- 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.
Extras for Plus Members
- Lin-Manuel Miranda Poster (PDF)
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