Lin-Manuel Miranda Named AP Entertainer of the Year

Well deserved.

The Associated Press has named Hamilton writer-composer Lin-Manuel Miranda its entertainer of the year.

As the AP notes, 2016 was quite a year for Miranda. He won a Pulitzer, several Tonys and wasn’t done there:

The Hamilton writer-composer picked up those honors and also earned a Golden Globe nomination, won the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, wrote music for a top movie, and inspired a best-selling book, a best-selling album of Hamilton covers and a popular PBS documentary.

Miranda beat out Adele, Beyoncé, The Rock and more to get the AP’s nod.

“There’s been more than a little good luck in the year itself and the way it’s unfolded,” Miranda told the AP. “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.”

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