Lin Manuel Miranda

Lin Manuel Miranda is an excellent performer, lyricist and an award-winning composer. He is the genius mind behind the record-breaking award-winning musical, Hamilton. Miranda plays the title character Alexander Hamilton, he also had influence on the music, lyrics and book. In addition he  has played a role in many different musicals such as In the Heights, which he wrote and played in. FLS (Freestyle Love Supreme), an improv hip hop spectacular. Bring It On, the Musical, music and lyrics written by Miranda. For more performances by Lin Manuel Miranda go to

Miranda has also played in many TV/film projects, such as cameos and a recurring role. In season 9 of How I Met Your Mother episode, “Bedtime Stories,” he appeared sitting next to Marshall. He appeared on Modern Family in season 2, episode “Good Cop, Bad Dog”  playing the grocery store worker who tries to convince Jay to buy his new invention. In House season 6 episodes “Broken” and “ Baggage” he guest-stars as Juan “Alvie” Alvarez. He played a recurring role on Do No Harm in season 11 for 11 episodes as Dr. Ruben Marcado.

He also appeared for the 40th season premiere of Sesame Street as real estate agent “Freddy Flapman “ as well as voicing “Lamb-Manuel “ in episode 42. During that episode Miranda is seen singing “Murray Has A Little Lamb”. He also composed many songs for Sesame Street and got a Daytime Emmy nomination of Outstanding Original Song for the song called “Rhymes with Mando”.

He has also appeared as himself in The Electric Company for 16 episodes performing in some musical sequences. In the episode “One Bad Apple,” he played the character “ Mario.” In Disney’s 2012 film Odd Life Of Timothy Green, Miranda co-stars with Julie Gardner (who plays Julie) as “Reggie”, an old college friends as well as a local botanist.
In The Sopranos, he played the bellman opposite of James Gandolfini in season 6 episode “Remember When.” Also in SMASH, he played himself as a frenemy to Tom (played by Christian Borle) during the second season episode “The Transfer.” Another film that he was in was Looking for Maria Sanchez, starring as a struggling comic book artist named  “Raul,” who is in search for a women named “Maria.”

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Emily Keller
Emily is a 11th grader. She loves to listen to music in her free time.