Another gem from the wonderful world of Miranda.
If there are two things musical lovers are forever grateful for it’s Disney and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Disney scooped up Miranda to write songs for the 2016 hit film Moana which told the story of a young princess chosen by the ocean to reunite an ancient relic with a powerful goddess. Unsurprisingly, the film’s standout song “How Far I’ll Go” won the Oscar for “Best Original Song” because everything Miranda touches turns to gold. What’s even more exciting than the award winning content Miranda creates, however, is the glimpses into the creative process he often shares with fans. After Hamilton became a smash hit, Miranda shared countless original demos and compositions of songs from the musical just to show fans the growth of his creativity. Well, moments ago Miranda took to Twitter to once again give us a peek into his process but this time it’s for the hit Disney film.
Found it. Thank you for giving permission to repost, @Phillipasoo! I love you, and I'm sorry this demo was so HIGH. You can sing ANYTHING. Recorded in the basement of @PublicTheaterNY, in our dressing room: https://t.co/zma3sJSAXq https://t.co/vgWDmepeWM
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 21, 2020
While Hamilton was still in it’s pre-Broadway run, Miranda was writing songs for Disney. He enlisted the help of his costar Phillipa Soo, the original Eliza Schuyler, to record the demo for “How Far I’ll Go” from their dressing room at the Public Theater. Finally after all these years, Miranda has decided to share the demo with us and it’s enough to make any theater geek freak out! In his tweet he apologizes for making the demo so “high” but applauds Soo because she “can sing ANYTHING.” And by the sound of this demo she really can!
Check out some Disney magic…or Miranda magic…or both(?) by listening to the original demo below!