27
Sep 2016
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I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Lin attending the National Archives Foundation event in DC a couple of days ago where Lin himself, Tommy Kail & Ron Chernow were honoured for Hamilton.

   

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Sep 2016
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On the 212th anniversary of Hamilton’s death, the playwright has come to this place, situated among the skyscrapers in Manhattan’s financial district, to commemorate the American founding father who inspired his Tony-winning, smash-hit, Broadway musical.

Three nights earlier, on July 9, he chopped off his signature black, shoulder- length locks minutes after the last curtain came down on his final of 375 Broadway performances. On that night, scalpers (no pun intended) asked upward of $10,000 a ticket for the last chance to see the pop-culture sensation with the man who created, composed, and starred in it. [Source]

24
Sep 2016
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I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Lin during his  talk in the 2016 Chicago Humanities Festival.

   

23
Sep 2016
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I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Lin attending and receiving his award in the 2016 National Puerto Rican CEIBA Award.

   

23
Sep 2016
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The creator of the Broadway and pop-culture sensation Hamilton: An American Musical thought it would be a hit only with ­history teachers. How wrong he was: The 2015 show about the life of ­Alexander Hamilton has grossed more than $100 million in ticket sales and become the year’s cultural sen­sation, including a soundtrack that hit the Billboard top 10, Hamilton-themed indoor cycling classes, and a book. That’s on top of the awards: a Grammy, 11 Tonys—oh, and Miranda’s Pulitzer. [Source]

 

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Sep 2016
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The fire hydrant near the house is the same one that years-ago Miranda and friends used to wrench open in order to baptize themselves with icy water on scorchers like this; the front stoop—the same one where he now sits, at 36, with his father, Luis, a political consultant who is 62—is where, as a kid always filming himself, he delivered some of his best, if most embarrassing, material. Around the corner is Academy Street, what used to be gang territory in his youth, where at the first hint of trouble he’d hightail it, painfully aware of his own mortality. “I knew when to run the fuck home,” Miranda says, dunking a raisin bagel in his coffee. “I was Peter on The Cosby Show, you know? Like, they would get into some shit, and Peter would run out the door. That was me. I was like, ‘I am out!’ ” [source]

20
Sep 2016
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I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Lin attending a special talk in the New York Times to celebrate National Hispanic Month.

   

14
Sep 2016
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I’ve updated the gallery with the photoshoot and scans of Lin (and Miguel’s) article in the October issue of Chicago Magazine.

   

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Miguel Cervantes have never performed together, but they have the palpable chemistry of two people who share something sacred. Specifically, playing the most talked-about role in theater since Richard Burton’s Hamlet. Miranda, of course, wrote Hamilton—which won 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama—and originated the titular role, Cervantes, 39, a relatively unknown performer, will star in the Chicago version, which opens September 27 at the PrivateBank Theatre. Though the Dallas native has had small parts in the Green Day musical American Idiot and the touring production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the role of Alexander Hamilton will be his first lead. In August, just one month after Miranda, 36, stepped down from the role on Broadway (and immediately chopped his hair and shaved his goatee), the two men sat down to discuss what it means to star in the box-office behemoth that has single-handedly revitalized musical theater and the Founding Fathers’ sex factor. [source]

Behind the Scenes of the “Hamilton” Cover Shoot