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Artist:
Mark Seliger, born 1959  Search this
Sitter:
Lin-Manuel Miranda, born 1980  Search this
Medium:
Archival pigment print
Dimensions:
Image: 88.9 × 66.7 cm (35 × 26 1/4")
Sheet: 101.6 × 76.1 cm (40 × 29 15/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
2016 (printed 2018)
Exhibition Label:
Born New York City
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a groundbreaking composer, playwright, and actor. He is the creator and original star of Broadway’s Hamilton: An American Musical (2015), which won eleven Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. Inspired by Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, the production mixes history and freestyle rap—an approach Miranda pioneered in his first musical, In the Heights (1999). While some scholars have criticized Hamilton for glossing over slavery, Miranda’s artistic vision, infused with hip-hop and the contemporary ethos of multiethnic representation, has earned him a place in the history of American theater. Moreover, following Hurricane Maria in September 2017, he created the benefit single “Almost Like Praying” to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico. This portrait of Miranda, in costume for his title role in Hamilton, is one of several photographs that Mark Seliger took for the June 2016 cover story of Rolling Stone.
Nacido en Nueva York
Lin-Manuel Miranda ha abierto brecha como compo sitor, dramaturgo y actor. Es el creador y protagonista original de Hamilton: An American Musical (2015), éxito de Broadway que ganó 11 premios Tony, un Grammy y el Pulitzer de 2016. Inspirada en la biografía de Alexander Hamilton, primer secretario del Tesoro de EE.UU., escrita por Ron Chernow, Hamilton funde la historia con el rap de estilo libre, enfoque que Miranda había inaugurado en su primer musical, In the Heights (1999). Aunque ciertos estudiosos han criticado Hamilton por tratar el tema de la esclavitud superficialmente, la visión artística de Miranda, permeada por el hip-hop y los valores actuales de representación multiétnica, le ha ganado un lugar en la historia del teatro estadounidense. A raíz del huracán María en septiembre de 2017, Miranda creó el sencillo “Almost Like Praying” a beneficio de las labores de recuperación en Puerto Rico. Este retrato de Miranda vestido como su personaje de Hamilton es uno de varios que tomó Mark Seliger para el artículo de portada de Rolling Stone en su edición de junio de 2016.
Topic:
Costume  Search this
Exterior  Search this
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Lin-Manuel Miranda: Male  Search this
Lin-Manuel Miranda: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Lin-Manuel Miranda: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquisition made possible through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
Object number:
C/NPG.2018.19
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2016, Mark Seliger
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d7220596-adc2-4323-a343-8c6b5207b5e6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_C_NPG.2018.19