Star of Mary Poppins Returns Lin-Manuel Miranda received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. His current musical, Hamilton opened on Broadway in 2015. Hamilton was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and earned a record-breaking 16 Tony Nominations, winning 11 Tony Awards including two personally for Miranda for Book and Score of a Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton won the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. Both Miranda and Hamilton won the 2016 Drama League Awards for Distinguished Performance and Outstanding Production of a Musical, respectively.
Guest speakers “Weird Al” Yankovic and Rita Moreno spoke at the event and were on hand for Miranda’s star, the 2,652nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star can be found at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic Pantages Theatre.
Miranda co-stars with Emily Blunt in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel. The film opens nationwide on December 19. Have you seen Mary Poppins Returns yet? What did you think? Let us know here!
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