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Monday—Lin-Manuel Miranda's Sonnet

In 2009, we flew to New York and saw, In the Heights, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway.  

The Work
Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for In The Heights and performed in the lead role.  For his performance, he was nominated for the 2008 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.  The show won Best Musical, and he received a Tony for Best Original Score.   In 2009, he won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.

He is currently performing on Broadway in the lead role of Alexander Hamilton in the musical, Hamilton. He wrote the book on which the musical is based, and again, scored the music and wrote the lyrics.  For this achievement, he was awarded both the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.  

Hamilton was nominated for 16 Tony Awards.  Last night, it won 11 Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical.  Mr. Miranda was again nominated for Best Actor in a Musical.

In accepting the Tony for bes…