Lin-Manuel Miranda, Basil Twist, Mimi Lien Win MacArthur Genius Awards.


Lin-Manuel Miranda is one of three theater artists to receive a 2015 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award. The others were puppeteer Basil Twist and set designer Mimi Lien. Each will receive $625,000 in unrestricted funds over the next five years.

The full list of 24 MacArthur Fellows of 2015

Update: Choreographer and tap dancer Michelle Dorrance could be considered the fourth New York based theater artist to get a MacArthur Fellowship this year. She spent four years performing in the cast of Stomp.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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