Lin-Manuel Miranda On ‘Hamilton’ In The US Vs. UK


( APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: GOOD TO SEE
YOU AGAIN.>>IT’S GOOD TO BE SEEN.>>Stephen: NOW, WHEN WE FIRST
MET BACK IN 2015, I GUESS. “HAMILTON” HAD JUST MOVED TO
BROADWAY.>>YUP.>>Stephen: HOPE THAT WENT
WELL. ( LAUGHTER )
NOW, IT’S IN THE U.K.>>YEAH!>>Stephen: WHAT’S THAT LIKE? HOW DID THEY RECEIVE THIS
MUSICAL?>>YOU KNOW, IT’S FUNNY, THEY
WERE ALL VERY LIKE, “YOU KNOW, WE DON’T KNOW AMERICAN HISTORY. I DON’T KNOW HOW IT WILL PLAY.” AND I WAS LIKE, “WE DON’T KNOW
AMERICAN HISTORY! YOU’RE FINE!”
BUT THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE ACTUALLY IS WEIRD AND
SURPRISING– THEY’RE SUPER HUNG UP ABOUT SEX. THEY GIGGLE AT SEX STUFF. LIKE, THE AUDIENCES. YEAH. LIKE, THERE’S A LINE IN–
THERE’S A SONG CALLED “WAIT FOR IT,” AND THERE’S A LINE THAT HAS
NEVER GOTTEN A REACTION IN THE UNITED STATES EVER. IT’S BUARE, R TALKING ABOUT HOW
HE IS SLEEPING WITH A MARRIED WOMAN. AND THE LYRIC, IS THEODORA
WRITES ME A LETTER EVERY DAY I’M KEEPING HER BED WARM WHILE
HER HUSBAND IS AWAY.” LOOK AT YOU. YOU’RE DEAD INSIDE. YOU DID NOT LAUGH. WHEN THEY SING THAT IN LONDON,
IT GETS THIS HUGE REACTION. IT’S REALLY– IT’S VERY.>>Stephen: THEY HAVE A BIG
HANG-UP ABOUT SEX OVER THERE.>>IT’S LIKE WINK-WINK,
NUDGE-NUDGE. IT’S REALLY FUNNY.>>Stephen: OBVIOUSLY, AARON
BURR IS THE ANTIHERO IN THIS, BUT THE REAL VILLAIN, A
WONDERFUL VILLAIN IS GEORGE III.>>HE’S EVERYONE’S FAVORITE.>>Stephen: AND HOW DOES IT
PLAY OVER THERE TO SEE ONE OF THEIR KINGS REALLY OPENLY MOCKED
IN THIS FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE?>>YEAH PICHES A LITTLE NERVOUS
BECAUSE I SAT NEXT TO PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE WHILE
THEY–>>Stephen: THIS NIGHT?>>YES, THERE’S MY LOVELY WIFE,
VANESSA. AND THAT’S HIS GREAT-GRANDPA.>>Stephen: DIRECT DESCENDANT.>>WE’RE SITTING IN A THEOR
NAMED AFTER HIS FOURTH GREAT GRANDMA, THE ROYAL VICTORIA
PALACE THEATER. BUT IT LAID REALLY WELL. AND HE SORT OF MARRIED INTO THE
FAMILY SO, YOU KNOW, HE MARRIED AN AMERICAN. AND SHE’D SEEN THE SHOW BEFORE
SO IT WENT REALLY WELL. BUT THEY– THEY DIG IT.>>Stephen: THEY LOVE TO TAKE
THE (BLEEP) OUT OF THE ROYAL FAMILY.>>HELEN MIRREN WAS ONE OF THE
FIRST PEOPLE TO SEE “HAMILTON.” SHE SAW A REALLYALLY VIEW IN THE
PUBLIC. AND I SAID, “HOW ARE YOU GOING
GO TO PLAY?” SHE SAID, OH, THEY LOVE IT WHEN
YOU (BLEEP).” SHE DOESN’T SOUND LIKE THAT AT
ALL.>>Stephen: THAT WAS A
SPOT-OSPOOKY HELEN MIRREN RIGHT THERE. NOW, THIS MUST BE VERY EXCITING
FOR YOU. I KNOW “HAMILTON” IS GOING TO
PUERTO RICO.>>YES
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).>>Stephen: WHEN.>>JANUARY.>>Stephen: I TALKED OVER
THAT.>>IT’S GOING IN JANUARY. I’M GETTING BACK IN THE BLOUSE
TO DO IT FOR THREE WEEKS YES. AND ALL THE MONEY WILL GO TO
ARTS ORGANIZATIONS IN PUERTO RICO.>>Stephen: OKAY. SO WHAT IS IT LIKE– HOW LONG
HAS IT BEEN SINCE YOU WERE PLAYING HAMILTON?>>IT’S BEEN ABOUT TWO YEARS,
YEAH. I HUNG IT UP JULY 2016. IT WILL BE TWO YEARS AND CHANGE.>>Stephen: HAVE YOU GOTTEN
INTO HEREVERSALS AGAIN OR ARE YOU EVEN GOING TO REHEARSE OR
ARE YOU LIKE, “WHATEVER, MAN.”>>I HAVE A WEEK AND A HALF OF
REHEARSALS. THE COMPANY, WHICH IS A NEW
COMPANY, ALCOHOL TOUR IN THE STATES. WILL HAVE THE FULL SIX-WEEKS
REHEARSAL. I WILL HAVE ABOUT A WEEK AND A
HALF. WHEN I WAS SITTING NEXT TO
PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE, I WAS WATCHING THINKING, “OKAY,
