Lin-Manuel Miranda is, let’s just say, steeped in all things Alexander Hamilton. While your memory of the Founding Fathers may not quite be what it used to be, Miranda lives and breathes the man synonymous with the $10 bill every night. Miranda stars in a new Broadway musical Hamilton that, after a wildly successful off-Broadway run, opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in July.
Miranda not only plays Hamilton, he wrote and composed the hip-hop influenced musical based on Ron Chernow’s biography of the often overlooked Founding Father who is as well known for how he died—shot in a duel by then Vice President Aaron Burr—as how he lived. While it’s impossible to say exactly how the actual Alexander Hamilton would have reacted to getting company on the $10 bill—the stage Alexander Hamilton seems like a good stand-in.
Yay Women! RIP, my "10 Dollar Founding Father" lyric! I hope they put Eliza on it. http://t.co/63Z51zKs1v— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 17, 2015
But Jackson stays? The MURDEROUS Andrew Jackson is still money? Cool. Cool cool cool. *laughs maniacally, but you're not sure if he's okay*— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 17, 2015
The delicious irony being that Aaron Burr was an ardent feminist. His ghost is high-fiving the WORLD right now.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 17, 2015
Oh this has been so much fun. Good night kids. You're ALL money in my eyes.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 18, 2015