Listen to early demo of Moana’s How Far I’ll Go by Phillipa Soo

Lin-Manuel Miranda has shared an early demo of Moana song How Far I’ll Go.

Miranda shared the clip online after Disney’s Moana aired on US TV this week.

Posted the audio to SoundCloud, where you can listen below, the early version features the vocals of original Hamilton cast member Phillipa Soo.

Miranda wrote: “Recorded in a dressing room in the basement of The Public Theatre, 2015. This is my first or second draft. I don’t know why it’s so dingdang high, but Pippa can do anything.”

Listen below…


How Far I’ll Go features in Disney’s 2016 animation Moana.

Written by Miranda, it won a Grammy Award and was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe.

You can pick up Moana on DVD/Blu-Ray here or to download here.

A synopsis of the film shares: “When a fiery ocean demon threatens her peaceful island home, teenage Princess Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) vows to fulfil her heroic destiny and save her people.

“Putting her navigation skills to the test, Moana sets out on a daring sea voyage to find the once-mighty demi-God Maui (Dwayne Johnson), the legendary creator of the Pacific Islands and the only one who can help her with her quest.

“Together, they traverse the treacherous open waters, encountering difficult conditions and dangerous creatures along the way, as Moana searches for the mythical island which holds the key to completing her mission.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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