Lin Manuel Miranda came to Greenwich last week to accept his Changemaker Award from the Greenwich International Film Festival. Miranda attended a private cocktail reception in town and did a talkback with audience members that was led by with Sara Elisa Miller, director of philanthropy and special projects for the Miranda Family Fund.
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The Greenwich International Film Festival awarded Lin-Manuel Miranda its highest honor at a private event in Greenwich after the award-winning creator of the famous musical “Hamilton” had to cancel his appearance at the festival’s annual gala in May.
“It’s such a thrill to receive the Greenwich International Film Festival Changemaker Award,” Miranda said in a statement provided to Greenwich Time. “Our goal at The Miranda Family Fund has been to widen the doors for emerging artists of color, and we do this through partnerships with organizations like The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center here in Connecticut, Woolly Mammoth Theater, The Telsey Office and Rhode Island College, among others.”