Given how much I love Lin-Manuel Miranda, I had to include another one of his amazing shows. Many people have heard about the musical Hamilton. Winning award after award, it’s an international phenomenon. It is definitely one of my favorite shows, even though I have not had the pleasure of seeing it live yet. I think one of the most amazing things about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s music is that he always writes such poignant lyrics.
Lin-Manuel Miranda: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
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Soprano Shereen Pimentel from New Jersey is a second-year student at The Juilliard School studying with Edith Weins. She made her Broadway debut at 9 years old when she was cast as Young Nala in The Lion King. In 2016, she was invited to attend the International Meistersinger Akademie in Germany. She has also performed at the Frankfurt Opera House Operngala. This year she performed in the Juilliard Spring Opera production of Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor. At Juilliard, Ms. Pimentel is a part of the Gluck Community Service Fellowship program. Her ensemble group performs in hospitals and health care facilities across New York City. She is a 2015 Young Arts Merit Winner for Classical Music. Additionally, Ms. Pimentel was the winner of the 2016 Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition and 2017 Vocal Arts Management Youth Vocal Competition.
Wonderful. May I make an unashamed plug for my sister’s book, just out this week, titled “Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America’s Past”. It is fascinating, and this song is wonderful. Who will tell our stories? Book available at Rutgers University Press: https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/historians-on-hamilton/9780813590295