I STILL KNOW THE WORDS TO THAT. OH, I DON’T KNOW THE WORDS TO
THAT AT ALL ANYMORE.”>>Stephen: “WHY DO THEY HAVE
TO SING SO FAST?”>>THAT DANCE MOVE, I DON’T KNOW
THAT. SO —
>>Stephen: WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET ON STAGE AND YOU– YOU–
YOU, LIKE, BLOAT LYRICS TO ONE OF YOUR OWN SONGS?>>IT’S A REWRITE. ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE ) I MEAN…>>Stephen: IMPROV!>>THAT’S A CHANGE. THAT’S FROM THE AUTHOR. THAT’S A CHANGE.>>Stephen: FOR THOSE OF YOU
WHO DON’T KNOW THE STORY, HAMILTON HIMSELF WAS FROM THE
CARIBBEAN. WHAT ISLAND?>>HE WAS BORN IN NEVIS, GREW UP
IN ST. CROIX. AND THIS IS A WEIRD, FULL-CIRCLE
THING THAT YOUR NERD HISTORY-LOVING BRAIN WILL
APPRECIATE. THE REASON HAMILTON LEFT THE
CARIBBEAN, AND CAME TO WHAT WAS THEN THE COLONIES WAS BECAUSE OF
A HURRICANE. THERE WAS THIS HURRICANE THAT
DESTROYED ST. CROIX, AND HE WROTE A LETTER TO HIS FATHER
DESCRIBING THE CARNAGE. AND THIS LETTER SOMEHOW WAS
PUBLISHED IN THE “DANNYISH AMERICAN GAZETTE,” AND USED FOR
RELIEF EFFORTS TO HELP THE ISLAND BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A
VIVID DESCRIPTION OF WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO THE ISLAND THAT
HAMILTON’S COUSIN, A WOMAN NAMED RACHEL FAUCET, AND PEOPLE TUNING
A COLLECTION. THEY SAID, “THIS KID IS TOO
SMART TO BE HERE WORK BASICALLY AS A CLERK. LET’S SEND HIM TO THE COLONIES
TO GET HIS EDUCATION, TO BE A DOCTOR, AND THEN HE CAN COME
BACK TO THE ISLAND BECAUSE OF ALL THIS MONEY WE’VE GIVEN HIM.” AND THAT IS HOW HAMILTON LEFT
THE CARIBBEAN. HE NEVER WENT BACK. NOW 200-SOME-ODD YEARS LATER,
BECAUSE OF THE AFTERMATH OF A DEADLY HURRICANE, WE ARE
BRINGING THE COMPANY OF “HAMILTON” BACK TO THE
CARIBBEAN, TO SORT OF PAY IT FORWARD. WE’RE KIND OF CLOCKWISING
HAMILTON’S LOOP HERE.>>Stephen: THAT’S BEAUTIFUL.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: THAT’S GOT A
BEAUTIFUL CLOSURE.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: THAT’S FANTASTIC. ( APPLAUSE )
WELL, NOW YOU HAVE A NEW BOOK, AS IF YOU’RE NOT BUSY ENOUGH. YOU HAVE A NEW BOOK CALLED
“GMORNING, GNIGHT.” “LITTLE PEP TALKS FOR ME AND
YOU.” HOW DID THE BOOK COME ABOUT?>>THE BOOK CAME ABOUT BECAUSE
OF MY TERRIBLE ADDICTION TO TWITTER. AND YOU SHOULD NOT GIVE SOMEONE
WHO LIKES AN AUDIENCE AN AUDIENCE IN THEIR POCKET. ( LAUGHTER )
AND THAT IS WHAT TWITTER IS FOR ME. AND SO I STARTED SAYING GOOD
MORNING AND GOOD NIGHT ON TWITTER, LIKE, 2011, JUST AS A
WAY OF KEEPING MYSELF HONEST AND KEEPING MYSELF FROM BEING ON IT
24 HOURS A DAY. I WOULD JUST BE LIKE, “GOOD
NIGHT, I’M GOING TO BED.” IT WAS SORT OF LIKE A WAY OF
CLOCKING OFFICE HOURS FOR MYSELF.>>Stephen: UH-HUH. BUT ONLY TILL THE MOMENT YOU
WENT TO BED SO YOU WOULDN’T TWEET IN YOUR SLEEP.>>WELL, HERE’S THE THING, I
VERY RARELY TWEETED IN MY SLEEP. BUT I THINK THAT TWITTER HAS
GIVEN US ISSUES WITH OBJECT PERMANENCE. I THINK THE MOST DAMAGING PHRASE
WE HAVE IS PICKS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. JUST BECAUSE A PIC OF IT DIDN’T
HAPPEN DOESN’T MEAN IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. SOMETIMES I SAY GOOD NIGHT AND
GO AND HAVE DINNER AND HAVE TIME WITH MY FAMILY. EVERYBODY THINKS I’M LITERALLY
GOING TO BED. I’M NOT. I’M JUST BEING POLITE BECAUSE I
LIKE YOU AND THE TIME WE SPEND ON TWITTER. OVER THE YEARS, PEOPLE HAVE SORT
OF COME TO RELY ON IT. IT’S LIKE A THING. AND PEOPLE SAY, “MAKE A BOOK.” I SAY, “I MAKE THEM FREE. WHY WOULD YOU CHARGE YOU FOR A
