Lin-Manuel Miranda will perform on the February 26 Academy Awards ceremony. The Tony-winning creator of Hamilton and In the Heights will perform his Oscar-nominated song “How Far I’ll Go” from the Disney animated film Moana, in a duet with the film’s star, Auli’i Cravalho. If Miranda wins, he will join the exclusive club of people who have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards, and the even more rarefied group of people who have also won a Pulitzer Prize.
Miranda is competing for this year's Best Original Song Oscar with other hot Broadway songwriting talents Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen). They wrote lyrics to Justin Hurwitz’s music on two of this year’s Oscar-nominated songs, “City of Stars” and “Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” from the musical La La Land. They will be sung by Grammy winner and La La Land performer John Legend.
Seventeen-time Grammy winner Sting, who earned a Tony nomination for the score toThe Last Ship, will perform his nominated song “The Empty Chair” from the documentary Jim: The James Foley Story. Sting co-wrote the song with J. Ralph.
The fifth nominee in the Best Original Song category is “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, and Karl Johan Schuster, which was heard in the movie Trolls.
The Academy Awards will air live February 26 on ABC-TV.