America's First Composer! (Sorta...)
Francis Hopkinson, alongside musical contemporaries like William Billings and James Hewitt, played a vital role in shaping the early musical identity of America.
But ol' Hoppie had an ace up his sleeve.
Among his many accomplishments — as a lawyer, judge, and other self-proclaimed deeds — Hopkinson could also brag about his place in history as a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
And, maybe one day, as a Broadway sensation...