Great Performances

Lin-Manuel Miranda on his Dreams Coming True

Clip: Season 45 Episode 5 | 2m 6s

Lin-Manuel Miranda worked for seven years to get his first musical, In the Heights, on Broadway. He shares his gratititude for the opportunity to both write a part for himself (Usnavi) and be able to perform it. A special encore of In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams airs on Friday, November 10 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings).

Aired: 11/10/17

Rating: NR

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