Historical Society Will Honor Alexander Hamilton Experts, Ron Chernow and Lin-Manuel Miranda

News   Historical Society Will Honor Alexander Hamilton Experts, Ron Chernow and Lin-Manuel Miranda
On Nov. 9 the New-York Historical Society will present novelist Ron Chernow and Tony-winning actor and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights) with the distinguished 2015 History Makers Award during its annual History Makers Gala at Cipriani Wall Street.

The event will feature a conversation with the honorees moderated by Charlie Rose and a special tribute to Richard Gilder, Trustee and Chairman Emeritus of the New-York Historical Society.

Miranda's critically acclaimed new musical Hamilton was inspired by Chernow's biography "Alexander Hamilton."

"We are very pleased to present Ron Chernow and Lin-Manuel Miranda with our History Makers Award, as their exceptional body of work offers a truly fresh perspective on American history," said New-York Historical Society President and CEO Dr. Louise Mirrer in a statement. "Both Mr. Chernow’s award-winning biography 'Alexander Hamilton' and Mr. Miranda’s sensational Broadway show Hamilton humanize a legendary New Yorker and shed light on the complex history of America’s founding era, making it accessible and compelling for today’s audiences."

Proceeds will benefit the New-York Historical Society’s programs, including its major Museum exhibitions and education programs serving more than 200,000 New York City public school students annually.

The evening will begin at 6 PM with cocktails followed by dinner at 7 PM. Besides the honorees, guests are scheduled to include Helen and Robert Appel, Renee and Robert Belfer, Norman Benzaquen and Judy Zankel, Judy and Howard Berkowitz, Debbie and Leon Black, Ken Buckfire, Nancy and Colin Campbell, Louise Hirschfeld Cullman and Lewis B. Cullman, Diana and Joe DiMenna, Sandy Jacobs, Wynton Marsalis, Louise Mirrer, Charlie Rose, Pam Schafler, Laurie Tisch, Barbara Walters and Claude Wasserstein.

Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society has a mission "to explore the richly layered history of New York City, state, and the country, as well as to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history."

To purchase tickets to the evening contact Barbi Zakin at (212) 744-0799 or email barbizakinevents@gmail.com.

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