All across America, families are ranting and raving about the popular musical “Hamilton,” but metro Detroiters have something else about the musical they can celebrate: its producer, Jeffrey Seller, is a metro-Detroit native who grew up in Oak Park. Former One Detroit contributor and Bridge Michigan reporter Chastity Pratt, who now works with the Wall Street Journal, sat down one-on-one with the ‘Hamilton’ producer during his return home to Detroit for the musical’s performance at the Fisher Theatre.

Together, the duo discussed the impact that diversity and representation play in telling Seller’s rendition of American history through “Hamilton,” as well as the $1 million donation Seller made to the Mosiac Youth Theatre, a nonprofit youth theater organization based in Detroit.


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