He can sing! He can rap! He can dance! He can act! This is the one and only broadway star, Lin-Manuel Miranda! From childhood, Lin-Manuel has always had musical talent. Born on January 16, 1980 in Manhattan New York, this star started young. His parents started him and his sister in piano lessons when he was only five years old. His parents loved listening to broadway musical soundtracks, and soon Lin-Manuel Miranda began his love for music. He also formed a love for hip-hop. Through school he performed in many school theatre productions at Hunters College elementary and high school. He then went off to college and majored in theatre studies. After, he became a high school english teacher for a while before he became the broadway star that we know today.
Young Lin-Manuel Miranda with his family
Lin-Manuel Miranda has performed in many shows and productions. Soon after college, he wrote a musical called In The Heights. Later on, this became a Broadway production in which he starred. He has also worked on countless other productions such as West Side Story and Bring It On the Musical. That's not all though! He has also performed in TV shows and movies. Some examples of this are, Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, and The Odd Life Of Timothy Green. In addition, he also wrote and performed in the now well known Broadway musical Hamilton. Hamilton is all about the life of one of the great founding fathers of America, Alexander Hamilton. It has become a very popular musical across the country. Lastly, he wrote all of the music for the well liked Disney musical Moana. This has led him to even more fame. In short, he has been in many amazing productions and uses his talents to exemplify the role of a true Renaissance man.