at Beacon Theatre on July 8, 2016 in New York City.
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We were first introduced to Lin-Manuel Miranda through his spectacular brainchild, Hamilton. The Tony award winning creator has since decided to move onto other things — like, collabing with J.Lo, perfecting the Hamilton mixtape and prepping for his role in the Mary Poppins remake — and we couldn’t be happier for him.

Just recently, Vulture hit us with some serious news about Lin-Manuel that *kinda* broke our hearts. In light of all of the changes in his life, Lin-Manuel decided to change his physical appearance a bit, too, by chopping off his infamous ponytail!

We died initially, but we have to admit — Lin-Manuel looks great!

2016 Raices Gala
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In his latest interview with GQ, Lin-Manuel shares the deets on his newest, post-Hamilton projects, as well as his fans barely recognizing him without his hair!

Honestly, we probably wouldn’t have been able to spot him out either…especially on a packed train in New York!