Lin-Manuel Miranda Wasn't Planning on Appearing in In the Heights
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy-winning composer, lyricist and performer. He starred in and wrote the book, music and lyrics for the smash Broadway musical Hamilton: An American Musical, which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and 11 Tony Awards. Miranda previously starred in and wrote the music and lyrics for Broadway's In the Heights, which won four Tony Awards in 2008. In 2017, Miranda scored an Oscar nomination for the song "How Far I'll Go" from Disney's Moana. Miranda is also co-founder and producer of the hip-hop improv musical Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway. He can now be seen in a live recording of Hamilton, which premiered on Disney+ in July 2020. Miranda’s latest film, an adaptation of In the Heights, is set to be released on June 11.