You might have heard the name ‘Lin-Manuel Miranda’ a lot recently. He is considered one of the biggest musical theatre legends of the early twenty-first century. For instance, his successful musicals In the Heights (2005) and Hamilton (2015) brought contemporary hip-hop and rap to Broadway. But he is also proving to be a rising star in Hollywood. He has a lot of song writing involvement in animated films such as Moana (2016) and Encanto (2021). Furthermore, he recently made his critically acclaimed directorial debut with tick, tick…BOOM! (2021).
I’ve wanted to examine the works of creators I admire for a little while now. So, when I watched Encanto and the In the Heights film adaptation late last year, I knew that Lin-Manuel Miranda would be fantastic to write about!