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As a Kid, 'Hamilton' Creator 'Loved to Play with Words,' Say His Parents

by Leonor Ayala Polley /  / Updated 

"As a child, he loved playing with words," recalls Luz Towns-Miranda, mother of Grammy-award winning playwright, lyricist and 'Hamilton' composer and lead Lin-Manuel Miranda.

One of her earliest memories of Lin's affinity for musical composition and acting revolves around a rap he created about the Garbage Pail Kids trading cards.

In this Telemundo/NBC digital short, Lin-Manuel Miranda explains how the lens of rap music and rappers is the perfect way to tell the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton. His parents, who are Puerto Rican, share how they nurtured their son's budding creativity - a talent that has earned him a storied place on the American theater stage.

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