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Lin-Manuel Miranda

Biography

Vocalist, composer, and rapper who all created the Broadway musicals Within the Levels and Hamilton. He provides received multiple Tony Honours as well as the 2016 Grammy Prize for Greatest Musical Theater Record for Hamilton. He began his musical profession in a humor hiphop group known as Freestyle Appreciate Supreme. He provides created and released unbiased films aswell, including Clayton’s Close friends in 1996. He wedded his senior high school friend Vanessa Nadal this year 2010. They welcomed a kid Sebastian in November of 2014. The motivation for what ultimately became Hamilton was Miranda reading Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.

Quick Facts


Full Name Lin-Manuel Miranda
Date Of Birth January 16, 1980
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.75 m
Profession Stage Actor
Education Hunter College High School, Wesleyan University
Nationality American, Puerto Rican
Spouse Vanessa Nadal
Children Sebastian Miranda
Parents Luz Towns-Miranda, Luis A. Miranda, Jr., José Gazmey, Nilda Santiago
Siblings Luz Miranda-Crespo
Awards Tony Award for Best Original Score, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Obie Award for Best New American Play, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Score, Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Nonfiction, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical, Obie Award for Music, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Book Of A Musical, Obie Award for Music And Lyrics, Audie Audiobook of the Year
Nominations Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Academy Award for Best Original Song, Mastercard Best New Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song, Shorty Award for Best Actor, PGA Producer of the Year Award in Non-Fiction Television, Shorty Award for Best Celebrity, GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway and Off-Broadway, WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Musical, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Musical Score, Audie Award for Excellence in Marketing
Movies Speech & Debate, Moana, Looking for Maria Sanchez, The Polar Bears, The Odd Life of Timothy Green
TV Shows DuckTales, Do No Harm, The Oscars
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Amanda Green (Lyricist); Tom Kitt (Music) and he were awarded the 2012 Back Stage Garland Award for Adaptation for "Bring It On: The Musical," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2Amanda Green (Lyricist); Tom Kitt (Music) and he were awarded the 2012 Back Stage Garland Award for Musical Score for "Bring It On: The Musical," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
3Miranda won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for writing the book, music, and lyrics for Hamilton: An American Musical. The citation read, "A landmark American musical about the gifted and self-destructive founding father whose story becomes both contemporary and irresistible." Since the drama Pulitzer was first awarded in 1918, it has only been given to a musical nine times; the musicals before Hamilton to win a Pulitzer were: George and Ira Gershwin's Of Thee I Sing (opened in 1931; awarded in 1932), Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific (opened in 1949; awarded in 1950), Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Fiorello! (opened in 1959; awarded in 1960), Frank Loesser's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (opened in 1961; awarded in 1962), Marvin Hamlisch, Ed Kleban, James Kirkwood, and Nicholas Dante's A Chorus Line (opened in 1975; awarded in 1976), Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George (opened in 1984; awarded in 1985), Jonathan Larson's Rent (workshopped in 1993; opened and awarded in 1996), and Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt's Next to Normal (opened in 2008; awarded in 2010).
4Was awarded a MacArthur "genius grant" on September 29, 2015.
5Miranda and his wife, Vanessa Nadal-Miranda, welcomed their first child, a son named Sebastian, on November 10, 2014.
6Completely rhymed his Tony acceptance speech for original score (Music or Lyrics) for "In the Heights" in 2008.
7Won the Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) for "In the Heights" in 2008.
8Was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a leading actor in a musical in 2008.
9Is a member of the New York-based hip-hop comedy troupe Freestyle Love Supreme with Chris Sullivan, Bill Sherman, and Chris Jackson.
10Was nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "In the Heights" collaborating with Quiara Alegría Hudes.
11Graduated from Hunter College High School in New York, New York.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Polar Bears2012ShortJak
The Odd Life of Timothy Green2012Reggie
Submissions Only2012TV SeriesAuditioner #1
Modern Family2011TV SeriesGuillermo
House M.D.2009-2010TV SeriesJuan 'Alvie' Alvarez
The Electric Company2010TV SeriesMario
Sesame Street2009TV SeriesFreddy Flapman
The Sopranos2007TV SeriesBellman
Clayton's Friends1996Pete
Mary Poppins Returns2018pre-productionJack
Speech & Debate2017post-productionThe Genie
In the HeightsannouncedUsnavi
Difficult People2016TV SeriesLin-Manuel Miranda
Studio Heads2014ShortLin Manuel Miranda
This American Life: One Night Only at BAM2014VideoNarrator
How I Met Your Mother2013TV SeriesGus
Do No Harm2013TV SeriesDr. Ruben Marcado
200 Cartas2013Raul
Freestyle Love Supreme2012TV MovieLin-Manuel

