On April 11, Lin-Manuel Miranda attended the Hispanic Federation Spring Gala at American Museum of Natural History in New York City. This year, the Federation recognized singer Marc Anthony awarding him the prestigious Premio Orgullo, and philanthropist George Soros, who received the Federation’s Humanitarian Award for his continued dedication and generosity to Latino communities and organizations.
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On the red carpet, Miranda spoke to some journalists. Check the video below.
Under the cut you can read what else he said.
“It’s an interesting journey for me with this organization because it used to be the place I did my homework. It was just my dad’s job and since Hurricane Maria. It’s become a part of our family.”
“[About the 2 millions dollars donation Oprah Winfrey did to relief efforts in Puerto Rico] I was at lunch with her when she told us. She was very moved, and that’s who Oprah is – she listens to her heart… I think her generosity is legend. I’m so grateful to her for her friendship and support.”
“They’re some of the first people on the ground after we were hit with relief and supplies. Whenever we are trying to do something for the Latino community, we turn to the [Hispanic] Federation and we find ways to partner with them.”
“[About the In The Heights cast] I’ve known about this cast for a long time. As you know from my Twitter feed I’m terrible at keeping secrets and I’ve had to hold on to it a really long time, so I’m excited the world is going to see this cast.”
“My dad founded the Hispanic Federation and was the first president when I was 10 years old so I had been coming in suits to this gala all my life, now I’m just getting put to work a little more. I feel very at home here actually.”