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PlayBlog Lin-Manuel Miranda Creates the Tony Closing Rap Backstage at the Beacon (Video) Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights, came back to the Tony Awards for this year's ceremony, but spent most of his time backstage at the Beacon Theatre, creating the epic closing number to the 65th annual awards show.

Neil Patrick Harris, host and emcee of the evening, gave a special Tony Awards "rap-up" at the end of the night. If you missed any aspect of the awards show, Harris summarized the ceremony in less than three minutes with what Miranda called the "Tony speed-through."

While Harris was hosting throughout the night, Miranda watched the ceremony from the basement of the Beacon with In the Heights' director Thomas Kail to create the recap and film the experience. When Miranda stressed over missing beats and mismatching couplets, Tony Award winner Nikki M. James stopped by to liven up the mood and Harris came through to practice.

To check out all of the lyrics from the rap, click here.

To watch the creation of the "Tony speed-through," look below:

To see the finished product, look below:

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