Lin-Manuel Miranda joins inaugural celebration

Lin-Manuel Miranda joins inaugural celebration
FILE PHOTO: "Hamilton" playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda is the latest star to join a prime time television special celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“Hamilton” playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda is the latest star to join a prime time television special celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Miranda, who wrote and starred in the musical, will appear for a classical recitation for the “Celebrating America” special.

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He joins musicians John Legend, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi as performers. Actors Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria will act as hosts and former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is also expected to appear.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.