17 Times Lin-Manuel Miranda Proved He's A Complete Genius
Never let Heights Cool Musical die.
The hottest show on Broadway right now is Hamilton, a hip-hop musical about the Founding Fathers that became instantly iconic with the release of the original cast album in September.
It was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who won two Tony awards in 2008 for In The Heights and who was recently named a recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant.
Here's some definitive proof that Miranda is, indeed, a genius. A dorky musical theater genius.
That time he procrastinated working on In The Heights by going to a park with Jonathan Groff and Karen Olivo and parodying a song from High School Musical 2.
When he surprised his wife on their wedding day with a FULL-ON MUSICAL NUMBER PERFORMED BY THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
When he rapped his Tony acceptance speech and paid homage to Stephen Sondheim fucking flawlessly.
When he hardcore foreshadowed his own (inevitable) EGOT with the Hamilton Cypher.
And when, at the 2011 Tonys, he was behind the scenes the entire time constructing this timely masterpiece for Neil Patrick Harris.
Hey, remember when he BLEW US THE FUCK AWAY with the deleted John Adams rap from Hamilton?
Oh yeah, and let's not forget every time he pulled something out of his brain that brought us to our feet and changed our lives.
Because every time that happens it's pretty amazing.
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