Lin-Manuel Miranda, Star Of ‘Hamilton,’ To Make Movie Of Tony-Winning ‘In the Heights’

Susan Macdonald - Author

Jun. 1 2016, Updated 6:32 p.m. ET

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the star and creator of Broadway’s smash hit Hamilton, is about to see his earlier Tony-winning play, In the Heights, become a movie. CBS News has announced that The Weinstein Co. wants to adapt In the Heights as a movie.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is currently the golden boy of show business. He is starring on Broadway in Hamilton, which has been nominated for a record-breaking 16 Tony Awards, and he has already won a Pulitzer and a Grammy. Not only does Miranda star as Alexander Hamilton in the musical, but he wrote the book, music, and lyrics. As previously reported by Inquisitr, Disney has hired Miranda to star in the new, live-action Mary Poppins Returns as Mary Poppins’ friend, Jack the lamplighter. And now, his 2008 musical, In the Heights, is going to be made into a movie.

Dr. Lin-Manuel Miranda is the George M. Cohan of his generation: actor, singer, composer, director, producer, writer, and rapper. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship genius grant last year. He also received an honorary degree from Yeshiva University in 2009, an honorary doctorate from Wesleyan University in 2015, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania on May 16. He has won the Tony, the Grammy, and the Pulitzer Prizes, the prestigious Drama League Distinguished Performance Award, and the History Makers Award from the New York Historical Society. Miranda is married to attorney Vanessa Nadal. They have a son, Sebastian, who is almost 2-years-old.


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