‘Hamilton’ Star Lin-Manuel Miranda To Obtain Monte Cristo Award

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s trophy case is getting extra crowded.

The Tony- and Pulitzer-winner will obtain the 18th annual Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O’Neill Theater Middle.

Miranda, 37, started work in 2005 on his first Tony-winning musical “Within the Heights” on the middle in Waterford, Conn.

“The O’Neill is a spot I’ll all the time maintain close to to my coronary heart,” Miranda mentioned in an announcement. “It’s an amazing honor to obtain this award and to proceed to work with the O’Neill to boost cash for scholarships in order that an increasing number of artists can profit from the lecturers and mentors and the area they create.”

Final spring, the Miranda Household introduced its dedication to again scholarships for artists of colour to attend the O’Neill’s Nationwide Theater Institute, the middle’s for-credit coaching program.

The Cristo award is given to an artist whose work has had a unprecedented impression on American theater. Previous recipients embrace Judith Gentle, Meryl Streep, Nathan Lane, Christopher Plummer and James Earl Jones.

The award announcement on Thursday coincided with the birthday of Alexander Hamilton.

Miranda shall be honored in a gala dinner on April 30 on the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan.

 
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