September 04, 2018

NYSUT poster celebrates 'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hispanic Heritage Month

Author: Kara Smith
Source: NYSUT United
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NYSUT celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15–Oct. 15, with a new poster honoring Lin- Manuel Miranda, an American composer, writer, actor, former teacher and singer best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals Hamilton and In the Heights.

Hispanic Heritage - Lin-Manuel Miranda

Miranda penned the music, lyrics and originated the title role for both productions. Hamilton opened on Broadway in 2015, winning the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations and 11 Tony awards, including best musical.

In the Heights premiered on Broadway in 2008, receiving 13 Tony Award nominations and four wins, including best musical. The show also received a 2009 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Before he rose to international fame, Miranda worked as a substitute English teacher at his alma mater, Hunter College High School in New York City.

Miranda received an Oscar nomination and won a Grammy Award for “How Far I’ll Go,” an orginal song he wrote for the Disney animated film Moana.

In September 2017, Miranda wrote“Almost Like Praying,” a song he recorded collaboratively under the name Artists for Puerto Rico to support relief and recovery efforts in the country following Hurricane Maria.

The poster is available for download in English-language and Spanish-language versions; limited quantities are free for NYSUT members and leaders at the statewide union’s online Publications Ordering Catalog, www.nysut.org/publications.

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