Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980) is an American composer, lyricist, playwright, and actor best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals Hamilton and In the Heights. He co-wrote the songs for Disney's Moana soundtrack (2016) and starred in their recent film, Mary Poppins Returns. Miranda's awards include a Pulitzer Prize, two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and three Tony Awards. Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the musical In the Heights, which premiered on Broadway in 2008. For this work, he won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Original Score, the show's cast album won the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the show won the Tony Award for Best Musical. Miranda was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in the show's lead role. Miranda prepared Spanish translations used in the 2009 Broadway production of West Side Story and was co-composer and lyricist for Bring It On the Musical, which played on Broadway in 2012. His television work includes recurring roles on The Electric Company (2009–2010) and Do No Harm (2013). He hosted Saturday Night Live in 2016. Among other film work, Miranda contributed music and vocals for a scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016). Miranda also wrote the book, music and lyrics for another Broadway musical, Hamilton. The show earned the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and was ...

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200 Cartas (2013)

Raul, a Puerto Rican born in New York, meets Maria, a young Puerto Rican woman visiting NY, one night. Struck by love at first sight, he travels to Puerto Rico in search of this beautiful girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Irizarry
CAST:  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Jaime Camil  •  Dayanara Torres  •  Monica Steuer

Raul, a Puerto Rican born in New York, meets Maria, a young Puerto Rican woman visiting NY, one night. Struck by love at first sight, he travels to Puerto Rico in search of this beautiful girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Irizarry
CAST:  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Jaime Camil  •  Dayanara Torres  •  Monica Steuer

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once again as the journey of Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle begins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  John Boyega  •  Adam Driver  •  Oscar Isaac

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once again as the journey of Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle begins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  John Boyega  •  Adam Driver  •  Oscar Isaac

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hedges
CAST:  Jennifer Garner  •  Joel Edgerton  •  Ron Livingston  •  Rosemarie DeWitt

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hedges
CAST:  Jennifer Garner  •  Joel Edgerton  •  Ron Livingston  •  Rosemarie DeWitt

Britney: For the Record (2008)

An introspective documentary which chronicles pop music queen Britney Spears' return to the spotlight after her much-publicized professional and personal struggles. Honest, raw and revealing, the one-hour special shares some of Spears' most intimate moments in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Griffin
CAST:  Britney Spears  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Madonna  •  Russell Brand

An introspective documentary which chronicles pop music queen Britney Spears' return to the spotlight after her much-publicized professional and personal struggles. Honest, raw and revealing, the one-hour special shares some of Spears' most intimate moments in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Griffin
CAST:  Britney Spears  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Madonna  •  Russell Brand

Moana (2016)

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Auli'i Cravalho  •  Dwayne Johnson  •  Rachel House  •  Temuera Morrison

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Auli'i Cravalho  •  Dwayne Johnson  •  Rachel House  •  Temuera Morrison

Hamilton's America (2016)

This documentary delves deeper into the creation of the Hamilton musical, revealing Lin-Manuel Miranda's process of absorbing and then adapting Hamilton's epic story into ground-breaking musical theater.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Horwitz
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This documentary delves deeper into the creation of the Hamilton musical, revealing Lin-Manuel Miranda's process of absorbing and then adapting Hamilton's epic story into ground-breaking musical theater.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Horwitz
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This American Life: Live at BAM (2014)

It’s This American Life’s wildest, most ambitious live show ever! Nearly 50 actors, singers, dancers, musicians and comedians joined Ira Glass onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House on June 7th, 2014 to try some things they'd never tried before. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Lind
CAST:  Ira Glass  •  Mike Birbiglia  •  Sasheer Zamata  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda

It’s This American Life’s wildest, most ambitious live show ever! Nearly 50 actors, singers, dancers, musicians and comedians joined Ira Glass onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House on June 7th, 2014 to try some things they'd never tried before. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Lind
CAST:  Ira Glass  •  Mike Birbiglia  •  Sasheer Zamata  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Polar Bears (2012)

One family of polar bears takes a journey across the arctic tundra that they call home. You'll see the Coca-Cola Polar Bears as you've never seen them before...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Stevenson  •  David Scott
CAST:  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Armie Hammer  •  Jonathan Adams  •  Megyn Price

One family of polar bears takes a journey across the arctic tundra that they call home. You'll see the Coca-Cola Polar Bears as you've never seen them before...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Stevenson  •  David Scott
CAST:  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Armie Hammer  •  Jonathan Adams  •  Megyn Price

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tribute to a Superstar (2018)

To celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70th birthday, NBC presents Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute to a Superstar March 28 at 10 PM ET. The evening includes conversation and reflection with Lloyd Webber along with Sunset Boulevard Tony winner Glenn Close; John Legend, who ...  (more)

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CAST:  Andrew Lloyd Webber  •  John Legend  •  Glenn Close  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda

To celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70th birthday, NBC presents Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute to a Superstar March 28 at 10 PM ET. The evening includes conversation and reflection with Lloyd Webber along with Sunset Boulevard Tony winner Glenn Close; John Legend, who ...  (more)

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CAST:  Andrew Lloyd Webber  •  John Legend  •  Glenn Close  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway (2017)

It’s the hit musical that changed Broadway forever and brought the genius of Lin Manuel Miranda to the attention of legions of fans across the world. A story of how a group of mavericks made an unlikely marriage of hip-hop and history to create the biggest show in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elio Espana
CAST:  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Daveed Diggs  •  Leslie Odom Jr.  •  Christopher Jackson

