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Life At Hamilton: sometimes you throw away your shot, only to find your story by Mike Anthony

Genre: Nonfiction

This fascinating story follows bar tender Mike Anthony as he tries to find his place on Broadway. He always wanted to be an actor and even went to school to earn a degree in acting, but he’s never gotten that big break. However, he has had a successful career as a bartender in one of Broadway’s most illustrious theaters. He recounts the tale of meeting Lin-Manuel Miranda the first time when he was working on an entirely different production before Hamilton. He was immediately mesmerized by him and knew he was special. As they began to get rumblings that Hamilton was going to come to their theater the staff braced for what was sure to be an amazing experience. Mike often used social media to let the public know who had been to see Hamilton, any interactions with them, and special moments with the general public. Despite struggling with the fact that he was part of such an amazing production without actually contributing as a performer, he came to realize that it was a gift to be able to be part of this amazing show’s tenure on Broadway and to be a part, even in a small way, of such a major occasion in so many people’s lives. Recommended for fans of live theater and anyone looking for an uplifting book during such a hard year.


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