Movies With Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a multi-talented artist known for his contributions to the world of theater music film. While he gained widespread recognition for his Broadway musical “Hamilton” Miranda has also made significant appearances in various movies showcasing his acting singing abilities. In this article we explore some of the notable movies that feature Lin-Manuel Miranda.
1. Hamilton (2020)
Miranda’s most prominent film performance can be seen in “Hamilton” a revolutionary musical that originally premiered on Broadway. Based on the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton Miranda not only composed the music but also portrayed the title character. Released on Disney+ in 2020 this movie adaptation captivated audiences worldwide earning critical acclaim for its innovative storytelling powerful performances.
2. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
In “Mary Poppins Returns” a sequel to the iconic 1964 film Miranda portrays the character of Jack a street lamplighter. This musical fantasy directed by Rob Marshall introduces a new generation to the magical nanny Mary Poppins played by Emily Blunt. Miranda’s energetic performance combined with his undeniable chemistry with co-star Blunt brings a fresh charming dynamic to the story.
3. Moana (2016)
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s involvement in the animated film “Moana” is evident through the infectious memorable songs he co-wrote. While he does not appear on-screen his impact is undeniable as he contributed to the film’s soundtrack infusing it with his signature style. “How Far I’ll Go” became an instant hit earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.
4. The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
In this heartwarming fantasy film Miranda plays the role of Reggie the lead singer of the bthat performs at the film’s end. “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” tells the story of a couple who unable to conceive find joy when a mysterious young boy shows up in their lives. While his appearance is brief Miranda’s musical talents shine through in the film’s climactic scene.
5. In the Heights (upcoming – 2021)
Based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s own Tony Award-winning musical “In the Heights” is an upcoming film set to release in 2021. Miranda originally wrote starred in the stage production which explores the vibrant diverse Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City. While Miranda will not appear on-screen this time he serves as an executive producer ensuring the film captures the spirit energy of the original musical.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s versatility as an artist is showcased not only through his notable stage productions but also in his contributions to the world of film. Whether it’s his powerhouse performance in “Hamilton” his memorable role in “Mary Poppins Returns” or his musical influence in films like “Moana” Miranda continues to amaze audiences with his talent. As we eagerly await the release of “In the Heights” it’s clear that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s impact on the world of movies is far from over.