is pleased to announce that Lin-Manuel Miranda
will deliver introductory remarks at the Hispanic Legends Award Dinner at 7pm, Saturday, February 22. The dinner will bring the 38th USHLI National Conference
to an exciting conclusion. His father, Luis A. Miranda Jr.
, will be receiving the Hank Lacayo Lifetime Achievement Award.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and actor. He is the creator and original star of Broadway’s Tony-winning musicals, Hamilton and In the Heights. Hamilton - with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Miranda, in addition to him originating the title role - was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and earned a record-breaking 16 Tony Nominations, winning 11.
Mr. 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 Disaster Relief and Recovery Program, helping relief and recovery efforts on the island. In honor of the historic 2019 run of Hamilton in Puerto Rico, the Miranda family, the producers of Hamilton, and the Flamboyan Foundation partnered to create the Flamboyan Arts Fund, raising $15 million for arts and culture on the island.
He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2002. He lives in NYC with his wife, sons and dog.