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Lin-Manuel Miranda


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 ... See full bio »

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Moana Music Department
(2016)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Music Department
(2015)
In the Heights Music Department
(2020)

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 2020 In the Heights (lyrics: "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", "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") (pre-production)
 2018 Single Parents (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2018) ... (writer: "How Far I'll Go" - uncredited)
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 11 episodes, 2016 - 2018) (music - 2 episodes, 2017) (performer - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Nathan Lane/Yara Shahidi/Kygo & Miguel (2018) ... (writer: "Cabinet Battle #1")
- Lin-Manuel Miranda & 'Weird Al' Yankovic/Macaulay Culkin/U.S. Men's Curling Team/Francis and the Lights (2018) ... ("The Hamilton Polka") / (writer: "The Hamilton Polka")
- Jessica Chastain/Ricky Martin/Franz Ferdinand (2018) ... (writer: "How Far I'll Go")
- Chance the Rapper/Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (2017) ... (music: "Alexander Hamilton" - uncredited)
- Ricky Gervais/Lin-Manuel Miranda/Sabrina Carpenter (2017) ... ("Polka Party!", "Shout" , "Papa Don't Preach", uncredited) / (performer: "The Sassy Life")
 2017-2018 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Blind Auditions 3 (2018) ... (writer: "How Far I'll Go")
- Knockouts 2 (2017) ... (writer: "How Far I'll Go")
 2018 The Senior Journey (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What'd I Miss? (2018) ... (writer: "What'd I Miss?")
  Thomas Sanders (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2017) (music - 1 episode, 2017)
- Lesser Known Broadway Songs: Mystery Solo (2017) ... (lyrics: "What the Heck I Gotta Do") / (music: "What the Heck I Gotta Do")
 2017 Just Dance 2018 (Video Game) (writer: "How Far I'll Go")
 2017 Summer Days: All Together Now (writer: "You're Welcome")
 2017 The Magic School Bus Rides Again (TV Series) (performer: "Theme Song")
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (2017) ... (writer: "Alexander Hamilton" - uncredited)
 2017 Speech & Debate (writer: "My Shot")
 2017 The Oscars (TV Special) (performer: "How Far I'll Go") / (writer: "How Far I'll Go")
 2016 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- New Year's Eve Special (2016) ... (writer: "It's Quiet Uptown")
- Keegan-Michael Key/Dominic Cooper/Royal Headache/Atom Willard (2016) ... (writer: "Alexander Hamilton" - uncredited)
 2016/I Moana (lyrics: "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 (Alessia Cara Version)", "You're Welcome (Jordan Fisher/Lin-Manuel Miranda Version)")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Lin-Manuel Miranda/Twenty One Pilots (2016) ... (performer: "My Shot" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Shot" - uncredited)
  Sanders Shorts (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2016) (music - 1 episode, 2016)
- Feeling 'Helpless' (2016) ... (lyrics: "Helpless") / (music: "Helpless")
 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (writer: "Dobra Doompa")
 2013 The 67th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special documentary) (lyrics: "Bigger!", "It's All Happening", "New York State of Mind") / (music: "It's All Happening")
 2012 Good Morning, Texas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 15 February 2012 (2012) ... (writer: "Might As Well Enjoy the Trip")
 2011 The 65th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Closing Number")
  KTLA Morning News (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (music - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode dated 21 July 2010 (2010) ... (lyrics: "Breathe") / (music: "Breathe")
 2009 House M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Broken (2009) ... (performer: "Brick House" - uncredited)
 2009 The 63rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "The Rumble (Tonight)")
 2008 The 62nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "96.000") / (music: "96.000") / (performer: "96.000")
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Other Works:

Stage musical: In the Heights. Music, lyrics, conceived by Lyn-Manuel Miranda. (Also starring as Usnavi from February 14, 2008-February 15, 2009 and December 25, 2010-?). At the Richard Rodgers Theatre, Broadway, New York City, NY. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 23 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lin Manuel Miranda | Lin Miranda

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 ... See more »

Trivia:

Was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a leading actor in a musical in 2008. See more »

Trademark:

Incorporates rapping in his speeches See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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