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  • Age
    36
  • Title
    Composer, Lyricist, and Performer
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The creator of the Broadway and pop-culture sensation Hamilton: An American Musical thought it would be a hit only with ­history teachers. How wrong he was: The 2015 show about the life of ­Alexander Hamilton has grossed more than $100 million in ticket sales and become the year’s cultural sen­sation, including a soundtrack that hit the Billboard top 10, Hamilton-themed indoor cycling classes, and a book. That’s on top of the awards: a Grammy, 11 Tonys—oh, and Miranda’s Pulitzer.

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