Lin-Manuel Miranda Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

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) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Witty personality
Incorporates rapping in his speeches

Trivia (17)

Attended and graduated from Hunter College High School in New York City.
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 (2008).
Won the Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) for "In the Heights" (2008).
Completely rhymed his Tony Award acceptance speech for original score (Music or Lyrics) for "In the Heights" (2008).
Miranda and his wife, Vanessa Nadal-Miranda, have two sons. One, named Sebastian, on November 10, 2014 and another, named Francisco, on February 2, 2018.
Was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship or "Genius Grant" on September 29, 2015.
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 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).
Amanda 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.
Amanda 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.
Is a huge fan of the television series The West Wing (1999).
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 Tony Awards. He won his first Grammy in 2009 for Best Musical Theater Album for "In the Heights." His first Tony Award was also for "In the Heights"--he won Best Original Score in 2008. His first Oscar nomination was in 2017 for Best Original Song ("How Far I'll Go") from the movie Moana, though he did not win that Oscar. Miranda is also one of the very few EGOT candidates who has also won a Pulitzer Prize. Of all the people in history who have ever attained full EGOT status, only Marvin Hamlisch and Richard Rodgers also won a Pulitzer. The list of people who (like Miranda) have won a Pulitzer and are otherwise only missing one of the EGOT awards is almost as short; it is: Oscar Hammerstein II (missing an Emmy); Frank Loesser (missing an Emmy); and Stephen Sondheim (missing an Emmy). Of all of these men, only Sondheim and Miranda were still alive as of February 2017.
Winner of two Tony Awards in 2016. He won for Book of a Musical and Score (Music and/or Lyrics) for his work on "Hamilton". He received another nomination that year - for Actor (Musical), also for his work on "Hamilton".
His musical "In the Heights" at the Porchlight Music Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2017 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Midsize Music Production.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 30, 2018.
Nominated for the 2019 Golden Globe Award in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy category for his role as Jack in Mary Poppins Returns (2018), but lost to Christian Bale for Vice (2018).

Personal Quotes (11)

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.
[his 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.
[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!
[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.
[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!
The way I hold a ten-dollar bill is different now, because, like, that's my dude.
[at a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood] Women are 50% of the world's population. Men can't sit idle if half the people around them don't have access to the care they need to lead healthy and productive lives.
[on Puerto Rico reeling from Hurricane Maria] In a weekend where everyone who had family on the island was having trouble reaching them, our President was tweeting about football. I'll never forget that. I don't think history will ever forget that.
I can be as snarky and cynical as the next person. However, we get to choose what we put out in the world. I try to put out what I would like back.
[on fatherhood] The thing that drives you craziest about your children is the thing that's most similar to you. My son's a picky-eater - he'll take a bite then think for 20 minutes, while I'm sitting there steaming. I know I was just as bad. My parents laugh and laugh.
[on the original 'Mary Poppins' film] I had the VHS cassette and loved the first two-thirds, but 'Feed the Birds' would always make me too sad and then I would turn it off.

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