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Lin-Manuel Miranda Poster

Biography

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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 16 January 1980New York City, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the first incarnation of "In the Heights" his sophomore year at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Off-Broadway, "In The Heights" received nine Drama Desk nominations, including best music, best lyrics, and it won the award for outstanding ensemble performance; received the Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for best musical; received the Obie Award for outstanding music and lyrics; received a Theater World Award for outstanding debut Performance and the Clarence Derwent Award both for Mr. Miranda's performance. He is the recipient of the 2007 ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. He has appeared on The Sopranos (1999) and Sex and the City (1998), House M.D. (2004), and The Electric Company (2006). He is also a co-founding member of Freestyle Love Supreme, a hip-hop comedy group that tours comedy festivals all over the world.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Liebman Entertainment LLC

Spouse (1)

Vanessa Nadal (5 September 2010 - present)

Trivia (6)

Graduated from Hunter College High School in New York, New York.
Was nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "In the Heights" collaborating with Quiara Alegría Hudes.
Is a member of the New York-based hip-hop comedy troupe Freestyle Love Supreme with Chris Sullivan, Bill Sherman, and Chris Jackson.
Was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a leading actor in a musical in 2008.
Won the Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) for "In the Heights" in 2008.
Completely rhymed his Tony acceptance speech for original score (Music or Lyrics) for "In the Heights" in 2008.

Personal Quotes (2)

Ed 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.
[re favorite episode of 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.

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