Congratulations to George Washington Prize Recipient Lin-Manuel Miranda!

Lin-Manuel Miranda at the George Washington Prize

On Monday, December 14, Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of Broadway’s hit musical Hamilton, received the George Washington Prize. Miranda became the first playwright to win the literary award in an exciting ceremony that included remarks from Ron Chernowauthor of the Alexander Hamilton biography that inspired the musicaland a song from the show performed by Christopher Jackson, the musicals very own George Washington, along with Hamilton's Sydney James Harcourt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The George Washington Prize was established in 2005 by Washington College, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute to honor the best work on George Washington and the Founding Era.

 Christopher Jackson and Lin-Manuel Miranda perform a song from "Hamilton" (Patrick McMullan Company)