BY Erica Y. Lopez | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS VIVA
Lin-Manuel Miranda is on fire – again.
The creator and star of the Broadway smash success “In the Heights” and the Broadway-bound “Hamilton” will receive the Nuestro Orgullo award during this year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade.
He is one of two Puerto Rican theater stars being honored – Rita Moreno is this year’s grand marshal.
“I’ve had the honor to participate in the past, but this year’s parade is particularly special,” Miranda tells Viva.
“This award is very humbling – (especially) to be celebrated alongside such an icon like Rita Moreno.”
See below for Led Black’s review of a prototype version of the show, then entitled “The Hamilton Mixtape”, that opened up the prestigious Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series in 2012.
Check out: The Alexander Hamilton Mixtape
Check out Lin-Manuel performing a piece from Hamilton in front of our President, Barack Obama, and the First Lady.