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Lin-Manuel Miranda

 Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony-winning composer-lyricist of Broadway's In the Heights. In the Heights received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Musical), with Lin-Manuel receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Off-Broadway, In the Heights received nine Drama Desk Nominations and an award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. It also won the Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critic's Circle Award for Best Musical and took home a 2009 Grammy Award for its Original Broadway Cast Album. Additionally, Lin-Manuel received an Obie Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for the show. The show was also recognized as a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. In 2007, Lin-Manuel received the ASCAP Foundation's Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award and in May of 2009, Lin-Manuel received the degree of Doctor of Human letters, honoris causa, from Yeshiva University, the youngest recipient of such an honor. Lin-Manuel is a co-founder and member of Freestyle Love Supreme, a popular hip-hop improv group that performs regularly in New York City and worldwide. Recently, Lin-Manuel contributed new songs to the upcoming revival of Stephen Schwartz' Working and worked with Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim on Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway Revival of West Side Story. He has performed for President Obama and the first family at the White House for its first-ever Poetry Jam, and was selected to be a Master Teacher for the 2009 Mercer Songwriter’s Project at Northwestern University. His TV and film credits include The Electric Company, Sesame Street, The Sopranos, House, Modern Family, The Sex and the City Movie and The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

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Thursday, April 19

2:00pm PDT

Saturday, April 21

2:15pm PDT

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