Lin-Manuel Miranda Promises “A Doozy Of An Opening Number” By Tony Awards Host And ‘Hamilton’ Alum Ariana DeBose

Lin-Manuel Miranda promise that Tony Award Host Ariana DeBos, an original cast member hamilton before he won the Oscar for story of the west There will be “a doozy of an opening number” at the start of Sunday night’s show.

“There will be dancing,” he predicted in a telephone interview with Deadline, without disclosing specifics. “You couldn’t ask for a better host.” Miranda noted that he’s attending Tonys “despite not being a race horse.” In large part, the night will be about celebrating Broadway’s return from the devastation of Covid.

“We’re just rallying,” he said. “It’s the kind of job that theater has gone through, so it will be an incredible rallying cry for the entire theater community.” Miranda said the Omicron edition, which was gathering steam as the holiday season begins in late 2021, “was crushing at a time when we depend most on the tourism business.”

The interview came two weeks after Miranda had to leave a gala in her honor. Greenwich International Film Festival Due to his battle with Covid in Connecticut, from which he has recovered.

The playwright and filmmaker received the Changemaker Award, which GIFF gives to artists who have used their public platform and medium of film to drive positive social change. Steering out of her theater roots, Miranda has amassed an increasingly strong body of film work, which last year saw peak levels of activity. His Original Songs Appeared in Disney’s Animated Oscar Winner encanto, He Directed Netflix’s Oscar-Nominated Musical Tick… Tick… Boom! and he also appeared in and produced the big-screen version of his successful musical in the heights,

At the gala in Greenwich, Jimmy Fallon accepted the award on Miranda’s behalf. Jessica Darrow, who was the voice of Luisa Madrigal in Encanto, sang “Dear Theodosia”. hamilton, whose former cast members Warren Egypt Franklin and Renée Ellis Goldsberry also performed. In addition, Goldberry also chats with Luis Miranda about the Miranda Family Foundation.

In interviews, Miranda stated that the foundation “began very organically” after hamilton Became a once in a lifetime commercial juggernaut. “The combination of luck and incredible hard work got me out the door,” he said. “So our question was, ‘How do you make those doors wide open behind you?’ … piece by piece, we’re trying to create opportunities for artists of color.”

Today, he said, “Miranda Fellows have an extensive alumni network – they all know each other” and that networking will ultimately be the foundation’s legacy.