In the Heights: A Conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda
In addition to discussing his Tony Award-winning play, Miranda also shares new material from a project about Alexander Hamilton.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer and lyricist of In the Heights
, spoke on campus as part of the 2011-2012 Cooper Series. The conversation (beginning at 7:35 after introductions) also features Rafael Zapata, assistant dean and director of the Intercultural Center, Ana Rosado '12, and Luciano Martinez, assistant professor of Spanish. In the Heights
, which received four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, tells the story of a vibrant community in Manhattan's Washington Heights - a neighborhood on the brink of change and manifesting the tensions that arise from gentrification, social mobility, conflicting loyalties, and family expectations. In addition to discussing In the Heights
, Miranda also discusses and shares new material from a project about Alexander Hamilton (1 hr. 7 min).