Biography

Lin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980) 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, the show's cast album won the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album 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 in 2016. Among other film work, Miranda contributed music and vocals for a scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016).

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.

Lin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980) 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, the show's cast album won the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album 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 in 2016. Among other film work, Miranda contributed music and vocals for a scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016).

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.

Personal Info

Known For Sound

Gender Male

Known Credits 34

Birthday 1980-01-16

Place of Birth Manhattan, New York, USA

Official Site http://www.linmanuel.com/

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

El accidente feliz as Himself
21 Chump Street as Narrator
2019 His Dark Materials(0 episodes) as Lee Scoresby
2018 Mary Poppins Returns as Jack
2018 Mary Poppins Returns: Behind the Magic
2018 Rock Rubber 45s as Himself
2018 Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tribute to a Superstar
2017 DuckTales(2 episodes) as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera (voice)
2017 Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway
2017 Speech & Debate as The Genie
2017 Residente as Himself
2017 My Brother, My Brother and Me(1 episode) as Himself/Narrator
2016 Millennials: The Musical as Himself
2016 Hamilton's America as Himself (archive footage)
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Shag Kava
2015 Crossing the Line to Broadway as himself (Music and Lyrics)
2015 Hamilton as Alexander Hamilton
2014 This American Life: Live at BAM as Narrator
2013 Looking for Maria Sanchez as Raul
2012 The Polar Bears as Jak
2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green as Reggie
2009 Modern Family(1 episode) as Guillermo
2008 Britney: For the Record as Himself
2004 House(2 episodes) as Juan 'Alvie' Alvarez
1999 The Sopranos(1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode) as Himself - Host

Sound

The Kingkiller ChronicleMusic Supervisor
2020 The Little MermaidSongs
2020 VivoSongs
2020 In the HeightsMusic
2016 MoanaSongs

Writing

Untitled Disney Animated ProjectWriter
21 Chump StreetWriter
The Kingkiller ChronicleCreative Producer
2015 HamiltonWriter
2014 This American Life: Live at BAMWriter

Production

Untitled 'Fosse/Verdon' Project(1 episode)Executive Producer
Tick, Tick… Boom!Producer
2020 The Little MermaidProducer
2016 Millennials: The MusicalProducer
2016 Hamilton's AmericaExecutive Producer

Directing

Tick, Tick… Boom!Director

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