Lin-Manuel Miranda, have a wonderful birthday! Let’s take a look at the award-winning Broadway actor, playwright, composer, and singer’s personal life, career, and upcoming projects in 2023 in his honor.
The musician, who was born in New York City on January 16, 1980, is 43 years old today! Luz Towns-Miranda, a clinical psychologist, and Luis Miranda Jr, a political consultant, are his parents.
His name was derived from a poem written by José Manuel Torres Santiago about the Vietnam War, which reads:
“Nana roja para mi hijo Lin Manuel.”
Miranda became interested in musicals at a young age after appearing in a school play directed by journalist Chris Hayes, who was also a classmate at the time.
He wrote the first draft of the musical “In The Heights” while pursuing his early education, which later became a Broadway hit. When he was a student at Wesleyan University, the show premiered in 1999 after being accepted by the school’s theater company, Second Stage.
Following his graduation in 2002, the composer immediately pursued his dreams, working with director Thomas Kail to revise his draft of “In The Heights.”
Quiara Algera Hudes, a well-known playwright, also got involved in the project. After appearing in over 37 Arts Theaters in 2007, it finally made its Broadway debut in 2008.
The musical was a huge success, winning four Tony Awards out of 13 nominations, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. It was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.
After his initial success in the industry, he went on to work on other projects such as “Hamilton,” “Encanto,” “Moana,” and many more.
Miranda has amassed an estimated net worth of $90 million as a result of his success in the theater industry. (Source: Celebrity Net Worth)
The musician is said to be adapting the popular Martin Scorsese musical film “New York, New York” for Broadway in his upcoming projects. (Image courtesy of Indie Wire)
The story of the original film revolves around a lounge singer (Liza Minnelli) who falls in love with a saxophonist (Robert De Niro). The two fell in love and pursued their dreams of becoming successful musicians in 1940s New York City.
The upcoming Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda will premiere in April 2023. Susan Stroman is both the director and the choreographer.