Singer, composer, and rapper who created the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. He has received multiple Tony Awards and the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for Hamilton.
He started his musical career in a comedy hip hop group called Freestyle Love Supreme.
He has written and released independent films as well, including Clayton's Friends in 1996.
He married his high school friend Vanessa Nadal in 2010. They welcomed a son Sebastian in November of 2014. In December 2017, they announced they were expecting their second child together.
The inspiration for what eventually became Hamilton was Miranda reading Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton.