Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to host Saturday Night Live.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to host Saturday Night Live.
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Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to host tonight's October 8 edition of NBC's Saturday Night Live. Musical duo Twenty One Pilots, made up of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, will be the episode's musical guest.

In addition to being the Pulitzer Prize-, Tony-, Drama Desk-, Outer Critics Circle-, and Grammy Award-winning creator and original star of the Broadway hit Hamilton, Miranda won a Tony and a Grammy for his musical In the Heights, and an Emmy for his music on the 2014 Tony Awards.

Miranda also wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical version of Bring It On. His upcoming film projects include Disney's Moana and Mary Poppins Returns.

Directed by Thomas Kail and inspired by Ron Chernow's biography Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton explores the life of the American founding father and first Secretary of the Treasury, as well as his experiences as an orphan of the British West Indies who immigrated to the 13 Colonies and helped shape the United States of America.

The show, which had its world premiere at the Public Theater, features a book and score by Tony winner Miranda, with music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.

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