Hamilton’s star reprises role in Puerto Rico
Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical “Hamilton” to start a two-week run in San Juan, Puerto Rico expected to raise millions of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
The audience giggled, hooted, clapped and tapped their feet throughout Friday’s night’s 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 “Hurricane” was a challenge. “It was very hard to sing that here in Puerto Rico because you know better than I what it is to survive a hurricane.”