THING THAT I DO FOR MY OWN TWITTER HABIT.” AND MY FRIEND JOHNNY SUN, A
FRIEND I MADE ON TWITTER, AND IS SITTING IN THE FRONT ROW OVER
THERE. ( APPLAUSE )
HE SAID, “BUT, LIN, PEOPLE LIKE HOLDING THINGS. PEOPLE LIKE SOMETHING THEY CAN
HOLD.”>>Stephen: SURE.>>AND THAT SORT OF TOUCHED MY
HEART SO WE MADE A BOOK.>>Stephen: YOU DO THE
ILLUSTRATIONS?>>YES.>>Stephen: CAN I HAVE A SHOT? THESE ARE GORGEOUS. THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL
ILLUSTRATIONS. THEY’RE VERY SIMPLE BUT VERY
BEAUTIFUL, SOMETIMES OF THE THEMES OF THE GOOD MORNING AND
THE GOOD NIGHT.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: LIKE YOU’LL
RETURN– YOU’LL ANSWER YOURSELF AT THE END OF THE NIGHT OF WHAT
YOU SAID THAT MORNING.>>I WRITE MIGHT HAVE BEENALS SO
I’M ALWAYS ABOUT THE REPRIZE OF THE THING. I ALWAYS HAVE TO BRING IT BACK
AROUND. THAT STARTED HAPPENING OVER THE
COURSE OF WRITING THEM EVERY DAY FOR FIVE, SIX YEARS.>>Stephen: TELL ME ABOUT THIS
GOOD MORNING AND THIS GOOD NIGHT. WHAT IS THE ORIGIN? THIS IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL.>>WHAT IS INTERESTING IS THE
WEIRDEST SIDE EFFECT OF THIS IS THIS IS THE CLOSEST THING I HAVE
EVER HAD TO A DIARY AND THIS WAS WRITTEN THE MORNING OF WE ALL
LEARNED ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S PASSING, WHICH HIT ALL OF US IN
DIFFERENT WAYS. I REMEMBER READING “NO
RRVETIONS.” I REMEMBER READING HIS BOOK
RIGHT OUT OF COLLEGE AND IT CHANGED THE WAY I THOUGHT ABOUT
FOOD AND ABOUT RESTAURANTS AND SORT OF FOLLOWING HIS CAREER
EXPICHES HEARTBROKEN TO LEARN OF HIS PASSING– NEVER MET HIM– A
LOT OF PEOPLE WHO NEVER MET HIM WERE REALLY MOURNING ON LINE SO
I WROTE THIS.>>Stephen: WOULD YOU MIND
READING THIS FOR US?>>SURE. THIS IS JUST WHAT I I WAS
FEELING IN THE WAKE OF THAT NEWS. “GOOD MORNING, YOU ARE SO LOVED
AND WE LIKE HAVING YOU AROUND. TIES ONE END OF THE SENTENCE TO
YOUR HEART, THE OTHER END TO EVERYONE WHO LOVES YOU, EVEN THE
ONES YOU HAVEN’T HEARD ONE FOR A WHILE. CHECKS KNOTS. THERE, STAY PUT, YOU. GOOD NIGHT. ROUSSEAU LOVED, AND WE LIKE
HAVING YOU AROUND. TIES ONE END OF THE SENTENCE TO
YOUR HEART, THE OTHER END TO EVERYONE WHO LOVES YOU IN THIS
LIFE, EVEN CLOUDS OBSCURE YOUR VIEW. CHECKS KNOTS. THERE. STAY PUT, YOU. TUG IF YOU NEED ANYTHING.” ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: THE WHOLE BOOK IS FILLED WITH THESE BEAUTIFUL
MORNING THEMES AND THEN RETURNS AT THE END OF THE NIGHT.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: TWITTER GIVES YOU
INSTANT FEEDBACK. WHICH ONE OF THESE GOOD
MORNING-GOOD NIGHTS HAS GOTTEN THE BIGGEST RESPONSE?>>WHO I FIND INVARIABLY ARE THE
ONES THAT GET THE BIGGEST RESPONSE ARE THE ONES I AM
WRITING TO MYSELF THAT MORNING BECAUSE EVERYONE THINKS– I HAVE
NO WISDOM TO GIVE ANYONE. I’M TIRED ALL THE TIME. I’M AS HEARTBROKEN READING THE
NEWS AS ANYONE ELSE. SO OFTEN WHAT I’LL DO IS JUST
WRITE, “WHAT DO I NEED TO HEAR RIGHT NOW?”
AND THEN I’LL JUST SWITCH THE PRONOUN. AND THOSE HAVE INVARIABLY THE
ONES THAT RESONATE WITH PEOPLE. THE MORE PERSONAL I GO, THE MORE
SUBPOENA ELSE RESPONDS TO IT. AND THAT’S ABOUT AS GOOD ADVISE
AS I CAN GET.>>Stephen: THE HUG YOU NEED
TO GIVE TO SOMEBODY ELSE.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: THANK YOU. “GOOD MORNING. GOOD NIGHT ” IS
IN STORES TODAY. LIN MANUEL MIRANDA EVERYBODY!
WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK!

