And in an effort to convince his skeptical teacher that he was telling the truth, Luke Stevens sent her a video of Miranda excusing him from class.
“This is Lin Manuel Miranda, I’m sorry he can’t be in U.S. history class right now, but he’s with me. We’re going to go over the Bill of Rights, and anything you may be covering right now,” Miranda said in the video. “We cover a lot in about two-and-a-half hours of ‘Hamilton,’ but we’re gonna go over it in specifics now. So this is not lost time, thank you for excusing him from class.”
Miranda’s hit musical was inspired in the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
The teacher, who happens to be a huge “Hamilton” fan, responded to the video saying, “OMG!!!! I AM FREAKING OUT.”
“Tell him I just saw the show for the first time and I love it! We will be using his songs tomorrow to teach about Washington’s precedents and the cabinet battles!!” Ms. Meggin Rosner, who teaches at Centennial High School, told Luke in a written message.
Miranda was in the Atlanta area attending a fundraiser birthday function for Luke’s mother, Tamara Stevens, who works with voting rights groups in Georgia.
In addition to helping Luke convince his teacher he was telling the truth about missing class, Miranda played piano and sang “Happy Birthday” to Luke’s mother, NBC’s Atlanta afiliate WXIA reported.