Lin-Manuel Miranda Recorded a Special Video for an Absent Student’s Skeptical History Teacher. We’ve all heard excuses like “The dog ate my homework,” or “I don’t feel good” with a half hearted cough for good measure, but student and history enthusiast Luke Stevens had the best excuse to skip class for the day. A chance to hang out with famed performer and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda!
Disney fans know Lin-Manuel best for his work on Moana, the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, and his next big project, Disney’s Encanto. Miranda also starred in Mary Poppins Returns as well as co-composed new music for the upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid alongside Disney Legend Alan Menken. As if that isn’t a busy enough schedule for Miranda, he also loves to partake in rallies and events to support citizen rights much like his character from the musical. Luke Stephens’ mother Tamara Stevens just so happened to be hosting a voting rights fundraiser that was set to have Lin-Manuel in attendance and Luke wasn’t going to throw away his shot to be there. According to the news report by 11 Alive, Stevens’ teacher couldn’t believe Luke’s excuse for skipping class. For good measure Miranda insisted on giving Luke “proof” of his absence from class and recorded a special video message for Luke’s teacher.
Turns out, Luke’s teacher is a HUGE Hamilton fan and frequently uses material from the show in her history lessons. Check out the video to see the message from Lin-Manuel, featuring Luke who can’t stop smiling at the interaction below:
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Featured Photo Credit: Tamara Stevens
Source: 11 Alive
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