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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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 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 Mary Poppins Returns (performer: "(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky", "(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky (Reprise I)", "The Royal Doulton Music Hall", "A Cover Is Not The Book", "Turning Turtle", "Trip a Little Light Fantastic", "Trip a Little Light Fantastic (Reprise)", "Nowhere To Go But Up", "(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky (Reprise II)")
 2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet (as L-M Miranda, "How Far I'll Go")
 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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(October 30 to December 10, 2011) He and Tom Kitt were composers for the musical, "Bring It On: The Musical," in a West Coast premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Ryann Redmond in the cast. Jeff Whitty was librettist. Amanda Green and he were lyricists. Alex Lacamoire was music supervisor. Andy ... See more »

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1 Interview | 25 Articles | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Lin Manuel Miranda | Lin Miranda

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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.... See more »

Trivia:

Miranda 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... See more »

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Incorporates rapping in his speeches See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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