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‘Hamilton’ star Lin-Manuel Miranda to receive Monte Cristo Award

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s trophy case is getting more crowded.

The Tony- and Pulitzer-winner will receive the 18th annual Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

Miranda, 37, began work in 2005 on his first Tony-winning musical “In the Heights” at the center in Waterford, Conn.

“The O’Neill is a place I will always hold near to my heart,” Miranda said in a statement. “It’s a great honor to receive this award and to continue to work with the O’Neill to raise money for scholarships so that more and more artists can benefit from the teachers and mentors and the space they create.”

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Last spring, the Miranda Family announced its commitment to back scholarships for artists of color to attend the O’Neill’s National Theater Institute, the center’s for-credit training program.

The Cristo award is given to an artist whose work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. Past recipients include Judith Light, Meryl Streep, Nathan Lane, Christopher Plummer and James Earl Jones.

The award announcement on Thursday coincided with the birthday of Alexander Hamilton.

Miranda will be honored in a gala dinner on April 30 at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan.

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