Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American composer, rapper, lyricist, and actor.
He wrote the Broadway musical In the Heights, for which he won numerous accolades, including a Tony and a Grammy Award. It opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2008, and Miranda starred in it as Usnavi. He also wrote "Hamilton," the smash-hit musical that opened in August at the Richard Rogers Theatre. The musical received multiple awards in its off-Broadway run at The Public Theatre and is one of the biggest shows currently on Broadway.