Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of 'Hamilton,' says goodbye

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the Broadway smash "Hamilton," has made a subdued final bow alongside two other departing stars in the show that has become a cultural phenomenon.

The performance Saturday at the Richard Rodgers Theatre was also the last for Leslie Odom Jr., who won a Tony Award as Aaron Burr, and Phillipa Soo, a Tony nominee who portrayed Eliza Schuyler. The three — plus an ensemble member — took their bows together but none said anything.

Among those in attendance were U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Rosie O'Donnell, Spike Lee and Mariska Hargitay.

"Hamilton" has already survived the loss of original cast member Jonathan Groff and other key actors are staying, including Tony-winners Daveed Diggs and Renee Elise Goldsberry.