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Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Lin-Manuel Miranda
Miranda in March 2022
Born (1980-01-16) January 16, 1980 (age 44)
Alma materWesleyan University
  • Composer, playwright, lyricist, actor, singer
Years active1999–present
SpouseVanessa Nadal (m. 2010)
AwardsEmmy Award
Grammy Awards
MacArthur Fellowship
Pulitzer Prize
Tony Awards

Lin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980)[1] is an American composer, lyricist, playwright, singer, songwriter and actor. He was born in New York to Puerto Rican parents. He is best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton.[2] He co-wrote the songs for the Disney animated movies Moana and Encanto. He directed his first movie in 2021 with Tick, Tick... Boom!. He starred in the movie based on his play in 2020.

His awards include a Pulitzer Prize, three Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and three Tony Awards.[3]

Acting Roles[change | change source]

He played the starring role of Alexander Hamilton in the Broadway musical Hamilton. He played a small role of the Piragüero in the movie In the Heights. He played Jack in Mary Poppins Returns.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lin-Manuel Miranda: Theater Actor, Songwriter, Playwright (1980–)". Biography.com (FYI / A&E Networks). Archived from the original on November 8, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  2. Haynes, Clarence. "Lin-Manuel Miranda". Biography. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  3. "Lin-Manuel Miranda | Biography, Movies, Alexander Hamilton, Moana, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-07-31.

Other websites[change | change source]

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