HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - Lin-Manuel Miranda today will add a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to his list of honors, which also include three Tony Awards, three Grammys, an Emmy and a Pulitzer Prize.
Grammy-winning song parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic and Renee Elise Goldsberry, who won a Tony for her portrayal of Angelica Schuyler in “Hamilton,” will join Miranda in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the Pantages Theatre.
Fans can begin lining up at 8 a.m. on the west side of the Pantages Theatre on Argyle Street. Security will be present to provide assistance.
The ceremony will be held regardless of weather, Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, told City News Service, although no rain is expected in Los Angeles today.
The ceremony comes 19 days before the release of “Mary Poppins Returns,” which co-stars Miranda.
The star will be the 2,652nd since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars. The ceremony will be livestreamed on walkoffame.com.
Miranda is best known for creating and starring in the groundbreaking Broadway musicals “Hamilton” and “In the Heights.”
Miranda also co-wrote the songs for the soundtrack for the 2016 animated musical adventure “Moana,” was the co-composer and co-lyricist for Broadway's “Bring It On: The Musical,” and wrote the Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway revival of “West Side Story.”
Miranda received Tony Awards for best original score for “Hamilton” in 2016 and “In the Heights” in 2008 and best book of a musical for “Hamilton.”
Miranda won best musical theater album Grammy Awards in 2016 for “Hamilton” and 2009 for “In the Heights,” and a best song written for visual media Grammy in 2018 for “How Far I'll Go” from “Moana.”
Miranda shared an outstanding original music and lyrics Emmy with Tom Kitt in for “Bigger” from the 67th Tony Awards.
Miranda received outstanding guest actor in a comedy series Emmy nominations in 2017 for hosting “Saturday Night Live” and in 2018 for portraying himself on the HBO comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Miranda won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama for “Hamilton,” which was inspired by his reading Ron Chernow's 800-page biography about the first treasury secretary while on vacation in Mexico in 2008.
Miranda is an Oscar away from completing an “EGOT.” He received a best original song nomination in 2017 for “How Far I'll Go,” losing out to Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul for “City of Stars” from “La La Land.”
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