Hamilton show creator, who’s doing all he can to help Puerto Rico, to be feted at Latin Grammys

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s next project is far away from Broadway on a 56-kilometre-long stage. The creator of the Hamilton hit musical is focused on helping Puerto Rico recover from the devastation Hurricane Maria left.

“Our next project is getting a sense of normalcy back to our island,” Miranda said more than a month after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. island territory. “Everything has kind of taken a back seat to that.”

Miranda has been doing all he can to help the devastated land of his ancestor and will be honoured on Thursday for his efforts at the Latin Grammys.

Miranda will receive the Latin Recording Academy President’s Merit Award for his “outstanding and numerous contributions to the Latin community,” including his all-star song Almost Like Praying. The ceremony will be aired live on Univision from Las Vegas.

In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Miranda expressed his faith in the American people after seeing the country come together in the face of natural tragedy, despite what he has said was a slow response from the United States government.

Cars drive under a partially collapsed utility pole, after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria in September, in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 20. (Alvin Baez/Reuters)



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