A true genius and multi-talent, Lin-ManuelMiranda has paved the way for millions of hearts with his lyrics and composition. The internationally renowned thespian is the mastermind behind the Broadway smash Hamilton , which is one of the highest-grossing musicals of all time.
Commanding the limelight so easily, the award-winning composer, actor, performer and writer has made breakthrough achievements with his phenomenal projects. Though Miranda is a self-described nerd, she’s also considered one of Hollywood’s busiest and most in-demand talents given the sheer number of projects currently in the pipeline. Find inspiration for success with interesting facts about the music that Miranda embodies and his wildly decorated career.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Bio, Ethnicity
A native of Manhattan, he was born on January 16, 1980 to Puerto Rican parents. His mother, Luz Towns-Miranda, is a psychologist and his father, Luis A. Miranda Jr., is a community activist-turned-political adviser. Due to her Puerto Rican descent, Miranda’s family primarily lived in the Latino neighborhood of Inwood.
Miranda and his sister Luz grew up in a non-musical family. They became acquainted with a variety of musical genres and, at the instigation of their parents, took part in piano lessons. Lin-Manuel Miranda began demonstrating his theatrical skills before he was a teenager. As an elementary and high school student, he participated in stage productions. He went to Wesleyan University, where he studied drama. He was also fairly active as a student when he started a hip hop comedy group, Freestyle Love Supreme.
Prior to his Broadway fame, Miranda had initially worked as a high school English teacher just out of college. He debuted his theater career in 2002 with the hit musical In the Heights That was a huge hit on Broadway. In the Heights , not only did Miranda win the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, but also four Tony Awards and many others.
Inspired by the historical biography of Alexander Hamilton, the first US Secretary of the Treasury, Lin-Manuel Miranda began work on the musical Hamilton After seven long years, Miranda brought magic to the Hamilton theater . The musical was so phenomenal that it sold out advance tickets, hailed by critics highly praised and awarded numerous prizes.
The next year brought Miranda even greater fame and recognition. Not only did he receive two Tony Awards in the Original Score and Book categories. Hamilton also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and broke Broadway records when he won 11 Tony Awards from 16 nominations.
Although Hamilton wasn’t an overnight success, Miranda was completely blown away and humbled by the production’s success, which awakened the younger generation to a piece of America’s history. Still, Miranda has refused to rest on his laurels and continues to work on several more future projects, such as the Mary Poppins sequel , Mary Poppins Returns, The Kingkiller Chronicle , and many others.
Miranda’s creativity is not limited to songs and Broadway, as he has shown his versatility on both the big and small screens. He has guest starred in episodes of several television series such as The Sopranos, How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, Home and more. He also starred in the 2012 film The Strange Life of Timothy Green . Also included in Miranda’s impressive resume is directing. He makes his directorial debut with the autobiographical musical Tick, Tick…Boom!
awards and achievements
Lin-Manuel Miranda has a full list of achievements in the creative industries and as a result has been recognized with multiple awards for his contributions. In 2009, Miranda made history when he became the youngest honorary doctorate from Yeshiva University in Washington Heights, Manhattan. In 2015 Miranda received a MacArthur Foundation Award and his alma mater Wesleyan University awarded him a Doctor of Humane Letters.
The musical Hamilton was such a hit that it has received a Grammy Award, Pulitzer Prize and numerous Tony Awards to date. Overall, Miranda has received two Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur Fellowship, an Emmy Award, and three Tony Awards. Given his track record and other lucrative projects, it will only be a matter of time before an Oscar is added to his impressive list of accolades.
Wealth (income and earnings)
A force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry, the theater genius has impressively spread his tentacles across stage and television. His Hamilton Miranda is the creator and star of Broadway’s hottest show. He is expected to bring in more revenue as the multi-million dollar company expands beyond Broadway.
In addition to his multiple award wins, Miranda also owns an entertainment company, 5000 Broadway Productions. The entertainment company is the basis for most of its work.
Although his total salary is not publicly known, Lin Manuel Miranda’s net worth is estimated at $10 million, a figure that is sure to increase with time.
Lin-Manuel Miranda family – wife, son
The reason the Broadway genius ever achieves anything is because he has a perfect symphony in his wife and kids. Lin-Manuel Miranda is married to scientist and lawyer Vanessa Nadal.
The couple attended the same school where Miranda began to fall in love with Vanessa, but held back his feelings at the time. Miranda and Vanessa married in 2010 and began expanding their family in November 2014 when they welcomed their son, Sebastian, whom they named after the singing crab from Disney’s The Little Mermaid . Their second son Francisco was born in February 2018.
The Broadway star stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 73 kg. His body measurements are biceps – 15.5 inches, waist – 35 inches and chest – 41 inches.