'Hamilton' creator says 'good news' ahead for $10 redesign

'Hamilton' creator says 'good news' ahead for $10 redesign

Alexander Hamilton is making a play to stay on the $10 bill.

Well, actually it's Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the Broadway smash hit musical “Hamilton,” who hinted on Wednesday that there might be good news coming for supporters of the nation's first Treasury secretary who have been pushing for Hamliton to remain on the revamped $10 bill. 


"[Treasury Secretary Jack LewJacob (Jack) Joseph LewLobbying World Russian sanctions will boomerang Obama talks up Warren behind closed doors to wealthy donors MORE] told me 'you're going to be very happy,'” Miranda tweeted on Wednesday, adding, "#wegetthejobdone."

Miranda, who plays Hamilton, was responding to a Twitter query asking him to use his sway with Lew to keep Hamilton on the bill and instead move Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill instead.

The Treasury Department is soon expected to unveil the long-awaited and hotly debated redesign of the $10 bill that will add a historically significant American woman to the nation's paper currency.

Miranda and the cast of "Hamilton" were in Washington to perform several of their most popular hip-hop inspired songs for President Obama and Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaPrinceton must finish what it started The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Justices rule Manhattan prosecutor, but not Congress, can have Trump tax records The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump takes on CDC over schools MORE on Monday at the White House.

As part of the trip, and in between East Wing rehearsals, Lew gave Miranda a closer look around the Treasury building.

The pair took several photos together — posted by Treasury — including one in front of the Hamilton statue that stands tall at the corner of 15th St. and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Miranda got a shot of Lew — a big fan of "Hamilton" who has seen the musical in New York — posing by the Founding Father's portrait that adorns his Treasury building office. 

The Broadway star also attended a press conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill in support of plans to help Puerto Rico deal with an ongoing debt crisis. 

Since Lew first announced last summer changes to the $10 bill, he has tried to calm concerns that Hamilton get pushed off the currency.

“So people, you know, should never have been worried that we were going to do anything that would be to erase that memory,” Lew said recently.

Lew has pointed out that the bill has two sides, leaving room for Hamilton and another honored occupant.

Treasury has received more than 1.5 million suggestions via social media, letters and emails on how to redesign the bill, which forced the department to delay a planned announcement in December.