American composer, singer, actor, producer, playwright and general pop culture powerhouse Lin-Manuel Miranda premiered his first Broadway hit In the Heights in 2008. In the ensuing years, he lent his talents to a variety of film and theater projects before creating 2015’s multi-award winning hip-hop musical phenomenon Hamilton.
As an author, Miranda’s published Hamilton: The Revolution, a companion book to the play, as well as Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You, a compilation of inspiring affirmations he’s tweeted out to followers.
In addition to the countless words of encouragement proffered on Twitter over the years, Miranda’s also shared a couple holiday reading lists. From Andrew Lloyd Webber’s autobiography to A Wrinkle in Time, find 23 books recommended by Lin-Manuel Miranda below.
A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle
Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night by Jason Zinoman
Strokes of Genius by L. Jon Wertheim
Sense of Occasion by Hal Prince
Fosse by Sam Wasson
Vacationland by John Hodgman
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Unmasked: A Memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Target Practice by Carvens Lissaint
Children Of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge