Few stars had a better 2016 than Lin-Manuel Miranda.
His acclaimed musical Hamilton hit Broadway in August 2015, and its popularity only increased this year. “I’m enjoying the s— out of it, honestly, but I’m mindful of staying appreciative of what rarified air it is,” he told EW at the end of last year.
What’s happened since? Only a slew of awards, including a Grammy, 11 Tonys, a Pulitzer Prize, and broken Broadway box office records. He wrote songs for Disney’s beloved Moana, hilariously dished about Alexander Hamilton on Comedy Central’s Drunk History, and remixed his musical with The Hamilton Mixtape. Exhale.
Relive Miranda’s last year with some help from GIPHY.
It didn’t take long for the Hamilton crew to cash in on the awards circuit: Here’s a Grammy.
On his way to the Tonys, Miranda sang his heart out with James Corden.
The Tonys were part insanely fun…
…and part heartwrenching. Miranda dedicated one of his acceptance speeches to the victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.
Like many celebrities, the 36-year-old preached the importance of filling out a ballot.
For those who couldn’t shell out hundreds of dollars to see Hamilton, PBS offered a free taste with Hamilton’s America.
He got some big laughs on Saturday Night Live.
Oh, and dropped a freestyle about feminism with Emma Watson.
He reached a giggly buzz on Drunk History.
Who knows what’s in store for 2017? To quote Miranda’s Hamilton, “Just you wait.”