Lin-Manuel Miranda Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
January 16, 1980 (39)
Bio:
Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. His current musical, Hamilton - with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Miranda, in addition to him originating the title role - opened on Broadway in 2015. Hamilton was ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: January 16, 1980 (39)

Bio:
Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. His current musical, Hamilton - with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Miranda, in addition to him originating the title role - opened on Broadway in 2015. Hamilton was ... (read more)

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. His current musical, Hamilton - with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Miranda, in addition to him originating the title role - opened on Broadway in 2015. Hamilton was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and earned a record-breaking 16 Tony Nominations, winning 11 Tony Awards including two personally for Mr. Miranda for Book and Score of a Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton won the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. Both Mr. Miranda and Hamilton won the 2016 Drama League Awards for Distinguished Performance and Outstanding Production of a Musical, respectively.

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 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. In 2016, Miranda won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for the Original London production of In The Heights. Off-Broadway, In the Heights received a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, the Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critic's Circle Award for Best Musical and Mr. Miranda received an Obie Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics.

Mr. Miranda is the co-composer (with Tom Kitt), and co-lyricist (with Amanda Green) of Broadway's Bring it On: The Musical (2013 Tony Nom., Best Musical, 2013 Drama Desk Nom., Best Lyrics). He contributed new songs to the revival of Stephen Schwartz' Working and Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway Revival of West Side Story. In 2014, Mr. Miranda received an Emmy Award with Tom Kitt for their song, "Bigger" from the 67th Annual Tony Awards. Mr. Miranda contributed music, lyrics and vocals to several songs in Disney's feature film Moana, earning him an Oscar nomination and Grammy Award for the original song, "How Far I'll Go."

Mr. Miranda has lent his voice to the audiobook recordings of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saen. TV/Film credits: The Electric Company, Sesame Street, The Sopranos, House, Modern Family, Polar Bears, Do No Harm, Smash, How I Met Your Mother, Inside Amy Schumer, Difficult People, Hamilton's America, Saturday Night Live (2017 Emmy nomination Guest Actor), Drunk History, DuckTales, BoJack Horseman, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Odd Life of Timothy Green,200 Cartas, Speech and Debate and Moana. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2002.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Olivier Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Achievement In Music Gold Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2016 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2016 - Best Score Gold Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2016 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Lyrics Gold Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
 
The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Lyrics
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bring It On: The Musical
 
Obie Awards - 2007 - Music and lyrics Gold Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights
 
Richard Rodgers Award - 2007 - Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award Gold Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda
 
Theatre World Awards - 2007 - Performance Gold Star
Lin Manuel Miranda, In the Heights