Lin-Manuel Miranda on creating diversity on Broadway, in ‘Hamilton’

Lin-Manuel Miranda began writing his own work partly as a way to receive his Equity card.

“I was in college, and I realized I didn’t dance well enough to play Paul in ‘A Chorus Line’ nor Bernardo, and if you’re a Puerto Rican dude that’s what you get,” Miranda said. “So I began writing ‘In the Heights’ because I wanted a life in this business.”

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