Miranda Reprises ‘Hamilton’ Role in Puerto Rico to Raise Funds for Arts

Posted on January 11, 2019 10:15 pm

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Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical “Hamilton” Friday night to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The audience giggled, hooted, clapped and tapped their feet throughout the performance as Miranda took the stage for the first time since his last appearance in the Broadway version in July 2016, when he played the role of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton. “I have never felt anything like that,” he said of the crowd’s energy, adding that singing the song