Creator / Lin-Manuel Miranda
Mr Sondheim, look, I made a hat! Where there never was a hat! It's a Latin hat at that!
Lin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980) is an American composer, lyricist, librettist, rapper and actor
of Puerto Rican descent.
He is best known for creating (and starring in) the Broadway musicals In the Heights
(along with its companion album, The Hamilton Mixtape
, and successive releases under the umbrella term of The Hamildrops
) and his songwriting work on Disney's Moana
. He's also collaborating with Alan Menken
on a live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid
, and plays a Canon Foreigner
in Mary Poppins Returns
So far he's won a Pulitzer
, an Emmy, a Grammy
, and a Tony, as well as a MacArthur "Genius Grant."
All he needs is an Oscar
, and he'll be only the third person evernote
to become a PEGOT
, after Richard Rodgers
and Marvin Hamlisch
He is also very active on Twitter.