Culture Monster

All the Arts, All the Time

« Previous Post | Culture Monster Home | Next Post »

Lin-Manuel Miranda's latest: It's a rap

June 21, 2009 | 10:45 am

Lin-Manuel Miranda sure is one busy guy.

The Tony Award-winning actor, composer, lyricist and writer of the hit 2008 musical "In the Heights" and finalist for this year's Pulitzer Prize in drama wrote Spanish translations for the bilingual revival of "West Side Story" on Broadway. He also penned new songs for the revival of the musical "Working," which ran this spring at the Old Globe Theatre. At this moment Miranda is participating in the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project at Northwestern University. And beginning this fall, he'll reportedly have a guest role in the Fox series "House," as the title character's psych ward roommate.

As if that isn't enough, Miranda served as a college intern -- briefly, that is. Recruited by, Miranda, along with Shockwave and UTK of Freestyle Love Supreme, appeared in "Hardly Working: Rap Battle."

Hey, Lin, if you have any spare time, we could use a rapping intern here at Culture Monster. Drop us a line if you're interested.

--Lisa Fung

Follow us on Twitter: @culturemonster