100 thoughts on “Lin-Manuel Miranda On ‘Hamilton’ In The US Vs. UK

  1. First thought… Hamilton's accent must have been a shock to us today.

  2. I love how he’s like British are so stuck up about sex stuff but they have to blur the word piss

  3. Lin M. seems so cool & unpretentious. Oh yeah,he also happened to write one of the best musicals in recent memory..👍

  4. Can Lin voice all the audio books, I would waste all my money on that.

  5. I’m British actually expected the interview’s audience to do the “ooo” !

    The “ooo” is more like something cheeky and funny that the guy would be admitting it and so cocky about it.

  6. Every time someone likes this comment I’ll add a star. Look I’ll start.

    ⭐️

  7. Dunno… I'm American, my girlfriend is English, and I spend a good part of the year in the UK. One thing Brits are not hung up about is sex. Just saw some game show where a naked guy comes out to surprise the celebrity contestants, though all they showed the cameras was his ass — imagine that on US TV!

  8. 1:12 What would the audience be like with the "Reynolds Pamphlet"! 😂💟 And "Say No To This!!"

  9. As if us Brits give two shites about the royal family before Queen Vic 😂

  10. i can't imagine how the people in England reacted to Say No to This, if they had that big of a reaction to Wait For It.

  11. Love how he just casually brings up oh yah i sat next to Prince harry and megan markle

  12. what Lin said @4:53 was an error. His cousin name was Anne Lytton Venton. Rachel Faucette was his mother. sorry, it was bothering me..😁

  13. “You should not give someone who likes and audience and audience in their pocket” cough trump cough cough

  14. I love watching LMM interviews and seeing the good job honk at the end. I always look for it bcos it’s such a sweet thing and it makes me happy knowing sweet things exist

  15. His 'lovely wife Vanessa'? Hahaha He's so gay his asshole has a lisp….

  16. Can we take a second to appreciate how Lin genuinely took time to think about what he would do if he forgot the words 😂😂

  17. "It's a rewrite" I can't breathe, that's exactly what I would do if I was performing something I wrote and forgot.

  18. Sigh…I have no twitter. should I start one now just to follow Lin?

  19. Worst enemies: burr, King George the third

    Me:Hamilton is his own enemy and caused his own death….think about it.

