Mary Poppins Returns Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Tony award winning Broadway smash hit Hamilton and co-star in the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 30.

Lin Manuel Miranda Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ©Getty Images

Miranda wrote the book, music and lyrics for Hamilton – in addition to originating the title role when the show opened in 2015.

Hamilton was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and earned a record-breaking 16 Tony Nominations, winning 11 Tony Awards including two personally for Miranda for Book and Score of a Musical.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton won the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. Both Miranda and Hamilton won the 2016 Drama League Awards for Distinguished Performance and Outstanding Production of a Musical, respectively.

Lin Manuel Miranda, with speakers Weird Al Yankovic and Rita Moreno, Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ©Getty Images

Miranda’s first Broadway musical, In the Heights, received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Musical), with Miranda receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

In the Heights also took home a 2009 Grammy Award for its Original Broadway Cast Album and was recognized as a Finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. In 2016, Miranda won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for the Original London production of In the Heights.

Lin Manuel Miranda Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ©Getty Images

Miranda is the co-composer (with Tom Kitt), and co-lyricist (with Amanda Green) of Broadway’s Bring it On: The Musical (2013 Tony Nomination, Best Musical, 2013 Drama Desk Nomination, Best Lyrics). He contributed new songs to the revival of Stephen Schwartz’ Working and Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway Revival of West Side Story.

Miranda contributed music, lyrics and vocals to several songs in Disney’s feature film Moana, earning him an Oscar nomination and Grammy Award for the original song, “How Far I’ll Go.”

Miranda has actively supported the relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in September 2017, creating the benefit single, “Almost Like Praying” as well as releasing its Salsa Remix, benefitting the Hispanic Federation’s UNIDOS Fund, helping relief and recovery efforts on the island.

Miranda and Jennifer Lopez released the charity single, “Love Make The World Go Round” as a tribute to the victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. He has continued to respond to tragedy with music, teaming with composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and Tony Winner Ben Platt for “Found/Tonight” supporting the March For Our Lives Initiative.

Miranda can next been seen alongside Emily Blunt in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns. The film opens nationwide on December 19.

Miranda’s star can be found at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic Pantages Theatre.

Have you been to the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Whose stars have you seen? Let us know in the comments below!

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