Taylor Mac on gay history, 'Hamilton' and his epic 24-hour extravaganza at the Ace

The gargantuan “24-Decade History” was created in close collaboration with Matt Ray, the music director and arranger, who shared with Mac the $100,000 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History last year. Niegel Smith, another key collaborator, co-directs with Mac, who occupies the center of the performance swirl, which includes a troupe of “dandy minions” (“candy stripers for the audience,” charged with performing “random acts of fabulousness”).