Lin-Manuel Miranda

Known For
Sound

Gender
Female

Birthday
1980-01-16

Place of Birth
Manhattan, New York, USA

Lin-Manuel Miranda

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.

Looking for Maria Sanchez

2013

Looking for Maria Sanchez

5.3

Crossing the Line to Broadway

2015

Crossing the Line to Broadway

7.0

Mary Poppins Returns

2018

Mary Poppins Returns

6.7

This American Life: Live at BAM

2014

This American Life: Live at BAM

7.8

El accidente feliz

El accidente feliz

0.0

Millennials: The Musical

2016

Millennials: The Musical

7.5

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

2012

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

6.7

Hamilton's America

2016

Hamilton's America

6.4

Residente

2017

Residente

7.8

Speech & Debate

2017

Speech & Debate

5.9

Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway

2017

Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway

5.3

The Polar Bears

2012

The Polar Bears

5.0

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

7.4

Britney: For the Record

2009

Britney: For the Record

6.8

21 Chump Street

21 Chump Street

9.0

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tribute to a Superstar

2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tribute to a Superstar

0.0

Rock Rubber 45s

2018

Rock Rubber 45s

0.0

Hamilton

2015

Hamilton

10.0

Mary Poppins Returns: Behind the Magic

2018

Mary Poppins Returns: Behind the Magic

5.5

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic II

2018

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic II

0.0

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration

2018

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration

0.0

Hamilton

Hamilton

0.0