Newspaper article International New York Times

$6.5 Million

Newspaper article International New York Times

$6.5 Million

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The creative team is likely to make millions of dollars over the life of the show.

Mr. Miranda rewards loyalty. The director, choreographer and orchestrator for "Hamilton," as well as the show's costume, lighting and sound designers, all worked on "In the Heights." All of them -- and the show's set designer -- are entitled to royalties, and all are likely to make millions of dollars over the life of the show.

Thomas Kail, the director, has known Mr. Miranda since they were introduced after both graduated (a few years apart) from Wesleyan University. Mr. Kail helped develop "In the Heights" and "Hamilton." He is entitled to 2.5 percent of the adjusted gross revenue from "Hamilton," or about $2.3 million a year just from the New York production. He also receives 1. …

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