In this weekend's edition of RTÉ lyric fm's Movies and Musicals Aedín Gormley spoke to Lin-Manuel Miranda, the American actor, composer, rapper and writer, best-known for creating and starring in the phenomenally successful Broadway musical Hamilton.

Listen to the interview in full below:


Miranda has co-written the songs for the new Disney feature Moana, which hits cinemas Dec 2nd.

In a fascinating interview, Miranda discusses his relationship with his devoted fanbase, including his 1M plus Twitter followers: “It’s not dissimilar to writing a musical, you are trying to meet the moment as honestly as possible”.

He also talks Aideen through the process of creating songs for his eagerly-anticipated Disney debut: “When we meet this jewel encrusted crab, I took it as an opportunity to write a David Bowie tribute number.”

Movies And Musicals with Aideen Gormley, Saturday 1-4, RTÉ lyric fm