Democratic National Convention Seeking Hamilton Creator as Speaker

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His name is on a list of “young pop artists” the DNC is approaching.
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Democratic National Committee has invited Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to speak at the July 25-28 nominating convention, according to Politico.com.

Citing unnamed sources, the political website said Miranda's name is on a list of “young pop artists” the Democratic National Committee is approaching to appear at the convention, at which Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to be confirmed as the party's 2016 presidential nominee.

Getting Miranda may be a challenge, as he will leave his starring role in the show July 9 and is scheduled to be shooting the Disney film Mary Poppins Returns the week of the convention.

The website quoted Miranda's father Luis as denying that his son would appear. But the site observed, ”But the push for Miranda, as well as other A-listers with a point of view, is a sign that Clinton operatives are seeking to engage core Democratic groups like young voters, African-Americans and Latinos, with headliners other than the expected roster of gray-haired politicians.”

Clinton attended Hamilton when it was still playing Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in spring 2015.

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