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Michelle Obama to present Lin-Manuel Miranda with the Portrait of a Nation Prize

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Michelle Obama’s not throwing away her shot to present an award to “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The former first lady will be on hand at the National Portrait Gallery’s annual gala on Nov. 17, the Smithsonian announced Tuesday. Miranda is one of the recipients of the Portrait of a Nation Prize, which organizers say “celebrates and honors exemplary achievements in the worlds of science, performing arts, business, fashion and media.”

{mosads}The Obamas have long praised Miranda’s blockbuster musical since it debuted on Broadway four years ago. In 2016, then-President Obama said the “Hamilton” soundtrack had “become a favorite in the Obama household.” Last year, the 44th president was a featured performer in a remix track from the show.

Michelle Obama isn’t a stranger to the National Portrait Gallery. Last year, she and her husband were there as their portraits were unveiled at the downtown Washington fine arts institution.

Also being honored along with Miranda at the American Portrait Gala: Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, scientist Frances Arnold, the band Earth, Wind & Fire and business executive Indra Nooyi.

The event will be emceed by “CBS This Morning’s” Gayle King.

Tags Anna Wintour Gayle King Jeff Bezos Lin-Manuel Miranda Michelle Obama National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian Institution

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