7 Jan 2022

America has never reached it’s beautiful ideals’ – Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a theatre composer, writer and actor, who has made his directorial debut with Tick Tick…Boom!, the story of Broadway composer Jonathan Larson and his struggles as an artist before he wrote the world-renowned musical, Rent.

Lin-Manuel is best known for his Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Emmy award-winning musical, Hamilton, which remains one of the most popular musicals on Broadway and the West End today.

He speaks to Krishnan about Jonathan Larson’s influence on him as a writer, the Hamilton years and how he sees America now.

Tick, Tick…Boom! is available on Netflix now

This episode was recorded in December 2021.

Produced by: Faye White and Max Velody

Sources: Netflix, New York City Center/Encores! Off-Center, Warner Bros. Pictures, Disney+, Atlantic Records/WEA International Inc.

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