PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Lin-Manuel Miranda
 
Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda — co-creator and star of the 2008 Tony-winning Best Musical In the Heights — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda Photo by Josh Lehrer


Full given name: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Hometown: Uptown, NY
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Audition song: "Ordinary People," John Legend
Special skills: Writing musicals, The Claw Machine at Dave & Buster's
First Broadway show ever saw: Les Misérables
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? West Side Story, original production
Current show you have been recommending to friends: South Pacific
MAC or PC? Mac, ever since Apple IIGS, baby!
Most played song on your iPod: "Passin' Me By," by The Pharcyde
Last book you read: "White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters"
Must-see TV show: "Battlestar Galactica"
Last good movie you saw: "Iron Man"
Favorite board game: Scrabble
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Jay-Z, Juan Luis Guerra
Pop culture guilty pleasure: I'd say Ninja Warrior, but I feel no guilt about it
First stage kiss: Tanya Brown, Pirates of Penzance
Favorite pre-show meal: Matzoh ball soup from the Edison Diner
How you got your Equity card: In the Heights, baby
Worst flubbed line/onstage mishap: Handing Vanessa a soda instead of a coffee, thus changing all the lines for the scene.
Worst costume ever: Captain Hook in sixth grade. I looked like Curly Sue.
Favorite cereal: Life
Who would play you in the movie? Hal Holbrook
Worst job you ever had: Dancing at Bar Mitzvahs
TV or commercial gig you most enjoyed? Our In the Heights commercial, on 192nd street.
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