It’s the hit musical that changed Broadway forever and brought the genius of Lin Manuel Miranda to the attention of legions of fans across the world. A story of how a group of mavericks made an unlikely marriage of hip-hop and history to create the biggest show in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elio Espana
CAST:  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Daveed Diggs  •  Leslie Odom Jr.  •  Christopher Jackson

Speech & Debate (2017)

Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Harris
CAST:  Liam James  •  Sarah Steele  •  Austin P. McKenzie  •  Janeane Garofalo

Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Harris
CAST:  Liam James  •  Sarah Steele  •  Austin P. McKenzie  •  Janeane Garofalo

Residente (2017)

After taking a DNA test, Latin America's most decorated artist – René Pérez (AKA Residente) – embarks on a global adventure to trace the footsteps of his ancestors and record his latest album.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Residente
CAST:  Residente  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda

After taking a DNA test, Latin America's most decorated artist – René Pérez (AKA Residente) – embarks on a global adventure to trace the footsteps of his ancestors and record his latest album.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Residente
CAST:  Residente  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda

Millennials: The Musical (2016)

The Rock & Lin-Manuel Miranda present "Millennials: The Musical," a loving satire of musical theater and millennial culture. It tells the surprisingly uplifting story of a privileged Brooklynite, Crystal, whose world comes crumbling down when she loses her phone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Brown
CAST:  Meg DeAngelis  •  Jon Hall  •  Motoki Maxted  •  Titus Makin Jr.

The Rock & Lin-Manuel Miranda present "Millennials: The Musical," a loving satire of musical theater and millennial culture. It tells the surprisingly uplifting story of a privileged Brooklynite, Crystal, whose world comes crumbling down when she loses her phone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Brown
CAST:  Meg DeAngelis  •  Jon Hall  •  Motoki Maxted  •  Titus Makin Jr.

Crossing the Line to Broadway (2015)

A Fan Made Feature from the Director of 'Bring It On: A Tribute to Broadway' (Christopher D. Robinson) The epic journey of 'Bring It On' The Musical making it's Broadway debut in celebration of it's upcoming Broadway Anniversary month (August 1, 2015)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher D. Robinson
CAST:  Jeff Whitty  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Tom Kitt  •  Amanda Green

A Fan Made Feature from the Director of 'Bring It On: A Tribute to Broadway' (Christopher D. Robinson) The epic journey of 'Bring It On' The Musical making it's Broadway debut in celebration of it's upcoming Broadway Anniversary month (August 1, 2015)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher D. Robinson
CAST:  Jeff Whitty  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Tom Kitt  •  Amanda Green

Rock Rubber 45s (2018)

A cinematic odyssey exploring the connectivity of global basketball, sneaker, and music lifestyle through the firsthand lens of authentic NYC culture orchestrator Bobbito García. The film explores García’s youth dealing with mistreatment, educational quandaries, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobbito Garcia
CAST:  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Questlove  •  Chuck D  •  Bobbito Garcia

A cinematic odyssey exploring the connectivity of global basketball, sneaker, and music lifestyle through the firsthand lens of authentic NYC culture orchestrator Bobbito García. The film explores García’s youth dealing with mistreatment, educational quandaries, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobbito Garcia
CAST:  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Questlove  •  Chuck D  •  Bobbito Garcia

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Mary Poppins returns to the Banks family and helps them evade grave dangers by taking them on magical, musical adventures.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Ben Whishaw  •  Emily Mortimer

Mary Poppins returns to the Banks family and helps them evade grave dangers by taking them on magical, musical adventures.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Ben Whishaw  •  Emily Mortimer

Mary Poppins Returns: Behind the Magic (2018)

Viewers are given an inside look at the making of "Mary Poppins Returns," with interviews with stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.  (more)

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CAST:  Chris Connelly  •  Emily Blunt  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Dick Van Dyke

Viewers are given an inside look at the making of "Mary Poppins Returns," with interviews with stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.  (more)

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CAST:  Chris Connelly  •  Emily Blunt  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Dick Van Dyke

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (2018)

Join singer, songwriter and Dancing with the Stars: Juniors host Jordan Fisher and Modern Family's Sarah Hyland as they host the magical two-hour event from the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Joined by Disneyland host Jesse Palmer, Disney Parks and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe DeMaio
CAST:  Jordan Fisher  •  Sarah Hyland  •  Jesse Palmer  •  Becky G

Join singer, songwriter and Dancing with the Stars: Juniors host Jordan Fisher and Modern Family's Sarah Hyland as they host the magical two-hour event from the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Joined by Disneyland host Jesse Palmer, Disney Parks and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe DeMaio
CAST:  Jordan Fisher  •  Sarah Hyland  •  Jesse Palmer  •  Becky G

In the Heights (2021)

The story of Usnavi, a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic or staying in Washington Heights.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Anthony Ramos  •  Melissa Barrera  •  Corey Hawkins  •  Leslie Grace

The story of Usnavi, a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic or staying in Washington Heights.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Anthony Ramos  •  Melissa Barrera  •  Corey Hawkins  •  Leslie Grace

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme (2020)

This documentary follows the 15-year journey of the founding members of the improv hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme, as they reflect upon why this show remains such an important piece of their personal, creative, and professional history–from the basement of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Fried
CAST:  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Thomas Kail  •  Anthony Veneziale  •  Utkarsh Ambudkar

This documentary follows the 15-year journey of the founding members of the improv hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme, as they reflect upon why this show remains such an important piece of their personal, creative, and professional history–from the basement of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Fried
CAST:  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Thomas Kail  •  Anthony Veneziale  •  Utkarsh Ambudkar
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