Kathy and John Herbert of Oxford visit with Lin-Manuel Miranda at a recent meet-and-greet in London. Miranda made a call to greet the Herberts' daughters. Kathy Herbert won tickets to "Hamilton," created by Miranda. Photo by: Courtesy photo
December 30, 2017 9:58:22 PM
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of hit show "Hamilton," gave an American fan the best Christmas present when he met her and her husband after a performance of the show in London at the Victoria Palace Theatre.
Kathy Herbert, 57, from Oxford, Mississippi, was the winner of a competition organized by VisitLondon.com, the official visitor guide to the capital. Kathy and her husband John won a trip to the British capital, as well as tickets to the show and a meet-and-greet with Hamilton's creator.
Also joining the meet-and-greet were Luz Towns-Miranda and Luis A. Miranda Jr., Lin-Manuel's parents.
Kathy Herbert said, "Winning this trip has been like a dream come true, and there's no doubt the highlight was to see the London production of 'Hamilton' and meet Lin-Manuel Miranda! He is such a nice and friendly man, and he even gave our three daughters a call to say hi. We had a really great time chatting to him, and the show was fabulous."
Herbert added, "We've had the chance to visit London before as one of our daughters goes to university in the UK, but seeing it at this time of year, with the Christmas lights and the festive spirit, has been absolutely wonderful. We can't wait to come back."