National Arts Club to Honor Heights' Lin-Manuel Miranda June 2

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The National Arts Club will honor 2008 Tony Awards nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda June 2 in Manhattan.

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda Photo by Mike McGregor

Aldon James, the president of The National Arts Club, will present the In the Heights co-creator and star with a gold medal for "his outstanding work in In the Heights as an actor, creator, composer and lyricist."

Miranda is scheduled to speak at the evening, which begins at 7:30 PM. In the Heights cast members, producers and friends and family of Miranda are expected to attend.

Previous National Arts Club honorees include George and Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Patrick Stewart, Barbara Cook and Christopher Plummer.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is currently nominated for two 2008 Tony Awards: Best Original Score and Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical.

The National Arts Club is located in Manhattan at 15 Gramercy Park South. For more information visit


Founded in 1898 by Charles de Kay, the mission of the National Arts Club Theatre/Drama Committee is to "showcase dramatic talent from the point of view of actor, playwright and creative product; to bring traditional works and new pieces before the membership and general public."

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