  20. Normal People: have crushes on their idols/fave Celebs
    Lin Manuel miranda fans: Think he is just too adorable and pure for this world😂😂

  21. We just love sex and scandal. Real question is why would you NOT react to that line?- yours sincerely, Scotland xoxox

  22. "Theodosia writes me a letter everday; I'm keeping the bed warm while her husband is away"

    America: um..ok, but like marry her

    UK: giggling ha!! They're having sex

  23. Nah, sorry Lin but nobody laughed when I went to see it in London. We’re not that obsessed. I guess you just needed a talking point.

  24. I realize I am only 10 years older than he is, but I really kind of want to adopt him. The likelihood that he could put me in a VERY good home some day is just a fringe benefit.

  25. I’m British and I think king George is mad too!! XD

  26. We all know that the laughing would be from adults
    Us kids are find

  27. My friend saw Hamilton in London and the people next to her said

    “OMG I wonder if this is a true story?”
    And the guy next to the women who said this said

    “OMG yeah it would be crazy if it was real!”

  28. This is a really nice interview! Sometimes I watch interviews on talk shows and they feel really rushed and unnatural or the feel they they're covering too many topics at one time but this one flowed really smoothly and was easy to watch.

  29. 1:10 I can confirm that I did this when I first listened to the song

  30. "Get your education, don't forget from where came…"
    I guess Hamilton must've forgot.

  31. I was just waiting for a Trump joke when they stared talking about Twitter!

  32. when i saw it in London the crowd when “oooo” at the parts in wait for it that Lin was talking about that, and there were a lot of “ooooo”’s and gasps during say no to this.

  33. You bring it to freaking London but not Canada…… I can’t be mad because it’s Lin but I am dying inside.

  34. OMG… I just can't. He's too adorable, what did we do to deserve Lin?

  35. I actually kinda nerded out for no real reason when at 4:02 the opening notes from "Wait for it" are played when he mentions the rewrite xD….ah I am an easy human to please I suppose

  36. When Lin said "Took up a collection"…. I immediately said in my head "just to send him to the main land"

  37. So… he unintentionally wrote a book of poetry? That's one for the history books.

  38. When I saw Hamilton, the “keeping her bed warm” line wasn’t laughed at because it was seen as sad, not funny. Burr was truly in love with Theodosia, but because of the social conventions of the time, he had to be just the “other man.” Theodosia, unless she was just using him, had to be trapped in a loveless marriage while keeping the man she really loved a secret or risk being ostracized.

  39. Sending proceeds for schooling, paying it forward to the Caribbean, helping millions of strangers with three sentences… As if I couldn't love this man anymore 😍

  40. Mum: Get a hobby.
    Me: Okay, how does watching Lin a dangerous amount sound?

  41. Complains about English being hung up on sex… Bleeps the word 'piss' 😐

  42. The British know how to laugh at themselves. The USA will catch up. It needs to with Trump at the helm…

  43. If they reacted to that line in Wait for it then they must've lost their SHIT when Say No to This played.

  44. I feel like Lin is my form of comfort, since my mum and my brother argue every day. Every time I see him, it cheers me up.

  45. 0:57 as a person from the UK I can infact confirm we giggle as sec related stuff, whenever I hear that line I can't help but slightly laugh.

  46. Take this from an American.
    We DONT know much of American history, schools only teach the basics, like all they teach us about Hamilton is "he was sectrery of treasurey"

  47. The word got around they said this kid is insane man took up a collection just to send him to the main land get your education don't forget from wence you came and the world's gonna know your name what's your name man? Alexander Hamilton, my name is Alexander Hamilton and there's a million things I haven't done just you wait just you wait when he was 10 his father split full of it Dept ridden two years later see Alex and his mother bed ridden half dead sitting in there own sick and Alex got better but his mother went quick moved in with a cousin the cousin committed suicide left with nothing but ruined pride something new inside a voice saying Alex you gotta fend for yourself he started retreating and reading every treatice on the shelf there would have been nothing left for someone less astute he would have been dead and destitute without a cent of restitution||||||| and that's mostly of the top of my head

  48. The Mr. Write shirt is awesome. It should be sold in NaNoWriMo's store for November's National Novel Writing Month. I'm a writer, so safe to say I want one of those that says Ms. Write. Just an idea.

  49. Who else just realized that Reprise isn’t actually pronounced like “re- prize”??

  50. British people are super hung up about sex.

    Should have known that before I saw the Book of Mormon in London my sophomore year of high school.

  51. "It's good to be seen"😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂I have no idea why this made me laugh!!!

  52. I could legitimately watch Lin-Manuel Miranda reading the entire cover to cover dictionary and not get bored

  53. Love Lin and Colbert!! I can't imagine someone like Fallon being able to keep up with someone as intelligent as Lin

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