Lin-Manuel Miranda (Author) Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as the recipient of a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award. His most recent musical, Hamilton-book, music, and lyr ics by Miranda; he also originated the title role-opened on Broadway in 2015. Hamilton was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and earned a record-breaking sixteen Tony Award nominations, winning eleven Tonys, including two for Miranda personally for Best Book and Best Score of a Musical. Miranda's first Broadway musical, In the Heights, received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography, and Best Musical). Miranda contributed music, lyrics, and vocals to several songs in Disney's feature film Moana, earning him an Oscar nomination and a Grammy Award for the original song 'How Far I'll Go'. He lives in New York City with his wife, sons, and dog. Quiara Alegria Hudes (Author) Quiara Alegria Hudes is the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Water by the Spoonful and the author of a memoir, My Broken Language. She wrote the book for the Tony-winning Broadway musical In the Heights and later adapted it for the screen. Her notable essays include 'High Tide of Heartbreak' in American Theatre magazine and 'Corey Couldn't Take It Anymore' in The Cut. As a prison reform activist, Hudes and her cousin founded Emancipated Stories, a platform where people behind bars can share one page of their life story with the world. She lives with her family in New York but frequently returns to her native Philly. Jeremy McCarter (Author) Jeremy McCarter is the author of Young Radicals and co-author, with Lin-Manuel Miranda, of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution. He is the founder and executive producer of Make-Believe Association, a Chicago-based production company. He spent five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater and has served on the jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He has written about culture and politics for New York magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. He lives in Chicago with his family.
[An] exuberant, unique, and invaluable record of dynamic, brilliant, and soulful creativity. * Booklist (starred review) * The all-singing, all-dancing, feelgood film of the summer. * The Telegraph, film review * They don't make 'em like this any more. * The FT, film review * Lin-Manuel Miranda has done it again! Again! * New York Post, film review *