'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda May Lend Star Power to the Democratic Convention

Source: AP
Source: AP

Democrats have reportedly reached out to Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda to perform at the Democratic National Convention in July, an effort to garner press coverage following the Republican convention and presumptive nomination of Donald Trump as the GOP's presidential candidatePolitico reported Tuesday.

Miranda is one of the most popular performers of the moment. His Tony award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton commands thousands of dollars per ticket. 

And he is not one to shy away from politics.

He appeared in the White House Rose Garden to freestyle with President Barack Obama.

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His acceptance speech at the Tonys, where he declared "love is love is love" following the massacre during Latin night at a gay nightclub in Orlando, has become a rallying cry.

It's unclear whether Miranda will attend the DNC, as he's reportedly slated to be filming a remake of Mary Poppins for Disney during the four-day convention.

Still, it's not only Miranda who Democrats hope will perform at the DNC. He is one of a number of celebrities Democrats have reportedly reached out to as they seek to unite the party, excite young people behind presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, and attempt to dwarf Trump's press coverage next month, according to the Politico report.

Read more:
 Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda's 2016 Tony Awards Sonnet: "Love Is Love Is Love Is Love"
 Lin-Manuel Miranda's University of Pennsylvania Commencement Speech Will Move You to Tears
• Watch 'Hamilton' Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Rap About Puerto Rican Debt

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Emily C. Singer

Emily C. Singer, née Cahn, is a senior writer for Mic covering politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at esinger@mic.com

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