Oprah Winfrey is donating millions to revitalize parts of Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria. And she’s crediting her commitment to multi Tony Award-winning “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The television icon and philanthropist will give the Hispanic Federation and Flamboyan Arts Fund $1 million dollars each to continue their work. Miranda founded Flamboyan, and recently opened a production of “Hamilton” in San Juan.
“I was so moved by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s commitment to bring ‘Hamilton’ to Puerto Rico and support the community that served him growing up that I wanted to join in the revitalization efforts of an island so rich in culture, beauty and heritage,” Winfrey said.
Nearly 3,000 Puerto Ricans died when Hurricane Maria hit the island, just weeks after Hurricane Irma in 2017.