Anyone who has spoken to me in the last 10 months knows I am a #hamilfan (#yayhamlet!). I had so much fun working on this post and I’m grateful to The Nerdy Book Club for letting me help!
Hamilton: An American Musical has taken the world by storm. Based on Ron Chernow’s 2005 comprehensive biography, Alexander Hamilton, the musical has garnered a Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Album, eleven Tony Awards, and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama. Fans of all ages listen to the songs, engage with the cast on social media, and desperately hunt for tickets to the show, which is sold out almost a year in advance.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton’s creator, discovered Chernow’s biography while on vacation—launching an obsession for bringing Alexander Hamilton’s story to a broader audience. In 2009, Miranda performed the first song from his new project, The Hamilton Mixtape, at the White House. Miranda spent the next six years composing the score and songs—eventually turning his initial concept album idea into a musical. (To learn more about the creation and production of Hamilton and insider information about every song…
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