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Lin-Manuel Miranda to miss ‘Hamilton’ performance due to laryngitis

Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Alexander Hamilton in the hit

Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Alexander Hamilton in the hit Broadway musical. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the writer, composer and star of the Broadway hit “Hamilton: An American Musical,” will miss Tuesday night’s performance due to illness.

“Acute Laryngitis,” he tweeted Tuesday. “Out tonight, doctors orders.” He quickly followed with an image of “Dr. Pitman, me, and my grossly inflamed vocal cords. He is very handsome. Look at him, not the cords.”

The show’s official site gave no indication that Miranda, 35, was not appearing Tuesday night.

Javier Muñoz has been his understudy, playing the role of Alexander Hamilton at many weekend matinee performances.

The show’s spokesman told Newsday, “Lin will indeed be out of the show tonight. That I can confirm.” He did not respond to questions about refunds, who would understudy and how long Miranda would be unable to perform.

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