The Producer

Hamilton, the hip-hop musical phenomenon — co-produced by Jill Furman ’97BUS — made Broadway history in May when it was nominated for a record-breaking sixteen Tony Awards.

Furman has been a supporter of Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda since 2003, when she saw him perform an early work in the basement of a Midtown bookstore. She went on to co-produce Miranda’s first musical, In the Heights, which debuted on Broadway in 2008 and won the Tony for best musical that year.

Even before the nominations, Hamilton was already a producer’s dream — tickets are sold out through 2017.