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Lin-Manuel Miranda on Working at the Pleasure of the "President" - and the First Treasury Secretary

THE LINDNER STUDIO LLC

    In 2008, the musical In The Heights was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won Best New Musical, Choreography, Orchestrations, and Score. It was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and it introduced the world at large to the diverse and impressive talents of its writer, composer, lyricist, and star,Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The writer, composer, actor worked with Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents on the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story - specifically swapping out English lyrics for Spanish in portions of songs sung by the Puerto Rican characters; he performed in the City Center Encores presentation of Merrily We Roll Along in 2012; and he co-wrote the music and lyrics for Bring it On: The Musical - which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best New Musical this past Broadway season.

The founder of the performance group Freestyle Love Supreme - Lin has also acted on TV and in film appearing on Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and House, and in The Odd Life of Timothy Green. He stars in the upcoming film, 200 Cartas.

Lin’s latest stage project is entitled The Hamilton Mixtape - a hip-hop musical about the life of US Founding Father and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. New York Stage and Film and Vassar College will present two readings of The Hamilton Mixtape this Saturday, July 27th as part of their Powerhouse season.

In what is a testament to the popularity of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s work - both readings are sold out and even the wait-list is closed. Still, we were fortunate to grab a few minutes with Lin just before rehearsals began for the readings at Vassar.

Sarah has been a public radio producer for over fifteen years. She grew up in Saranac Lake, New York where she worked part-time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college. She graduated from UAlbany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the Senior Contributing Producer of The Roundtable and Producer of The Book Show. During the main thrust of the Covid-19 pandemic shut-down, Sarah hosted a live Instagram interview program "A Face for Radio Video Series." On it, Sarah spoke with actors, musicians, comedians, and artists about the creative activities they were accomplishing and/or missing.
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