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Mayor de Blasio Appoints Lin-Manuel Miranda and Daryl Roth to Theater Subdistrict Council

Tony-winning director George C. Wolfe also renews his place on the council.

Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda has been appointed to the Theater Subdistrict Council.
Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda has been appointed to the Theater Subdistrict Council.
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Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) and Broadway producer Daryl Roth, and reappointed director, playwright, and producer George C. Wolfe to the Theater Subdistrict Council.

As members of the Theater Subdistrict Council, they will be responsible for administering the Theater Subdistrict Fund and allocating grants with the goal of promoting the production of new theater work, developing new audiences, and showcasing Broadway’s role in the history of American theater. Through its grants, the TSC has supported 37 theater education, audience development, and accessibility programs, as well as new theatrical works.

"New York City is home to the single greatest theater district in the world, steeped in rich history and populated by boundless talent," de Blasio commented. "Today’s appointees not only understand the cultural and historical significance of Broadway theater — they helped contribute to it. I know they will work hard to support this celebrated artistic center, ensuring New York City’s theater district continues to thrive and attract talented young people from all over."

Miranda is currently performing at the Public Theater in his new acclaimed musical Hamilton, coming to Broadway this July. Roth has been represented this Broadway season by productions of You Can't Take It With You, A Delicate Balance, Fish in the Dark, and It Shoulda Been You. Wolfe earned a Tony Award in 1993 for his direction of Angels in America, and in recent years, earned nominations for his direction of Caroline, or Change, The Normal Heart, and Lucky Guy.