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Lin-Manuel Miranda

Writer, Composer, Lyricist, and Actor

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Tony, Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer and lyricist as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. His latest musical, Hamilton – with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Miranda, in addition to him playing the title role – opened on Broadway in 2015 following a sold-out run at New York’s Public Theater. The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Mr. Miranda’s first Broadway musical, In the Heights, received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Musical), with Miranda receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. In the Heights also took home a 2009 Grammy Award for its Original Broadway Cast Album, and was recognized as a Finalist for the 2009 and Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

Other Broadway credits: Bring It On: The Musical (co-composer/co-lyricist, Tony nomination for Best Musical), West Side Story (2009 revival, Spanish translations). With Tom Kitt, Mr. Miranda received an Emmy Award for their song, “Bigger” from “The 67th Annual Tony Awards.”

Mr. Miranda serves as a Council Member of The Dramatists Guild, board member of Young Playwrights Inc. and was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to New York City’s Theater Subdistrict Council in 2015. Lin-Manuel received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2002. He lives in New York City with his wife, son and dog.

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