America has never reached it’s beautiful ideals’ – Lin-Manuel Miranda – Channel 4 News

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

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

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

Tic, Tic… 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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