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.
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
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.