Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL
Twenty One Pilots will be the musical guest
Lin-Manuel Miranda is heading from Broadway to 30 Rock to host Saturday Night Live.
The long-running variety sketch show announced Wednesday the man behind Hamilton will host the second installment of series’ 42nd season.
“SHOUT IT TO THE ROOFTOPS!” SNL tweeted from its official account on Wednesday morning, referencing the song “My Shot” from Miranda’s hit stage production.
The 36-year-old star, who won four Tony Awards in June for his work on the smash Broadway musical, will take the stage at Studio 8H alongside musical guest Twenty One Pilots, the pop duo responsible for hits like “Heathens” and “Stressed Out.”
Following the announcement, Miranda tweeted about his favorite SNL episode, which aired in 1990 and featured Fred Savage and Technotronic.
“Couldn’t believe a kid my age was on SNL,” he wrote. “And SO GOOD.”
The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad actress Margot Robbie will kick off Saturday Night Live‘s new season as host of its Oct. 1 edition with musical guest The Weeknd.
Miranda’s episode of Saturday Night Live airs Oct. 8 at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.