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 ObamaSanders v. Warren is just for insiders Overnight Health Care: Trump reportedly lashed out at health chief over polling | Justices to hear ObamaCare birth control case | Trump rolls back Michelle Obama school lunch rules Trump to roll back Michelle Obama's school lunch rules on vegetables, fruits 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 BezosSaudi Arabia calls for probe into 'absurd' reports of Bezos phone hacking Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Apple reportedly dropped plans to let iPhone users encrypt backups | Justices decline facial recognition case | Critics fear Facebook losing misinformation fight | Truce on French tech tax Message from Saudi crown prince linked to hack of Bezos's phone: report MORE, Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, the band Earth, Wind & Fire, astrophysicist Frances Arnold and business executive Indra Nooyi.

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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 ClintonThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Trump on Clinton's Sanders comments: 'She's the one that people don't like' Hillary Clinton tears open wound with her attack on Sanders MORE; Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyOvernight Defense: Book says Trump called military leaders 'dopes and babies' | House reinvites Pompeo for Iran hearing | Dems urge Esper to reject border wall funding request Senate Dems urge Esper to oppose shifting Pentagon money to border wall Senate opens Trump impeachment trial 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 Republicans muscle through rules for Trump trial McConnell keeps press in check as impeachment trial starts What to watch for as Senate organizes impeachment on day one MORE (R-Mo.) and Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clash over rules This week: Raucous rules fight, opening arguments in impeachment trial White House appoints GOP House members to advise Trump's impeachment team MORE (R-N.C.); National Portrait Gallery director Kim Sajet; Clive Davis; photographer Annie Leibovitz; CNN's Dana BashDana BashEvelyn Yang shares that she was sexually assaulted by doctor Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti on impeachment: 'CNN can see through this nonsense' Republicans attack Pelosi for impeachment stalemate 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.