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.
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.