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Lin-Manuel Miranda



Biography

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Pulitzer Prize, Grammy®, Emmy®, and Tony® award-winning composer, lyricist, and actor. He is the creator and original star of Broadway’s Tony®-winning Hamilton and In the Heights. His additional Broadway credits include Bring It On: The Musical (co-composer/co-lyricist, Tony® nomination for Best Musical), and West Side Story (2009, Spanish translations). A 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient, Miranda composed songs for Disney’s Moana (2017 Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song.) He has actively supported the relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in September 2017, creating the benefit single, “Almost Like Praying.” TV/Film credits include Saturday Night Live (2017 Emmy® nomination, Guest Actor), Sesame Street, The Electric Company, House, How I Met Your Mother, DuckTales, Curb Your Enthusiasm, 200 Cartas, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Moana, and Disney’s upcoming 2018 holiday release, Mary Poppins Returns. Miranda received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2002. He lives with his family in New York City.
Lin-Manuel Miranda