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In the Heightslyrics: "In the Heights", "Breathe", "Benny's Dispatch", "It Won't Be Long Now", "Inutil", "No Me Diga", "96,000", "Paciencia Y Fe Patience & Faith", "When You're Home", "Piragua", "The Club", "Blackout", "Sunrise", "Hundreds of Stories", "Enough", "Carnaval Del Barrio", "Atencion", "Alabanza", "Everything I Know", "Piragua Reprise", "Champagne", "When The Sun Goes Down", "Finale" / music: "In the Heights", "Breathe", "Benny's Dispatch", "It Won't Be Long Now", "Inutil", "No Me Diga", "96,000",
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2016
Moana2016/Ilyrics: "Where You Are", "How Far I'll Go", "We Know The Way", "How Far I'll Go Reprise", "You're Welcome", "Shiny", "I Am Moana Song Of The Ancestors", "Know Who You Are", "We Know The Way Finale" / music: "Where You Are", "How Far I'll Go", "How Far I'll Go Reprise", "You're Welcome", "Shiny", "I Am Moana Song Of The Ancestors", "Know Who You Are" / performer: "We Know The Way", "We Know The Way Finale", "You're Welcome Jordan Fisher/Lin-Manuel Miranda Version" / writer: "How Far I'll Go Aless
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens2015writer: "Jabba Flow", "Dobra Doompa"
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Bigger!", "It's All Happening", "New York State of Mind" / music: "It's All Happening"
Good Morning, Texas2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 65th Annual Tony Awards2011TV Special writer: "Closing Number"
KTLA Morning NewsTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2010 music - 1 episode, 2010
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV Special lyrics: "The Rumble Tonight"
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV Special lyrics: "96.000" / music: "96.000" / performer: "96.000"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In the Heightsannounced
The Little Mermaidannounced
Moana2016/Ioriginal songs by
The Electric Company2006TV Series 2009

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moana2016/Ioriginal songs by
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens2015composer: additional music
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Movie documentary composer: closing number / composer: opening number
Freestyle Love Supreme2012TV Movie composer: additional music / lyrics

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In the Heightsproducer announced
The Kingkiller Chronicleproducer announced
The Little Mermaidproducer announced
Hamilton's America2016TV Movie documentary executive producer
Clayton's Friends1996producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This American Life: One Night Only at BAM2014Video
Clayton's Friends1996

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Clayton's Friends1996

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Clayton's Friends1996

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway: The Next Generation2018Documentary filmingHimself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2016TV SeriesHimself
Drunk History2016TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The View2016TV SeriesHimself
Conan2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Dustin Henderson / Various
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest / ...
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Broadway.com 2016 Tony Awards Special2016TV MovieHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams2016TV MovieHimself
60 Minutes2015-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Composer (segment "Hamilton") / Himself - Playwright (segment "Hamilton")
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2016 Tony Awards2016TV MovieHimself
The 70th Annual Tony Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Jeopardy!2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Video Clue Presenter
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Beat2016TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2016TV SeriesHimself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Amy Schumer2016TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHimself - Co-Author, Hamilton: The Revolution
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards2016TV MovieHimself - Performer and Winner
38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
PBS NewsHour2015TV SeriesHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Playwright
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Freestyle Love Supreme: Pivot2014TV MovieHimself
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
The Broadway.com Show2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Spotlight on Broadway2013TV SeriesHimself
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Smash2013TV SeriesHimself
The 56th Annual Obie Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
West Side Story: A Place for Us - West Side Story's Legacy2011Documentary shortHimself
Show People with Paul Wontorek2010TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2010TV SeriesHimself
So You Think You Can Dance2010TV SeriesHimself
The Electric Company2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Side by Side by Susan Blackwell2010TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Habla2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: West Side Story
Great Performances2009TV SeriesHimself
Britney: For the Record2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Actor / Co-Creator, 'In the Heights'
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Performer, Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Musical & Winner: Best Score

