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 ObamaTo honor Justice Ginsburg's legacy, Biden should consider Michelle Obama National Urban League, BET launch National Black Voter Day The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - White House moves closer to Pelosi on virus relief bill 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 BezosTwitter mandates lawmakers, journalists to beef up passwords heading into election Hillicon Valley: DOJ indicts Chinese, Malaysian hackers accused of targeting over 100 organizations | GOP senators raise concerns over Oracle-TikTok deal | QAnon awareness jumps in new poll Amazon planning small delivery hubs in suburbs 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 KingFauci: Lack of masks at Trump rallies frustrating The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump, GOP senators at odds over next stimulus bill Minneapolis police union says members have been 'scapegoated by political leaders' 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 ClintonJoe Biden looks to expand election battleground into Trump country Biden leads Trump by 12 points among Catholic voters: poll The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden goes on offense MORE; Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyBattle over timing complicates Democratic shutdown strategy Hillicon Valley: Russia 'amplifying' concerns around mail-in voting to undermine election | Facebook and Twitter take steps to limit Trump remarks on voting | Facebook to block political ads ahead of election Top Democrats press Trump to sanction Russian individuals over 2020 election interference efforts 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 BluntThis week: Supreme Court fight over Ginsburg's seat upends Congress's agenda McConnell locks down key GOP votes in Supreme Court fight Murkowski: Supreme Court nominee should not be taken up before election MORE (R-Mo.) and Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsSouthwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid Airline CEOs plead with Washington as layoffs loom Trump reacts to Ginsburg's death: 'An amazing woman who led an amazing life' MORE (R-N.C.); National Portrait Gallery director Kim Sajet; Clive Davis; photographer Annie Leibovitz; CNN's Dana BashDana BashTrump says officials will investigate whether California is using 1619 Project in classrooms Veterans Affairs secretary defends Trump: 'I judge a man by his actions' GOP senator dismisses national intelligence director election security briefings: 'This is blown way out of proportion' 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.