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Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda.jpg
Miranda in Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's Office, March 2016
Born January 16, 1980 (1980-01-16) (age 41)
Alma mater Wesleyan University
Occupation
  • Composer, playwright, lyricist, actor, singer
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Vanessa Nadal (m. 2010)
Children 2
Awards Emmy Award
Grammy Awards
MacArthur Fellowship
Pulitzer Prize
Tony Awards
Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton
Miranda in Hamilton, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda born January 16, 1980) is an American composer, lyricist, playwright, and actor. He is best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. He co-wrote the songs for Disney's Moana soundtrack (2016).

Miranda is set to co-star in the upcoming movie Hamilton: The Movie. Miranda's awards include a Pulitzer Prize, three Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and three Tony Awards.

Film and television

Academy Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2016 "How Far I'll Go" (from Moana) Best Original Song Nominated

Emmy Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
Daytime Emmy Awards
2014 "Rhymes with Mando" (from Sesame Street) Outstanding Original Song (shared with Luis Santeiro) Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards
2014 "Bigger!" (from 67th Tony Awards) Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
(shared with Tom Kitt)
Won
2017 Saturday Night Live Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
2018 Curb Your Enthusiasm Nominated
2019 Fosse/Verdon Outstanding Limited Series (as Executive Producer) Nominated

Golden Globe Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2016 "How Far I'll Go" (from Moana) Best Original Song Nominated
2018 Mary Poppins Returns Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated
2019 Fosse/Verdon Best Miniseries or Television Film (as Executive Producer) Nominated
2020 Hamilton Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (as Executive Producer) Nominated
Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated

Producers Guild of America Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2017 Hamilton's America Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television Nominated
2020 Fosse/Verdon Outstanding Producer of Limited Series Television Nominated
2021 Hamilton Outstanding Producer of Streamed or Televised Movies Won

Satellite Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2019 Mary Poppins Returns Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical Nominated
2021 Hamilton Nominated
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical Nominated

Other awards

Year Award Nominated work Result Ref.
2016 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score in an Animated Film
(shared with Opetaia Foa'i and Mark Mancina)
Moana Nominated
Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Song in an Animated Film
(shared with Opetaia Foa'i and Mark Mancina)
"We Know the Way" (from Moana) Nominated
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Song "How Far I'll Go" (from Moana) Nominated
St. Louis Film Critics Association Award for Best Song Nominated
St. Louis Film Critics Association Award for Best Song "You’re Welcome" (from Moana) Nominated
2017 Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Song "How Far I'll Go" (from Moana) Nominated
Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Song Nominated
Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Original Song Nominated
Gold Derby Award for Best Song Nominated
2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards for Best Ensemble Cast Mary Poppins Returns Won
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2019 Guild of Music Supervisors Award for Best Song/Recording Created for a Film "Trip a Little Light Fantastic" (from Mary Poppins Returns) Nominated
Teen Choice Award for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actor Mary Poppins Returns Nominated
2020 People's Choice Award for The Drama Movie Star of 2020 Hamilton Won
People's Choice Award for The Male Movie Star of 2020 Nominated
2021 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special Nominated
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special Nominated
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor Nominated

Theatre

Tony Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2008 In the Heights Best Actor in a Musical Nominated
Best Original Score Won
2016 Hamilton Best Actor in a Musical Nominated
Best Book of a Musical Won
Best Original Score Won

Laurence Olivier Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2016 In the Heights Outstanding Achievement in Music Won
2018 Hamilton Won

Drama Desk Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2007 In the Heights Outstanding Ensemble Performance Won
Outstanding Lyrics Nominated
Outstanding Music Nominated
2013 Bring It On: The Musical Outstanding Lyrics Nominated
2015 Hamilton Outstanding Actor in a Musical Nominated
Outstanding Music Won
Outstanding Lyrics Won
Outstanding Book of a Musical Won

Drama League Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2007 In the Heights Distinguished Performance Nominated
2015 Hamilton Distinguished Performance Nominated
2016 Distinguished Performance Won

Lucille Lortel Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2015 Hamilton Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical Won

Outer Critics Circle Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2007 In the Heights Outstanding New Score Nominated
2015 Hamilton Outstanding Book of a Musical Won
Outstanding New Score Won

Obie Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2007 In the Heights Music and Lyrics Won
2015 Hamilton Best New American Theatre Work Won

Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2008 "In the Heights" (from In the Heights) Favorite New Song Won
In the Heights Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male) Won
Favorite Ensemble Cast Nominated
Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical Nominated
2016 Hamilton Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical Won
Favorite Onstage Pair (with Phillipa Soo) Nominated
Favorite Onstage Pair (with Leslie Odom Jr.) Won
"Alexander Hamilton" (from Hamilton) Favorite New Song Nominated
"My Shot" (from Hamilton) Nominated
"The Room Where It Happens" (from Hamilton) Nominated
"Satisfied" (from Hamilton) Won
"The Schuyler Sisters" (from Hamilton) Nominated

Other awards

Year Award Nominated work Result Ref.
2007 Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance In the Heights Won
Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Male Performer Won
HOLA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor Won
HOLA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting (shared with Quiara Alegría Hudes) Won
2008 Frederick Loewe Award from the Dramatists Guild of America Won
2011 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Musical Score Won
2012 Bring It On: The Musical Nominated
2013 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theatre: Broadway and Off-Broadway Nominated
2015 Edgerton Foundation Play Award Hamilton Won
Washington Prize Special Achievement Award Won
2016 Dorian Award for Wilde Artist of the Year N/A Nominated
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo, Group, or Collaboration Hamilton Nominated
Frederick Loewe Award for Dramatic Composition from the Dramatists Guild of America Won
Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History Won
Fred and Adele Astaire Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show Nominated
2017 Dorian Award for Wilde Artist of the Year N/A Won
Imagen President's Award (shared with his family) N/A Won
United States Capitol Historical Society Freedom Award N/A Won
Latin Grammy President's Merit Award N/A Won
2018 Rosetta LeNoire Award N/A Won
Kennedy Center Honors (shared with Andy Blankenbuehler, Alex Lacamoire and Thomas Kail) Hamilton Won
2019 Portrait of A Nation Prize N/A Won

Other awards

Grammy Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2009 In the Heights Best Musical Theater Album Won
2016 Hamilton Won
2018 "How Far I'll Go" (from Moana) Best Song Written for Visual Media Won
Moana Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Nominated
2021 We Are Freestyle Love Supreme Best Music Film Nominated

Hollywood Critics Association Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2021 N/A Inspire Award Won

Pulitzer Prize

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2009 In the Heights Drama Nominated
2016 Hamilton Drama Won
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