feedback about the site.
I’d also like to wish Lin (and you guys) a happy new year, may 2017 brings you and your families joy and happiness.