Lin-Manuel Miranda

Close Up

Mar 2 2022 • 44 mins

Lin-Manuel Miranda is almost an EGOT winner, but that’s not how he defines success. Miranda shares never-heard-before anecdotes from behind-the-scenes of his buzziest projects: Encanto, In the Heights, Hamilton and tick, tick…BOOM! He talks with host Kelley Carter about how he knows when he’s nailed a lyric, what it’s like writing songs with his kids, and what love advice he’d give his younger self. Plus, hear what Steven Spielberg told him when he snuck onto the Westside Story set. Then, ABC Audio’s entertainment contributor Matt Wolfe and international culture correspondent Miriam Spritzer, join Kelley to dissect Miranda’s recent award-winning work, discuss highlights from the SAG awards, and take a closer look at the controversial changes producers are making to the Oscars telecast this year.