STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Speaks at ASCAP's 'I Create Music' Expo
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by Stage Tube
Tony Award-winning writer and a starring cast member of Broadway musical In The Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda recently spoke at the 2012 ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo about his songwriting background in musical theater and the songwriting process. Check out what he had to say below!
Miranda is most famous for writing and starring as Usnavi in the Broadway musical In the Heights, which opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2008 and for which he won the Tony Award as composer and lyricist. He also wrote Spanish language dialogue and worked with Stephen Sondheim to translate into Spanish song lyrics for the revival of West Side Story, which opened on Broadway in March 2009.
Most recently he worked on the musical theatre version of Broadway-bound Bring It On, inspired by the 2000 cheerleader comedy film of the same name.