Actor Profile: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Lee Scoresby on His Dark Materials. Miranda was born in New York City on January 16th, 1980. He is an American composer, lyricist, singer, actor, producer, and playwright known for creating and performing in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton.

Miranda won the Tony for Best Original Score and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album in 2008 for his work in In the Heights. In 2015, Hamilton earned him the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and the play was nominated for a record-setting 16 Tony Awards, of which it won 11, including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book. Miranda was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his roles in both In the Heights and Hamilton.

In the Heights’ film adaptation is coming out this summer. Miranda produced, and composed the music for the film.  He also has a small in the movie,

Lin-Manuel Miranda has been in several well-known films and television shows, including the last two Star Wars films. He starred as Jack in Mary Poppins Returns. He also played Mario for seventeen episodes in The Electric Company and himself twice on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Lastly, Executive Produced Fosse/Verdon and he performed the character of Roy Schneider in one of the episodes.

Published by Paloma Bennett

I have a Master of Arts in Cinema Critical Studies from San Fransisco State University. I am a Lesbian Feminist Pop-Culture Geek from California who loves film, television, book, comic books and podcasts. I work a the Paley Center at the moment, but I am interested in becoming a professional television and film reviewer.

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