Luke Stevens played hooky from school last week – but he had a good excuse for missing his history class and test at Centennial High School in Roswell, Ga.
He was having lunch with Broadway’s most famous history professor: Lin-Manuel Miranda, at a fundraiser organized by Luke’s mom, Tamara Stevens, in her backyard, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday.
He even got a note of sorts to show his teacher: a video from Miranda — the playwright, actor and singer behind the hit play “Hamilton” — explaining why Luke cut class.
“This is Lin-Manuel Miranda, I’m sorry he can’t be in U.S. history class right now, but he’s with me. We’re gonna go over the Bill of Rights, and anything you may be covering right now,” Miranda said in a video sent to the teacher and posted on social media. “We cover a lot in about two-and-a-half hours of ‘Hamilton,’ but we’re gonna go over it in specifics now. So this is not lost time, thank you for excusing him from class.”
Stevens’ teacher Meggin Rosner couldn’t argue with that. After seeing the video, she sent Luke a message.
“OMG!!!!!!! I AM FREAKING OUT DURING THE TEST AND I CAN’T SCREAM BECAUSE THEY ARE CONCENTRATING AND I AM FREAKING OUT!!!!!!” Rosner wrote.
Rosner said she planned to use “Hamilton” to teach lessons this week in class.
“Tell him I just saw the show for the first time and I love it!” Rosner said.
Luke returned to school Friday and his mom said he’s already taken the test he missed.