The fact that nearly all the Founding Fathers, including George Washington, are played by actors of color strips off the moldiness that usually clings to bio-shows. Every move these rebels make declares that this country is for all of us (click here for a New Yorker profile that describes how Miranda conceived the show).
It’s the kind of less than perfect compromise that the Founding Fathers, who, of course, debated hotly over their young nation's positions on issues like slavery and monetary policy, would understand—and maybe admire.
The lucky guy is Larry Bloch, who got the right answers to my questions about which previous awards had been won by the show's stars Tonya Pinkins (a Tony for Jelly's Last Jam) and Dianne Wiest (Oscars for "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Bullets Over Broadway.") Kudos to him too.