Lin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980) is an American actor, composer, and lyricist. He is most famous for writing and acting in the Broadway musical In the Heights, which opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2008. Lin-Manuel was born in New York City of Puerto Rican descent. He attended Hunter College High School and Wesleyan University. He founded a hip-hop theatre troupe called "Freestyle Love Supreme".