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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton Farewell
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“Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda will host an episode of “Saturday Night Live” on Oct. 8, NBC announced Wednesday.

The Broadway star — who has recently gotten involved in a number of film projects including Disney’s “Moana” and the upcoming “Mary Poppins” sequel with Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep — will be joined on the comedy sketch show by musical guest Twenty One Pilots.

Miranda recently appeared on the cover of Variety‘s Gotham issue, and spoke about how his life has changed since the cultural and critical force of “Hamilton” launched him to fame.

“When I wake up in the morning, I feel the same,” he told Variety’s Gordon Cox. “It’s really when I leave the house that’s the measure of how different the world is, coming out here and being a selfie magnet in the streets of New York City.”

In addition to “Hamilton,” Miranda is also known for creating the Tony award winning musical “In the Heights.” Among his many accolades are a MacArthur “Genius” Award, a Pulitzer prize, two Grammys and an Emmy.

The 42nd season of “Saturday Night Live” will premiere Oct. 1 on NBC with Margo Robbie to host alongside musical guest The Weeknd.