As the host of Saturday Night Live, Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared in some half-dozen sketches (see photo collage below with links to the videos.) None were more satisfying than his opening monologue. (link to video below.)
“It takes seven years to write a show, so I don’t know when I’m going to be back here.”
“Hamilton is one of the biggest hits ever on Broadway so that means most of you at home have no idea who I am.”
There were references during the show to The Music Man. Rent. Footloose. Hamilton. Grease 2. and Godspell. And there were commercials for The Lion King, Aladdin, Hello Dolly, The Book of Mormon,The Front Page, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Encounter, Hairspray Live coming to NBC, andHamilton’s America, the PBS documentary that will be broadcast October 21st.
Click on any photograph to see it enlarged, and to find the link to the video. (The most worthwhile are Wells Fargo Wagon and Diego Calls His Mom.)