He’s an American actor, composer, rapper, and writer.
He’s best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals Hamilton and In the Heights.
He has won a Pulitzer Prize, two Grammys, an Emmy, a MacArthur „Genius“ Award, and three Tony awards, among others.
He’s Lin Manuel-Miranda and here is my take on his Top 10 Rules for Success.
1. Push through
During his time at Wesleyan University, he co-founded a hip hop comedy troupe called Freestyle Love Supreme.
2. Be motivated by rejections
He wrote the music and lyrics for the musical In the Heights, which opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2008.
3. Act on your crazy ideas
He a co-wrote the music and lyrics for Bring It On: The Musical with Tom Kitt and Amanda Green.
4. Experience life
He read Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton on vacation and, inspired by the book, wrote a rap about Hamilton.
5. Seize every moment
Hamilton, a musical based on the Hamilton Mixtape, premiered Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in 2015, directed by Thomas Kail.
6. Do what you love
He has been engaged to write songs for Walt Disney Animation Studios‘ 56th feature, Moana.
7. Make your dreams a reality
He also contributed music for the film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the invitation of director J. J. Abrams.
8. Don’t compromise
He’s to star in the Mary Poppins sequel Mary Poppins Returns, directed by Rob Marshall.
9. Master your craft
For his performance in the lead role of Alexander Hamilton, he received the 2016 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award.
10. Perform amazingly
He also won the Tony Award for Best Original Score and Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Hamilton.