Lin-Manuel Miranda Faced Off With This Whiz Kid On Ellen For A Presidential Show Down To Raise Money For Puerto Rico
Lin-Manuel Miranda studied Alexander Hamilton extensively in order to write his Broadway hit “Hamilton.” But Macey Hansley’s been studying U.S. history her whole life. OK, she’s only 7 years old, but that doesn’t mean she’s to be messed with. The pint-sized historian faced off with Miranda in a game show to end all history game shows. And even though Miranda wrote a literal book based on Hamilton’s life, there were a couple of tidbits he didn’t know about the founding father.
The game was all in good fun as it was helping to raise funds for Puerto Rico’s hurricane Maria recovery. I won’t tell you who won, but Miranda did raise 20k for the island. On the other hand, little Macey Hensley won a pair of tickets to see a matinee of “Hamilton.”
Miranda gave her the two VIP tickets after finding out she’d fallen asleep during the evening show she previously attended.
All in all, everyone was a winner, including the audience, who got to watch a kid dressed up as a founding father beat Miranda on some questions he really should have known.
Earlier in the show, Ellen had Miranda on to talk about his trip to Puerto Rico and all of the work he’s doing there to help rebuild the island.
Miranda sat with Ellen and expressed how he felt about the situation in Puerto Rico, saying, “It’s maddening and it’s frustrating, but here we are.”
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