WOW! WOW! WOW! What a thrilling experience to be in the presence of such Genuis! Brilliance!

Oprah Winfrey

About the Author

Jeremy McCarter wrote cultural criticism for New York magazine and Newsweek before spending five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater, where he created, directed, and produced the Public Forum series. He served on the jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and is writing a book about young American radicals during World War One. He lives in Chicago.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony and Grammy award-winning composer-lyricist-star of Broadway's In the Heights—winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, and Best Choreography with Miranda receiving the award for Best Score. Additionally, he is the co-composer and co-lyricist of Broadway's Tony-nominated Bring It On: The Musical and provided Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story. Miranda, along with Tom Kitt, won the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy for Best Original Music and Lyrics for their work on the 67th Annual Tony Awards. In 2015, Miranda was named as a Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He lives with his family in New York City.


For those who may not get into the theater for a while, if ever, 'Hamilton: The Revolution,' a lavishly illustrated new companion book, can help ease the pain.

John Williams, The New York Times

No one could tell Hamilton's story more comprehensively than the man who conceived it, and for that reason Revolution is a must-read for admirers—whether you've scored a ticket or not.

Elysa Gardner, USA Today



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  • Lin beamed, and threw a couple of triumphant middle fingers in the air.
  • I am the one thing in life I can control.
  • I wish writing were really like the way Andy staged it here: Me in a mania at a desk while a group of people stand around cheering in awe. More realistically, it's me pooping around on Twitter until I get an idea.

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