Eugene O'Neill Theater Center 18th Monte Cristo Award honors Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center honored multi-discipline creative artist Lin-Manuel Miranda with the 18th Monte Cristo Award, last week at a private dinner at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.

An alumnus of the O’Neill, Miranda’s first professional production was at the O’Neill’s National Music Theater Conference with In The Heights in 2005. The gala dinner featured a conversation with the honoree and raised $575,000 to support the Center’s commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage.

The O’Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater, in memory of its namesake.

The evening featured performances of some of Miranda’s work – including a performance of “It Won’t Be Long Now,” from In the Heights, by Karen Olivo, Perry Young, and Mateo Ferro as well as a performance of “I’m Out,
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