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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!"
Miranda in his acceptance speech for the 2008 Tony Award for Best Original Score for In the Heights

Lin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980) is an American composer, lyricist, librettist, rapper, actor, and director of Puerto Rican descent.

He is best known for creating (and starring in) the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton (along with the latter's companion album, The Hamilton Mixtape, and successive releases under the umbrella term of The Hamildrops). He's also become a firm part of the Disney family, having written music for Moana, Encanto, the live action remake of The Little Mermaid, and Mufasa: The Lion King, while also starring as Jack the Lamplighter in Mary Poppins Returns and appearing on DuckTales as the voice of Gizmoduck. He made his film directorial debut in 2021 with tick, tick... BOOM!.

So far, Miranda has won a Pulitzer, two Emmys, five Grammys, three Tonys, an Annie Award, two Olivier Awards, and a Kennedy Centre Honor as well as a MacArthur "Genius Grant". All he needs is an Oscar, and he'll be only the third person ever to become a PEGOT, after Richard Rodgers and Marvin Hamlisch.

Miranda was also instrumental in drumming up popular support to save Brooklyn Nine-Nine from cancellation and was cast as one of the brothers of Amy Santiago as thanks.note 

He is also very active on Twitter and Instagram.

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