BREAKING NEWS
L.A. Now

Weird Al Yankovic

Lin-Manuel Miranda caps a huge 'Hamilton' year with 'Moana'

Lin-Manuel Miranda caps a huge 'Hamilton' year with 'Moana'

Lin-Manuel Miranda is almost tired. When he slides into a chair at a restaurant at the Beverly Wilshire hotel — “Is this the same place from ‘Pretty Woman’?” he’ll ask later — Miranda explains that he flew in from London that morning. He’s spending a few months across the pond shooting a “Mary Poppins” sequel with Emily Blunt, so he moved his wife and young son to the U.K. “According to my body, it’s 8:45 pm. Just cresting into the night.”

Busy days and nights are no strangers to Miranda: Until he took his final bow on July 9, he had been holding down the lead in “Hamilton,” for...