Lin-Manuel Miranda can do no wrong. After writing the music, lyrics, and book of Hamilton (and starring in it), he wrote the music for Moana, performed the theme song of The Magic School Bus reboot, will star in Mary Poppins Returns, and will provide his voice for the DuckTales reboot. The man has been busy, but he still managed to create a three minute guide of Hamilton for those who have not seen it.
Watch it below:
In this video for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he performed a brief summary of the Tony-, Grammy-, and Pulitzer-winning hit with child presidential expert and regular Ellen Show guest Macey Hensley.
Hamilton is about US founding father Alexander Hamilton. While it may sound irrelevant if you’re not American, when you consider that black and Hispanic men play the all-white Founding Fathers, it shows how diverse America, and the rest of the world is, today. And oh, the music is set to hip-hop, winning Best Musical Theater Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards. According to JJ Abrams, “It can safely be said that Hamilton is one of the best things—not just theatrical events—you’ll ever see.”
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