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Flashback Friday: Lin-Manuel Miranda In The Heights at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

In 2008, the future ”Hamilton” creator switched up the Thanksgiving beat.

Each year, Broadway fans look forward to Thanksgiving with particularly heightened anticipation. For us, the big day brings not only family, friends, and a cornucopia of delicious food, but also nationally televised performances of the year's biggest musicals during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast. In 2008, theater lovers were treated to a particularly tasty delicacy: a number from the newly Tony-winning musical In The Heights, written by up-and-coming musical-theater star Lin-Manuel Miranda. Watch as the future Hamilton creator lends the energetic charm he's become known for to his very first Broadway role.

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