Lin-Manuel Miranda


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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Hamilton Alexander Hamilton
(2020)
Moana Composer
(2016)
In the Heights Piragua Guy
(2021)

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 2021 Don't Look Up (performer: "Turning Turtle" (Don't Look Up Version)) (pre-production)
 2021 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") (completed)
 2020 Hamilton (lyrics: "Alexander Hamilton", "Aaron Burr, Sir", "My Shot", "The Story of Tonight", "The Schuyler Sisters", "Farmer Refuted", "You'll Be Back", "Right Hand Man", "A Winter's Ball", "Helpless", "Satisfied", "The Story of Tonight (Reprise)", "Wait for It", "Stay Alive", "Ten Duel Commandments", "Meet Me Inside", "That Would Be Enough", "Guns and Ships", "History Has Its Eyes On You", "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)", "What Comes Next?", "Dear Theodosia", "Tomorrow There'll Be More of Us", "Non-Stop", "What'd I Miss", "Cabinet Battle #1", "Take a Break", "Say No to This", "The Room Where It Happens", "Schuyler Defeated", "Cabinet Battle #2", "Washington On Your Side", "One Last Time", "I Know Him", "The Adams Administration", "We Know", "Hurricane", "The Reynolds Pamphlet", "Burn", "Blow Us All Away", "Stay Alive (Reprise)", "It's Quiet Uptown", "The Election of 1800", "Your Obedient Servant", "Best of Wives and Best of Women", "The World Was Wide Enough", "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story", "My Shot (Rise Up Remix)", "Dear Theodosia" (Instrumental), "Exit Music") / (music: "Alexander Hamilton", "Aaron Burr, Sir", "My Shot", "The Story of Tonight", "The Schuyler Sisters", "Farmer Refuted", "You'll Be Back", "Right Hand Man", "A Winter's Ball", "Helpless", "Satisfied", "The Story of Tonight (Reprise)", "Wait for It", "Stay Alive", "Ten Duel Commandments", "Meet Me Inside", "That Would Be Enough", "Guns and Ships", "History Has Its Eyes On You", "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)", "What Comes Next?", "Dear Theodosia", "Tomorrow There'll Be More of Us", "Non-Stop", "What'd I Miss", "Cabinet Battle #1", "Take a Break", "Say No to This", "The Room Where It Happens", "Schuyler Defeated", "Cabinet Battle #2", "Washington On Your Side", "One Last Time", "I Know Him", "The Adams Administration", "We Know", "Hurricane", "The Reynolds Pamphlet", "Burn", "Blow Us All Away", "Stay Alive (Reprise)", "It's Quiet Uptown", "The Election of 1800", "Your Obedient Servant", "Best of Wives and Best of Women", "The World Was Wide Enough", "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story", "My Shot (Rise Up Remix)", "Dear Theodosia" (Instrumental), "Exit Music")
 2020 The Disney Family Singalong Volume 2 (TV Special) (lyrics: "You're Welcome") / (music: "You're Welcome")
 2020 Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration (TV Special) (performer: "Giants in the Sky")
 2020 The Disney Family Singalong (TV Special) (lyrics: "How Far I'll Go") / (music: "How Far I'll Go")
 2019 Top 10 Best Animated Films of the 2010 Decade (TV Special documentary short) (lyrics: "How Far I'll Go (Instrumental)" - uncredited) / (music: "How Far I'll Go (Instrumental)" - uncredited)
 2019 Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (writer: "Lido Hey")
 2019 America's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Auditions 6 (2019) ... (writer: "How Far I'll Go" - uncredited)
 2019 Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room (TV Special) (writer: "Say No To This")
 2019 Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mary Poppins Returns (2019) ... (performer: "(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky", "The Royal Doulton Music Hall", "A Cover Is Not A Book", "Turning Turtle", "Trip a Little Light Fantastic", "Trip a Little Light Fantastic (Reprise)", "Nowhere To Go But Up")
 2019 Fosse/Verdon (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Providence (2019) ... (performer: "Bye Bye Love", "Mr. Bojangles" - uncredited)
 2019 Everything Wrong with... (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Everything Wrong With Mary Poppins Returns (2019) ... (performer: "A Cover Is Not The Book", "Turning Turtle", "Trip a Little Light Fantastic")
 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 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Send in Stewie, Please (2018) ... (writer: "Alexander Hamilton")
 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 The Magic School Bus Rides Again (TV Series) (performer: "Theme Song")
 2017 BoJack Horseman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Old Sugarman Place (2017) ... (performer: "I Will Always Think Of You" (Sugarman home performance))
 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) (lyrics: "How Far I'll Go") / (music: "How Far I'll Go") / (performer: "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", "Zhit v bleske" (Russian version of "Shiny")) / (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: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (writer: "Jabba Flow", "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 (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 »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 25 Articles | 9 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:

As of February 27, 2017, Lin-Manuel Miranda is only an Oscar win away from attaining the coveted "EGOT" status. The acronym EGOT refers to people who have won all four of the entertainment industry's major awards: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. Miranda won his first Emmy (along with Tom Kitt) in 2014 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the song "Bigger!," written for the 67th ... See more »

Trademark:

Incorporates rapping in his speeches See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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