Join the award-winning composer-lyricist of In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda, in a conversation about his process, inspirations, deadlines, collaborations and what’s next for this actor, writer, rapper and tweeter extraordinaire.
Originally recorded at the 2013 Dramatists Guild’s National Conference in Chicago.
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Composer, Lyricist, Actor
Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony-winning composer-lyricist of Broadway’s In the Heights. In the Heights received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Musical), with Lin-Manuel receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Lin-Manuel received a 2007 Theater World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance, and the 2007 Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Male Performance courtesy of Actors’ Equity Foundation. Lin-Manuel also received the ASCAP Foundation’s Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award and is a National Arts Club Medal of Honor recipient as well as the degree of Doctor of Human letters, honoris causa, from Yeshiva University.
Works include: In The Heights (2007); West Side Story (revival, additional dialogue) (2009); Working (additional songs) (2011); Bring It On (2011).
Lin-Manuel's DG member profile: http://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=17792
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