Lin-Manuel Miranda

Quick Facts

  • Born in New York, New York
  • Puerto-Rican descent
  • Learned to play the piano as a child
  • Listened to salsa, show tunes, R & B, and hip-hop
  • Participated in his high school’s theater program
  • In high school, he met Stephen Sondheim, who became his mentor
  • Wrote music and lyrics for theater productions In the Heights and Hamilton (which he also starred in).
  • Wrote soundtracks for animated movies Moana, Encanto, Vivo.
  • His awards include 3 Tony Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, and 5 Grammy Awards.
  • He has been involved with charities, including money to help Puerto Ricans after a hurricane.


  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Poster (PDF)
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