Musicals by Lin-Manuel Miranda – A Full List
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a three-time Tony Award winning composer and lyricist who is especially well-known for his mega hit musical, Hamilton. Miranda has also won a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, and a Pulitzer Prize for his work (to name just a few).
So for your convenience, here’s a full list of all of the wonderful musicals and work written by Lin-Manuel Miranda to date, sorted chronologically.
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Musicals by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Music/Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes
Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)
Set in New York City’s Washington Heights, this musical follows the inspiring Usnavi as he dreams of a brighter future. In the Heights was Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway musical and went on to win four Tony Awards (nominated for 13)!
Music: Tom Kitt Music/Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda Lyrics: Amanda Green Book: Jeff Whitty
Musical Type: Contemporary (2011)
Inspired by the hit film, Bring It On is about the competitive world of high school cheerleading. This collaboration between Miranda, Kitt, Green, and Whitty received two Tony Award nominations.
Music/Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Musical Type: Contemporary (2014)
21 Chump Street is a short yet powerful musical that’s based on an episode of This American Life. And in it, the protagonist ends up falling in love with an undercover police officer.
Music/Lyrics/Book: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)
And of course, there’s Hamilton, the modern retelling of the life of one of the USA’s founding fathers. Hamilton hit the jackpot with 11 Tony Awards (including “Best Musical”, “Best Book”, and “Best Original Score”), along with the Pulitzer Prize for drama!
Additional Work by LMM
2004: Freestyle Love Supreme➝ (hip-hop group)
2009: West Side Story Broadway Revival➝ (Spanish translations)
2011: “A Very Good Day”➝ (Working revival)
2011: “Delivery”➝ (Working revival)
2016: Moana / Moana JR.➝
2017: “Fearless” – Mandy Gonzales➝
2018: Mary Poppins Returns (starring as Jack)
2021: Tick, Tick…BOOM!➝ (film direction)
2023: The Little Mermaid (new songs for the live action remake)
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Author: Stacy Karyn
Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.