BNY Mellon has signed on as the exclusive financial services corporate sponsor for “Hamilton’s America,” a new documentary film from THIRTEEN’s “Great Performances,” airing as the season premiere of the PBS Arts Fall Festival which will be hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The comprehensive documentary that’s three years in the making explores the life of Alexander Hamilton, the founder of The Bank of New York, now BNY Mellon, and the founding father of the U.S. financial system, through the lens of Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton – winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize.
BNY Mellon’s sponsorship continues its celebration of its founder, which kicked off earlier this year at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on its 232nd anniversary. Alexander Hamilton was first and foremost a visionary; he turned The Bank of New York into a bank of firsts. The company provided the first ever loan to the U.S. government, helped to finance construction of the New York City subway system and spark the U.S. industrial revolution, and became the first stock traded on the NYSE. Hamilton’s pioneering spirit is alive and well at BNY Mellon today, represented through the company’s people, insights, innovation and implementation for its clients.
Alex Horwitz’s documentary delves deeply into the creation of the show, revealing Miranda’s process of absorbing and then adapting Hamilton’s epic story into groundbreaking musical theater. Further fleshing out the story is newly shot footage of the New York production with its original cast, trips to historic locations, such as Mt. Vernon and Valley Forge with Miranda and other cast members, and a surprising range of interviews with prominent personalities, experts, politicians, and musicians. Hamilton’s America is produced by Academy Award® and Emmy®-Winning producers RadicalMedia.
To catch the documentary, tune into “Great Performances” on Friday, October 21 at 9 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).