Who is he?
Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American composer, lyricist, librettist, rapper, and actor best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton.
Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the musical "In the Heights", which opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in March 2008. Miranda's written work for the show earned him numerous awards, including the 2008 Tony Award for Best Original Score and the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Further, Miranda's performance in the show's lead role of Usnavi earned him a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
Miranda is currently performing on Broadway in the lead role of Alexander Hamilton in "Hamilton", a musical for which he wrote, and composed the book, the music and the lyrics—and which earned the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. The show is currently nominated for 16 Tony Awards, the winners of which will be announced on June 12, 2016.