Hamilton creator and possible robot Lin-Manuel Miranda has lined up yet another exciting gig: hosting Saturday Night Live. NBC announced today that Miranda will host SNL on October 8th with musical guest Twenty One Pilots, marking yet another zeitgeist marker for the 36-year-old writer/performer/singer. It comes on the heels of the announcement that Margot Robbie is hosting the SNL season premiere this Saturday, although this year NBC has been a bit slower in announcing who’ll be hosting the first few shows.
Miranda, of course, is the creator/originator of the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton, which captured the zeitgeist in an insane way and is sure to go down in history as one of the greatest musicals of all time. Miranda won his first Tony for creating and starring in the Broadway musical In the Heights, which revolves around a Dominican-American neighborhood in New York City, and in his very short career has already won a Pulitzer Prize, two Grammys, an Emmy, a MacArthuer Genius Award, and three Tonys. So yeah, the guy is talented.
Miranda concluded his stunning run as the star of Hamilton this summer, and in its wake has been keeping busy. He’ll co-star in Disney’s Mary Poppins sequel opposite Emily Blunt, which starts shooting next year, and he’s developing an In the Heights movie. In the midst of his Hamilton run, he also co-composed the score and original songs for the upcoming Disney animated film Moana as well as the cantina song in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Basically, there’s little that Miranda can’t do, and his humble and charismatic personality makes him an easy person to love. So yeah, there is every reason in the world to assume that he’s going to crush it on SNL next week.