Lin-Manuel Miranda Returns to ‘Hamilton’ Role as Puerto Rico Residency Begins

Rolling Stone | 1/12/2019 | Daniel Kreps
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Lin-Manuel Miranda returned to the role of Alexander Hamilton for the first time in two-and-a-half years as Hamilton opened its three-week residency in Puerto Rico Friday.

“I just love this island so much. And I just want it to be proud of me,” Miranda told reporters following the show’s Puerto Rico debut, CBS News reports. During the curtain call, an emotional Miranda draped himself with a Puerto Rican flag. “Today Puerto Rico gave me more energy than ever in my life in that moment. I have never felt anything like that,” he added.

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Author Ron Chernow, whose biography of Alexander Hamilton inspired Miranda to pen the Tony-winning musical, was among those in attendance for opening night in Puerto Rico. “There was an extra passion and pain and sadness and beauty that he brought to his character,” Chernow said after the show (via Page Six). “This was no ordinary performance tonight.” Jimmy Fallon, Shonda Rhimes and Questlove also attended the Puerto Rico premiere,...
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