As a student at Wesleyan University, Miranda co-founded a hip hop comedy troupe called Freestyle Love Supreme.He wrote the earliest draft of In the Heights in 1999, his sophomore year of college.Miranda later said he spent a year writing the Hamilton song "My Shot", revising it countless times for every verse to reflect Alexander Hamilton's intellect.Hamilton, a musical based on the Hamilton Mixtape, premiered off-Broadway at The Public Theater in January 2015, directed by Thomas Kail.His television work includes recurring roles on The Electric Company (2009–2010) and Do No Harm (2013).He hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time in 2016 and earned his first Emmy award nomination for acting.
from the waterfall that he was supposed to visit with Valerie Norman.Backstage, the mother of Residente and ILE revealed their connection to Gilberto Concepción de Gracia, founder of the Puerto Rican Independence Party. Among his numerous accolades, Miranda has won a Pulitzer Prize, three Tony Awards, three Grammys, an Emmy, two Olivier Awards, and has been nominated for an Academy Award.He additionally was the recipient of a Mac Arthur Fellowship in 2015.Meanwhile, Miranda contributed music for the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), writing a song for the scene in Maz Kanata's Cantina, an homage to the classic Mos Eisley Cantina scene and song.On April 24, 2016, on the TV show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, at the end of a segment about the debt crisis in Puerto Rico, Miranda performed an emotional rap about allowing the island to restructure its debt.It then played a limited engagement on Broadway at the St.James Theatre, beginning previews on July 12, and officially opening on August 1, 2012. It was nominated for Tony Awards in the categories of Best Musical and Best Choreography. staged concert of Merrily We Roll Along at New York City Center in February 2012.Miranda wrote the book and score and starred as the title character.The Hamilton ticket lottery evolved into Ham4Ham, a series of outdoor mini-performances for lottery participants that was hosted daily by Miranda and cast members for over a year, until August 31, 2016.Later that year, he appeared in a small role in The Odd Life of Timothy Green as Reggie and participated in This American Life at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on June 7, 2014 and broadcast on the radio on June 20, 2014, writing the music and lyrics for, and playing The Narrator in, the one-act 21 Chump Street: The Musical.In 2008, while on vacation, Miranda read Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton and, inspired by the book, wrote a rap about Hamilton that he performed for the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word, on May 12, 2009, accompanied by Alex Lacamoire.