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TONY WINNER Lin-Manuel Miranda at LA

Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda at Lawrence Academy's Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center, Monday, Oct. 6, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Open to the public, no admission charge.

 

Lin-Manuel Miranda will give a presentation to the public as part of his two-day program on the campus as a J. William Mees Visiting Scholar. He is the composer-lyricist of Broadway's In the Heights, which received four 2008 Tony Awards, with Miranda earning the Tony for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

 

Among his numerous projects and endeavors, Miranda is a co-founder and member of Freestyle Love Supreme, a popular hip-hop improv group; he worked on Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway Revival of West Side Story; and he performed a piece from his upcoming work, Hamilton, for President Obama and the First Family at the White House-the musical sets the life of Alexander Hamilton to hip-hop.

 

Miranda will visit with students and teachers for improvisation and spoken word workshops during classes on Oct. 6 and 7. The public is invited to the artist's presentation Monday evening, which will include video of his work and an opportunity to ask questions. 

 

Artist's visit made possible by the J. William Mees Visiting Scholar Endowment Fund. To learn more about Lin-Manuel Miranda, visit www.linmanuel.com. For more information about his visit, email Asst. Head of School Rob Moore at rcmoore@lacademy.edu.

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