Lin Manuel Miranda Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career, and Marital Life.
Lin Manuel Miranda Net Worth 2020 – American composer, lyricist, playwright, and actor Lin Manuel Miranda is known for creating phenomenal Broadway musicals that have equally fetched him a number of accolades including 2 Grammy Awards, 3 Tony Awards, an Emmy Award, and a Pulitzer Prize.
The former was Miranda’s first Broadway musical and it received 4 Tony awards in 2008, one of which went to him for Best Original Score.
Biography of Lin Manuel Miranda
Lin Manuel Miranda was born on January 16, 1980, in Upper Manhattan, New York City.
His mother Luz Towns was a clinical psychologist while his father Luis A. Miranda, Jr served as a political adviser to the Mayor of New York. Both his parents are Puerto Rican.
He was raised in a Hispanic neighborhood of Inwood and growing up, the young Miranda was always sent on a 1 month holiday with his grandparents in Peurto Rica each year.
In terms of his ethnicity, the award-winning theatre genius describes himself as a quarter Mexican. He also has remote Black and Caucasian ancestry as there is a notable interracial couple in his mother’s lineage.
His early education was at Hunter College Elementary School after which he proceeded to Hunter College High School.
Miranda graduated from Wesleyan University in 2002 having majored in Theatre studies.
As a student, he wrote and performed in several musicals, the initial drafts for his highly successful Broadway musical In the Heights were written in his sophomore year in college.
Lin Manuel Miranda Career
The musical blended hip-hop and salsa (with music and lyrics by Miranda) with a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.
It opened Off-Broadway in February 2007 and ran until July, with Miranda in the lead role; it won two Drama Desk Awards.
In the Heights had its Broadway debut in March 2008 and won four Tony Awards, including those for best musical and best original score.
The show was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and its original-cast recording won the 2008 Grammy Award for best musical show album.
After reading Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography about Alexander Hamilton, Miranda began creating a musical about the founding father.
In the life of Hamilton—who rose from obscure origins on the small Caribbean island of Nevis to become a leading U.S. statesman and the first U.S. secretary of the treasury—Miranda saw a quintessentially American story, one that he perceived as akin to the humble beginnings of rappers.
The resulting Hamilton was energetic and infectious, and it featured a racially diverse cast, with Miranda starring in the title role.
In January 2015 the musical opened Off-Broadway at New York City’s Public Theater, where its huge success led to an early move to Broadway in July.
In 2016 Hamilton was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and that year it received an unprecedented 16 Tony nominations, with Miranda earning several nods, including the best actor in a leading role in a musical.
The production eventually won 11 Tonys, falling one short of the record. Hamilton was named the best musical, and Miranda won for best book and best original score. In July 2016 he made his final appearance in the show.
Lin Manuel Miranda is currently married to Vanessa Nadal, the two had been friends in their high school days. Vanessa has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from MIT.
She also studied law at the Fordham University School of Law. She currently practices as a lawyer at one of the biggest international legal outfits in the world, Jones Day.
Lin Manuel Miranda Net Worth
Lin Manuel Miranda’s net worth is currently estimated at $10 million.