About the Author
Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. His current musical, Hamilton—with book, music and lyrics by Miranda, in addition to him originating the title role—opened on Broadway in 2015. Hamilton was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and earned a record-breaking 16 Tony® Nominations, winning 11 Tony Awards® including two personally for Miranda for Book and Score of a Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton won the 2016 Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album, as did Miranda’s first musical In the Heights, which received four Tony Awards® including Best Musical. He is nominated for a 2017 Academy Award® in the Best Song category for his song “How Far I’ll Go,” from Disney’s animated film, Moana.