Lin-Manuel MirandaLin-Manuel Miranda (; born January 16, 1980) is an American songwriter, actor, singer, filmmaker, rapper, and playwright. He is known for creating the Broadway musicals ''Hamilton'' (2015) and ''In the Heights'' (2005), and the soundtracks for the animated films ''Moana'' (2016), ''Encanto'' (2021), and ''Vivo'' (2021). His awards include three Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, two Laurence Olivier Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, an Annie Award, a MacArthur Fellowship Award, a Kennedy Center Honor, and a Pulitzer Prize.
Miranda made his Broadway debut in 2008 in the musical ''In the Heights'', in which he starred and wrote the music and lyrics. The production was a critical and commercial success, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical and Tony Award for Best Original Score, and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The stage musical was adapted into a film released in June 2021. Miranda gained still wider recognition for writing the script, music, and lyrics for ''Hamilton'', which has been acclaimed as a popular culture phenomenon since its 2015 Broadway premiere. It earned the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for a record 16 Tony Awards and won 11, including Miranda's first win for the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. The ''Hamilton'' cast recording spent 10 weeks atop ''Billboard''s Top Rap Albums chart and became the eleventh-biggest album of the 2010s. ''The Hamilton Mixtape'', a cover album by Miranda, further reached number one on the ''Billboard'' 200.
A frequent collaborator of the Walt Disney Company, Miranda has written original songs for the studio, which has gained him two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Song ("How Far I'll Go" and "Dos Oruguitas") for ''Moana'' (2016), and ''Encanto'' (2021) respectively. The song "We Don't Talk About Bruno" broke various records, marked Miranda's first number-one song on the US ''Billboard'' Hot 100 and the UK Singles charts, and cemented his mainstream fame. He starred as Jack in the musical fantasy ''Mary Poppins Returns'' (2018), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. For his performance in the Disney+ live stage recording of ''Hamilton'' released in 2020, he received Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Miranda debuted as a film director with ''Tick, Tick...Boom!'' (2021).
His television work includes recurring roles on ''The Electric Company'' (2009–2010) and ''His Dark Materials'' (2019). Miranda hosted ''Saturday Night Live'' in 2016 and had a guest role on ''Curb Your Enthusiasm'' in 2018, for which he was nominated twice for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. He has been politically active on behalf of Puerto Rico. Miranda met with politicians in 2016 to speak out in favor of debt relief for Puerto Rico and raised funds for rescue efforts and disaster relief after Hurricane Maria in 2017. Provided by Wikipedia