Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

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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.

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Hamilton
 
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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April Fool’s Day Has Lin-Manuel Miranda Adapting Tommy Wiseau’s ‘The Room’ For Broadway
  –  April 2, 2018
Maybe a stage adaptation of Tommy Wiseau's magnum opus, The Room, starring Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda is not such a bad idea. Except, it was not real. The article was Theater Mania's viral April Fool's Day prank. The singer-songwriter played along by ...
Watch ‘Hamilton’ Star Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Emotional Duet With Broadway Singer Ben Platt At The March For Our Lives
  –  March 29, 2018
On March 24, thousands of people across the country took to the streets as part of March for Our Lives, organized in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14. Participants advocated for a ...
Andra Day, Common, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Lin Manuel-Miranda give powerful performances at March for Our Lives
  –  March 24, 2018
Singer Andra Day kicked off a string of powerful performances ... Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson were some of the celebs who took part in the event. "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and "Dear Evan Hansen" star Ben Platt performed their new mashup ...
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.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt Release Mashup For The ‘March For Our Lives’
  –  March 19, 2018
PARKLAND (CBSMiami) –Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda released a new song in support of the Marjory ... and is a collaboration between Miranda and Grammy and Tony-winning Singer and Actor Ben Platt. The artists said a portion of the proceeds from the ...
‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases Song to Benefit Gun Control Campaign
  –  March 19, 2018
Singer Lin-Manuel Miranda and actor Ben Platt have teamed on a new song with a portion of the proceeds from the mashup going toward the student march for gun control scheduled for March 24. ENews reports that the song, which is “a mixed up two ...
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 Talks About His First Days With Newborn Son Francisco
  –  February 8, 2018
With the excitement of a new baby, there isn't much that could've gotten the "Almost Like Praying" singer away from his new little ... photo of the baby being held by Nadal. Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Wife Vanessa Welcome Baby No. 2 Int.
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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