Michelle Obama presents Lin-Manuel Miranda with National Portrait Award
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Lin-Manuel Miranda says if he was ever to write a musical about Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama issues statement praising Paul Volcker Michelle Obama: Do I think US can come back from Trump impeachment? 'Oh yeah' Obamas buy home on Martha's Vineyard MORE, he has just the right name. 

"What was the name of the eat-your-vegetables initiative that she had?" the "Hamilton" creator asked a pack of reporters when questioned by ITK what he'd title a show focused on the former first lady.


After being reminded of the name of Obama's anti-childhood obesity campaign, Miranda stated confidently, "It would be called, 'Let's Move!'"

The pair had some time to work on a potential Broadway collaboration — Obama was on hand Sunday to honor Miranda at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery's gala in Washington.

The third biennial American Portrait Gala recognized the Broadway pro and five other honorees whose "accomplishments have made an impact on the nation's shared history, development and culture."

Others honored were Amazon founder Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston BezosHillicon Valley: Amazon alleges Trump interfered in Pentagon contract to hurt Bezos | Federal council warns Trump of cyber threats to infrastructure | China to remove foreign technology from government offices Overnight Defense: Bombshell report reveals officials misled public over progress in Afghanistan | Amazon accuses Trump of 'improper pressure' in Pentagon contract decision | House Judiciary holds final impeachment hearing Amazon accuses Trump of 'improper pressure' to influence Pentagon contract decision MORE, Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, the band Earth, Wind & Fire, astrophysicist Frances Arnold and business executive Indra Nooyi.

"CBS This Morning's" Gayle KingGayle KingBloomberg reporting policy not pretty or perfect, but right Bloomberg apologizes after critics say his calling Booker 'well spoken' was racist Bloomberg on his media company not investigating Dems: Employee paychecks come 'with some restrictions and responsibilities' MORE emceed the event, while Prabal Gurung — a favorite of Michelle Obama — served as the night's honorary fashion designer.

Miranda, 39, called Obama his "dream presenter" for the black-tie gathering. The ex-executive mansion resident was an early champion of the composer. Miranda first publicly performed a song from "Hamilton" — which went on to be a 2015 Broadway smash hit — at the White House in 2009.

"That early advocacy, I can't ever repay her for that," Miranda, who's part of Obama's 2020 "When We All Vote" get-out-the-vote campaign, told journalists.

Also spotted at the star-studded soiree, which raised more than $2 million for the museum's endowment for exhibitions: former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDOJ backs ex-Trump campaign aide Rick Gates's probation request The media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Trump request for Ukrainian 'favor' tops notable quote list MORE; Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyPelosi gets standing ovation at Kennedy Center Honors Trump brings pardoned soldiers on stage at Florida fundraiser: report ICE emerges as stumbling block in government funding talks MORE (D-Vt.); Fox News Channel's Bret Baier and his wife Amy; celebrity chef and philanthropist José Andrés — reportedly ordering hot soup from his restaurant, Zaytinya, for press covering the red carpet arrivals outside the gala in frigid temps — CBS "Late Late Show" host James Corden, who presented Wintour's award to her, snapping selfies with countless VIP guests; gala honorary committee members Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntSenate braces for brawl on Trump impeachment rules Trump's legal team huddles with Senate Republicans Overnight Defense: Trump cancels presser, cuts short NATO trip | Viral video catches leaders appearing to gossip about Trump | Dem witnesses say Trump committed impeachable offenses | Trump reportedly mulling more troops in Middle East MORE (R-Mo.) and Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsTop Zelensky aide refutes Sondland testimony Watchdog report finds FBI not motivated by political bias in Trump probe The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - A crucial week on impeachment MORE (R-N.C.); National Portrait Gallery director Kim Sajet; Clive Davis; photographer Annie Leibovitz; CNN's Dana BashDana BashMeadows says Republican colleagues 'wrong' for suggesting Trump's phone call was inappropriate Judiciary Democrat: House impeaching Trump not a 'foregone conclusion' Judiciary Democrat who worked on Nixon impeachment says alleged Trump misconduct is worse MORE; actress Kathy Bates posing for a picture with King; and Sandra Lee. 

Portraits of each of the gala's honorees will be on view to the public in the National Portrait Gallery's "Recent Acquisitions" exhibition through August 2020.