Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda



Lin-Manuel Miranda (/lɪn mænˈwɛl məˈrændə/; born January 16, 1980)[1] is an American composer, lyricist, playwright, and actor best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. He co-wrote the songs for Disney's Moana soundtrack (2016) and is set to co-star in the upcoming film Mary Poppins Returns. Miranda's awards include a Pulitzer Prize, three Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and three Tony Awards.

Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the musical In the Heights, which premiered on Broadway in 2008. For this work, he won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Original Score,[2] the show's cast album won the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album[3] and the show won the Tony Award for Best Musical. Miranda was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in the show's lead role. Miranda prepared Spanish translations used in the 2009 Broadway production of West Side Story and was co-composer and lyricist for Bring It On the Musical, which played on Broadway in 2012. His television work includes recurring roles on The Electric Company (2009–2010) and Do No Harm (2013). He hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time in 2016 and earned his first Emmy award nomination for acting. Among other film work, Miranda contributed music and vocals for a scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

Miranda also wrote the book, music and lyrics for another Broadway musical, Hamilton. The show earned the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and was nominated for a record-setting 16 Tony Awards, of which it won 11, including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book. For his performance in the lead role of Alexander Hamilton, Miranda was nominated for another Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. The Hamilton cast recording spent ten weeks atop Billboard's Top Rap Albums chart in 2015, while The Hamilton Mixtape, an album of covers of songs from the musical, developed by and featuring Miranda, reached number one on the Billboard 200 upon release in December 2016.


Hamilton: An American Musical is a sung- and rapped-through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow.
In the Heights
In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.
21 Chump Street
21 Chump Street is a fifteen-minute musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, known for creating the Broadway musicals In the Heights, Bring It On the Musical, and Hamilton .
Alexander Hamilton
"Alexander Hamilton" is the opening number for the 2015 musical Hamilton, a musical biography of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, which premiered on Broadway in 2015.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda And Ben Platt To Perform 'Found/Tonight' Mashup At March Of Our Lives
  –  March 23, 2018
Four days after Broadway superstars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt released charity single ... Miranda, a Pulitzer, Tony, Grammy and Emmy-award winning playwright, composer and singer, is also known for his humanitarian and advocacy work.
Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt Perform the Latest Hamildrop, “Found/Tonight”
  –  March 19, 2018
Your long and arduous wait is over: The latest installment in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamildrops series is here. This time, the widely successful Broadway star of Hamilton enlisted the help of actor and singer Ben Platt in a March For Our Lives-inspired ...
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new ‘Hamildrop’ release with Ben Platt raises money for march against gun violence
  –  March 19, 2018
Lin-Manuel Miranda just took his “Hamildrop” project to a new financial ... Previous releases have included collaborations with indie-rock band The Decemberists and veteran satirist singer Weird Al Yankovic.
LISTEN: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt Release New Song to Benefit March for Our Lives
  –  March 19, 2018
At midnight on Sunday, Broadway golden child Lin-Manuel Miranda and Grammy-winning singer Ben Platt released their latest #Hamildrop collaboration. A portion of proceeds from the song, called "Found/Tonight," will be donated to the March for Our Lives ...
Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ben Platt's "Hamildrops" Collab Is Here And Its Message Has Perfect Timing
  –  March 19, 2018
At midnight on Sunday, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and singer Ben Platt's Hamildrops Collab came out — and its powerful message reflects many of the sentiments associated with the March for Our Lives. The song, "Found Tonight," encourages people ...
Jimmy Buffett Tells Lin-Manuel Miranda He Wants to Play King George in ‘Hamilton’ (Video)
  –  March 16, 2018
the singer-songwriter behind the new Broadway musical “Escape to Margaritaville,” seems to have caught the theater bug — and he’s not throwing away his shot. In a joint interview with Tony-winning “Hamilton” composer-star Lin-Manuel Miranda ...
Lin-Manuel Miranda Rocked Hebrew Solos as a Member of His College’s Jewish A Cappella Group. Listen to the Full Tracks.
  –  February 27, 2018
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the celebrated singer and composer behind Hamilton, In The Heights, and most recently, Moana, has many well-known links to the Jewish community. In 2009 at age 29, long before he was a household name, Miranda became the youngest ...
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Jewish a capella roots
  –  February 25, 2018
How did Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda get his start? In a Jewish a capella group at Wesleyan University, of course. Turns out the composer, playwright, singer, actor and all-around musical genius was a member of the Mazel Tones when he was a ...
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Wrote My Way Out’ With Nas And Dave East Is A Hymn To NYC
  –  January 19, 2018
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the multi-talented playwright, rapper, singer, and producer responsible for the Broadway mega-smash Hamilton knows the power of the pen better than almost anyone. That’s the theme of the music video for “Wrote My Way Out,” the ...


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