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Creator / Lin-Manuel Miranda

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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 and Hamilton (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’s got a lot of cinematic irons in the fire (he’ll be directing Tick, Tick... Boom, his first musical In The Heights is coming to the big screen, and he’s firmly in the Disney family) so don’t be surprised if that happens soon.


He is also very active on Twitter.

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