Utah loves Lin-Manuel Miranda

April 12, 2018 GMT

It’s been nearly five years since the Hale Center Theater in Orem first offered up the Utah County premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first original production, “In the Heights,” which debuted locally to extraordinarily positive reviews. But that’s not the only pot Miranda has his finger in. The composer and actor has appeared in a variety of popular television shows and is well-known for co-creating the soundtrack for Disney’s “Moana,” one of the studio’s best received films in recent years, and one that is especially popular in Utah.