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 Hamilton and In the Heights. He co-wrote the songs for Disney's Moana soundtrack (2016) and is set to star in their upcoming film Mary Poppins Returns. Miranda's awards include a Pulitzer Prize, two 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.


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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 composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who most notably created the Broadway musicals In the Heights, Bring It On the Musical and Hamilton.
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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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Latin Grammys: 'Despacito' wins big, Luis Fonsi and Lin-Manuel Miranda honor Puerto Rico
  –  November 17, 2017
Fonsi closed the show with a performance of Despacito, featuring special guests including Diplo, the Colombian electronica band Bomba Estéreo, and the Puerto Rican salsa singer Victor ... album and urban song. Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose latest work has ...
Lin-Manuel Miranda: Trump Will Have ‘American Deaths’ on His Watch if He Delays Puerto Rico Aid
  –  September 25, 2017
Singer-songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda argued in a tweet on Monday that President Donald Trump will have “American deaths” on his watch if he waits to send aid to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Irma and Maria. The Hamilton creator was responding ...
Lin-Manuel Miranda is having a second baby
  –  December 4, 2017
The Hamilton creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda walked the red carpet at the 2017 London Evening ... “Oh hell yeah.” The 37-year-old actor-composer and his spouse have a three-year-old son named Sebastian.
Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda has a baby on the way as show prepares for prolific London launch
  –  December 4, 2017
The composer, writer and lyricist behind Hamilton made the announcement casually on Twitter, after he attended the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, where Vanessa appeared to be clearly showing. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Vanessa Nadal attend the London Evening ...
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Wife Vanessa Nadal Expecting Second Child
  –  December 4, 2017
Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 3 ... Aside from the exciting baby news, the Tony winner, as the composer and original cast member of the musical, will reprise his role in "Hamilton" in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for three-week run in January.
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Vanessa Nadal are expecting their second child... as couple make red carpet appearance in London
  –  December 3, 2017
Lin-Manuel Miranda's wife is pregnant ... Oh hell yeah.' The 37-year-old actor-and-composer and his spouse, 35 - who have a three-year-old son named Sebastian - were both decked out at the swanky function. Miranda wore a black suit with a black tie ...
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt, Bette Midler Nominated for Grammys
  –  November 28, 2017
with composer Justin Hurwitz, for their Oscar-winning song "City of Stars" from La La Land. Part of the Best Song Written for Visual Media category, they once again go head-to-head with Lin-Manuel Miranda's song "How Far I'll Go" from Moana.
‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda takes on new role as activist for Puerto Rico
  –  November 24, 2017
Lin-Manuel Miranda has a new role: as an emerging political activist. The Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, composer and actor is calling on Congress to do more to help Puerto Rico recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria ...
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ana de Armas, & Edgar Ramirez Join Forces at Latin Grammys 2017!
  –  November 17, 2017
Lin-Manuel Miranda took home the President’s Merit Award at the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards! The 37-year-old composer and Hamilton creator suited up for the event at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday night (November 16) in Las Vegas.
Composer Michael Giacchino on 'Planet of the Apes,' Lin-Manuel Miranda & His Worst Studio Idea
  –  November 11, 2017
Michael Giacchino recently celebrated his 50th birthday with a few thousand of his closest friends: to herald the momentous occasion, the Cinematic Sinfonia Orchestra performed an evening of the composer’s most-loved scores at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Puerto Rico Lin Manuel Miranda
  –  November 7, 2017
Actor and composer of Puerto Rican descent Lin Manuel Miranda distributes food to victims of Hurricane Maria in La Placita de Güisin, in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Lin-Manuel Miranda visits Humboldt Park
  –  November 2, 2017
"Hamilton" creator and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks at Chicago’s National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture in Humboldt Park on Nov. 1, 2017. (Elvia Malagon / Chicago Tribune)


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