My Detroit Free Press Q&A with ‘Hamilton’ producer Jeffrey Seller

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Jeffrey Seller at Detroit Homecoming 2016. (Photo by Jenn McKee)

Tony Award-winning “Hamilton” producer and Oak Park native Jeffrey Seller returned to Michigan this week to receive the 2016 Creative Many Governor’s Arts Award “for bringing to life compelling theater the world embraces and making Michigan proud of its native son.”

The award ceremony, scheduled for Thursday evening at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, is part of the third annual Detroit Homecoming event,  for which Crain’s Detroit Business gathers nearly 200 “expats” back to Detroit for three days in order to showcase the city’s contributions to technology, music, art, entertainment, fashion and architecture.

Seller may struggle to find room on his mantel for his new Guvvy, though, because the celebrated producer has also won best musical Tony Awards for “Rent,” “Avenue Q,” and “In the Heights.” Plus, the University of Michigan grad is credited with inventing Broadway’s first rush ticket and lottery ticket policies.

Seller, who was also scheduled to speak on Thursday to Detroit’s University Prep Academy High School, talked to the Free Press Wednesday during a break in a Detroit Homecoming event. READ THE REST HERE


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