publication date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (part of Summer 2016)

category: Theater

clue: Playing an American founding father on Broadway has been one of the heights of his career.

explanation: Miranda wrote and starred in In the Height and Hamilton. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, and Joanna Woods


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