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hamilton's America2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Composer (segment "Hamilton")
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Original Music and LyricsThe 67th Annual Tony Awards (2013)· Tom Kitt (music)
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Musical Theater Album· Bill Sherman (producer)
· Alex Lacamoire (producer)
· Andrés Levin (executive producer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Wilde Artist of the YearGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2016HMMA AwardHollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA)Best Original Score - Animated FilmMoana (2016)· Opetaia Foa'i
· Mark Mancina
2016HMMA AwardHollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA)Best Original Song - Animated FilmMoana (2016)· Mark Mancina (music by)
· Opetaia Foa'i (music and lyrics by)
2014Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Original SongSesame Street (1969)· Luis Santeiro (lyricist)


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#Quote
1[Miranda's February 15, 2016, acceptance speech (in the form of a freestyle rap) after winning a a Grammy for Best Musical Theater album for "Hamilton: An American Musical]We write music, we write songs to tell the story. Whether you're King, Kendrick, or Jeanine Tesori. I'm sorry if I start screaming these thanks hysterically: John Buzzetti, Tim Latham, Tom Coyne and Derek Lee. Tommy Kail set the stage to kick our boots through. Bill Sherman, Quest, and Tariq, the whole Roots crew. Sean at Warner Chapel, Riggs and Craig at Atlantic. Lacamoire my right-hand man. This frantic Hispanic is non-stop. The best idea goes in the pot. The cast unstoppable; the band is unbeatable; inimitable, inevitable, always inspiring me to pull through. Vanessa, Angie, Illie, Ellie, we adore you. Sebastian, daddy's bringing home a Grammy for you!
2[Miranda's June 12, 2016, acceptance speech (in the form of a sonnet) after winning a Best Score Tony Award for "Hamilton: An American Musical." The speech was a tribute to the almost fifty people who had been murdered earlier that day in an attack on a gay club in Orlando, Florida.]My wife's the reason anything gets done. She nudges me towards promise by degrees. She is a perfect symphony of one. Our son is her most beautiful reprise. We chase the melodies that seem to find us / Until they're finished songs and start to play When senseless acts of tragedy remind us / That nothing here is promised, not one day. This show is proof that history remembers / We lived through times when hate and fear seemed stronger; We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer. And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside. I sing Vanessa's symphony, Eliza tells her story. Now fill the world with music, love and pride.
3[Miranda's June 15, 2008, acceptance speech (in the form of a freestyle rap) after winning a Best Score Tony Award for "In the Heights." The speech contained a reference to an earlier piece of musical theater, Stephen Sondheim's 1984 show Sunday in the Park with George--specifically, its song "Finishing the Hat," in which an artist relates the difficulties of creating art and balancing his personal life to the act of painting a hat.]I used to dream about this moment, now I'm in it. Tell the conductor to hold the baton a minute. I'll start with Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman; Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, and Jill Furman. Quiara, for keeping the pages turning. Tommy Kail for keeping the engine burning. For being so discerning through every all-nighter. Dr. Herbert for telling me, "You're a writer." I have to thank Andy Blank for every spank. Matter of fact, thank John Buzzetti for every drink. Thank the cast and crew for having each other's backs, son. I don't know about God but I believe in Chris Jackson. I don't know what else I got, I'm off the dome. I know I wrote a little show about home. Mr. Sondheim, look, I made a hat! Where there never was a hat! It's a Latin hat at that! Mom, Dad, and Cita, I wrote a play! Y'all came to every play. Thanks for being here today. Vanessa, who still leaves me breathless; thanks for loving me when I was broke and making breakfast And with that, I want to thank all my Latino people: this is for Abuelo Wisin and Puerto Rico! Thank you!
4[re favorite episode of The Twilight Zone (1959)] Pretty much anything William Shatner is in is great. He's great at playing that "I'm the only one sane in the world" character. What "Twilight Zone" did was show we all have a great capacity for good and evil. In the best works of fiction, there's no mustache-twirling villain. I try to write shows where even the bad guy's got his reasons.
5Ed Koch once said that New York City is where immigrants come to audition for America. That's what happened to my parents; that's what happened to me.

#Trademark
1Incorporates rapping in his speeches
2Witty personality

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