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It’s no secret that Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway hit, has change into one other huge success story for Disney+ when it landed on the streaming service in July. It garnered rave opinions, a bigger viewers, and repeat viewings from followers. Now, it appears like all that success has resulted in a giant payday for Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Forbes simply launched their Highest-Paid Actors of 2020 record and whereas it’s not altogether shocking to listen to large stars like Dwayne Johnson and Ben Affleck have made the highest ten record, you is likely to be stunned to listen to Lin-Manuel Miranda did, too. Because of his deal promoting Hamilton to Disney, he sits at quantity 7 and made a cool $45.5 million.
Contemplating Hamilton is the type of genius Broadway musical that turns into a mass cultural phenomenon that solely comes round now and again, I’d say Lin-Manuel Miranda’s payday is well-deserved. In any case, it’s not like simply anybody can crank out all these superior couplets. He starred and wrote within the present, undoubtedly incomes some money within the course of.
Lin-Manuel Miranda labored pretty arduous writing the lyrics and music for Hamilton; it wasn’t simple. In the Hamilton documentary, Hamilton: Historical past Has Its Eyes On You, Lin-Manuel Miranda described how Hamilton’s ultimate moments had been the toughest to put in writing and underwent a ton of revisions. He additionally leads the solid because the title character.
Although Disney reportedly spent a fortune on buying the rights to Hamilton, lining Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pockets within the course of, it sounds prefer it was cash well-spent. Their Disney+ app, for one, noticed an enormous spike in downloads, which additionally possible meant subscriptions to the service.
To make the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical a actuality, Disney filmed Hamilton over the course of three days again in 2016. Naturally, attempting to seize a Broadway musical on movie and nonetheless make it come alive is a large problem. But, most would agree that director Thomas Kail pulled it off and even captured element that took Lin-Manuel Miranda abruptly.
In fact, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s cope with Disney received’t be a one and finished state of affairs. The composer/actor has continued to construct a working relationship with Disney for years now on tasks like Mary Poppins Returns and Moana. He’s additionally rumored to be engaged on a film involving a Latina princess. With Hamilton now behind him, Lin-Manuel Miranda can also be anticipated to see one other huge payday for his work on In the Heights. He wrote the lyrics and music for the Broadway musical and can see a payday when the In the Heights film releases subsequent yr.
Clearly, anybody who has seen Lin-Manuel Miranda’s work can see he’s an extremely gifted artist. With such a shiny star and hopeful future, I wouldn’t be stunned if he continued to climb greater on Forbes’ record of Highest-Paid actors.