Lin-Manuel Miranda: The First Time

Lin-Manuel Miranda Bring It OnLin-Manuel Miranda, best-known as the wunderkind songwriter and performer for “In The Heights,” which four Tony Awards, was hooked on musical theater when at age 12 he was given roles in six classic musicals – each show abridged to 20 minutes, but still.
“Bring It On,” the show for which he collaborated early in the season, was praised by some critics as a kind of summer vacation for the outsized talents involved, but has gone on to be nominated for two Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards. He also composed two new songs for a revised Off-Broadway version of Stephen Schwartz’s musical “Working” based on the Studs Turkel book. It won a Drama Desk Award for best ensemble, and has been nominated for a Drama Desk for best revival of a musical.
He is moving on to other things – specifically “The Hamilton Mixtape,” about Alexander Hamilton.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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