Take 5 with Zan Rowe on ABC TV – Lin-Manuel Miranda is a master storyteller. As the creator and star of the smash hit Hamilton, he brought musical theatre to a whole new audience.
Lin-Manuel brings energy to this Take 5 that only a theatre kid could muster. In this episode you will see him belting out lyrics and teaching Zan to salsa. But it quickly becomes apparent that he has come to this conversation at a crossroads in life.
He reveals the story of his relationship with the late Stephen Sondheim, one of the most important figures of 20th century musical theatre.
Lin-Manuel opens up about a chance meeting with Sondheim in his younger days telling him he was writing a musical about Alexander Hamilton.
From that day on, Lin would often go to Sondheim for advice. When he passed away towards the end of 2021 the world lost an artist, but Lin-Manuel lost a mentor and friend. As he plays Zan the Sondheim song ‘Move On’ he chokes back tears as he sings along.
In the last few years, Lin-Manuel has been writing chart topping hits that have redefined Disney for a new generation. His revolutionary approach has awarded him Tonys, Grammys, Emmys, and a Pulitzer.
This episode is a masterclass in music, the power of having someone believe in you, and in working hard to share your talent, whatever that may be, with the world.
Production credit: Take 5 is an ABC Production. Created, Hosted and Written by Zan Rowe. Executive Producer, Nikita Agzarian. Series Producer, Josh Schmidt. Director/DOP, Aaron Smith ACS. Producers Zan Rowe, Phoebe Bennett and Tania Doumit.
ABOUT TAKE 5
Take 5 is Zan Rowe’s popular award-winning Double J radio segment and podcast turned critically acclaimed television series. Across six episodes, renowned figures in music and screen join Zan to delve into some of the most personal moments of their lives. They share five songs that have soundtracked their journey through life and invite us to think about our own.
For more Take 5 with Zan Rowe, stream S1 now on ABC iview and listen weekly to Double J on DAB+, the triple j app, or the ABC listen app.
Ep 1, Noel Gallagher: Tues 10 October, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Ep 2, Natalie Imbruglia: Tues 17 October, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Ep 3, Jimmy Barnes: Tues 24 October, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Ep 4, Mark Coles Smith: Tuesday 31 October, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Ep 5, G Flip: Tues 7 November, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Ep 6, Lin-Manuel Miranda: Tues 14 November, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Take 5 with Zan Rowe on ABC TV and ABC iview – Tuesday 14 November, 2023 at 8pm
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Take 5 with Zan Rowe on ABC TV
Take 5 is an ABC Production. Created, Hosted and Written by Zan Rowe. Executive Producer, Nikita Agzarian. Series Producer, Josh Schmidt. Director/DOP, Aaron Smith ACS. Producers Zan Rowe, Phoebe Bennett and Tania Doumit.