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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.


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Born:
Jan 16, 1980 In Manhattan, New York, US
Movie/TV Credits:
19
First Appeared:
In the movie 21 Chump Street
Latest Project:
Movie Mary Poppins Returns 2018-12-19
Known For
Poster of Residente
Poster of Millennials: The Musical
Poster of The Polar Bears
Poster of Britney: For the Record
Filmography
Movie 21 Chump Street Narrator 2019
Movie El accidente feliz Himself 2019
Movie Mary Poppins Returns Jack 2018-12-19
Movie Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tribute to a Superstar 2018-03-28
Movie Speech & Debate The Genie 2017-04-07
Movie Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway 2017-05-09
Movie Residente Himself 2017-03-11
Movie Millennials: The Musical Himself 2016-11-29
Movie Hamilton's America Himself (archive footage) 2016-10-01
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Shag Kava 2015-12-15
Movie Crossing the Line to Broadway himself (Music and Lyrics) 2015-08-01
Movie This American Life: Live at BAM Narrator 2014-06-20
Movie Looking for Maria Sanchez Raul 2013-06-14
Movie The Polar Bears Jak 2012-12-31
Movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green Reggie 2012-08-15
Series Modern Family Guillermo 2009-09-23
Movie Britney: For the Record Himself 2008-11-30
Series House Juan 'Alvie' Alvarez 2004-11-16
Series The Sopranos Unknown 1999-01-10