What's Next For Lin-Manuel Miranda After 'Hamilton'

Movies, albums and more musicals!

ByABC News
July 9, 2016, 4:18 AM
Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, performs with members of the cast of the musical "Hamilton" in New York.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, performs with members of the cast of the musical "Hamilton" in New York.
Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP Photo

— -- Tonight Lin-Manuel Miranda and other co-stars take their last bow for the hit Broadway show “Hamilton."

It's a bittersweet night for fans, who are lucky enough to get tickets to Miranda's last night, because he is the creator and genius behind the play that has turned a historical subject into a cultural movement.

But Miranda isn't going anywhere. He has a slew of projects coming down the pike and he'll be high profile for years to come.

The actor and composer spoke at the Rockefeller Foundation's Insight Dialogues a few weeks back about what's next.

First, he's been cast in "Mary Poppins Returns," set for release in 2018. He'll play Jack alongside Emily Blunt, who is Poppins.

He also said, "My main priority, for the two years we've been working on Hamilton, I've also been co-writing songs for a Disney movie that comes out in November. It's called 'Moana.'"

"I got the job the week we found out my wife was pregnant. That's been this incredible opposing muscle group to writing 'Hamilton,'" he said about the Disney film about a young teen girl looking to "set sail for a fabled island." Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

Miranda said working on the film was good for him because when he needed a "break from American history" he was able to, "go to the Pacific Islands and write songs" since the film describes the journey of the girl with "her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui."

He also plans to work on future musicals.

"I think that it's important for me to do other things so that it makes me hungry to go back to writing musicals," he said. "I've got a bunch of ideas, a folder full of ideas."

He said he was working on an option for another book when he became too consumed with Hamilton, years back, so that optioned expired.

"I'm not a good multi-tasker, I'm good at doing one thing. I can only do what's in front of me," he said. "It's about the next inspiration raising it's hand and not leaving me alone."