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Multi-talented actor, and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. Miranda was surrounded by friends and family as he received the honor.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

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  • Earlier today, Lin-Manuel Miranda received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Guest speakers at his presentation ceremony included “Weird Al” Yankovic and Rita Moreno.
  • Miranda’s star, the 2,652nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and can be found at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic Pantages Theatre.

About Lin-Manuel Miranda:

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda was born and raised in Inwood/Washington Heights in New York.
  • He is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient.
  • He is best known for his current musical, Hamilton which opened on Broadway in 2015 and was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.  Hamilton earned a record-breaking 16 Tony Nominations, winning 11 Tony Awards two of which were awarded to Miranda for the Book and Score of a Musical.
  • The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton won the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.
  • Both Miranda and Hamilton won the 2016 Drama League Awards for Distinguished Performance and Outstanding Production of a Musical, respectively.
  • Lin-Manuel received a 2017 MTV VMA Award in the “Best Fight Against the System” category for the video, “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” off of The Hamilton Mixtape.
  • In January 2019, Lin-Manuel will return to the role of Alexander Hamilton when the Hamilton tour visits Puerto Rico for a three-week engagement.
  • Miranda’s first Broadway musical, In the Heights, received four 2008 Tony Awards, with Miranda receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
  • Miranda is the co-composer (with Tom Kitt), and co-lyricist (with Amanda Green) of Broadway’s Bring it On: The Musical.
  • He also contributed new songs to the revival of Stephen Schwartz’ Working and Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway Revival of West Side Story.
  • Miranda contributed music, lyrics and vocals to several songs in Disney’s feature film Moana, earning him an Oscar nomination and Grammy Award for the original song, “How Far I’ll Go.”
  • Miranda has lent his voice to the audiobook recordings of:
    • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
    • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saen.
  • His TV and Film credits include: 
    • The Electric Company
    • Sesame Street
    • The Sopranos
    • House
    • Modern Family
    • Polar Bears
    • Do No Harm
    • Smash
    • How I Met Your Mother
    • Inside Amy Schumer
    • Difficult People
    • Hamilton’s America
    • Saturday Night Live (2017 Emmy nomination. Guest Actor)
    • Drunk History
    • DuckTales
    • BoJack Horseman
    • Curb Your Enthusiasm
    • The Odd Life of Timothy Green
    • 200 Cartas
    • Speech and Debate
    • Moana
  • Miranda has actively supported the relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in September 2017, creating the benefit single, “Almost Like Praying” as well as releasing its Salsa Remix, benefitting the Hispanic Federation’s UNIDOS Fund, helping relief and recovery efforts on the island.
  • Miranda and Jennifer Lopez released the charity single, “Love Make The World Go Round” as a tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting.
  • He has continued to respond to tragedy with music, teaming with composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and Tony Winner Ben Platt for “Found/Tonight” supporting the March For Our Lives Initiative.
 
 

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