With his blockbuster musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda has transformed the life of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton into a multi-ethnic hip-hop epic about the founding of America and how everyone has a place in it. The show is Broadway’s hottest ticket, earning accolades from President Barack Obama and landing Miranda a spot on the Time 100 list and inevitably a slew of Tony nominations when they’re announced next Tuesday. Not only that, the show probably helped keep Hamilton on the $10 bill.
Despite this overwhelming success, Miranda doesn’t seem to have forgotten the show’s roots. On Friday morning, he was spotted visiting Alexander Hamilton’s real-life grave at Trinity Church in New York (and probably Angelica Schuyler Church’s, too, since they’re buried near each other). After a picture was tweeted out, Miranda playfully acknowledged it.
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One can only imagine what was going through Miranda’s head. Villified after his early death by political opponents like Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, Hamilton’s historical reputation now seems to be in very good hands.