Lin-Manuel Miranda Named AP Entertainer of the Year | Playbill

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To all his other accolades, Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda can now add Associated Press Entertainer of the Year.

Miranda seemed to be everywhere this year, winning the Tony Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Grammy Award, earning a Golden Globe nomination, hosting Saturday Night Live, rapping on talk shows, writing a best-selling book, composing songs for a hit movie (Moana), testifying before Congress (about Puerto Rico’s debt crisis), singing in the “Broadway for Orlando” recording, appearing on a PBS documentary, and more.

Miranda also took time to comment on the AP accolade, saying, “There's been more than a little good luck in the year itself and the way it's unfolded. I continue to try to work on the things I’ve always wanted to work on and try to say yes to the opportunities that I'd kick myself forever if I didn't jump at them.”

The AP reported that Miranda bested Beyonce, Adele, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for the honor.

Previous AP Entertainers of the Year include Adele, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lawrence, Lady Gaga, Tina Fey, and Betty White.


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